The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time

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From classics like Wolf's Rain to newer series like Sword Art Online, fantasy is one of the most popular genres of anime. That being said, we've decided to rank the best fantasy anime series of time, and we want you to vote for your favorites! How do you know whether or not a show can be considered fantasy? Fantasy anime such as Naruto Shippuden typically involves various forms of magic, supernatural elements and mystical creatures that you wouldn't typically see in other genres.The setting of these shows is more than not a distant or imaginary world, such as the Demon Plane in the great martial arts anime Yu Yu Hakushu. Modern favorites include Fairy Tale, Black Butler, and Akame ga Kill!, but we want to know what your top fantasy anime show is. Vote below for the shows that you love the most, and downvote any that you watched and didn't like (only downvote a show if you've actually seen it please.) You can also add your own shows to this list, as long as they fall under the fantasy genre. 

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    Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time


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    Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time

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    Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

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    Kent Williams, Iemasa Kayumi, Vic Mignogna

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    Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time


    Nobuhiko Okamoto, Johnny Yong Bosch, Tobias Diakow

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    Nana Mizuki, Yukari Tamura, Kazuhiko Inoue

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    Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh

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    Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time


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    Akame ga Kill! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time


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    Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak

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    Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

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    Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time


    Erik Scott Kimerer, Erica Mendez, Cristina Valenzuela

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    Laura Bailey, Chiaki Omigawa, Micah Solusod

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    Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time


    Brina Palencia, Monica Rial, J. Michael Tatum

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    Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time


    Hiroshi Kamiya, Harumi Sakurai, Kana Hanazawa

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    InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time


    Kappei Yamaguchi, Richard Ian Cox, Satsuki Yukino

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    Log Horizon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time


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    often listed & added by CheatFreak
    Rie Kugimiya, Kikuko Inoue, Yui Horie

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    Saeko Chiba, Kimiko Koyama, Rie Kugimiya

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    Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time

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    Nozomu Sasaki, Justin Cook, Laura Bailey

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    Ayako Kawasumi, Noriaki Sugiyama, Kana Ueda

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    Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

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    Mamoru Miyano, Takahiro Sakurai, Jun Fukuyama

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    Spice and Wolf is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time


    Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Namikawa, Ami Koshimizu

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    added by Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira
    Kaori Ishihara, Yuki Kaji, Haruka Tomatsu

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    Ayana Taketatsu, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Ayahi Takagaki

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    added by david-hoffman
    Nobutoshi Canna, Unshô Ishizuka, Marc Diraison

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    Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time

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    Chiwa Saitō, Junko Iwao, Yūko Gotō

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    Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time

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    Koyasu Taketo, Kazuhiko Inoue, Nobutoshi Canna

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    Pandora Hearts is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time

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    Ayako Kawasumi, Akira Ishida, Daisuke Ono

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    Tomoaki Maeno, Monica Rial, Christopher Sabat

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    added by Yue Liang

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    Tomokazu Seki, Yui Horie, Kazuhiko Inoue

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    added by Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira
    Hiromi Tsuru, Johnny Yong Bosch, Toshihiko Seki

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    Wolf's Rain is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time


    Johnny Yong Bosch, Kari Wahlgren, Crispin Freeman

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    Todd Haberkorn, Houko Kuwashima, Stephanie Young

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    A Certain Magical Index is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time


    A Certain Magical Index

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    Mushishi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time


    Kôjun Itô, Yûto Nakano, Travis Willingham

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    Mitsuki Saiga, Daisuke Namikawa, Shô Hayami

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    Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong

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