Greek, Norse, and Japanese Mythology Anime

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In this article, we are going to see mythological anime. Some Greek Mythology Anime, Norse Mythology Anime, Japanese Mythology Anime and Egyptian Mythology Anime. We will point out some of the best and follow with a complete list.

We previously made a list of Gods and Deities anime. The list in this article is somewhat similar, but includes anime that make constant and direct references to different mythologies. It is common for any type of anime to make one reference or another.

Greek Mythology Anime

These anime reference Greek mythology: a collection of myths involving famous Greek gods such as Zeus, Hades and Athena; or stories of Greek mythological figures such as Hercules, Odysseus or Achilles. The anime may take place in Greece.

Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac

In a world where gods reincarnate in human bodies, Athena is the Guardian of Earth. Together with her 88 Saints, she must protect Earth against other gods whose sole purpose is to take her position.

At this time, Athena, along with her bronze saints Seiya, Shiryu, Ikki, Hyoga and Shun, will have to fight the evil plans of a traitor among her midst who rejects her identity and appoints himself as the sole lord of Athena's saints.

Being the ones behind the real Athena, Seiya and the others will have to fight their way through countless saints to unmask this imposter. A well-known classic dubbed in Brazil as Knights of the Zodiac.

Anime from Greek, Norse and Japanese Mythology

champion!

Godou Kusanagi, a former baseball player, travels to Sardinia at the request of his grandfather to return a sign called Lucrecia Zola. He ends up meeting Erica Blandelli, a swordsman, who ends up dragging him into a dispute between two gods. 

In the midst of this crisis, he ends up having to face the ancient Persian warlord, Verethragna, in mortal combat. After killing the god, Godou becomes a champion, one of many assigned titles to a slayer of gods.

Anime from Greek, Norse and Japanese Mythology

Kamigami no Asobi

Yui Kusanagi discovers a powerful sword that transports her to another world. There, this ordinary high school girl finds herself face to face with the mighty Greek god Zeus, who has an unusual request: stay in the dimension he created and attend a school of legendary proportions.

Zeus serves as dean of a school of misguided young gods. The bond between humans and gods has weakened, and now it's up to Yui to teach the gods about love and what it means to be human.

Anime from Greek, Norse and Japanese Mythology

List of Greek Mythology Anime

To complement, let's now see a complete list of Greek mythological anime in order of best to worst:

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Nome do AnimeYearType
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas – Meiou Shinwa 2nd Chapter2011OVA
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas – Meiou Shinwa2009OVA
Fate/Grand Order: Absolute Demonic Front – Babylonia2019TV
Saint Seiya: Cavaleiros do Zodíaco1986TV
Campione!2012TV
Kamigami no Asobi2014TV
Unico1981Movie
Ulysses 311981TV
Greek Roman Sinhwa Olympus Guardian Filme2005Movie
Arion1986Movie
Bride of Deimos1988OVA
The Golden Laws2003Movie
Hermes: Winds of Love1997Movie
Soutaisei Riron: Cerberus2016music video
Greek Roman Sinhwa Olympus Guardian2002TV

Greek Mythology Manga

To complement, let's also leave a list of Greek Mythology manga:

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Shuumatsu no Walkure2017
Lore Olympus2018
Colette wa Shinu Koto ni Shita2013
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas – Meiou Shinwa Gaiden2011
Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas2006
Aries1987
Campione! (Light Novel)2008
My Name is Love2016
Saint Seiya: Episode G – Assassin2014
Knights of the Zodiac1985
Saint Seiya: Saintia Shou2013
Athena Complex2016
Saint Seiya: Episode G2002
Arion1979
Unico1976
Saint Seiya: Next Dimension2006
Saint Seiya Episode Zero2017
Bride of Deimos1975
Olympos2007
Campione!2011
Because I’m the Goddess2003
Conbini Siren2017
Shinwa Ponchi2009

Norse Mythology Anime

These anime reference Norse mythology: a collection of myths involving famous Norse gods, such as Odin, Thor or Loki; or stories of Norse mythological figures like Fenrir, Sigurd or Jormungandr.

We have already mentioned some anime that also have a bit of Norse Mythology as in the case of Kamigami no Asobi and Saint Seiya. Something similar happens with High School DxD mentioned in the list below, they also involve gods from different cultures.

