Anime has always been great at telling stories with fantastical elements. A world of swords and magic, filled with brings belonging to various races like Vampires, Elves, Dwarfs, Demi-Humans, etc. are frequently depicted in anime, whether based on feudal Japanese folklore or other cultures. There is no shortage of fantasy anime to watch this year.
One of fantasy’s many strengths is its ability to combine elements from other major genres such as romance, comedy, and, of course, some good old action. It is also easily adaptable to any age range, allowing you to choose between a lighthearted kid-friendly series and a darker anime with more mature content.
So, here are some new fantasy anime to look out for this winter!
Ningen Fushin: Apparently, Disillusioned Adventurers Will Save the World
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Magic
The plot begins with Nick, an experienced adventurer whose party is led by Argus, his mentor, and father figure. Following the completion of their most recent job, Nick discovers that a portion of the money has gone missing and realizes that one of the party members is responsible. Argus, to his surprise, forgives the member and instead expels Nick after being accused of embezzling funds as well.
One night, after several weeks in a downward spiral, Nick ends up in a local tavern where fate leads him to meet three other adventurers. After a night of drinking, the four bond over their own betrayals and their loss of trust in others. This is when Nick comes up with the idea for the four of them to form a party.
Thus, the story begins with a group of adventurers who are united in their belief that humans are a bunch of jerks and want to make some honest coin…
The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Isekai, Magic, Girls Love
Princess Anisphia defies the aristocracy’s expectations by developing “magicology,” a unique magical theory based on memories from her past life, despite her supposed ineptitude with regular magic. One day, she witnesses the brilliant noblewoman Euphyllia being unjustly deposed as the kingdom’s next monarch. That’s when Anisphia devises a scheme to help Euphyllia regain her good name—one that involves them living together and studying magic! These two ladies have no idea that their chance meeting will change not only their own futures but the futures of the kingdom…and the entire world!
Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy
Hero-King Inglis, the divine knight, and master of all he surveys, looks down on the empire he built with his mighty hand from his deathbed. After dedicating his life to statecraft and the well-being of his subjects, his one unfulfilled wish is to live again, this time for himself: a warrior’s life he’d devoted himself to before his rise to power.
Alistia, his patron goddess, hears his plea and smiles, flinging his soul into the far future. Not only is Inglis now the daughter of a minor noble family but at her first coming-of-age ceremony at the age of six, she is found ineligible to begin her knighthood!
For a lady of Inglis’ ambition, however, this is less of a setback and more of a challenge she was (re)born to overcome. “It’s the blood you shed on the battlefield that makes a knight, not the blood that runs through your veins!” The legend of an extraordinary lady squire reborn to master the blade comes to an end!
Handyman Saitou in Another World
Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Isekai, Slice of Life
Saitou is an ordinary handyman who is transported to another world where his skills are extremely useful. He begins to understand what it means to be needed.
Giant Beasts of Ars
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Magic
The land was created by great beasts, but humans stole it. Angered, the beasts began devouring humans, prompting the gods to intervene and fight the beasts. Humans hunt giant beasts for profit in the age of the sword, heroes, and mythology. Jiro, who makes a living by hunting beasts, comes across Kuumi, who is being pursued by someone and decides to save her at that moment. As rumors about humanity and a mysterious experiment spread, they band together to discover the world’s secrets.
Genres: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Year 5012, in the distant future.
The unexpected aerial invasion of Earth by Aliens and their creations, Machine Lifeforms, drove humanity to the brink of extinction. The number of humans who have taken refuge on the moon to plan a counterattack using android soldiers to retake Earth.
The war, however, comes to a halt as the Machine Lifeforms> continue to multiply indefinitely. As a result, humanity establishes a new unit of android soldiers as an ultimate weapon: YoRHa
Newly dispatched to Earth, 2B joins 9S, the analyst currently stationed there, where they encounter a plethora of mysterious phenomena…
This is the story of these lifeless androids and their never-ending battle for the sake of humanity.
Farming in Another World
Genres: Fantasy, Harem, Vampire, Isekai, Iyashikei
Machio Hiraku, who died of illness at the age of 39, is given the opportunity to travel to another world. When God asks him what his wish is in order to give him strength, he says he wants a healthy body, then he says he wants to live peacefully, then he wants to know the local language, and finally, he wants to be a farmer.
Campfire Cooking in Another World
Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Gourmet, Isekai, Iyashikei
Mukouda Tsuyoshi, 27, is transported into a fantasy world with three other heroes to save a kingdom from a mysterious threat. Tsuyoshi, on the other hand, is clearly dragged into the summoning ritual by accident. His only skill turns out to be “Food Menu,” which allows him to open an interface where he can buy and obtain modern Japanese supermarket items.
Tsuyoshi is kicked out of the palace and sets out on his own into his new world. However, his ability to create delectable dishes unknown to this world quickly pays off, attracting the legendary wolf Fenrir. Fenrir is so enamored with the food that he immediately enters into a contract with Tsuyoshi and becomes familiar. Tsuyoshi, accompanied by this whimsical mythical being, takes up a job as a merchant and adventurer, traveling and cooking up delectable meals that never fail to amaze the inhabitants of this world.
Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Lieselotte
Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, School, Shoujo, Magic
Shihono Kobayashi, a member of the Broadcasting Club, is always gushing to her friend Aoto Endou about MagiKoi, an otome game in which protagonist Fiene attends the Royal Academy of Magic. Despite the colorful cast, the villain Lieselotte Riefenstahl is the one Kobayashi is most obsessed with. Lieselotte wishes to be Fiene’s friend, despite her rude remarks toward her. Lieselotte is also madly in love with her fiancé, Prince Siegwald Fitzenhagen, who serves as the game’s main love interest. Unfortunately, Lieselotte is doomed to a tragic end in almost every route.
Kobayashi persuades Endou to play MagiKoi so he can improve his public speaking skills. When Siegwald suddenly hears the players’ voices inside the game, what begins as a normal playthrough becomes extraordinary! Endou and Kobayashi, now dubbed “gods,” use their comments and analyses to save their beloved tsundere villain from certain death.
Let us know what anime you’ll be watching from this list this season in the comments below!
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