13 Greatest Fantasy Anime Series You Need to Explore!

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Fantasy refers to imagining impossible things, or that can only be possible in imagination. In this fantasy anime genre, anything is possible.

The characters with abilities, demons, gods, witches, spirits, and there’s no end to the possibilities. So, in this article, we’ll be providing you with some amazing fantasy anime series that you would love to explore.

Best Fantasy Anime List!

13. Spice and Wolf

Spice and Wolf- Best Fantasy Anime List!

Holo is a goddess who has been forgotten by the villagers of Pasloe even though she was the one who made it prosper. She decides to travel to her home that is situated in the northern region.

Then she meets a savvy trader named Lawrence who dreams of owning a shop. After evaluating her, he agrees, and together they begin the journey. What kind of adventures are waiting for them?

As dull as the synopsis sound, the story turns very compelling right after a couple of episodes. Although it is a slice of life romance anime with a fantasy concept, it’ll meet the criteria you wish for.

It requires a pinch of patience to appreciate the anime fully, but it is very detailed. If you haven’t watched this meaningful fantasy anime yet, you better do it sooner or later.

12. Mushishi

Mushishi- Best Fantasy Anime List!

Mushi is the primary entities that exist in the world in many different forms. They are beyond good and evil, and the majority of people are unaware of their existence.

Ginko is a Mushishi who researches these entities in the hope of finding the mysteries hidden along with them. How’s his journey going to be?

Mushishi is a kind of anime you need to watch for a change of pace. There aren’t any epic action sequences to put you in a state of amazement, but it will amuse you for sure.

This historical slice of life fantasy anime unveils the mysteries of Mushishi and the journey of Ginko in the most compelling way, and it is definitely not an anime you can afford to miss.

11. Re: Zero- Starting Life in Another World

Re: Zero- Best Fantasy Anime List!

Natsuki Subaru is an ordinary high school boy, and one day when he comes back from a convenience store, he gets transported into a fantasy world.

Then he meets Emilia, who saves him and to pay her back, he agrees to help by looking for the thing she has been searching for. Thus, his journey starts where it involves more significant entities than he could ever imagine.

Re: Zero is one of the best isekai anime out there, but at the same time, you might not find it as epic as other ones. The main character isn’t your typical one because his way of dealing with things is quite weird.

The story is one of the best I’ve witnessed so far. You have elves, witches, a fantasy setting, adventure, magical abilities and a lot more. Thus, it is one of the best Fantasy anime out there.

10. Berserk

Berserk- Best Fantasy Anime List!

Born from the corpse of his mother, Guts have always faced life and death situations. He survived so long in the cruel world, and that’s when he met Griffith, the leader of the Band of the Hawks.

When he loses a duel with Griffith, he joins him and together, they both conquer impossible wars. But that’s when the reality strike as Guts had to face the absolute dark truth of this world.

Berserk is known as “Godfather of Fantasy Genre.” You have excellent battle sequences, a got-tier story and unforgettable characters.

To top even these aspects, you got one hell of a fantasy setting that immerses you right from the first episode. If you’re a person who reads manga, try it out, in any case.

9. The Ancient Magus’ Bride

The Ancient Magus' Bride- Best Fantasy Anime List!

Chise Hitori had her life miserable with her mother getting sick of her, passing from a guardian to the next one. She lost all the hope in her life and wishes someone would make her a slave and provide some food.

Then she gets purchased by a mysterious being who takes her to his home, where dragons, fairies and lots of other fantastical beings situate. He tells her that she’ll become his apprentice in magic and bride.

The Ancient Magus’ Bride is one unique fantasy anime. The way the story moves, the characters developed, and the visuals are absolutely stunning.

This anime might steal your spot of favorite anime if you’re into fantasy anime. Although there have been a few negative reviews, in my opinion, it is so good.

8. Fate Series

Fate series- Best Fantasy Anime List!

The Holy Grail war takes place between seven mages who individually summon a mythical hero to fight for them. The Grail grants any wish to the winner they desire.

Shirou is an orphaned high school boy who has only a little magic talent, and one day, he ends up in a tight situation. Unknowingly, he summons a hero of the strongest class and ends up getting sucked into the battle.

Most people often try to ignore or postpone watching this series because it is confusing with the timeline and the story. But if you figure out the order, then it will be worth giving a shot.

In fact, with heaven’s feel movie trilogy, you will witness some greatest works of Ufotable studio. If you’re into action fantasy anime with quite an intriguing plot, we highly recommend you watch this one.

7. The Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins- Best Fantasy Anime List!

The kingdom of Liones gets overthrown by the Holy Knights, and the princess Elizabeth escapes it to find Seven Deadly Sins as they are the only people who can save it.

Somehow, she ends up meeting the leader of 7DS, but the rest are scattered. Together they both travel around to regroup them. Just how epic will this journey turn out?