Hyakuren no Haou to Seiyaku no Valkyria

Yuuto Suoh is a modern-day boy who accidentally ended up in a world where various clans fight for supremacy and survival of the fittest rules, with his knowledge, Yuuto managed at age 16, to become a Patriarch.

Welcome to a thrilling battle fantasy chronicle about a young man who became king in a parallel world and the beautiful battle maidens who swear absolute loyalty to him!!

Anime from Greek, Norse and Japanese Mythology

There are not many Norse Mythology anime, we can list the few below:

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High School DxD BorN2015
High School DxD Hero2018
Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac1986
Kamigami no Asobi2014
Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok2003
The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar2018
Val x Love2019
Mighty Thor: Battle Royale2017
Senyoku no Sigrdrifa2020

Norse Mythology Manga

To complement, let's also leave a list of Norse Mythology manga:

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Shuumatsu no Walkure2017
The Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok2002
The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar (Light Novel)2013
The Mythical Detective Loki1999
Raisekamika2017
Matantei Loki Ragnarok – Shin Sekai no Kamigami2011
Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria2006
A Fairytale for the Demon Lord2011
A Fairytale for the Demon Lord – Part 22014
The Master of Ragnarok & Blesser of Einherjar2015
Valkyrie Profile2000
Valkyrie Profile: The Dark Alchemist2001
Waltraute-san no Konkatsu Jijou (Light Novel)2012
Ragnarok1995
Val x Love2015
Valkyrie Agency2015

Egyptian Mythology Anime

These anime reference Egyptian mythology: a collection of myths involving famous Egyptian gods such as Ra, Anubis or Bastet. Other well-known examples include the lion-bodied sphinx, the Egyptian afterlife, and the story of Isis and Osiris.

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Kamigami no Asobi2014
Kamigami no Ki Special2016
Kamigami no Ki2016
Code Geass2006
Toaru Majutsu no Index

Egyptian Mythology Mangas and Levels

To complement, let's also leave a list of Egyptian Mythology manga:

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ENNEAD2018
A Certain Magical Index: New Testament SS (Light Novel)2014
Cairo2017
Megami-sama to Watashi2008
Im: Great Priest Imhotep (Pilot)2013
Saika no Kami wa Negawanai2019
Akh2014
Seisen no Ra2016
Imadoki Egypt Kami2015
Pantheon High2006
Pharaoh2017

Japanese Mythology Anime

Japanese mythology refers to any number of stories involving kami (deities or spirits), oni (ogres) or youkai (demons). The anime often includes ideas based on the creation myth, with Amaterasu, Susano-o, Izanagi, and Izanami.

Other stories in Japanese mythology refer to incredible beasts, such as the serpentine Orochimaru; or stories of mortal deities or folk heroes like Momotarou. Most Japanese anime have at least a hint of their mythology or religion.

Generally many films, mainly from the Ghibli Studios, focus on Japanese mythology. Below we have a list of Japanese mythology movies that are actually animations. Here you can find anime from different genres.

Natsume Yuujinchou Roku

A beautiful and fleeting story about people and spirits. Natsume Takashi has been able to see them since he was young and inherited the book of friends from his grandmother, Reiko. He spends his days with his self-proclaimed bodyguard Nyanko-sensei and freeing the youkai that were bound to the book.

Natsume continues to find ways to protect those precious days as he tries to find his way forward through his connections with the spirits and those involved and being helped by like-minded friends.

Anime from Greek, Norse and Japanese Mythology

Noragami and Noragami Aragoto

Yato is a small god whose dream is to have a shrine and many followers to worship him. However, he is an unknown god, and his only partner who helped him fulfill the desires of humans, decides to leave him and goes to help another god. 

As he tries to fulfill his dream, Iki Hiyori, a student, saves him from being run over, but suffers the accident instead. This causes the girl to have a certain problem and is stuck with Yato until her problem is resolved.

Anime from Greek, Norse and Japanese Mythology

Kamisama Kiss

Kamisama Kiss is a mythological anime romance shoujo and comedy. The Anime tells the story of Nanami, a girl who was evicted from her home because of her gambling addict father, who abandoned her and ran away with a lot of debt. 

