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10 Anime Like Fairy Tail

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Fairy Tail: An Action Comedy Anime

Fairy Tail is an epic shounen anime that fans world-wide over have followed for over three years. It started as a manga series which was first published in 2006 and was then adapted into an anime that ran from 2009 up to 2013. Fairy Tail has a good mix of action, comedy, and adventure. If you have finished the series and are looking for anime like Fairy Tail, here are 10 others that you might like.

Fairy Tale Plot

Lucy Heartfilia is a 17-year-old girl who wishes to master her wizardry skills and join the wildly boisterous Mage Guild, Fairy Tail. On her journey, she stumbles upon Natsu Dragneel, who is accompanied by a blue flying cat named Happy.

Lucy gets abducted by a wizard who introduces himself as the Salamander of Fairy Tail. Natsu goes on to rescue Lucy, and tells her that he is the real Salamander, and that he has dragon abilities. Natsu invites Lucy to join Fairy Tail, which marks the beginning of their remarkable adventures together.

10 Anime like Fairy Tale

1. One Piece

One Piece is one of the most successful anime series of all time. It started on October 1999 and is still going strong after 500+ episodes. Many consider it to be the greatest shounen anime ever made.

Plot Outline

The story follows a group of pirates, led by Monkey D. Luffy, on their quest to find One Piece, the greatest treasure in the world. Luffy isn't a typical pirate. He cares about more than just finding One Piece and is also thrilled to meet new people and go on amazing adventures with his friends.

Somehow, their crew gets into a lot of trouble, and they experience many crazy mishaps and unforgettable experiences. The series is filled with a lot of action, and you are going to find yourself laughing at many comical scenes.

2. Naruto

The adventures of Naruto and his friends will surely remind you of the characters from Fairy Tail. The Naruto manga series was first released in 1999 while the anime series first aired in 2002.

Plot Outline

Konohagakure is a ninja village that is attacked by the Nine-Tailed Demon Fox, Kyuubi. With the lives of the villagers in tremendous danger, the Fourth Hokage, Konoha, sacrifices his life in order to seal the demon fox inside the newborn Naruto Uzumaki.

Iruka Umino, his teacher, eventually reveals to Naruto that the Nine-Tailed Fox dwells inside him. From then on, he makes a vow to be the best ninja and become the Hokage of Konohagakure.

3. Bleach

Bleach is another immensely popular anime that aired from 2004 to 2012. It has garnered a large following from the anime community and for good reason: the story is fantastic and filled with an interesting cast that offers a great viewer experience.

Plot Outline

Bleach tells the story of Ichigo Kurosaki, a teenager who has the ability to see ghosts. His life is changed forever when Kuchiki Rukia, a Soul Reaper, suddenly appears to save him from a Hollow, which is a lost soul that seizes energy from other souls. Not being able to defeat the Hollow, Rukia transfers part of her energy to Ichigo to allow him to defeat the Hollow. However, Ichigo takes almost all of Rukia's energy, causing him to transform into a Soul Reaper.

At that moment, they are faced with an unexpected situation: Rukia must remain in the human world and Ichigo must take her place as a Soul Reaper, defeating Hollows and making sure that souls reach the afterlife realm called Soul Society.

4. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Plot Outline

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood revolves around the story of two alchemist brothers, Edward Elric and Alphonse. Edward almost loses his brother while performing an alchemical transmutation. While Edward is able to attach Alphonse’s soul to a large armor suit, Edward loses his limbs in the accident.

They set out on a journey together to look for the Philosopher's stone, a powerful object that has the ability to restore their body parts, but their quest is anything but easy.

5. Hunter X Hunter

Plot Outline

Hunter x Hunter follows a young boy named Gon, who discovers that his father, Ging, whom he thought was dead, is actually alive. Ging is a legendary hunter, someone who has proven to be an elite member of society. Gon embarks on a long journey to find his father, soon realizing that he wants to become a hunter as well.

After turning 12, he takes on the Hunter exam, even after learning that many applicants end up dying. He meets several friends, including the silent but deadly Kurapika, the funny but very skilled Leorio, and the ex-assassin Killua. Their friendship is put to test as many trials and threats come their way.

6. Rave Master

Plot Outline

Rave Master is an adventure anime with many similarities to Fairy Tail, especially with the characters. Haru Glory is a sixteen-year-old boy who lives in Garage Island with his sister, Cattleya. One day, he accidentally fishes up Plue, a special guardian dog, from the ocean. Shiba, the first Rave Master, appears and tries to reclaim Plue who is his protector, but a terrorist organization named Demon Card suddenly appears and wreaks havoc in Garage Island.

