How are you feeling today? Upbeat, or perhaps a little down? Maybe you’ve had a long day at work, and you just want an anime to take your mind off things. Well, grab your cup of tea or coffee, and look no further, my friend. We are going to take care of you. Today’s list will take you on a trip, to worlds that only exist in your limitless imagination. Everything is possible in the enchanting realms of magic and nature. The sky is our limit. We present to you our top ranking 15 Fantasy Anime. Now let’s start, shall we?
15- Ookami no Koushinryou
In the small town of Pasloe, annual festivities are held. These yearly events are done to glorify Holo, a wolf deity. The deity blesses the town’s harvest, a common thing among the villagers. However, with each passing year, they became self-sufficient. The latter reduces Holo to nothing but an ancient, forgotten tale. Kraft Lawrence, a vagabond merchant, stops in Pasloe. He comes across Holo, then she offers him something, to become his business partner. All in exchange for him taking her to the north. Together they start a journey, and Lawrence inching closer to his dreams. This show will get you easily addicted in no time. Of course, you will enjoy the good chemistry between Holo and Lawrence.
The telltale of an aimless medicine seller, just a wandering man. His sole purpose in life is to hunt down the Yokai spirits. Such creatures linger in the human world, where they can be harmful at times. He uses his vast knowledge of the supernatural world to learn their shapes, their truth, and motives. Only then will he be able to unsheathe his sword and exorcise them. This journey leads him to many different encounters, where he meets good and evil. Moreover, a test to his guts as well. Many times he was proven to be fearless, not afraid to do what it takes. Let’s not forget the aesthetic, unique and fitting animation style, too.
13-Hoozuki no Reitetsu
Apparently, things down there in hell don’t quite work as we all expect. The following story portrays Hozuki, a demon ogre. He works under his greatness, king Enma the ruler of the inferno. Things there are going pretty smoothly thanks to Hozuki’s bureaucracy and ways of doing things. Besides that, Hozuki has a rival, a Chinese medicine expert, who takes a heavenly job in Shangri-la. The latter only makes him the absolute opposite, of what he is and what he does. The anime also includes a great deal of faces, from Asian folklore to ancient mythology. This piece is definitely a worthwhile comedy, especially if you like bizarre and dark humor. This is one hell of a show. No pun intended.
12- Natsume Yuujinchou
Takashi Natsume is no ordinary boy. He possesses the ability to see Yokai spirits. Ever since he can remember, this ability left him feeling lonely. He inherited his ability from his grandma Reiko Natsume, as well as a book full of Yokai names. Takashi starts a long journey of self-discovery, where he meets plenty of spirits, the good and the evil. He is also accompanied by a guardian spirit, Madara-Sensei. As things progress, he learns to find his place in the world. Over and above, he tries to accept himself as a gifted individual. This show can only go far with its fascinating characters. Nobody dares to deny the heart-catching art and music, too.
11-Shingeki no Bahamut Genesis
Millenias ago, the land of Mistracia witnessed the wrath of Bahamut, the ruthless, cold-blooded dragon. Secretly, gods and demons mingle together amongst human kind. They strain to keep them safe, prevent the world from evil and destruction. In unison they successfully seal the black and silver-winged dragon. They split the key to the seal in two halves: one for the demons and the other for the gods; so Bahamut will never be freed again. Two thousand years later, Amira, a human girl steals the key from the gods. She stumbles upon a felonious bounty hunter named Favaro Leone. This fateful encounter will change the whole course of events, for them and for the whole world. Simply and by all means, this old-fashioned journey is a terrific thriller.
10-No Game No life
In this surreal piece of animation, we follow Sora and Shiro. The two siblings are a legendary, shut-in Net gamers. One day they receive an e-mail, challenging them to a chess match. From then on, everything changes, as they get plunged in a mysterious realm. In this otherworldly place, all forms of conflict and peace are maintained by a high-stake game. With that said, Sora and Shiro see it as nothing but the ultimate paradise for them. As they have gotten bored and fed up with the real world. They team-up and become the bulletproof two-man-squad. The scenery has one of the most colorful, vibrant artworks ever. This only makes it the perfectly fit, for the atmosphere of the show. How intense?
9-Sword Art Online
Imagine getting trapped in a virtual world where you are bound to fight for survival. Well, that’s the case with our guy Kirito. He gets trapped in a virtual game called SAO, and he has to finish one hundred levels. The asocial yet headstrong Kirito gives it all. He digs his way out by cooperating with his fellow players. The latter leaves him to encounter plenty of people: allies and foes. Kirito is determined to beat the game, and knows how to do things his own way. He adapts to his new reality and fights to escape this virtual hell. The overall theme and atmosphere of the series is great. If you are an avid lover of the MMORPG genre, then, obviously, you are in the right place.
