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The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time 

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Updated February 14, 2020 387.3k votes 53.7k voters 1.3M views 131 items

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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Fullmetal Alchemist: Bro... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Fairy Tail is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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One Piece is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Magi: The Labyrinth of M... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Nanatsu no Taizai is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Naruto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
Akame ga Kill! is a Japanese shōnen manga series written by Takahiro and illustrated by Tetsuya Tashiro. An anime television series adaptation of the main series premiered in Japan in July 2014. ...more
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Fate/Zero is a light novel by Gen Urobuchi, illustrated by Takashi Takeuchi, and is a prequel to Type-Moon's visual novel, Fate/stay night. The first volume was released on December 29, 2006, ...more
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Bleach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Magi: The Kingdom of Mag... is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Log Horizon is a Japanese novel series written by Mamare Touno and illustrated by Kazuhiro Hara, published by Enterbrain in Japan since 2011. By its eleventh expansion pack, the massively ...more

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Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Noragami is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Death Note is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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The Devil Is a Part-Time... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Problem Children Are Com... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
The story follows Sakamaki Izayoi, a boy bored with the entire world. One day, an envelope arrives for him. The moment Izayoi opens the envelope, he is transported to an alternate world. There, ...more
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Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Overlord is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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