Swords and sorcery are indeed very popular in anime, even more so with the trend of isekai anime coming out every season. But while waiting for the next good-ish isekai anime to come out, here are some of the best sword and sorcery anime to satisfy your cravings.
Fate/stay night, one of the entries on this list of best sword and sorcery anime, has been adapted into seven different anime by two different animation companies. The first to work on it was Studio Deen, working on both Fate/stay night (which covered the Fate route of the visual novel) and on its follow-up, the Unlimited Blade Works movie (the 2nd route). Studio Deen had previously worked on other famous anime such as You’re Under Arrest, Rurouni Kenshin (a.k.a. Samurai X), and the two most well-known harem anime adaptations: Ranma ½ and Urusei Yatsura (a.k.a. Lamu the Invader Girl). Studio Deen later on became the studio behind well-known titles such as GetBackers and Ueki no Hosoku (a.k.a. Law of Ueki). They also worked on KonoSuba and the Seven Deadly Sins film, which are, coincidentally two other entries on this list!
Ufotable took the reins after with Fate/Zero (prequel anime to Fate/stay night), the Unlimited Blade Works TV series (2nd route re-adaptation), and the Heaven’s Feel film trilogy (two of which are released and the third in production). Despite being founded in 2002, Ufotable was relatively obscure until 2007, when it released the first anime adaptation of the Kara no Kyoukai novels (a.k.a. The Garden of Sinners). This break would flourish in 2011 when they took on Fate/Zero. After the success of both adaptations, Ufotable earned a reputation for raising the bar in animation quality, as seen in succeeding works such as God Eater and Tales of Zestiria the X (both based on games by Bandai Namco), Katsugeki Touken Ranbu (based off the browser game by Nitroplus), and Kimetsu no Yaiba. The studio doesn’t have a literal table made from a UFO (sadly) but they manage to achieve stellar animation quality.
PS: If you fancy sword and sorcery, you might want to watch The Seven Deadly Sins 2!
|1||The Ancient Magus' Bride||TV Shows||16||Paid|
|2||Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic||TV Shows||10||Paid|
|3||Fate/Stay Night||TV Shows||8||Paid|
|4||Fairy Tail||TV Shows||6||Free|
|5||Yona of the Dawn||TV Shows||5||Paid|
|6||The Seven Deadly Sins||TV Shows||5||Paid|
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