Fairy Tail is one of the most popular magic anime of all time, if not the most popular. Are there similar anime with similar stories and themes? Today we will list some anime similar to Fairy Tail.
Reminding readers of Suki Desu that we already have an article talking about fantasy anime. Some animementioned in this article may be a bit obvious, since the vast majority are very famous.
Remembering that Fairy Tail is not popular for its magic, but for adventure, action and complex history. That’s why the anime listed in this article aren’t necessarily all magic.
Magi: The labirynth of magic
When we talk about fairy tail-like anime, the first that comes into mind is Magi, precisely because it also has magic as a theme. The anime mixes popular stories from Aladin and Alibaba.
The anime tells the story of Aladdin leaving his home to explore the world along with his mentor Ugo. Aladdin befriends Alibaba and both decide to conquer the mazes called Dungeons.
There are several Dungeonmazes scattered around the world, they were created by wizards known as Magi. In the mazes are Djinns who are the creatures that give power to those who complete them.
A-1 Pictures – 2012 – 25 episodes – Note in MAL: 8.23
Hunter vs. Hunter – Another complete universe
My favorite anime, with a complete and unique universe, considered one of the best anime of all time by many. The anime has two versions, the latest being with 148 episodes and adapting the best manga arcs.
The synopsis of the anime is very simple, focuses on the story of Gon, a fun boy who is curious about his father’s whereabouts. To find him he participates in a competition to become a Hunter.
Hunter are hunters who have perks around the world, as if he has an unlimited passport and a river of opportunities and tools. Becoming Hunter is not an easy mission, in fact only the best can.
The anime begins by showing Gon and his new friends during this rigorous examination that leads to the death and despair of many participants. Then the anime extends into different complex arcs full of action and things we didn’t imagine during the simple Hunter exam.
Rave Master – From the same creator of Fairy Tail
We can’t help but mention Fairy Tail’s predecessor called Rave Master, Hiro Mashima’s previous work. Only when watching you find many similarities in art, traits, characters and mascots.
Both stories involve a lot of magic, with the hero and other characters having their own specific powers. Stark similarities are noted between Haru and Ellie with Natsu and Lucy.
Like the Fairy Tale, the Rave Master mixes elements of action, comedy, romance and more in a Shounen anime. No doubt, if you love Fairy Tail, you’ll also like rave master.
Studio Deen – 2001 – 51 episodes – Note in MAL: 7.35
One Piece – the greatest of the best
One Piece is probably the most fairy tail-like anime. Unfortunately many do not watch for their gigantic size of 800 epistle, where they claim to be far from over.
Luffy is very much like Natsu, both are starved, carefree and smart. In addition to the similarity in personality, both continually enhance their abilities to defeat stronger and stronger enemies.
Luffy’s straw hat pirates are as entertaining as members of the Fairy Tail Guild, and the one piece style is also visually similar. How would you like to give the pirate king a chance?
Toei Animation – 1999 + 800 episodes and in release – Note in MAL: 8.57
Shaman King, New District
This anime is a bit old but has similarities to the style of Fairy Tail. Yoh Asakura, a shaman who wants to become the Shaman King. Every 500 years a battle is held between competing shamans to claim the title.
Yoh embarks on a journey to meet other shamans and battle, in which he uses a combination of weapons, onmyoji magic and summoning spirits. Yoh meets many friends and allies along the way as well as in Fairy Tail.
It’s a little different from anything else you’ve ever watched, while it’s still similar to other Shounen anime. The special powers and interesting cast will surely attract Fairy Tail fans.
Xebec – 2001 – 64 episodes – NOTE in MAL: 7.83
Nanatsu in Taizai
Nanatsu is undoubtedly one of the anime that is most recommended when history is powerful protagonist, magic, fights and demons. The anime takes place in a world similar to the European Middle Ages.
In Nanatsu in Taizai the Sacred Knights of Britain use magic to protect the Region of Britain. However, a small subset of the Knights allegedly betrayed their homeland.
They were defeated by the Holy Knights, but rumors continued to persist that these legendary knights, called “Seven Mortal Sins,” were still alive. The anime focuses on these knights.
A-1 Pictures – 2014 – 24 episodes – Note in MAL: 8.38
Full Metal Alchemist
One of my favorite anime and was the first anime I watched. The anime has its own universe based on alchemy, where protagonists and villains seek the creation of a philosopher’s stone to carry out their plans.
The protagonist Edward loses his arm and his brother while trying to resurrect his mother. He seals the soul of his brother Alphonse in an Armor. Both join the army in order to research and find the philosopher’s stone.
In the midst of this comes a lot of mystery, epic battles, charismatic characters and a perfect combination of action, comedy and romance. No doubt everyone who watched Fairy Tail will love Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood.
Bones – 2009 – 64 episodes – NOTE in MAL: 9.25
Soul Eater takes place at the Death Weapon Meister Academy, where teams of a humanoid weapon that can transform to collect the souls of evil humans.
Meister Academy certainly works similarly to the Fairy Tail Guild, and the partnership between Maka and her Soul Eater sickle is reminiscent of Natsu and Lucy.
The cast of Soul Eater is incredibly strange and quirky, and the anime uses this for comic effects, just as Fairy Tail. Maka and Soul Eater are always looking forward to a good fight.
Bones – 2008 – 51 episodes – NOTE in MAL: 8.06
AO NO Exorcist
He in the Exorcist follows Rin Okumura who has his world turned upside down when he discovers that he is Satan’s own son and that his father wants him to return so they can conquer Assiah together.
Not wanting to join the king of Gehenna, Rin decides to start training to become an exorcist so he can fight to defend Assiah alongside his brother Yukio.
For this he chooses to enter a specialized school to form exorcists. And in this school if brother is who will be your teacher.
A-1 Pictures – 2011 – 25 episodes – Note in MAL: 7.90
Kazuma Satou dies and is reincarnated by a beautiful goddess but named Aqua in a fantasy world. In this world he needs to work to pay for this opportunity, things don’t happen as he imagines.
First he was given the opportunity to choose an item to help him in his mission in the new world. Enchanted by beauty, he chooses the Aqua Goddess, but she kind of is useless, which causes a super comical adventure.
The anime has a lot of comedy and has as its main theme a world of magic. This closely resembles Fairy Tail. Some dare to say that Konosuba is far superior to Fairy Tail, being one of the best comedy anime.
Studios Deen – 2016 – Mal Note: 8.18
Other anime similar to Fairy Tail
To finalize the article, let’s leave a full list of popular anime or that has similarities with Fairy Tail for you to even take a look. I hope you enjoyed this article. If you like it, share and leave your comments!
- Naruto, naruto;
- God eater;
- Shingeki in bahamut;
- Akame ga kill;
- Shakugan in shana;
- Natsume yuujinchou;
- Shingeki no kyojin;