Fairy Tail just might be one of the legendary anime out there. Not only is it hilarious at times, but it shows you, as they say, the power of Nakama, as in friendship. Apparently, this power helps them immensely in their journeys as mages. Fairy Tail is just like One Piece and Naruto, entertaining and action packed. Thus, it makes it hard for you to find similar anime, even if it were just the lighthearted characters. Now, we gathered a list of a top 12 anime similar to Fairy Tail!
Tales of The Abyss
The Score, a series of prophecies from centuries tell the world’s future, the world of Auldrant is also bound. In this, everyone lives by that fate, whether they were a criminal or a citizen. A war between the nation of Kimlasca-Lanvaldear and the Mulkuth Empire wages, and they both hope to bring the Score’s forseen utopia to life.
The plot portrays the character Like von Fabre, who spent most of his life locked away after the kidnapping incident. And he lost all his memories in the process. One day, a woman named Tear tries to assassinate his master, so he defends him, but the clash teleports him in another, distant land than his. Thus, Like and Tear’s journey begin and they struggle to either free the Score or destroy it completely.
Rave Master ( Groove Adventure Rave)
Years ago, a war between the dark force and the light force began due to Dark Brings, which are stones containing dark power beyond human ability. These Dark Brings brought the world into chaos and risk. Only one lone swordsman with the use of holy power known as Rave destroyed the source of ever Dark Brings. The explosion, however, wrecked the tenth of the world and the Rave blew into pieces scattered all around.
Groove Adventure Rave takes place after 15 years of the explosion known as Overdrive. A group known as the Demon Card collected all the missing pieces of Dark Brings, using them to control towns. That’s when a young swordsman known as Haru Glory inherited the Rave and its guardian, Plue, rendering him the new Rave Master.
The Law of Ueki
In this anime, Kousuke Ueki, a mere student of Hinokuni Junior High School gets picked by a Celestial King Candidate, also known as Koba-sen, to participate in an event.
This said event is a series of battles to become the Celestial King, and in it, only the strongest survive. Kousuke takes his ability of turning garbage into trees, and joins the battle against the other selected students.
Shibusen belongs to Death City as a home, and it is a technical academy headed by the Shinigami-Lord Death. This academy’s mission is to raise Death Scythes, who are made to fight off the evil in their world. These Death Scythes tend to form weapons from their bodies due to their birth as human hybrids with the ability to transform their bodies into Demon Weapons. That happens only when they’ve consumed 99 evil beings souls and one witch’s soul.
The plot follows Soul Eater Evans, a want to be Death Scythe, but stuck in the rank Demon Scythe. However, that doesn’t seem like an easy task like it used to, as he sets out to save the world from the treats it’s in.
Donsetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu
Alpha Stigma, just like the name states, they are known to be the most powerful eyes that can analyze all types of magic. Unlike any other eyes, they’re infamous for their curse, as they bring chaos, death, strife, and destruction to whomever has them and those around him. Ryner Lute is one of those talented and cursed people.
Lute was a student of the Roland Empire’s Magician Academy, which is an elite school for those who’re interested in training as magicians for military purposes. Once a bunch of his classmates die in war, Ryner promises himself to bring this nation into a better peaceful place than it ever was. Yet, his journey and oath just might bring strife and destruction to everyone around him before he learns the secrets of his eyes.
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
This anime is also based on the Nakama power! Throughout the world and around it exist several bizarre labyrinths hiding very valuable treasures within them. These places known as Dungeons are believed to be the work of Magi, rare magicians. There exists also Djinns, which are powerful creatures that rule over the labyrinths. They grant successful conquerors their abilities and even choose them as a possible king candidates.
Spending most of his life in isolation, Alladin, a young magician, finds him very eager to explore the world handed to him on a platter. He leaves his home to begin his new journey with the company of his mentor Ugo, a djinn Aladdin summons with his flute. Aladdin’s life becomes a hazard of events, fortunate and unfortunate.
Nanatsu no Taizai
Watching the first episode of nanatsu no Taizai, you’ll be reminded of Fairy Tail immediately. Not only does it have magic embedded right on it, but the colorful animation is flattering. In a world similar to that of the European Middle Ages, the Holy Knights of Britannia use a huge power of magic to protect the regions of Britannia and its kingdoms. One of these knights are the infamous ones to turn their swords against the kingdom got caught by the Seven Deadly Sins.