While wandering the streets, Nanami meets a man who, upon learning of her story, offers her his house to live in, which is actually an abandoned temple in which she becomes the deity of this place.

Anime from Greek, Norse and Japanese Mythology

List of Japanese Mythology Anime

Below is a complete list of Japanese mythology anime in order of best to worst:

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Nome do Anime mitológico Year
Natsume’s Book of Friends Temporadas 1 a 62017
Noragami Aragoto2015
Kamisama Kiss 2nd Temporada2015
xxxHOLiC Kei2008
Kamisama Kiss2012
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness 2nd Temporada: Part II2018
Noragami2014
Mononoke2007
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness 2nd Temporada2017
The Eccentric Family 22017
Poco’s Udon World2016
xxxHOLiC2006
The Morose Mononokean II2019
Kakuriyo: Bed & Breakfast for Spirits2018
Nura: Rise of the Youkai Clan2010
The Eccentric Family2013
Naruto2002
The Morose Mononokean2016
How to Keep a Mummy2018
High School DxD Hero2018
Inu x Boku Secret Service2012
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness2014
Shounen Onmyouji2006
Otome Youkai Zakuro2010
Gugure! Kokkuri-san2014
Konohana Kitan2017
Ghost Stories2000
Sarazanmai2019
Kannagi2008
Laughing Under the Clouds2014
Inari Kon Kon2014
RIN-NE 22016
In/Spectre2020
Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror2006
RIN-NE 32017
Kamichu!2005
Elegant Youkai Apartment Life2017
Gingitsune: Messenger Fox of the Gods2013
Inukami!2006
Our Home’s Fox Deity2008
GeGeGe no Kitarou (2018)2018
Folktales from Japan2012
Midnight occult civil servants2019
Folktales from Japan 2nd Temporada2017
RIN-NE2015
Tayutama -Kiss on my Deity-2009
Youkai Watch: Shadow Side2018
Hakaba Kitaro2008
Mokke2007
GeGeGe no Kitarou1968
GeGeGe no Kitarou (1971)1971
RDG: Red Data Girl2013
GeGeGe no Kitarou: Jigoku-hen1988
We Rent Tsukumogami2018
Zettai Shounen2005
Hana Kappa2010
GeGeGe no Kitarou (1996)1996
GeGeGe no Kitarou (1985)1985
Youkai Watch2014
Petopeto-san2005
Kumamiko: Girl Meets Bear2016
Kappa no Kaikata2004
Nekogami Yaoyorozu2011
Kiitaro’s youkai picture diary2016
Youkai Ningen Bem1968
Dororon Enma-kun1973
Momotarou Densetsu1989
Manga Nippon Mukashibanashi (1976)1976
Hana wa Saku: Touhoku ni Saku2014
Youkai Ningen Bem (2006)2006
Manga Nippon Mukashibanashi1975
Momo Kyun Sword2014
KutsuDaru.2014
Youkai Gakuen Y: N to no Souguu2019
Manga Furusato Mukashibanashi1976
Neko to Mata2017

Japanese Mythology Films

Below is an ordered list of Japanese mythology animated films from best to worst:

