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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 what constitutes a fantasy show? 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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K is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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K is a 2012 anime series animated by the studio GoHands and directed by Shingo Suzuki, who also serves as character designer for the series. It began airing on MBS on October 5, 2012. The anime ...more
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Kaze no Stigma is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
Kaze no Stigma is a Japanese light novel series by Takahiro Yamato(writer) and by Hanamaru Nanto(artist). A 24-episode anime adaptation directed by Junichi Sakata and animated by Gonzo aired ...more
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a Japanese anime television series produced by Shaft and Aniplex. It was directed by Akiyuki Shinbo and written by Gen Urobuchi, with original character designs by ...more
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Fate/stay night is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
Fate/stay night is a Japanese visual novel developed by Type-Moon. A 24-episode anime series created by Studio Deen aired in Japan between January and June 2006. Fate/stay night chronicles a ...more
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Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by giants. Giants are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do ...more
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Spice and Wolf is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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The Legend of the Legendary He... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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The Legend of the Legendary Heroes is a Japanese light novel series by Takaya Kagami, with illustrations by Saori Toyota which was published by Fujimi Shobo in Dragon Magazine from February 25, ...more
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Yona of the Dawn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Yona of the Dawn (Akatsuki no Yona) is a Japanese manga series by Mizuho Kusanagi and 2014 anime series. The story follows the redemption of Yona, the sole princess to the kingdom of Kouka, ...more
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Magi: The Kingdom of Magic is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is a Japanese fantasy adventure manga series written and illustrated by Shinobu Ohtaka. An anime television adaptation by A-1 Pictures aired in Japan from October ...more
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Death Note is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
Death Note is a Japanese manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. The story follows Light Yagami, a high school student who stumbles across a mysterious ...more
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Shakugan no Shana is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
Shakugan no Shana, also known simply as Shana, is a Japanese light novel series written by Yashichiro Takahashi with illustrations by Noizi Ito. ASCII Media Works published 26 novels from ...more
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Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Hunter × Hunter is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. Hunter × Hunter was adapted into a 62-episode anime television series directed by Kazuhiro ...more
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Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Charlotte is a 2015 Japanese anime television series directed by Yoshiyuki Asai. In an alternate reality, a small percentage of children manifest superhuman abilities upon reaching puberty. High ...more
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Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters, is a long running Japanese children's anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television ...more
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Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Guilty Crown is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Production I.G which aired on Fuji TV's noitamina program block from October 2011. The story revolves around Shu Ouma, a high ...more
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Pandora Hearts is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
Pandora Hearts is a shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Jun Mochizuki. Individual chapters have been serialized in Monthly GFantasy since June 2006, with bound volumes published by ...more
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Claymore is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Claymore is a dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Norihiro Yagi. The series initially premiered in the now defunct Monthly Shōnen Jump in the May 2001 issue. When the magazine ...more
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Fruits Basket is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Fruits Basket, sometimes abbreviated Furuba, or Fruba, is a Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by Natsuki Takaya. It was serialized in the semi-monthly Japanese magazine Hana to ...more
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Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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This series is an anime television series produced by Trigger. It follows vagrant schoolgirl Ryuko Matoi on her search which brings her into conflict with the iron-fisted student council ...more
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Certain Magical Index is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
A Certain Magical Index is a Japanese light novel series written by Kazuma Kamachi and illustrated by Kiyotaka Haimura, which has been published by ASCII Media Works under their Dengeki Bunko ...more
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High School DxD is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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High School DxD is a Japanese light novel series written by Ichiei Ishibumi and illustrated by Miyama-Zero. The story centers on Issei Hyodo, a high school student from Kuoh Academy who is ...more
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Beyond the Boundary is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
Beyond the Boundary is a Japanese light novel series written by Nagomu Torii, with illustrations by Tomoyo Kamoi. One day, high school student Akihito Kanbara instinctively goes to save his ...more
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Kamisama Kiss is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
Kamisama Kiss is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Julietta Suzuki. An anime adaptation has been produced by TMS Entertainment and directed by Akitaro Daichi and began airing in ...more
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Wolf's Rain is an anime series created by writer and story editor Keiko Nobumoto and produced by Bones Studio. It was directed by Tensai Okamura and featured character designs by Toshihiro ...more
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Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Tokyo Ghoul is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Sui Ishida. The story follows Ken Kaneki, a college student who barely survives an encounter with Rize Kamishiro, ...more