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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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Fairy Tail is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
Fairy Tail is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiro Mashima. It has been published in Weekly Shōnen Magazine since August 2, 2006, and has been published by Kodansha in 48 ...more

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Sword Art Online (2012) is a Japanese anime series based on the light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. The story takes place in the near-future and focuses on ...more

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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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One Piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. The manga has been adapted into an original video animation produced by Production I.G in 1998, and an anime series ...more

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Bro... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an anime adaptation of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga by Hiromu Arakawa. Developed by Bones, the series is directed by Yasuhiro Irie and written by Hiroshi ...more

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Naruto is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
Naruto is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. It tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja who searches for recognition from his peers and the ...more

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Bleach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Bleach is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tite Kubo. Bleach follows the adventures of the hotheaded teenager Ichigo Kurosaki after he obtains the powers of a Soul Reaper from ...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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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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Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
Fullmetal Alchemist is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa. It was serialized in Square Enix's Monthly Shōnen Gangan magazine between August 2001 and June 2010; the ...more

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Inuyasha, also known as Inuyasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi. It premiered in Weekly Shōnen Sunday on November 13, 1996 and ...more

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Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
Soul Eater is a manga series written and illustrated by Atsushi Ōkubo. The series revolves around three teams, each consisting of a weapon meister and weapon that can transform into a humanoid.

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Magi: The Labyrinth of M... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is a 2012 TV anime series written by Hiroyuki Yoshino and directed by Koji Masunari.

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Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Dragon Ball Z is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. Dragon Ball Z is the sequel to the Dragon Ball anime and adapts the last 325 chapters of the original 519-chapter ...more

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No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
No Game No Life is a light novel series by Yū Kamiya. Sora and Shiro are two hikikomori step-siblings who are known in the online gaming world as Blank, an undefeated group of gamers. One day, ...more

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Yu Yu Hakusho is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. Yu Yu Hakusho follows Yusuke Urameshi, a 14-year-old street-brawling delinquent who, in an uncharacteristic ...more

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Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
Black Butler is a manga written and illustrated by Yana Toboso. Since its debut on September 16, 2006, it has been serialized in Square Enix's shōnen manga magazine Monthly GFantasy. The series ...more

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Noragami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
Noragami is a Japanese manga series by Adachitoka. An anime television series adaptation by Bones aired in Japan beginning from January 5, 2014 to March 23, 2014, with a total of 12 episodes. ...more

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Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
Angel Beats! is a 13-episode Japanese anime television series produced by P.A.Works and Aniplex and directed by Seiji Kishi. The story was originally conceived by Jun Maeda, who also wrote the ...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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Zero no Tsukaima is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Rosario + Vampire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
Rosario + Vampire is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akihisa Ikeda. The story revolves around Tsukune Aono, a boy who inadvertently enrolls in a boarding school for monsters. ...more

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Nanatsu no Taizai is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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The Devil Is a Part-Time... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
The Devil Is a Part-Timer! is a Japanese light novel series written by Satoshi Wagahara, with illustrations by Oniku. ASCII Media Works has published ten volumes since February 2011. The story ...more

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Berserk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Berserk is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kentaro Miura. Set in a medieval Europe-inspired dark fantasy world, the story centers on the characters of Guts, a lone mercenary, ...more

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Fate/stay night is listed (or ranked) 25 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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