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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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One Piece is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Fairy Tail is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Fullmetal Alchemist: Bro... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Nanatsu no Taizai is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Magi: The Labyrinth of M... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Naruto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Overlord is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Attack on Titan (MBS, 2013) is a Japanese fantasy anime television series adapted from the manga of the same name by Hajime Isayama. It is set in a world where humanity lives inside cities ...more

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No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 10 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

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Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Magi: The Kingdom of Mag... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Hunter X Hunter 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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Death Note is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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The Rising of the Shield... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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Bleach 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
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Charlotte is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time
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