Shiba then reveals to Haru that he is the second Rave Master, and gives him the Ten Commandments sword, Plue, and his Rave. Haru leaves Garage Island to seek revenge on Demon Card. Along his journey, he meets several allies, some of whom are former enemies.

Plot Outline

D.Gray-man tells the story of 15-year old Allen Walker, a boy with the ability to transform his left arm into a monstrous claw and destroy Akuma, mechanic weapons created by the Millennium Earl to help him destroy humanity.

When Allen joins the Black Order and becomes an exorcist, he is ordered to recover pieces of Innocence, a substance that exorcists need to defeat Akuma. Both sides are ultimately looking for the Heart, the most powerful Innocence which will guarantee victory to the side that captures it.

One of the best dark fantasy anime in recent years, D.Gray-man will keep you hooked with every episode.

7. D. Gray-man

8. Soul Eater

Plot Outline

This story takes place at the Death Weapon Meister Academy in Death City, an academy run by Shinigami, also known as Death.

The story follows three teams, each consisting of a weapon meister (weapon wielder) and a human weapon. Each team seeks to have their weapons defeat and absorb the souls of 99 evil humans and one witch. Doing so will increase their weapon's power immensely and turn it into a Death Scythe, the weapon that best suits Shinigami.

In the series, you watch as teams engage in various exciting adventures to gather souls, all while battling with creatures that try to invade their school.

9. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

Plot Outline

After being trapped in a room for most of his life, Aladdin embarks on a long journey to travel the world. Circumstances eventually lead him to Alibaba Saluja, a young lad who wishes to explore the dungeon of Amon. They decide to conquer the dungeon together, and after successfully doing so, Aladdin suddenly teleports to a far away land.

It is there that Aladdin learns that he is a Magi, a special magician with the unique ability to turn the energy of life into power. After learning this, he reunites with his comrades, and together they try to stop an empire that seeks to conquer the world.

10. The Legend of the Legendary Heroes

Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu, or The Legend of the Legendary Heroes, is a tale of fantasy and war. It is an amazing anime like Fairy Tail, with a great emphasis on the use of magic. It was first a Japanese light novel series, which was adapted into an anime series with 24 exciting episodes.

Plot Outline

The story begins in the Roland Empire, which is governed by a young king named Sion Astal. The king wishes to end conflicts with neighboring countries and decides to send Ryner Lute and Ferris Eris beyond the borders of the empire to search for missing relics which are believed to be in the possession of a legendary hero.

The relics are their only hope to end the war, but their enemies have other plans.

Which anime like Fairy Tail will you watch next?

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    • hanei 3 years ago

      I think that magi is the best cuz its funny

    • me myself & I 2 years ago

      The animation for one piece is horrible but the story plot is good so i think from scale 1-10 I would give it an 8

    • AnGeL_FoReVer17 2 years ago


    • fed ess 2 years ago

      hunterxhunter is actually rly good you should giv eit a try

    • Hunter 2 years ago

      This is really interesting, I would want to watch the D. Gray-Man anime.

    • fairy tai is number 1 2 years ago

      naruto is similar to fairy tail but i finished it and now i'm left alone searching for a show just like it. help me cus this list sure didn't

    • Hunterx 24 months ago

      They all seem good I don't know which one to start with.

      I guess I'll just watch em all

    • NarutoFandom 23 months ago

      Ya need to get ya facts right since Naruto manga and anime both came out before either the Fairy Tail manga or anime the FAIRY TAIL characters are like the NARUTO characters...

      Just sayin, cause that's kinda the logic in my head since Naruto (both manga and anime) came out before either of Fairy Tail's, I also watched Naruto first, but both are really good manga/anime, same with the others.

      And are there any other anime/manga like any cause ive already watched and read all of those

    • Pat Servin 20 months ago

      I have seen most of the anime on this list. The only ones I didn't see were Hunter x Hunter and Legend of the Legendary Heroes. Most of the anime on this are really good. I love fairy tail,One Piece Bleach, Naruto, D.gray man and Magi. Soul Eater I didn't really care for.

    • Nataly 20 months ago

      one of the reasons i love fairy tail is because its not scary and no one dies and theres no gore. In my opinion, fullmetal and magi and even just watching the above video for legendary heroes, they are all rather scary and heavy on the mind.

