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The 20+ Best Anime About the Middle East

Updated October 13, 2018 903 votes 189 voters 5.3k views23 items

It turns out there are some great anime about the Middle East, but which are really worth your time? This list ranks the best anime about the Middle East, including older titles, as well as new Middle Eastern anime that you may not know about.

One example is Arlsan Senki, an anime set in ancient Middle East. Based on a fantasy novel series, this OVA takes place in the 6th century BCE Persia. Magic exists, but its use is limited. Speaking of magic, another good Middle Eastern anime is Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic, based on the adventure manga by Shinobu Ohtaka. Produced by A-1 Pictures, Labyrinth tells the story of a boy named Aladdin who learns he is one of the "Magi" after he is teleported to a new land.

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  • 1
    114
    14
  • 2
    104
    12

    Magi: Sinbad no Bouken

  • 3
    101
    12
  • 4
    73
    9

    Magi: Sinbad no Bouken TV

  • 5
    73
    11

    Sindbad no Bouken

  • 6
    42
    10

    Arslan Senki

  • 7
    32
    9

    Shoukoku no Altair

  • 8
    24
    7

    Arslan Senki OVA

  • 9
    27
    12

    Desert Knight

  • 10
    16
    7

    Arslan Senki: Dakkan no Yaiba

  • 11
    16
    10

    Arslan Senki: Fuujin Ranbu

  • 12
    11
    5

    Ali Baba to 40-hiki no Touzoku

  • 13
    15
    10

    Heroic Legend of Arslan

  • 14
    12
    7

    1001 Nights

  • 15
    10
    7

    Doraemon: Nobita in Dorabian Nights

  • 16
    10
    9

    Sinbad: Night at High Noon and the Wonder Gate

  • 17
    5
    5

    Arabian Nights: Sinbad no Boken

  • 18
    5
    5

    Sekai Meisaku Douwa: Aladdin to Mahou no Lamp

  • 19
    7
    7

    Sinbad: The Magic Lamp and the Moving Islands

  • 20
    6
    6

    Ahiru no Pekkle no Sindbad no Bouken

  • 21
    5
    6

    Ahiru no Pekkle no Aladdin to Mahou no Lamp

  • 22
    4
    5

    Sinbad: A Flying Princess and a Secret Island

  • 23
    3
    6

    Senya Ichiya Monogatari