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The 20+ Best Anime About the Middle East

Updated October 13, 2018 781 votes 150 voters 4.4k 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
    Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
    99
    7
  • 2
    Magi: Sinbad no Bouken
    93
    7

    Magi: Sinbad no Bouken

  • 3
    Magi: The Kingdom of Magic
    90
    6
  • 4
    Sindbad no Bouken
    67
    7

    Sindbad no Bouken

  • 5
    Magi: Sinbad no Bouken TV
    64
    7

    Magi: Sinbad no Bouken TV

  • 6
    Arslan Senki
    39
    9

    Arslan Senki

  • 7
    Shoukoku no Altair
    27
    8

    Shoukoku no Altair

  • 8
    Heroic Legend of Arslan
    21
    8

    Heroic Legend of Arslan

  • 9
    Arslan Senki OVA
    19
    6

    Arslan Senki OVA

  • 10
    Arslan Senki: Dakkan no Yaiba
    14
    5

    Arslan Senki: Dakkan no Yaiba

  • 11
    Arslan Senki: Fuujin Ranbu
    14
    8

    Arslan Senki: Fuujin Ranbu

  • 12
    Senya Ichiya Monogatari
    5
    5

    Senya Ichiya Monogatari

  • 13
    Desert Knight
    15
    10

    Desert Knight

  • 14
    1001 Nights
    10
    5

    1001 Nights

  • 15
    Ahiru no Pekkle no Aladdin to Mahou no Lamp
    10
    5

    Ahiru no Pekkle no Aladdin to Mahou no Lamp

  • 16
    Sinbad: Night at High Noon and the Wonder Gate
    10
    5

    Sinbad: Night at High Noon and the Wonder Gate

  • 17
    Doraemon: Nobita in Dorabian Nights
    8
    5

    Doraemon: Nobita in Dorabian Nights

  • 18
    Ali Baba to 40-hiki no Touzoku
    8
    5

    Ali Baba to 40-hiki no Touzoku

  • 19
    Sinbad: A Flying Princess and a Secret Island
    7
    5

    Sinbad: A Flying Princess and a Secret Island

  • 20
    Arabian Nights: Sinbad no Boken
    5
    5

    Arabian Nights: Sinbad no Boken

  • 21
    Ahiru no Pekkle no Sindbad no Bouken
    5
    5

    Ahiru no Pekkle no Sindbad no Bouken

  • 22
    Sinbad: The Magic Lamp and the Moving Islands
    4
    5

    Sinbad: The Magic Lamp and the Moving Islands

  • 23
    Sekai Meisaku Douwa: Aladdin to Mahou no Lamp
    4
    5

    Sekai Meisaku Douwa: Aladdin to Mahou no Lamp