Nanatsu no Taizai’s plot follows the third princess of Kingdom Liones Elizabeth, as she wanders around meeting new people. However, she did not realize how her meet up with one of the Seven Deadly Sins was going to alter her life completely.
Hunter x Hunter
In this realm, hunters perform all kinds of dangerous acts, whether it was capturing criminals and searching for lost treasures in haunting territory. The twelve-year old Gon Freecss is forced to become a Hunter ever since his father’s sudden disappearance. Gon’s rather haunted by the thoughts of his father walking out on him at such a young age, so a Hunter he became.
To become an official Hunter, Gon befriends a lot of different people, whether they’re vengeful, rebellious, or flat on cheerful. The squad is put to the test in the Hunter Exam, which is known for its low success rate and rather high ability of death. Throughout his journey, Gon and his friends experience a change in emotions and life, and they’re bound to know a darker life waiting up the alley.
Losing your parents right after birth can leave an impact on you, one that renders you a troublemaker just so you get noticed. That’s the case of Naruto Uzumaki, an orphan who’s lighthearted, kind, and cheerful despite his situation. Naruto’s dream is to become the next Hokage, but his raw skills do not prove to be useful.
The whole village gives him looks, whispers and gossips about him, even if he were walking right next to them. However, that doesn’t shake up Naruto Uzumaki’s morals and dreams. Saddened he is, but he believes in himself. Then, he entered the academy and his teacher is Kakashi, a cold-hearted man , and Naruto is teamed up with the last remaining Uchiha and Sakura. His journey portrays friendship, loss, pain, anguish, and a whole lot of emotions.
The Pirate King, also known as Gol D. Roger is the infamous strongest person to ever sail the Grand Line. His capture and death brought questions and a bit of chaos to the world. He revealed some secrets as his last words that one would find quite unsettling and interesting at the same time. That was the greatest treasure ever existed, One Piece.
Monkey D. Luffy, a 17-year-old boy who challenges every single characteristic you once believed in existed in a pirate. Luffy is the exact opposite of a wretched, sadistic pirate. His reason for being a pirate is to wander around the world, have new and exciting adventures. Luffy, then, due to his childhood hero, he follows his footsteps and goes on a journey across the Grand Line. Yet, the thought of having a peaceful journey across the Grand Line vanished. It got replaced by the mysteries unraveling one by one.
Ichigo Kurosaki’s family gets attacked by a Hollow, an evil spirit that only cares about devouring human souls. That event changes his high school life forever. A reaper called Rukia Kuchiki appears before him and saves his family, but she gets injured in the process. However, there was a catch, Ichigo has to become a reaper himself in order to save his family. Thus he took her powers and became a Soul Reaper.
Rukia is unable to regain her powers, which renders Ichigo in a situation. He has to do tasks like hunting down the Hollows in his town. Despite that misfortune, he is blessed with his group of friends. They were willing to help him in his journey with their own unique abilities. His classmates Orihime Inoue, Yasutora Sado, and Uryuu Ishida help Ichigo in his new duties. They, also, support him in the battlefield, and go on his long, long journey to a more threatened world.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Alchemy is not as harmless as Edward and his brother Alphonse Elric thought. The Law of Equivalent Exchange rendered the two young brothers in quite a situation after their human transmutation attempt. The human transmutation is the one forbidden act of alchemy. The young brothers pay the price for their ignorance—Edward loses his left leg and Alphonse loses his physical body. Then Edward sacrifices his right arm in order to restore his brother’s soul to a suit of armor.
Wallowing in their devastation, Edward obtains metal limbs called automail, becoming a Fullmetal Alchemist. Still in search of the Philosopher’s Stone, a mythical relic that allows alchemists to overpower the Law of Equivalent Exchange, the brothers find themselves in a sticky situation. With military allies such as Colonel Roy Mustang, Lieutenant Riza Hawkeye, and Lietenant Colonel Maes Hughes, Edward and Alphonse learn the true nature of the Philosopher’s Stone.
So, our list ends here with Fullmetal Alchemist. Maybe we did this list justice. What do you think? We care about your opinion, so be kind and voice whether you liked it or not. Perhaps we missed a few that were worthy of a better spot.