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10 Fantasy Animes You Should Totally Check Out

The anime world is no doubt one of the most important worlds in geekdom. Everyone around the world enjoys a good anime thanks to the amazing scripts, storylines and characters that we can all relate to, powers and skillsets that makes us want to get lost in their world, and the fact that it’s just refreshing knowing that the mangas we read are adapted into TV series just like comics are made into series/movies.

But of all the anime genres, the ‘fantasy’ genre is definitely the most loved and watched, and there are a whole lot of them. So today, I’m recommending ten fantasy animes that you should definitely check out.

One Piece


One Piece is one of the longest-running animes in history and it still shows no signs of slowing down. It follows the life of a boy called Luffy - a pirate that wants to be the king of the sea. And the only way to be the king of the sea is to find the ‘One Piece’ – which a gazillion other pirates, as well as the navy, are looking for. The characters also have and use ‘haki’ and ‘devil fruits’ which grants them various awesome superhuman abilities and more.

Bleach


Although this anime took a dive for the worse towards the end, during its run, Bleach was definitely among the most-watched animes at the time. It follows the life of a protagonist called Ichigo who is a soul reaper (shinigami) and tries to maintain order and stop the forces of evil from prevailing. The characters use their zanpaktou (spirit sword) and reiatsu (spiritual pressure) to give them edges in battle.

Fairy Tail


If you ever wondered what would happen if Dungeons and Dragons was real and had a lot of magic users as well as people who use magic to slay dragons, then Fairy Tail is definitely the anime you should be watching. Natsu, the main character, is a fire dragon-slayer whose powers are not only sought after by many but his guild – Fairy Tail – is also the most targeted because of the powerful wizards that live there. The words “Magic” and “Dragon Slayers” are enough to get your attention right? Let’s move on…

Naruto


Another of the top three most-loved animes. Even though it has ended, Naruto inspired a whole new generation of animes like My Hero Academia and Assassination Classroom, as well as anime lovers. The anime follows the life of Naruto who is hated by everyone in his village because of the beast that lives inside him, but he works hard to defeat the enemies that threaten the livelihood of his village and also fights to achieve his dream of becoming the governor (Hokage) of his village. The characters use chakra and jutsus to achieve their goals and the number of plot twists in this anime is also another reason why I love it so much.


One Punch Man


Saitama would definitely punch me if I do not put his anime on this list and I sure as hell don’t want to get punched by him. As the name of the anime suggests, this action-packed anime follows the life of Saitama who kills all his enemies with a single punch, and that really annoys him because all he wants is someone who can make him break a sweat. There’s really nothing he can’t do so far as the threats he has taken down and the abilities he displays are almost second to none in the world of superheroes. Tha parody anime that is One Punch Man is also being done by the same creator of another awesome fantasy anime called Mob Psycho.

My Hero Academia


My Hero Academia is one new-age anime that got me hooked from the very first episode because it showed us a protagonist that so badly wanted to be a hero, but had absolutely no talent or ability to become one. Through sheer luck, he got to have a quirk thanks to his role model and has since strived to become the hero he wants to be as he learns in hero school, while also trying to take down threats as they come - especially a threat that even the most powerful hero, All Might, couldn’t take down. The characters use quirks (magic) to their own end.

Attack on Titan


In a post-apocalyptic world where humans are holed up behind walls, trying to stay alive and survive the onslaught of zombie titans, Eren Jaeger is not only a cadet who is learning how to keep humans alive by killing the Titans but is also the key to ending the battle. The humans need him, the Titans desperately want him because he is half-human half-titan. Attack on Titan is actually my best anime so far because it hits home on how humans will actually try to survive in such a scenario, especially when there is no ‘supernatural’ help like chakra, reiatsu, magic and more. Only pure survival instincts and skills can help win the day.

Dragon Ball Z


To be honest, I never really got into Dragon Ball Z and there are so many iterations that I don’t know where to start from. But I know that a lot of fantasy lovers really rate DBZ as a top-notch anime, especially since they are constantly arguing who would win in a fight between Goku and Superman. I do plan on jumping on DBZ soon – especially after watching the movie, which I hated even though I never watched the anime.

Full Metal Alchemist


Full Metal Alchemist is another fantasy anime that is really worth all the hype. It follows the life or Edward and his younger brother who committed a taboo by using alchemy to try and bring their dead mother back to life, but things went wrong and Ed lost his arm and leg while Alphonse lost his body. Together, the siblings are looking for the philosopher's stone, which is said to be able to grant all alchemic wishes and the only way to achieve their goal is to join the military and fight off evil alchemists.

Terra Formars

Terra Formars is an anime that dives into an earth where things may get messed up really soon so the only option is to get the nearby planet, Mars, terraformed. At first, they sent cockroaches to mars, but the cockroaches mutated, became sentient and started killing all the space probes and teams that have been sent to check out the planet and terraform it. The only option is to perform experiments on people by injecting genes of different strong and skilful animals into their DNA to make them part human, part animal and defeat the cockroaches before they, in turn, come to earth to wipe it out. The anime is action-packed and has a lot of story and backstory going on for it. It’s one I highly suggest you check out.

There are so many, many fantasy animes out there but I only put these 10 here because they are somewhat the benchmark for almost all fantasy animes. However, I will mention a couple of others below that I have watched and are really awesome:
  • Tokyo Ghoul
  • Hunter X Hunter
  • Fate Zero
  • Laughing Clouds
  • Macross Frontier
  • Mob Psycho
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generation
  • Parasite: Maxim
  • Hellsing
  • Danmachi
  • The Seven Deadly Sins
  • World Trigger
  • The Irregular at Magic High School
 Do you agree with this list or do you have more recommendations? Please let me know in the comment section below. I always love quality anime recommendations cos it means more for me to watch.

1 comment

dave said...

le louch: code geass
cowboy bebop

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