When I watched Seven Deadly Sins, I had only one thought in my mind: Wow, that was epic. It has an insane action sequence, a gripping and complex plot, and awesome characters.

Although it was messed up by the animation of the third season, we highly recommend you watch it until the second one and go for manga from thereon.

6. Shanhe Jian Xin

Shanhe Jian Xin- Best Fantasy Anime List!

Yan Wushi only chose one path in his life: not believing in the good nature of humanity. He always thought that there are no people with kindness and no one helps without asking in return.

One day, the sect leader of Shen Qiao fell off the cliff during a duel and at the same time, Yan Wushi happened to pass by. Will this unexpected meeting change his life once and for all?

This one is a Chinese fantasy anime. Typically, Chinese stories are filled with a fantasy theme, but I think this anime suits this list. Although it is a bl (boys’ love), it is for everyone.

historical blend with a romantic fantasy storyline, and it also involves lots of action scenes. If you want to watch a beautiful fantasy anime, this one might be your cup of tea.

5. Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail- Best Fantasy Anime List!

Lucy is a young mage who wants to join the Fairy Tail guild, which houses an outrageous group of magic users. Then she meets Natsu, a fire-eating mage of Fairy Tail guild.

Together with him, Lucy begins to take on odd jobs in which they explore all kinds of towns and cities. As long as they get their job done, it won’t matter how much destruction they cause.

Wizards, dragons, flying cats, ability users, healers, and what’s more? Could this setting be any more fantastical? Although most of the anime is run by the power of friendship, it is remarkable.

You might have heard a few negative reviews on it, but you shouldn’t just come to a conclusion basing on the reviews. You might love this anime more than anything if you give it a shot.

4. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

Magi- Best Fantasy Anime List!

The story takes place in a fantastical world where ominous dungeon towers appeared, and if you clear those, you get unbelievable treasures. You can also form a contract with genies to obtain magical power.

Alibaba, a young rogue who dreams of only riches, Aladdin, a curious young boy with a hidden ability, and Morgiana, a slave who can’t escape from her chains. What if these three lives intertwine?

Magi is a wonderful anime, even for beginners. A-1 Pictures has done a splendid job in making the animation eye-catching, and almost all scenes feel so epic.

It is a result of fantastic world-building, flawless storyline, and beautiful characters. If you haven’t explored the world of magi anime, you’re missing a lot.

3. No Game No Life

No Game No Life- Best Fantasy Anime List!

Sora and Shiro are two unbeatable gamers, and they go by the name “Blank.” One day, they receive a challenge from an anonymous person and together, they beat him.

The next moment, they both get transported into another world where games decide everything. Isn’t this a perfect world for gamers? But what’s the motive behind it?

No Game No Life a phenomenal anime, and the only drawback is that it has only 12 episodes. You get everything in this anime: ecchi, fantasy, action, adventure, games, and a lot more.

Considering it a short anime, you shouldn’t be getting as much entertainment, but what not can you expect from this exceptional fantasy anime?

2. Spirited Away

Spirited Away- Best Fantasy Anime List!

Chihiro moves to a new town along with her parents. On their way, they discover an amusement park, and with curiosity, they visit it.

Mysteriously, their parents turn into pigs, and the park becomes a fantasy world tha houses spirits. Now Chihiro must do anything she can to save their parents by making sure of her survival.

Spirited Away is the greatest animated film of all time (at least in my opinion). The animation quality is top-notch, and the world-setting is so beautiful.

It is truly a result of excellent animation, whimsical execution, and a gripping storyline. If you haven’t watched this anime yet, you probably should do it right away.

1. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood- Best Fantasy Anime List!

Alchemy works with a single principle: you can’t create something from nothing but only by offering something equivalent. Ed and Al are brothers, and they committed a taboo in an attempt to revive their dead mother.

In the process, Al lost his whole body, and Ed lost his leg. Ed sacrifices his hand and affixes Al’s soul to armour to save his brother’s soul. Then begins their journey to find the solution, and they uncover some dark mysteries.

If you have not watched FMAB yet, you’re literally missing the best anime out there (at least for me). But you better watch both FMA and FMAB for the best experience.

It has got the best plot, exciting characters, insane action scenes, an incredible pace and thus, it is flawless in every aspect. It would be best if you didn’t miss such an epic adventure at any cost.

More Fantasy anime recommendations:

  • Yona of the Dawn
  • Beyond the Boundary
  • To Your Eternity
  • Howl’s Moving Castle
  • Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers
  • Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
  • Gate (2016)

Let’s Conclude!

If you really love the fantasy genre, this list will make sure to help you in every way it can. You got various sub-genres in this list so that you won’t have to go through the same stuff again and again.

So, what do you think about our list? Do you think any other anime deserves a spot on the list? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

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Hanumanth Reddy

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