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The 13 Best Anime Like Avatar: The Last Airbender

Updated June 14, 2019 5.3k votes 1.5k voters 113.7k views13 items

List RulesVote up the shows you think fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender would enjoy.

Avatar: The Last Airbender isn't technically an anime series, but it does embody everything that one would expect from an anime. The Studio Ghibli inspired designs; the creative fantasy world and wondrous lore behind it; an over-arching storyline filled with drama and laugh-out-loud comedy, and last but not least, a lovable cast of characters with amazing superpowers. It's no wonder why anime fans instantly clinged to this Nicktoon. 

While anime fans are drawn to Avatar, not many know where to go next after finishing the series. There are actually a lot of anime like Avatar out there; you just need to know where to look. So, check out the list of similar anime below and vote up the best series.

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  • The Seven Deadly Sins
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    If you want an action-adventure series that explores mythology in the same vein as Avatar: The Last Airbender, but one outside Asian culture, then give The Seven Deadly Sins a shot. It's a fantasy action series that takes place during the European Middle Ages.

    After being outcast for supposedly betraying their kingdom, the former group of knights known as The Seven Deadly Sins are called back to action to save the Kingdom of Liones from a tyrannical ruler. Not too different from Aang and his friends trying to save the world from the tyrannical Fire Lord.

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    Have you ever wondered what Avatar: The Last Airbender would have been like if Aang was a firebender instead of an airbender? Fairy Tail, a fantasy anime about a guild of magic users, answers that "what if" question with the fire dragon user Natsu Dragneel.

    Fairy Tail doesn't limit itself with the typical elemental magic. Lucy Heartfilia, the main heroine of the series, practices Celestial Spirit Magic to summon magnificent spiritual creatures of great power.

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  • While Samurai Champloo may not share the same fantasy elements as Avatar: The Last Airbender, it does share the same adventurous spirit and liberal interpretation of Asian history. Modern day hip-hop is injected in an Edo era setting, where a waitress recruits two polar-opposite samurais to help her find her long-lost father. Just like Avatar, Samurai Champloo features highly stylized action and fun episodic adventures, but in a more mature tone.

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    When it comes to grand adventures, it's impossible not to recommend the granddaddy of adventure anime: One Piece. Fans of Avatar: The Last Airbender will love One Piece because both shows take place in imaginative worlds filled with fantastical characters. What makes One Piece so fun to watch is that each high-sea adventure by the Straw Hat Pirates takes place in a completely new and wondrous island with its own imaginative cast and magical rules to abide by.

    It's why One Piece always feels so fresh to watch, despite having over 800 episodes under its belt with more on the way. 

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