The magic world of Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records (or Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor) is loosely based on Harry Potter, but with a Japanese twist. It’s a magical world and kids go to school to learn how to use it. Magicians of the highest caliber live and work at the Aruzano Imperial Institution, which is run by the best. Glenn Radars is recommended by Celica to temporarily replace a retiring instructor at the academy after one of the school’s best professors steps down. Glenn, on the other hand, comes across as careless and uninterested in his work. Worse, he loses a duel to Sistine, a classmate with whom he has a tense relationship. When a group bent on destroying the royal family shows up at Glenn’s school and attempts to kidnap one of his students, he proves his mettle by saving the student’s life and earning their trust.
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Honey readers are well-versed in the fact that magical schools and unconventional instructors go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly. This week’s 6 Anime Like list includes some anime that might be a good match for this show because they can work in both categories, or they can work in only one.
1. Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan (Sky Wizards Academy)
This is the twelfth episode.
When: July 9 – September 24
Humanity has been exiled to the skies after being chased off the land by armored insects for a long time. There are only the Sky Wizards to defend against them. Kanata Age, a Sky Wizard and one of the most decorated warriors, is now considered a traitor. Platoon E601 has three problematic young ladies, Misora, Lecty, and Rico, and he finds himself back on the battlefield (or the battle skies?) in search of redemption. Now he’ll have to work hard to get them in shape physically, magically, and psychologically.
She, like Glenn, comes from a troubled past and is now trying to help others do the same. They are both gifted in their own ways, and as long as they put in the effort, they will both be successful. Both heroes, over time, develop close relationships with their female students, but they never get romantic. Nevertheless, there’s plenty of tension to keep viewers on the edge of their seats throughout the film. Both series are set in magic schools, but Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan focuses more on practical studies, whereas Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records is more classroom-focused, with the majority of the action centered around Glenn.
2. Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry (Chivalry of a Failed Knight)
There are a total of 12 episodes.
When: October 3 – December 19
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry, based on Riku Misora’s light novel series, follows Ikki Kurogane and Stella Vermillion through their adventures. Blazers, a class of magic knights in this show, have the ability to create weapons out of their own soul power, known as devices. When it comes to Blazers, Ikki comes from a long line of underachievers. She is the Vermillion Kingdom’s princess and an extremely skilled Mage Knight. Ikki defeats Stella in a duel at the start of the series, proving this to be false in the process. Your readers can decide if it was an accident or not, but they will now train together to compete in a tournament to determine which knight is the strongest.
Both series, Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi and Akashic Records, feature schools dedicated to the occult. For those who want to learn magic in a more hands-on way, Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records focuses more on combat than Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry does. Ikki, like Glenn, isn’t the most talented warrior, but he’s aware of his limitations and does his best to work within them. When the chips are down, they’re both ready to go the distance to protect the people they care about. Lastly, like Sistine and Glenn’s relationship, Ikki and Stella’s is rocky at first, but they come to appreciate one another in their own ways.
3. Seireitsukai no Blade Dance (Blade Dance of the Elementalers)
There are a total of 12 episodes.
The show will air from July 14 through September 29.
Seireitsukai no Blade takes place in a magical world where noble maidens can form contracts with spirits to aid them in battle. Which begs the question: where do they learn to use their innate abilities? Here at the Areishia Spirit School. A high school boy named Kamito Kazehaya has just become only the second male elementalist in a millennium despite the fact that spirits are traditionally contractually bound to females. As a result, he is permitted to attend the Areishia Spirit Academy under certain conditions. Kamito is in for a wild ride now that he has entered a world dominated by women.
In many ways, Kamito from Akashic Records resembles Glenn from Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi. Both of their upbringings are very similar. Both Kamito and Glenn came into the fight as well-versed fighters on a mission to make amends. They’re just two guys who happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, which some might consider perverted. As a result of their actions being witnessed by their classmates, both students come to value them for who and what they can do for their respective schools While Kamito is a high school student, Glenn is a high school teacher in both shows.
4. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (The Irregular at Magic High School)
There are a total of 26 episodes.
The show will air from April 6 through September 28.
