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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
With its combination of sword fights and magic spells, Claymore has been one of the most-watched medieval anime shows ever. But did you know that the type of sword used by the lead characters is also called a 'claymore'? Well, the world actually comes from the Scottish Gaelic term “claidheamh mor,” which literally translates to “great sword" in English. Quite fascinating, isn't it?
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