    • Cody 20 months ago

      I would not recommend The Legend of Legendary Heroes. It gets convoluted in the last few episodes and ends on just about the biggest cliffhanger it could have seeing not even close to the entire story was animated. Of the others, I never finished Rave Master because I would rather puncture my eardrums first due to Ellie's ANNOYING FREAKING NOISE she makes while firing her tonfas. FMA Brotherhood is amazing, Bleach and Naruto are great but fall from grace when you run into their infamously poorly-placed filler arcs, and I could never get into One Piece. Still need to watch the rest and see how they are...

    • Someone 17 months ago

      I'm sure most people only like watching Fairy Tail is because of the characters personality so I think they should make a list of the Best 10 Shows With Characters Similar To Fairy Tails Characters. :)

    • Lissy 16 months ago

      I would also recommend Hitman Reborn! to people who like Fairy Tail. The bonds between the characters, the fighting style and the humour are pretty similar (and the tendency for villains from one arc reappearing as allies later on too). Both share the same value for friendship and have a generally light, sometimes ridiculous plot :)

    • Mr pie 15 months ago

      Try Mahou Sersou out if you want something like fairytail,Though people say it sucks i personally like it except dat ending doe

    • Animelover 12 months ago

      AWWWWWW MAN I have seen every single anime on this list!!!! What will I watch now there is nothing good I can find

    • ryan 11 months ago

      They forgot SAO!

    • fairy naru one 11 months ago

      I had already watched fairy tail, naruto and one piece .now I don't know what to watch...

      Pls help me....!

    • freude014 10 months ago

      I loved watching d-gray man. I wish they continue the anime. I had no choice but to read the rest of it through. still a great anime to watch.

    • BLEACH!! 10 months ago

      Bleach IS AMAZING!!!!!

    • Amber 9 months ago

      I watched all of Naruto and most of fairy tail I love them both!

    • Vali 7 months ago

      Fairy Tail stands as my #1 favorite anime because I read more into the plot than most of these anime fans. Fairy Tail has more epic fights than Naruto anyway (well there are a few Naruto fights bad ass too) but yeah. BLEACH stands as 2nd fav while Naruto has 3rd. Problem with Naruto is they fall into filler arcs WAY too much. BLEACH an FT doesn't. BLEACH only fell into filler once and that was just to delay the winter war arc so viewers can be more anxious. FT also only did it once. This should update too.

    • Fairy101 7 months ago

      i've watched almost every anime on this

      except rave master and legend of legendary heroes

      so i'm watch'n rave master cause it was created by the same person who created fairy tail

      Hiro Mashima

    • FairyTail202 6 months ago

      People who watched fairy tail did u watch in sub or dub caus I cant find it.

    • Nalu 6 months ago


      i watched it in sub cuz the dub voices sounded weird and really exaggerated. The sub voice acting was really good and made the anime amazing.

      I watched it on

      It has ads since its hulu based but the anime is worth the wait in my opinion. Stupid youtube took down most of the episodes due to copyright.

    • Animefreak 5 months ago

      Man I need more anime to watch ive watched most of the anime on this list

    • gojira fan 3 months ago

      I'm sorry but have no right to put Naruto on the list with Hinata as a foreground're either an NH tard or your trolling either way. Hinata has no right to be on the main poster of a Naruto explanation instead of Team 7.

    • Samwise Gamgee 2 months ago

      Actually to the NaurtoFandom above, FairyTail wasn't based on that crap show. It was based off and built from Hiro's other work, also mentioned in this list, called Rave Master. You'll notice the similarities/easter eggs that are left in Fairy Tail such as Gray's necklace. So stop trying to say it was based off that shitty ninja show.

    • random 4 weeks ago

      realy good list i would pick any one of them

    • Animelover 3 weeks ago

      Duck you people who are dissing Fairy Tail. Natsu is the best.

    • warrior 2 weeks ago

      I have watched all of these anime's .To Samwise Gamgee,Pule and another blue haired person with a face tattoo around the eye.

    • nadia 7 days ago

      Fairy Tail is my absolute favorite anime. I have watched naruto which is excellent and one piece as a child. I am tempted to try Bleach since my husband watched it and loved it but it doesnt seem quite my style. Thinking of rave master or d gray-man next should be interesting. Thanks for the list!

    • Me Mo 2 days ago

      rave master is crap at start but gets better


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