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What are the best sword and sorcery anime?

So, can swords and sorcery co-exist to bring us great entertainment? Well, it's a big yes, according to the world of anime! Well, of course, it's on those top anime series that you'll get to see an abundance of scenes that utilizes amazing sword fights and mind-blowing magical spells. And mind you, these great sword and sorcery anime shows that we have on this list aren't just using these elements in a lousy manner. Rather, these shows use the inexplicably captivating themes of magic and violence to heighten every anime fan's viewing experience. Check some of the best ones from the genre as you scroll down! 

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  1. 1Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

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    Magi is one of those anime shows that utilizes swords and sorcery pretty well. Well, it does such by adding a Middle Eastern flavor to your standard anime shonen-style programming. You'd pretty much expect to see sorcery in here as the show's title suggests. But, it also features pretty amazing sword fights which you wouldn't want to miss either. So, join Aladdin and Alibaba as they conquer desert dungeons in this fantasy action anime you'd love to watch!

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  1. 2Fate/Stay Night

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    Fate/Stay Night is proof that you don't always need a medieval setting when dealing with sword fights and sorcery. In fact, this anime series is one of the most well-known sword and sorcery titles. This is all because of its lead characters, Shiro Emiya and Saber, who make up one of the best sword and sorcery tandems in anime.

  2. 3Claymore

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    Well, you'll find tons of swords in Claymore, as it's the show's main female warriors' weapon of choice. But aside from that, the sorcery element of the show is also made apparent by their supernatural demon enemies. So, if you want a good mix of bloody sword fights and otherworldly magic spells, this is the right show for you!

  1. 4The Seven Deadly Sins

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    Well, who says that an anime which boasts of knights can't utilize magic and sorcery? The Seven Deadly Sins is actually a great series to watch if you're big on shonen-style fighting in a medieval environment. And of course, its perfect mix of sword fights and magic spells is really what makes this anime a fan favorite. So, better check it out!

  2. 5Fairy Tail

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    Well, Fairy Tail follows a group of amazing magi which possess tremendous sorcery and magic techniques. But also, its episodes never lack amazing sword fight scenes, especially if Ezra is involved. So, it's safe to say that this anime is one great sword and sorcery series to watch if you specifically love the genre.

  3. 6Record of Lodoss War

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    If you've binged standard titles from the sword and sorcery genre, you'll love Record of Lodoss War for sure. Well, aside from dwelling on a sword-wielding main character who fights the hell out of anybody, the series features sorcery and magic elements which you'll mostly find on other similar titles that explore battles between good and evil. 

  4. 7Scrapped Princess

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    With a princess protected by a swordsman and a magician as its main character, would you expect anything less from Princess Scrapped? Well, the good thing is that the series actually makes use of swords and sorcery in a way that won't make you fall asleep. Watch the series though, to find out if those two things can protect Pacifica Casull from those people hunting for her.

  5. 8Berserk

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    Well, of course you'll expect a lot of sword fights in an anime series that features a band of medieval mercenary killers. But as you progress with the show, you'll understand that Berserk also has its fair share of sorcery elements by way of demons terrorizing the world. Follow Guts, a ruthless warrior who owns one of the biggest swords you'll see in anime.

  6. 9The Heroic Legend of Arslan

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    Honestly, The Heroic Legend of Arslan is one of the most overlooked anime shows that feature swords and sorcery. Whatever the reason for that might be, you surely need to follow this medieval tale which shows how a young prince tries to win back his fallen kingdom. And of course, be prepared to witness tons of sword and sorcery goodness along the way.

  7. 10Yona of the Dawn

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    Apparently, swords and sorcery can help you save a kingdom from harm. Well, you better just watch Yona of the Dawn to understand this better. With the shows' abundance of swords and even reincarnated dragons, there's no reason to think that this isn't one of the best anime from the sword and sorcery genre.

  8. 11Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

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    Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash is another gem from the sword and sorcery genre that you'd love to watch. Well, if you've spent countless hours witnessing sword fights between people, what's not to interest you about watching novice adventurers battling goblins in a forest? This is what you need to expect before entering the magic-filled world of Grimgar. Go check it out!

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    Anonymous
    March 18, 2019
    "I am a huge fan of the manga so I had high expectations for this anime. Sword and sorcery anime will always have a place in my heart and as for the manga-anime comparison, I think the anime managed to keep all the main elements from the manga so I like it 😊"
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    Berserk
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    Anonymous
    March 7, 2019
    "This has a touch of a middle-eastern theme to it. This is definitely a sword and sorcery anime but to be honest, this has more magic than swords. Aladdin is fantastic. I love how Aladdin and Alibaba conquer dangerous dungeons. Animation is great too."
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    Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
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    Anonymous
    September 26, 2019
    "I know the title of Scrapped Princess sounds boring but dont worry this swords and magic anime would be worth it. COme on this was created by the same prod team who made Cowboy Bebop so yeah expect dark themes and pretty good animation."
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    Scrapped Princess
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    Anonymous
    September 26, 2019
    "If you are looking for sword and sorcery anime then you should watch Record of Lodoss War. This should be the basis of all fantasy anime out there. It has great back story, strong character development which has drawn me to watch it."
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    Record of Lodoss War
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    Anonymous
    March 7, 2019
    "For me, this is the most popular sword and sorcery anime. Best for people who love to witness battles with the participation of summoned spirits and other mythological figures to help them win the battles."
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    Fate/Stay Night
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    Anonymous
    March 18, 2019
    "Why did I only discover this now??? I've been binge watching for about 2 hours now and I love it! and I just really have to mention their soundtrack is amazing! will definitely download them all 😍"
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    Yona of the Dawn
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    Anonymous
    March 18, 2019
    "This anime will have you hooked just from the first few episodes. Almost all characters have their own unique charm and of course magic 😉"
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    Fairy Tail
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    Anonymous
    March 18, 2019
    "This sword and sorcery anime is a great combination of adventure, anime, and war. You'll really feel as if you're part of his Journey 😉"
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    The Heroic Legend of Arslan
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    Anonymous
    September 26, 2019
    "This anime is for those fantasy fans particulalry those who are into swords and sorcery that wants more serious story on their anime"
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    Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
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    Anonymous
    March 18, 2019
    "Hands down the best sword and sorcery anime! The story is so engaging and most of the characters are actually likable"
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    Claymore
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    Anonymous
    March 18, 2019
    "It may not be the best out there but it's a great anime with just the right amount of swords and magic 😊"
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    The Seven Deadly Sins
This list is about What are the best sword and sorcery anime
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1Magi: The Labyrinth of MagicTV Shows 19 Paid
2Fate/Stay NightTV Shows 19 Paid
3ClaymoreTV Shows 16 Paid
4The Seven Deadly SinsTV Shows 9 Paid
5Fairy TailTV Shows 7 Paid
6Record of Lodoss WarTV Shows 6 Paid
7Scrapped PrincessTV Shows 6 Paid
8BerserkTV Shows 6 Paid
9The Heroic Legend of ArslanTV Shows 6 Paid
10Yona of the DawnTV Shows 5 Paid
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