What are the best fantasy anime?

You have to admit it, there's something undeniably fascinating about fantasy anime that makes us wish we live in a totally different world. Whether it's the powerful characters and their epic fight scenes, or the riveting adventures and interesting storylines, it all comes down to our desire to have an out-of-this-world experience. No wonder we all love dressing up as our favorite characters or making fanfictions of the best anime series. Magic, weapons, mythical creatures - who doesn't want that? Unfortunately, the likelihood of that happening is still very far from reality. After all, there's a reason it's called fantasy.

Okay, don't fret, because we've got some good news for you. You can still immerse yourself in the glory of it all! How? Well, let's just say we've curated a list of the best fantasy anime that will take your dreams to the next level. In this list, our team has gathered anime like Sword Art Online, Fairy Tail, Bleach, One Piece, and other popular titles! If you agree with our ranking of the top fantasy anime now, then let us know by voting for your favorite anime series. Remember, it would also mean a lot to those who have been constantly asking what anime to watch!

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    #1Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

    Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

    Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an adaptation of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga. The story follows two brothers' quest for the Philosopher's Stone after an attempt at human transmutation goes horribly wrong.

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    Bobby Kim
    Written on August 8, 2018
    "If i will describe this anime the words that i will be using are beautiful, disturbing and brilliant. I was 12 when i watched it for the first time and they say it isn't fit for the younger audience but I didn't find it that disturbing. Until now I try to binge watch it whenever i have time. "
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    #2Sword Art Online

    Sword Art Online

    Sword Art Online is a fantasy romance anime series that tells a story about 10.000 VR players including Kirito and Asuna that are imprisoned on a game without the chance to return to real life. The anime was first released in 2012.

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    Anthony Montgomery
    Written on August 8, 2018
    "This anime has an amazing storyline and was able to spark my imagination. I like its plot that people of different ages are trapped in a video game and if they die in the game they'll die irl. "
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    #3One Piece

    One Piece

    The One Piece is an anime TV series adaptation of the manga series of the same name written by Eiichiro Oda. Since its inception on October 20, 1999, the show still continuously produces episodes following the life of Luffy.

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    Ao Shi
    Written on August 8, 2018
    "In my opinion, by far One Piece is the greatest fantasy adventure anime out there. It is a mix of colorful characters, themes, and visuals that have a beautiful storytelling. "

DID YOU KNOW?

In the manga of Fullmetal Alchemist, there's a panel dedicated to those who passed away in each volume. The manga author Hiromu Arakawa is behind the panel "In Memoriam". The anime and manga have many characters that get killed off that's why the Arakawa pays tribute to them. Fullmetal Alchemist also has two of the most heartbreaking anime deaths of all time. The artist would illustrate them in the "In Memoriam" box. This section is for those deceased characters shown rising to heaven. So far, only one character gets dragged to Hell. In an instance where no one dies in the volume, the panel remains blank. Although a blank panel only occurred six times throughout the series. On the last volume, Arakawa put the message “Spoiler prevention in effect for the final volume,”. This urged readers to finish reading the manga.

The Fullmetal Alchemist manga was successful that it got two completed anime series. It's not an easy feat to get an anime adaptation for a manga. More especially two series at that. The fantasy anime Fullmetal Alchemist is one of the few that got a bunch of episodes. The second series Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood was closer to the manga's story. It was a wide success despite being only five years apart from the first adaptation. Fullmetal Alchemist is one of the big leagues of shonen anime. Along with popular anime like Naruto and One Piece. Aside from a famous manga and anime, Fullmetal Alchemist also has a live-action movie. If you're a fan of fantasy anime, Fullmetal Alchemist is one you shouldn't miss.

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    #4Fairy Tail

    Fairy Tail

    Fairy Tail is a Japanese animated series that takes place in a fictional world populated by wizards who coalesce into guilds. Lucy joins Fairy Tail, a guild famous for its destructive antics and her adventure begins.

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    Susan Patterson
    Written on August 8, 2018
    "Been watching this anime since 2009 and until now I am religiously watching it.... There are many reasons why I love this I can't go into details why. But for a short and concise reason, I would say that this anime is so magical, there are humorous scenes, fantastic plot and good storyline all in one. "
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    #5Attack on Titan

    Attack on Titan
    Attack on Titan is an anime adaptation of the manga series of the same name, written and animated by Hajime Isayama. This post-apocalyptic TV series follows the story of Eren Jaegar as he vows to cleanse the earth.
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    Betty Hou
    Written on August 8, 2018
    "Am a big fan of Attack on Titan from the tv series and games. This is an all-in-one action-packed anime that got me hooked the first time I've seen its first episode. There are monsters that eat humans just for fun and humans trying to fight for their existence. Well, I am really a big fan of action packed anime and this one is on my top 10. "
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    #6Bleach

    Bleach

    Bleach is an anime series that is based on Tite Kubo's manga series of the same name. It follows Ichigo as he becomes a Soul Reaper, dedicating his life to protecting the innocent and helping spirits find peace.

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    Peter Murphy
    Written on August 8, 2018
    "My friends recommended to me that I check out Bleach so I did and I thank them for that. This anime is a supernatural and samurai fantasy fiction that has an astounding plot. Each episode is getting better every time I watched it. "
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    #7No Game No Life

    No Game No Life

    No Game No Life is a Japanese anime television series directed by Atsuko Ishizuka. It first aired on April 9, 2014, until June 24, 2014 closing with 12 episodes. It is based on a light novel series by Yū Kamiya.

