Anime Underground

The 13 Best Anime Like Avatar: The Last Airbender  

Ranker Anime
2.6k votes 840 voters 58k views 13 items

List Rules Vote 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.

Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 13 Best Anime Like Avatar: The Last Airbender
Photo: Funimation

A big appeal of Avatar: The Last Airbender is its epic journey across an Asian-inspired fantasy world. Fullmetal Alchemist embodies the same sense of adventure, as the Elric brothers travel across a European-inspired fantasy world to find the elusive Philosopher's Stone. While the drama is a lot heavier in Fullmetal Alchemist, it also shares Avatar's silly sense of humor.

More Fullmetal Alchemist

#15 of 975 on The Best Anime Series of All Time #92 of 115 on Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now #7 of 126 on The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time #13 of 211 on The Best Adult Anime of All Time

see more on Fullmetal Alchemist
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 13 Best Anime Like Avatar: The Last Airbender
Photo: Viz Media

If you loved how Avatar: The Last Airbender explored Asian folklore, then you're gonna love Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic. Just like Avatar, the world of Magi is filled with fantasy characters inspired by Middle Eastern culture. Lots of powerful characters and sexy jins ahead, as two young boys explore a legendary dungeon for riches galore.  

More Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

#37 of 975 on The Best Anime Series of All Time #10 of 126 on The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time #21 of 76 on The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time #11 of 97 on The Best Adventure Anime of All Time

see more on Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 13 Best Anime Like Avatar: The Last Airbender
Photo: Netflix

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.

More The Seven Deadly Sins

#16 of 975 on The Best Anime Series of All Time #12 of 76 on The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time #40 of 97 on The Best Adventure Anime of All Time #18 of 317 on The Best English Dubbed Anime of All Time

see more on The Seven Deadly Sins
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 13 Best Anime Like Avatar: The Last Airbender
Photo: Viz Media

Hunter x Hunter shares many traits with Avatar: The Last Airbender. Both shows focus on a young, yet, powerful protagonist that's on a grand adventure with a misfit of friends. Where the world of Avatar is dominated by benders, the world of Hunter x Hunter is driven by mighty hunters who seek money and kills.

Anyone would kill to be apart of that lavish world, but the young Gon wants to be a hunter in order to find his long-lost father who abandoned him years ago. 

More Hunter X Hunter

#37 of 126 on The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time #14 of 291 on The 100+ Best Anime Intros of All Time #84 of 211 on The Best Adult Anime of All Time #18 of 71 on The Best Adult Swim Anime of All Time

see more on Hunter X Hunter