Shibusen is a technical academy, and Lord Death himself is the head of it. Its mission is raising death scythes, for the Shinigami to wield against all evils. These Death Scythes are born from human hybrids, which can transform their bodies into demon weapons. Of course, after they consume the souls of 99 evil beings, and one witch’s soul. Soul Eater Evans aims to become a Death Scythe and with the help of Maka Albarn. The contrasting duo work and study alongside the hot headed Black Star and the other guys. However, that doesn’t seem like a piece of cake of a mission. This spectacular Anime redefines the whole Shinigami idea, molds it into a brand new concept. Enjoy the cool vibes!
7-Akatsuki no Yona
Meet Yona, the red-haired beauty of a princess. She lives in the kingdom of Kouka, sheltered from all problems. However, the sudden murder of the king and betrayal of her beloved cousin Su-won places her life in a mortal peril. Forced to flee, accompanied by Son Hak, who is her childhood friend and bodyguard. The naïve princess soon discovers that the so-called, peaceful kingdom is not the ideal place she envisioned it to be. With her world shifting 180 degrees, she faces the harsh realities of her kingdom. Yona tries to discover a way to restore Kouka to its former glory while being pursued relentlessly by the forces of the new King of Kouka. This show is totally worth your time.
6-Ao no Exorcist
Rin Okumura is somewhat a troublesome teenager. One day, he is ambushed by demons, and that was the shifting point in his life. His world turns upside down when he discovers that he is, in fact, the very son of Satan. His demon father wishes for him to return, so they can conquer Assiah together. Not wanting to join the king of Gehenna, Rin decides to begin training to become a full-fledged exorcist. With that he can fight his demons and defend Assiah, challenging his own existence. His brother Yukio joins his side in this adventure. The show has a fairly good mix of comedy and action. Something that won’t fail to entertain you, pump some action into your system.
5- Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
Care to escape from your modern time? Enjoy some frenzied action? Magi is the Holy Grail for you. In this kingdom of fantasies, Demons and Djins exist. Plenty of bizarre Labyrinths lay scattered around the world, too. The latter bears a plenitude of riches and treasures no eye has ever seen. Aladdin is a young magician, high-spirited, and very enthusiastic to discover the world. He meets Alibaba Saluja after causing some ruckus in a merchant cart. Together, they decide to give a near dungeon a raid to obtain some wealth. Little did they know, their little adventure game will turn to something bigger. This wonderful anime series is truly something. I would recommend it to anyone to watch.
Mushi is the most basic form of life in the world. They exist without any goals or purposes, aside from simply “being.” They are beyond the shackles of the words “good” and “evil.” Mushi are capable of mimicking things from the natural world, such as plants, diseases, and even phenomena like rainbows. Those who can see this form of existence are called “Mushishi.” Ginko ponders constantly about them. He hopes to understand their place in the world’s hierarchy of life.
He keeps chasing rumors of occurrences which could be tied to Mushi. This, after all, could lead him to understand something or two, and perhaps find a meaning of for life. This anime is a joy to watch. I recommend you check it out, especially if you want something original.
I’m sure you never saw this one coming, did you? Regardless of the basic elements of fantasy genre, this is truly the perfect dark and bloody spin-off. The swordsman Guts embarks on a journey to defy a gruesome fate. Waves and waves of beasts relentlessly pursue him. Steeling his resolve, he takes up the monstrous blade DragonSlayer. Guts vows to bestow vengeance, on the very man he once looked up to. Hunting down the only person he considered a friend. On his journey, he acquaints numerous allies. This ragtag group of people, slowly comes together, after having decided to join Guts in his quest. They face incredible dangers unlike anything they have ever experienced before. This is the long waited continuation for the 1996 Berserk series.
This otherworldly classic allegory has the perfect flavor of fantasy. In the ancient spiritual nation of Fiore, the practice of magic has never been something alien. Numerous guilds are found across it, where people with magical powers assemble and live together. Fairy tail’s guild, however, is the most outstanding and famous one. Lucy Heartfilia, a young mage, on a journey to find Fairy Tail and join it. She runs into a fire mage who goes by the name Natsu, as he saves her after she gets kidnapped. Unbeknownst to her, Natsu is a member of that guild. Later, he invites her to join the rest of his friends: the ice wizard Gray Fullbuster and the Swordswoman Erza Titania Scarlett.
1-Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
The Elric brothers are two alchemists, who tried to bring their deceased mother back to life using alchemy. Upon their forbidden act of human transgression, Edward and Alphonse pay the price dearly. Edward loses his left leg; Alphonse his physical body. It is only by the desperate sacrifice of Edward’s right arm that he is able to affix Alphonse’s soul to a suit of armor. The brothers then start their journey to find the philosopher’s stone. It has the ability to overcome the equivalent exchange rule, hoping for them to regain their limbs. Of course, this is all with the help of their military allies, Colonel Roy Mustang, Lieutenant Riza Hawkeye, and Lieutenant Colonel Maes Hughes.
Now, we are calling it a wrap, guys! I genuinely hope you enjoyed today’s list. If you have any suggestions or like to voice out your opinion, please do. We welcome your suggestions any day, any time. Don’t forget to share your favorite Anime with us.