In the first Thor movie, which some of you may have seen, he claimed to be from a world where magic and science are intertwined as one. That’s pretty much the case in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei. Magic and technology coexist in this alternate history, which is taught in high schools all over the world in this series. As an example, First High School in Japan assigns students to the first course based on their exam scores, while the second course is given to alternate students referred to as Weeds. When two siblings take the exams at the same time, it’s even more awkward when they’re placed in different classes. That, then, is the beginning of our tale.
By now, it should be clear to all readers that the majority of the topics covered on this list are related to magic schools. Despite this, the parallels between Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records and Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei go far beyond just visual similarity While Tatsuya and Glenn are very different people, they do have some things in common. They may not be the best at magic, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be effective strategists in battle. When it comes to the people they care about, both of them are fiercely loyal protectors. As much as Glenn loves his students, he is most concerned about Rumia. On the other hand, Tatsuya adores his sister, Miyuki. They both have plots against governments, and schools just happen to get involved in them in some way, so both protagonists must figure out how to lead normal lives while also saving the world.
5. Little Witch Academia
There have been 25 episodes released so far.
There are no confirmed air dates yet.
The series follows Atsuko Kagari, a regular girl who enrolls in the Luna Nova Academy, a school for witches, based on Yoh Yoshinari’s smash hit passion project. So what prompted Atsuko to follow her childhood dream of becoming a witch? As a young girl, Atsuko was inspired by the performance of Shiny Charity, a well-known witch. As a result, she decides to become one herself. However, her explorations on the school grounds lead her to discover the fabled Shiny Rod, which could help her save the world.
When it comes to magic schools, both Little Witch Academia and Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records feature students as the main protagonists, whereas Little Witch Academia focuses more on the teacher. Both Atsuko and Glenn, on the other hand, come across as magic slackers. Atsuko, in contrast to her peers who are more interested in magic, isn’t born with it, but that doesn’t stop her from learning it. The difference between Glenn and the rest of us is that he’s an adult who can only do things when he’s in the mood. Each of these films is a coming-of-age tale for a unique character, but they both make inventive use of magic during their action sequences. However, both characters are aware of their limitations, and they find ways around them.
6. Denpa Kyoushi (Ultimate Otaku Teacher)
There are a total of 24 episodes.
April 4, 2015 – September 26, 2015: Air Dates
This character, Junichiro Kagami, is an academic outcast because of his publication of a thesis on how to make a dokodemo door similar to Doraemon’s, but aside from that, Junichiro is just a normal guy who does whatever he wants. His sister forces him to become a high school physics teacher after years of isolation. All anime teachers are given classes full of out-of-the-box students, and it’s up to him to help them graduate and have a good time in life as well as they can. Hopefully, his interest in anime and video games will help him succeed!
Denpa Kyoushi and Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records both have a main character who is introduced as unmotivated and doesn’t want anything to do with teaching, but they do have a lot of comedic elements. However, when pressed, they are capable of being outstanding educators. For Junichiro, it’s all about relating to young people through his love of anime and video games. Glenn prefers to prove his worth by saving the day. They both demonstrate that lecturing does not have to be the only aspect of teaching that can be creative. As master demonstrators of the applicability of student learning, both are adept at helping students recognize their own unique qualities and how to best use them.
GTO, Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, and Boku no Hero Academia all deserve special mention, so we’re including them on this list, as well as others. In addition to Rokudenashi Majutsukoushi and Akashic Records, all of these anime brilliantly illustrate the fun we can have at work or in the classroom. To show that learning can be fruitful, enjoyable, and enlightening, it is not always necessary for it to take place in a magic school. It may take a teacher like Ben Stein from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off to show that being a teacher does not necessitate being a genius. People who are still in school or who have already graduated find it difficult to stay engaged on a regular basis, and it takes a very special type of teacher to pull it off.
The case of Glenn is different in that he initially presents himself as unassuming, but after he has demonstrated his willingness to risk his life, he has proven his perfect knowledge. However, there are times when knowledge alone is insufficient, and this is when we must put our knowledge to use. As with many of the teachers on this list, Glenn doesn’t do that much of the time but when he does, he’s an excellent one as well. To paraphrase Doc Brown and Marty McFly, these animes and the eponymous Back to the Future film teach their viewers that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.