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    Sean Liang
    Written on August 8, 2018
    "TBH I find the premise of this anime the same with Mondaiji-tachi. This is yet another anime about games but quite different from those what you know. "
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    #8Seven Deadly Sins

    Seven Deadly Sins

    The Seven Deadly Sins, also known as Nanatsu no Taizai, is a fantasy anime where a group of knights is disbanded. Ten years later,  there's a coup d'état the king is captured. The princess then starts a journey to find the Seven Deadly Sins.

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    Alejandro Blanco
    Written on August 8, 2018
    "Anyone who are into action and fantasy anime should watch this. The story is great and there are diverse characters. Although i must admit that objectively this isn't really that special but idc. I loved it! "
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    #9Blue Exorcist

    Blue Exorcist

    Blue Exorcist is a dark fantasy adventure anime that aired on MBS from 2011 to 217 with 37 episodes and 2 OVAs. It was based on the manga of the same name by Kazue Kato and an anime film was released on 2012. 

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    #10Akame ga Kill!

    Akame ga Kill!

    Akame ga Kill! is a Japanese anime television series adaptation of the manga series with the same name by Takahiro. However, the plot and ending of this differed from the manga series since it aired before even the manga was complete. 

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    #11Fate/Zero

    Fate/Zero

    Fate/Zero is an action and fantasy anime TV series based on the light novel by Gen Urobuchi. This anime English-dubbed was aired in 2011. The story is about a secret magical tournament where the characters fight against each other for Holy Grail.

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    #12Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

    Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

    Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is an adventure fantasy anime TV series written by Hiroyuki Yoshino, directed by Koji Masunari, and starred by Kaori Ishihara, Yuki Kaji, and Haruka Tomatsu.

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    #13Death Note

    Death Note
    Death Note is Japanese animated series directed by Tetsurō Araki and animated by Madhouse. Before turning into an anime, Death Notes was originally a manga of the same name written by Tsugumi Ohba.
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    #14Noragami

    Noragami

    Noragami is a supernatural anime television series that aired from 2014 to 2015 with two seasons. Produced by Bones and directed by Kotaro Tamura, it was based on the manga of the same name by Adachitoka. 

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    #15Yu Yu Hakusho

    Yu Yu Hakusho

    Yu Yu Hakusho is a Japanese action and fantasy anime by Funimation Entertainment. It was released in the year 1992. The anime, directed by Noriyuki Abe and written by Yukiyoshi Ohashi, adapts the manga by Yoshihiro Togashi.

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    #16The Familiar of Zero

    The Familiar of Zero

    The Familiar of Zero is an isekai anime television series based on the Japanese light novel of the same name. It follows Saito who is suddenly summoned to the magical kingdom of Halkeginia and becomes a servant of Louise. 

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    #17Log Horizon

    Log Horizon

    Log Horizon is a 25-episode anime adaptation of a novel of the same name. It is produced by Satelight. It follows Shiroe and friends as they are trapped in the popular Virtual MMORPG, Elder Tale, after the game's latest update.

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    #18Black Butler

    Black Butler

    Black Butler is a 37-episode horror anime TV series that was released in 2008. A young boy sells his soul to a demon in order to avenge his family's death and successfully lead their influential toy manufacturing company.

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    #19Rosario + Vampire

    Rosario + Vampire

    Rosario + Vampire is an anime adaptation of Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akihisa Ikeda. It aired in Japan from January to March of 2008. It features a boy who is enrolled at a supernatural school.

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    #20The Devil Is a Part-Timer!

    The Devil Is a Part-Timer!

    The Devil Is a Part-Timer!, also known as Hataraku Maou-sama!, is a 13-episode Japanese comedy anime produced by Sotsu and voiced by  Ryota Osaka, Yoko Hikasa, and Nao Toyama. The pilot episode premiered on Spring 2013.

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    #21Berserk

    Berserk

    Berserk is a dark fantasy anime television series based on Kentaro Miura's manga of the same name that aired from 2016 to 2017 with 24 episodes. This anime follows the story of the Black Swordsman covering the Conviction arc of the manga. 

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    #22Spice and Wolf

    Spice and Wolf

    Spice and Wolf is an adventure fantasy romance anime television series based on the manga of the same name written by Isuna Hasekura. It aired in 2009 with 12 episodes following the story of merchant Kraft Lawrence and deity Holo.

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    #23Yona of the Dawn

    Yona of the Dawn

    Yona of the Dawn, also known as Akatsuki no Yona, is an adventure fantasy romance anime television series based on Mizuho Kusanagi's manga of the same name. It aired from 2014 to 2015 with 24 episodes.

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    #24InuYasha

    InuYasha

    InuYasha is a feudal fantasy romance anime based on the manga series of the same name by Rumiko Takahashi. This anime was broadcasted at the Weekly Shonen Sunday from 1996 to 2008. 

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Summary

Best What are the best fantasy anime
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Fullmetal Alchemist: BrotherhoodTV Shows 18 Paid
2Sword Art OnlineTV Shows 15 Paid
3One PieceTV Shows 12 Paid
4Fairy TailTV Shows 12 Paid
5Attack on TitanTV Shows 8 Paid
6BleachTV Shows 7 Paid
7No Game No LifeTV Shows 6 Paid
8Seven Deadly SinsTV Shows 0 Paid
9Blue ExorcistTV Shows 0 Paid
10Akame ga Kill!TV Shows 0 Free
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