Top 15 Greatest Magic Anime Recommendations You’ll Ever See!

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Magic, a single word that can illuminate people’s minds and make any anime worth giving a shot. An anime can be shaped into an awesome one using magic-fantasy elements, even if it has an average storyline.

Thus, magic anime evolved into various genres and concepts with many underappreciated themes. So, here we have an amazing list of best magic anime, and are you ready to activate your portal to jump right into it!

Best Magic Anime 2022!

15. The Legend of the Legendary Heroes

The Legend of the Legendary Heroes- best magic anime list

Ryner and Ferris are two warriors with mysterious powers who embark on a journey to search for the Hero Relics, which give unbelievable abilities to the owners. But their path is filled with constant threats, and war might happen anytime.

The Legend of Legendary Heroes is one of the best story-driven anime with quite a lot of magical elements in it. The action is intense, and the twists in between will keep you on the edge of your seat.

14. The Irregular at Magic High School

The Irregular at Magic High School- best magic anime

In a modern world where magic is enhanced to use with devices, Tatsuya Shiba is tested for low magical capacity and was enrolled into a second course. But he is extremely smart and can use technology to its limits.

The Irregular at Magic High School comes with a pretty new concept in the genre of magic anime. It is more of a magic school anime since the primary setting will be in the academy. Watch it, and you probably won’t regret it.

13. Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike

Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike- best magic anime

In a mythical world, people use Aer as the magical substance to power up their abilities, but it is somehow changing. Flynn and Yuri, along with Imperial Knights, embark on a journey to investigate it.

Tales of Vesperia is a nice blend of adventure and magic with a clean CGI. It is a special treat for the fans who love tales. If you haven’t watched this magic anime yet, you should do it.

12. Big Fish & Begonia

Big Fish & Begonia- best magic anime

When a magical being decides to explore the human world, she is faced with a situation. A young boy sacrifices himself by saving her, and she has to offer a lot to preserve his soul.

This Chinese anime might seem ordinary at first glance, but once you keep watching it, you’ll probably shed a few tears.

It introduces you quite well to the magical abilities with deities and a fantasy world. Hence, one of the best magical fantasy anime out there.

11. Little Witch Academia

Little Witch Academia- best magic anime

Akko joins the prestigious magic academy to become a witch by following in the footsteps of her idol Shiny Chariot. But she finds out that it might not be as easy as he thinks. How will she achieve it?

Little Witch Academia is a family-friendly anime and is so earnest with the concept. It’s cheesy, but you’ll keep loving it till the end, and the way it uses fantasy elements is just a bonus.

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10. Black Clover

Black Clover- best magic anime

Asta and Yuno grew up at an orphanage. While Asta was born with no talent for magic, Yuno is quite the opposite. But Asta has decided to become the wizard king no matter what it takes. Can he achieve it?

Black Clover explores the magic theme quite efficiently, being a generic shounen anime. I mean, the spells, wizards, forbidden spells, and everything related to magic are portrayed fantastically.

9. Ascendance of a Bookworm

Ascendance of a Bookworm- best magic anime

Motosu Urano is a bookworm who died just before becoming a librarian and was reborn in a fantasy world. But she is the daughter of a poor soldier and can’t afford to buy any books. It seems like she’s prepared to create books if she has to.

If you’re looking for a magic anime with over-the-top action, this one is not for you. Instead, it is for the people who want to relax and enjoy the fantasy slice of life genre. It comes with full of emotions and an element of surprises.

8. Log Horizon

Log Horizon- best magic anime

Elder Tale game, one of the hottest RPGs, traps tens of thousands of players, making them unable to log out. Now the players had to get accustomed to this new world where dangers lurked in every inch of the land.

It is more of an RPG anime than a magic one, but you can see abilities, spells, mages, and all kinds of relative terms. It has a great amount of action, a solid story, and a superb concept to pique your interest.

7. The Ancient Magus Bride

The Ancient Magus Bride- best magic anime

Hatori Chise endured everything since her childhood, and now she has become a slave for the sake of living. But when a mysterious man acquires her, he introduces her to a fantastical world and announces that she’ll be his bride.

If the stories that blend the lines of fiction and reality entice you, you have come to the right anime title. The setting remains to the premise, and you’ll end up loving the characters. Watch it and judge it yourselves.

6. Magi

Magi- best magic anime

Alibaba always wanted to become rich, and the best way is to clear the dungeons. When he meets a boy named Aladdin who uses magic, his adventure begins in exploring the world filled with mysteries.

Magi really stands up to his name by including high magical elements, and the world is simply astonishing. A-1 Pictures stunned the viewers with the animation, and it is immensely adventurous by keeping you attentive all the time.

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5. The Saga of Tanya the Evil

The Saga of Tanya the Evil- best magic anime

A Japanese salaryman gets reincarnated into an alternate Europe for insulting God, and he begins his career as an aviation mage. But is he done facing the consequences yet?

The premise of the show is quite intriguing even at first glance. But that’s just a pinch of taste because it excels in every aspect and produces an excellent isekai magic anime.

4. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Puella Magi Madoka Magica- best magic anime

Madoka and her best friend Miki are pulled into a mysterious world, and they are given a choice to become magical girls. They get a wish if they sign a contract, but they have to face witches who bring despair to humanity.

Adorable magical girls in a world full of adventures? I’m in. Madoka Magica redefined the genre by taking it to a whole new level. It is a fantastic fantasy magic anime you can never afford to miss.

3. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime  - best magic anime

Satoru gets stabbed by a stranger and gets reincarnated into a world filled with a fantastical setting where people use magic. He’s not born as an adventurer or king but as a slime. What could a slime possibly achieve?

Out of all the isekai anime shows I have watched in years, this felt unique and addictive. It has an intriguing storyline with an overpowered main character. If you’re looking for a magic anime with op mc, watch it.

2. Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail- best magic anime

Lucy always wanted to join the legendary guild named “Fairy Tail,” and her dream seemed to come true after meeting Natsu. But the guild is full of weird wizards who bring disasters upon their enemies, and their journey begins.

Fairy Tail is one of the few best fantasy magic anime series that will entertain you for a really long time. The wizards, summons, dragons, spirits, and many aspects make it a fantastic choice on the list.

1. Howl’s Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle- best magic anime

Sophie has led a normal life until one day, she has a mystical encounter and turns into an older woman. She embarks on an adventure to find the legendary Howl who can undo her curse.

The number of details displayed in this story can’t be explained by mere words. It is one of Hayao Miyazaki’s masterpieces, and if you’re looking for a magic anime with a solid plot, this one is for you.

Concluding Magic Anime List!

So, this is the list of best magic anime you can watch. We tried to cover most of the basic and best anime shows, which perfectly fit this genre.

If you have any other anime shows on your mind that fit into this list, feel free to drop your opinions in the comment section below.

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Hanumanth Reddy

Hanumanth is an enthusiastic author who enjoys writing about anime, movies, and TV shows and aims to share his optimistic views with his readers. His favorite franchise is Star Wars, and he aspires to be a Jedi in the future, but he vows not to fall on the dark side.