10 Anime Like Fairy Tail
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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