Fantasy anime are often considered as the one with castles and wizards set in the mediaeval times. In fact there are many sub-fantasy anime set in modern eras which are yet to be explored. With magic, time-travelling, alternate universe, superpowers, this rich and complex genre is so fun to watch! Here are some good fantasy anime to try out.
Restaurant To Another World
While many fantasy anime have epic sword battles and magic, this one is rather peaceful and full of joy. It’s about a popular eatery in Tokyo called the “Western Restaurant Nekoya.” It’s always busy and crowded, but it remains closed on Saturdays. The truth is, on Saturdays, the restaurant serves customers from another world. The customers are dragons, elves and fairies instead!
Made In Abyss
Abyss is an enormous, bottomless pit where strange creatures and treasures can be found. An explorer named Lyza gets lost in the Abyss, while leaving behind her daughter Riko. Riko too becomes an explorer like her mother but meets a mysterious robot boy with missing memories one day. Together they dive into the Abyss, to find the robot boy’s memories and Riko’s mother.
The Devil is A Part-Timer
In order to conquer the world of Ente Isla, ‘Satan’ the devil is forced to go through a portal that lands him in the human world. He is powerless among the humans and has to do a part-time job at MgRonalds. The anime is short yet fun and full of comedy!
The story revolves around Asta and Yuno, two young orphans who dream of becoming the next “Wizard King”. They both are even ready to compete against each other. Unfortunately, Asta is unable to use his powers. But he converts his disadvantage into power, as he receives a rare black clover that gives him the power of anti-magic. And without magic, he’s still determined to become the next “Wizard King”.
Little Witch Academia
As the name suggests, it is a bit similar to ” My Hero Academia”. The anime follows a young girl called Akko who is fascinated by magic. Although magic is considered outdated in her place, she enrolls in a prestigious magical school where competitive young girls are present. Because she has a non-magical background, she finds it hard to survive there. Luckily, she finds an ancient magical relic that helps her become a better witch than others.
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
This anime is inspired by the Arabian Nights story. Here, the main lead has the same name ‘Aladdin’. With him are two companions named Alibaba and a girl called Morgiana. The story is set in a magical world, where unfortunately things like slavery, discrimination and war exists.
Re: ZERO Starting Life in Another World
A teenage boy named Subaru happens to leave a convenience store, but suddenly finds himself in a fantasy world. He is attacked by some thugs there. Then a mysterious beauty named Satella tries to help her, but both are brutally murdered by a dark force. However, Subaru happens to find himself again at the moment when he encounters the thugs and Satella! The incidents start repeating multiple times, but it’s worth watching how it turns out every time.
A high school boy named Kaname Sadou is invited to play a mysterious game app called Darwin’s Game. When he opens it for the first time, a snake pops out of the screen and bites him. But when he wakes up, he finds no signs of snake bite and thinks that it was just a hallucination. Eventually he discovers that this is not just a regular game, it is a survival game which will cost your life!
Syaoran is a young man who discovers his childhood friend princess Sakura with wings. But the wings are dispersing into feathers, and each feather contains a memory. Princess Sakura is losing her memories, so Syaoran embarks on a journey along with his companions to find her lost feathers.
I’m Standing on a Million Lives
A middle school boy named Yusuke is transported to an alternate world by a half-faced creature. He finds his friends Iu Shindo and Kusue Hakozaki who were transported earlier. Together, they play dangerous quests and deal with various monsters, difficult situations, and powerful enemies!