What are the best medieval anime?

Everybody loves to see a good swordfight, with handsome knights wearing cool classic Japanese outfits. These medieval anime won't let you down! Listed below are the best shows that will transport you to a different era, feel free to check them out!

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    #1Berserk

    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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    Xie Yin
    Written on June 5, 2018
    "Guts is back!!! This medieval anime just got better in the Conviction arc. If you are into a deeper plot, this one is for you."
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    #2Spice 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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    Han Wan
    Written on June 5, 2018
    "Economics and romance in the Middle Ages? Why not? Lawrence as a traveling merchant meeting a wolf god Holo changed both of their lives."
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    #3Yona 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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    Ai Lee
    Written on June 5, 2018
    "Girl power for Yona! From a pampered princess to a warrior fighting for her kingdom, this medieval setting anime puts her in a situation against the new king who stole her throne."
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    #4Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

    Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

    Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit is a fantasy anime television series based on the manga of the same name by Nahoko Uehashi. It aired on 2007 with 26 episodes following the journey of Balsa and Prince Chagum's journey. 

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    Ye Liang
    Written on June 5, 2018
    "Such a good anime! Balsa is definitely fit for a bodyguard even if she's a woman. Prince Chagum was cast away because he's the reason for a drought in his kingdom. And the ending? You should watch for it!!!"
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    #5Scrapped Princess

    Scrapped Princess

    Scrapped Princess is a comedy fantasy anime television series based on the light novel series of the same name by Ichiro Sakaki that aired in 2003 with 24 episodes. It was about Pacifica Casull who was abandoned because of a prophecy.

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    Kenneth Armstrong
    Written on June 5, 2018
    "Being feared of being cursed, Pacifica was abandoned and this is the main plot of the story. It seems simple at first but as this anime progresses, it became more complex. I gave a try for this one and it didn't disappoint me."
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    #6Claymore

    Claymore

    Claymore is an anime series based on the manga with the same name. Set in an ancient time where humans are scared of demons, the only way to stop them are the Claymores, a group of women half-demon, half-human.

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    Xiang Yang
    Written on June 5, 2018
    "If you're looking for an action-packed anime set in medieval Europe, this will definitely put on the list. Because this was made when the manga is on-going, the ending is obviously a cliffhanger."
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    #7Tears to Tiara

    Tears to Tiara

    Tears to Tiara is a fantasy romance anime television series based on the role-playing game of the same name. It aired in 2009 with 26 episodes which follow the story of Rhiannon being the ritual sacrifice for resurrecting the Demon King.

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    Stephanie Kennedy
    Written on May 25, 2018
    "What a great choice for this being the best medival anime. It is indeed medieval since it tells the story of being in a strange dark age. There are 26 episodes that can currently be watched on Hulu. The episodes has Wizards, archers, sword masters. "
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    #8The Heroic Legend of Arslan

    The Heroic Legend of Arslan

    The Heroic Legend of Arslan is an action fantasy anime television series based on the manga of the same name by Yoshiki Tanaka that aired in 2016 with 8 episodes. It follows the story of crown prince Arslan claiming Pars kingdom. 

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    Victoria Pan
    Written on June 5, 2018
    "Politics, being one of the themes in this anime, became Arslan's motivation in reclaiming his throne. His character development is good from the pilot episode until the end. "

Summary

Best What are the best medieval anime
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1BerserkTV Shows 15 Paid
2Spice and WolfTV Shows 14 Paid
3Yona of the DawnTV Shows 13 Free
4Moribito: Guardian of the SpiritTV Shows 8 Paid
5Scrapped PrincessTV Shows 5 Paid
6ClaymoreTV Shows 5 Paid
7Tears to TiaraTV Shows 4 Paid
8The Heroic Legend of ArslanTV Shows 0 Paid
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