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What are the best medieval anime?

Already fed up with your anime series being populated by gun-wielding flower boys and unlikely heroines in school uniforms? Well, how does sword fights, chivalry, and long horse rides sound? Luckily for you, the world of anime has had a long-standing relationship with the medieval world. And more often than not, these period anime shows even feature much more action-packed scenes than your average titles. Well, why not scroll down and let us guide you to a world where you'll fear tyrannical kings instead of demonic robots? Check out our list of the best medieval anime shows that would make you wish you could go back in time!

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  1. 1Berserk

    24

    Who said that supernatural fantasy twists won't work well in a medieval setting? Well, Berserk is one of the best medieval anime shows that has proven otherwise. Follow the story of Guts, a sword-wielding mercenary warrior who will make you appreciate anime fights done the super old-school way. And of course, while watching the series, you'll notice things that did exist in medieval times, such as witchcraft. tortures, and zealotry. 

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  1. 2Yona of the Dawn

    15

    When talking about medieval anime shows, you've got to have characters with royal blood in it! Well, Yona of the Dawn is one title that will provide you with that much-needed joy by way of a heroic princess. Watch the anime and be part of Princess Yona's quest to gather the four legendary dragons on her way to reclaiming her stolen kingdom.

  2. 3Spice and Wolf

    13

    Instead of seeing knights in battle every episode, you'll be overwhelmed with all the information about medieval economics in Spice and Wolf. But mind you, this story still dwells on the supernatural and fantasy side of things, just like other medieval anime shows. And of course, the romance between ancient goddess deity Holo and struggling merchant Kraft Lawrence is surely hard to pass on! Who would have thought that you'll find a medieval anime this light-hearted?

  1. 4Claymore

    9

    Claymore will take you to the darker and more violent side of medieval anime, if that's what you're looking for! Follow the tale of some hybrid women who exist to kill demons. Of course, the anime will show you medieval ways of fighting and killing. But most importantly, it will lure you deeper with its themes of struggle and survival, making it one great anime series to watch!



  2. 5The Seven Deadly Sins

    7

    Another tale featuring a princess and some knights? Well, of course it has those as its main characters. But, there's more to The Seven Deadly Sins as it takes shonen-style anime goodness right into a medieval setting. If you're into overpowered heroes moving around a world populated by magic and tons of fighting, this is one anime show you need to watch!

  3. 6Tears to Tiara

    7

    If human sacrifice rituals, tyrannical rulers, and kidnapped heroines entice you, then you should give Tears to Tiara a watch. After all, this anime series is very medieval in the most general sense. Follow the story of priestess girl Riannon and demon lord Arawn as they team up to free a kingdom from oppression.


  4. 7The Heroic Legend of Arslan

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    Well, you know the drill. Two kingdoms at war, a young prince trying to prove himself, and tons of betrayal. You'll find all those in medieval anime The Heroic Legend of Arslan. But, if you think that there's nothing left to uncover with the show's clichéd premise, you're probably wrong! You still need to watch it because you still haven't seen how Prince Arslan becomes heroic exactly!



  5. 8Fairy Tail

    6

    Still can't get enough of magical characters wandering around a medieval world? Well, you should see Fairy Tail and we're pretty sure you'll hit the home run. Watch the Fairy Tail Guild, a group consisting of talented magicians, as they combine great shonen action and fantasy elements into one great medieval period anime show.



  6. 9Scrapped Princess

    5

    Prepare to enter a world full of magic and sword fights with Scrapped Princess. It is another great anime to watch if you're into fantasy stories set in far away kingdoms. It is about a young girl named Pacifica Casull who is predicted to destroy the world on her 16th birthday. Well, of course, you'd expect lots of medieval elements in an anime that has a troubled princess as its lead character.


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    Anonymous
    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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    Tears to Tiara
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    Anonymous
    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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    Scrapped Princess
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    Anonymous
    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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    Claymore
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    Anonymous
    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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    Yona of the Dawn
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    Anonymous
    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. "
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    The Heroic Legend of Arslan
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    Anonymous
    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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    Spice and Wolf
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    Anonymous
    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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    Berserk
This list is about What are the best medieval anime
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1BerserkTV Shows 24 Paid
2Yona of the DawnTV Shows 15 Paid
3Spice and WolfTV Shows 13 Paid
4ClaymoreTV Shows 9 Paid
5The Seven Deadly SinsTV Shows 7 Paid
6Tears to TiaraTV Shows 7 Paid
7The Heroic Legend of ArslanTV Shows 6 Paid
8Fairy TailTV Shows 6 Paid
9Scrapped PrincessTV Shows 5 Paid
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