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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 Tail 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.

1. One Piece

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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8. Soul Eater

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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

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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

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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.

© 2013 Caleb Melvern

Comments

Synconntez on March 20, 2020:

Gosh, I do dislike people who are new to Anime. I admit Fairy Tail is great. The new one, Seven Deadly Sins is going well too. But I gotta laugh when people flame cuz they want everything to be like the first anime they discover when they are new to Anime. The writer of Fairy Tail has already explained the inspiration is from Naruto and One Piece. One Piece was the top of the top until Bleach. Way before a Fairy Tail, way way way before a Seven Deadly Sins. Just shut up. And all of them ripped of Dragon Ball. Seven Deadly Sins is so blatant about the stealing it is funny. You can see Sasuke and Naruto all over Melodious! All the same formula, boy on adventure runs into a girl who is weak but has a strong destiny to full fill and desire to save something, then team up, then get comrades then never actually achieve the original aim. LOL! The two main characters have some kind of romantic chemistry, but she is always abusing him. Seven deadly sins is the first to alter the girl making her not so Sundera like. All boys have a friend who is their opposite, but they are close, Melodius has Ban, stolen from Natsu and Grey, stolen from Ruffy and Zoro/Usopsu, stolen from Naurto and Sasuke, stolen from Goku and Vegeta. Gimme a break!

fairy tail fun on January 23, 2020:

true

Nikhilluminati on January 18, 2020:

You forgot "Seven Deadly Sins", it's REALLY like Fairy Tail.

And I would suggest the ones reading this comment to ignore the losers who are saying "none of them after like Fairy Tail"

Because they all ARE like Fairy Tail, and these losers can't change that.

Redcrestedfox on January 14, 2020:

None of these at all so far are anything like fairy tail. Its kinda sad.

Husstavo on November 14, 2019:

i will try bleach.. i heared good ratings about it :)

Erza on November 02, 2019:

I guess I will let “ one peace” a go

~ W e n d y ~ on October 09, 2019:

Definetly The Legend of the Legendary Heroes.

MD_catlady on August 29, 2019:

these kinda sound boring and I'm not really into a hole bunch of blood and stuff so ill pass

Kv on May 16, 2019:

I LOVE THE MOVIE THEY ARE SO SOME AND COOL Name was

fairy tail

. on December 27, 2018:

I feel like soul eater is kinda like death note....sorta

Krystian on December 04, 2018:

Well I would watch naruto but there is no point in watching it the 4th time i can almost remember every event with most things said already :/ guess i will give one piece a go

Kyrios on October 21, 2018:

None of these are like Fairy Tail

silver on October 14, 2018:

damit iv already seen all theese!!!!!!!^o^

UV on October 07, 2018:

I guess I'll give bleach a go...

weebnewb on October 03, 2018:

Magi is my comfort anime. I would actually say it's most similar to Avatar: The Last Airbender. So if you're a fan of Avatar, then I highly recommend it. Oh yeah! And Dragon Prince! (a new anime by Avatar's author)

Natsu on September 24, 2018:

Lyra, you can find Naruto, and One Piece at Justdubs.com, here I'll put a link.

https://ww4.justdubs.me/anime/2700-naruto-english-...

Stingue obsessor on June 02, 2018:

Don't watch Rave Master because you will love it and then be upset that they cancelled it after 51 episodes. Magi is good but I can't find episode 21.

Aaliyah on May 12, 2018:

I've seen most of the animes above. Though I haven't seen Hunter x Hunter, Rave Master and Magi.

Liv on April 23, 2018:

Is there any anime that is romantic,action packed, and funny other than InuYasha and Fairy Tail?

Lyra on April 05, 2018:

I can't seem to find any episodes of One piece or Naruto no matter where I look.

reus on February 12, 2018:

#1 fairy tail. found a anime as fairy tail its name is overlord. and still producing new episodes

LOL on December 18, 2017:

..... I LOVE ALL OF THEM!!!!

Diwjdidjowiekwkid on November 26, 2017:

Do you think you can post more animes like thos

James chris on October 24, 2017:

Can I have a request?....can you give me an anime that action/magic/adventure with long series

gfghjkk on October 21, 2017:

bleach my favorite

niebororo on September 06, 2017:

lol i saw everythink i can't find good anime i don't saw ;/ is somethink wrong with me ? sory for my eanglish but musicie mi wybaczyć xP

Update on August 08, 2017:

One pieces art style has gotten better over the course of 3 years

Mine on June 08, 2017:

Fairy Tail is trash due to the friendship is magic bullshit

enya on June 03, 2017:

I would like 2 watch soul eater next

Jack the Ripper on May 05, 2017:

One Piece is the best anime you have ever seen admit it or Jack the Ripper will let it rip well the descendant of Jack the Ripper at least.!.!.!.!

LOVE on April 12, 2017:

Favorite anime ever are BLEACH,FAIRYTAIL,AND NARUTO!! I LOVE THEM!!

Fairy tale for life on March 26, 2017:

I'm going to watch bleach next because I have seen all of them

Yukixoxo on March 10, 2017:

I would recommend d grayman the story line is outstanding I would rate it 10/10! Especially the second season of it because it makes more sense!

Wendy Marvel on March 09, 2017:

I have watched all 277 episodes of Fairy tail and I don't know what to watch now

BMG on March 08, 2017:

One piece is definetly the best one you can chose becuse the plot is good there is comedy and it is almost identical to fairy tail beleve me im at the 531 episod right now.Btw the grafic is good

Alex on February 24, 2017:

Hunter X Humter, Naruto, One Piece, Bleach are best.

Me Mo on January 18, 2017:

rave master is crap at start but gets better

:-)

nadia on January 13, 2017:

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!

warrior on January 05, 2017:

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

Animelover on December 27, 2016:

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

random on December 21, 2016:

realy good list i would pick any one of them

Samwise Gamgee on November 12, 2016:

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.

gojira fan on October 08, 2016:

I'm sorry but no...you have no right to put Naruto on the list with Hinata as a foreground character....you'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.

Animefreak on July 27, 2016:

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

Nalu on July 23, 2016:

@FairyTail202

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 http://www.anime-planet.com/anime/fairy-tail/video...

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.

FairyTail202 on July 14, 2016:

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

Fairy101 on June 05, 2016:

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

Vali on June 04, 2016:

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.

Amber on April 17, 2016:

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

BLEACH!! on March 22, 2016:

Bleach IS AMAZING!!!!!

freude014 on March 22, 2016:

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.

fairy naru one on February 05, 2016:

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

Pls help me....!

ryan on February 01, 2016:

They forgot SAO!

Animelover on January 22, 2016:

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

Mr pie on October 25, 2015:

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

Lissy on September 09, 2015:

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 :)

Someone on August 15, 2015:

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. :)

Cody on May 27, 2015:

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...

Nataly on May 21, 2015:

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.

Pat Servin on May 02, 2015:

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.

NarutoFandom on February 10, 2015:

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

Hunterx on January 27, 2015:

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

I guess I'll just watch em all

fairy tai is number 1 on January 21, 2015:

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

Hunter on January 06, 2015:

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

fed ess on January 05, 2015:

hunterxhunter is actually rly good you should giv eit a try

AnGeL_FoReVer17 on October 27, 2014:

i LOVE FAIRY TAIL AND IM WATCHING NARUTO NOW AND ITS GREAT!! I love the characters!

me myself & I on July 02, 2014:

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

hanei on January 12, 2014:

I think that magi is the best cuz its funny