Fantasy anime is one of the most popular anime genres. In fact, the fantasy element in anime is what draws people into it. Add these 10 best fantasy anime to your list!
Fantasy anime can vary from magical fantasy worlds to action fantasy to dark fantasy. With a range of sub-genres within the fantasy genre, there’s a lot to indulge in. These fantasy anime can involve mythological stories, fantasy creatures, and supernatural powers all incorporated into a modern world.
1. Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)
Shingeki no Kyojin, also known as Attack on Titan is one of the most popular fantasy anime which recently ended with Season 4. It has elements of dark fantasy in it and a captivating plot.
This story takes place in a dystopian, post-apocalyptic world where humanity is on the verge of extinction due to Titan domination. Eren Yeager and his friends embark on a dangerous journey to save humanity from titans and eradicate their existence.
This story takes place in an alternate universe where a certain percentage of children develop superhuman abilities after reaching puberty. This happens when the comet, Charlotte passes near Earth every 75 years. When this happens, dust is spread over the Earth which is inhaled by preadolescent children.
The plot follows Yuu Otasaka, who awakens the ability to possess a person for five seconds. He transfers to Hoshinoumi Academy where he becomes part of the student council. The student council’s aim is to prevent the misuse of these abilities who possess it.
Clannad is not only focused on fantasy but also has a slice-of-life element to it. The story follows Tomoya Okazaki and Nagisa Furukawa and their journey together. The entire anime has a normal high school plot, where two students who have contrasting personalities fall in love with each other. Tomoya is a discontented guy who meets Nagisa, a girl who’s older by one year, and changes after he meets her.
4. Black Butler
The story follows Ciel Phantomhive, a 13-year-old who is the head of the Phantomhive aristocrat family. He makes a deal with Sebastian, who is a demon who helps him take revenge on those who tortured and murdered his parents. He also solves crimes in London’s underworld.
This anime is featured in the shonen anime magazine Monthly GFantasy.
5. Fairy Tail
In a fictional world, Earth-land has numerous guilds where wizards use their magic for paid job requests. Natsu Dragneel is a dragon slayer and part of the Fairy Tail guild. The story follows Natsu on his adventures and his journey to find his missing adoptive father, Igneel who happens to be a dragon.
Fairy Tail is a famous anime that has millions of fans not only for its crazy fantasy story but also for its humor.
6. Fruits Basket
Fruits Basket is a fantasy and slice-of-life anime. There are two versions of this anime, which were released in 1998 and 2018 respectively.
The story follows Tohru Honda, a high school girl who had a difficult childhood which forced her to live on her own. She lives in a tent near the forest near the Soma’s house when she was caught by the Soma. The story then follows Tohru and the Soma family and her journey to help them break their curse.
7. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a story about two brothers, Edward Elric and Alphonse Elric who went through traumatic events as children. They learn the art of alchemy which enabled them to become State alchemists. As secrets and dark truths are revealed, the brothers work to save the world.
This anime has dark elements to it which take place in a fantasy world where magic can be used.
8. Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online is a virtual reality game. The story follows Kirito who, along with 10,000 players gets stuck in the game by being controlled. In the game, they have to play and level up and defeat the boss to win the game and end their misery. Kirito, along with his friends becomes a team and decides to level up and defeat the ultimate villain.
Sword Art has three seasons- Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online ll, and Gun Gale Online.
Naruto is a shonen fantasy anime. Naruto is one of the most famous anime that most people start off with. The story centers around Naruto Uzumaki, a ninja on his adventures to defeat the evil in the world. The story is divided into two parts. The first part is the story of his childhood and how he trained to become a ninja. The second part follows the story of how he dealt with the unending problems as secrets and truths are revealed.
10. Re: Zero- Starting Life in Another World
The story revolves around Subaru Natsuki, a high schooler, who is a huge gamer. When he left the convenience store, he suddenly sees himself in a fantasy world. The story has a captivating plot, where Subaru goes through a similar situation, again and again, day after day. He soon realizes this and works on finding a solution to get out of it.
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