Top 20 Best Fantasy Anime (#10 Had Me on the EDGE of My Seat!)
While the fantasy genre of Anime may contain some of the more “childish” types of anime, it also contains some of the greatest anime in existence; some of these being my all-time favorites. Plenty of fantasy anime carry within them romance, drama, action, or tragedy – take your pick!
Fantasy anime can make you cry, laugh, hurt, and feel. The genre is so broad but that’s what makes it such an amazing thing; it means that there’s absolutely no shortage of amazing works and masterpieces in this space. This makes it quite easy to choose the top 20 best fantasy anime and these are the highest rated fantasy anime you can watch as an anime fan. (:
20. Nanatsu no Taizai (Seven Deadly Sins)
Synopsis: Set in a fantasy world resembling the Middle Ages, the Holy Knights of Britannia use powerful magic to protect the region of Britannia and the kingdoms within, however, a small group of these knights was said to have betrayed the kingdom. These knights called the “Seven Deadly Sins” were vanquished by the Holy Knights and 10 years later the same Holy Knights staged a coup, becoming the new, tyrannical rulers of the Kingdom of Liones. The narrative of the story follows the third princess of the Kingdom of Liones, Elizabeth, and her search for the Seven Deadly Sins — the supposed traitors — in order to take back the kingdom and seek justice.
19. Ookami to Koushinryou (Spice and Wolf)
Synopsis: Holo, a powerful wolf deity, takes the form of a human woman after villagers who used to worship her start appreciating her less and reduce her to a mere folk tale. A traveling merchant by the name of Kraft Lawrence stops in her village and Holo offers to become his partner in business if he promises to take her to her northern home of Yoitsu. Spice and Wolf is a sweet and unique anime that fuses the two polar opposite themes of economics and romance, creating an interesting and enthralling story filled with sharp humor, elaborate schemes, and witty dialogue.
18. Kemono no Souja Erin (Erin)
Synopsis: A fantasy series written by the writer responsible for Seirei no Moribito, Kemono no Souja Erin follows Eric, a young girl who lives with her mother in the village of Touda. We’re given a glimpse of how her daily life changes are she grows up and the growing tensions between the two provinces of the country she lives in.