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Nome do FilmeYear
Spirited Away2001
Princess Mononoke1997
Hotarubi no Mori e2011
Natsume’s Book of Friends Movie: Ephemeral Bond2018
The Boy and the Beast2015
My Neighbor Totoro1988
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya2013
xxxHOLiC Movie: A Midsummer Night’s Dream2005
A Letter to Momo2011
Youkai Watch Movie 4: Shadowside – Oni-ou no Fukkatsu2017
Summer Days with Coo2007
Youkai Watch Movie 5: Forever Friends2018
Youkai Watch Movie 3: Sora Tobu Kujira to Double no Sekai no Daibouken da Nyan!2016
Youkai Watch Movie 2: Enma Daiou to Itsutsu no Monogatari Da Nyan!2015
Pom Poko1994
GeGeGe no Kitarou: Youkai Daisensou1986
Youkai Watch Movie 1: Tanjou no Himitsu da Nyan!2014
GeGeGe no Kitarou: Obake Nighter1997
GeGeGe no Kitarou: Gekitotsu!! Ijigen Youkai no Daihanran1986
GeGeGe no Kitarou: Saikyou Youkai Gundan! Nihon Jouriku!!1986
Inukami! The Movie2007
GeGeGe no Kitarou Movie (1985)1985
Legend of the Millennium Dragon2011
GeGeGe no Kitarou: Youkai Tokkyuu! Maboroshi no Kisha1997
GeGeGe no Kitarou: Daikaijuu1996
GeGeGe no Kitarou: Kitarou no Yuurei Densha1999
GeGeGe no Kitarou: Chisougan1980
Manga Nippon Mukashibanashi Movie1982
GeGeGe no Kitarou (1968)1968
GeGeGe no Kitarou: Nippon Bakuretsu!!2008
Kappa no Ude2009
GeGeGe no Kitarou: Youkai Japan Rally 3D2008
Hinomaru Hatanosuke: Bakemono Yashiki no Maki1935
Manga Kamishibai Kintarou no Maki1934
Kappa Kawatarou1954
Kamiarizuki no Kodomo2021
Youkai Watch Movie 6: Youkai Gakuen Y – Neko wa Hero ni Nareru ka2019
Kappa no Sanpei1993
Spo-chan Taiketsu: Youkai Daikessen2014

List of Japanese Mythology Anime OVAs and Specials

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Natsume’s Book of Friends Season 6 Specials2017DVD special
Kamisama Kiss: Kako-hen2015OVA
Natsume’s Book of Friends Season 5 Specials2017DVD special
Natsume Yuujinchou: Itsuka Yuki no Hi ni2014OVA
Kamisama Kiss: Kamisama, Shiawase ni Naru2016OVA
xxxHOLiC Rou2010OVA
xxxHOLiC Shunmuki2009OVA
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness OVA 32019OVA
Kamisama Kiss OVA2013OVA
Noragami Aragoto OVA2015OVA
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness OVA2015OVA
Touhou Gensou Mangekyou: The Memories of Phantasm2011Other
Natsume’s Book of Friends: Nyanko-sensei & The First Errand2013OVA
Nura: Rise of the Youkai Clan OVA2012OVA
Hozuki’s Coolheadedness OVA 22017OVA
Noragami OVA2014OVA
Inu X Boku Secret Service Special2012DVD special
Kamichu! Specials2005DVD special
Gugure! Kokkuri-san Specials2014DVD special
Midnight occult civil servants Specials2019DVD special
Miyori no Mori2007TV Special
Kannagi: If You Are a Shrine Maiden2009DVD special
Mokke Specials2008DVD special
Inari Kon Kon: Cicada Chorus2014OVA
Midnight occult civil servants OVA2019OVA
Touhou Niji Sousaku Doujin Anime: Musou Kakyou2008OVA
Our Home’s Fox Deity Specials2008DVD special
Touhou Niji Sousaku Doujin Anime: Musou Kakyou Special2014DVD special
Nekogami Yaoyorozu: Ohanami Ghostbusters2012OVA
Kumamiko: Girl Meets Bear Specials2016DVD special
RIN-NE CM2009Other
Amefuri Kozou1983OVA
Takane no Jitensha2008TV Special
Kiitaro’s youkai picture diary Special2017DVD special
Nura: Rise of the Youkai Clan Recaps2010TV Special
GeGeGe no Kitarou: Kitarou Tanjou-hen1980TV Special
Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou: 3D Nyanko-sensei Gekijou2009DVD special
Anime Rakugo Kan1992OVA
Aloha! Youkai Watch: Rakuen Hawaii de Geragerapou!!2015Other
Shuten Doji1989OVA
Kitsunetsuki: Tengu Desu2018music video
Suiyoubi no Campanella: Momotarou2014music video
The House Spirit Tatami-chan2020web
Kappa no Kui Kuo Kua1975music video
Yumi Kojima: Kappapa1985music video
Schneider TM: Frogtoise2002music video
Momotaro2015Other
Youkai Ningen Bem: Part II1992Other
Appare! Momotarou no Koutsuu Anzen1995OVA
Baka Mukashibanashi: Momotaro no Heya2011OVA
Mashin Mukashi-Banashi Gekijou2020web

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