Anime has always been great at telling fantastical stories. A world of swords and magic, populated by various races such as Vampires, Elves, Dwarfs, Demi-Humans, and so on, is frequently depicted in anime, whether based on feudal Japanese folklore or other cultures. This year, there is no shortage of fantasy anime to watch.
One of fantasy’s many strengths is its ability to incorporate elements from other major genres, such as romance, comedy, and, of course, action. It is also easily adaptable to any age range, giving you the option of watching a lighthearted kid-friendly series or a darker anime with more mature content.
So, here are some new fantasy anime to look out for this winter!
Ningen Fushin: Apparently, Disillusioned Adventurers Will Save the World
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Magic
The story starts with Nick, a seasoned adventurer whose party is led by Argus, his mentor and father figure. After finishing their most recent job, Nick discovers that a portion of the money has gone missing and realises that one of the party members is to blame. Surprisingly, Argus forgives the member and instead expels Nick after being accused of embezzling funds as well.
After several weeks in a downward spiral, Nick finds himself in a local tavern, where fate brings him together with three other adventurers. The four bond over their own betrayals and loss of trust in others after a night of drinking. Nick comes up with the idea for the four of them to form a party at this point.
As a result, the story begins with a group of adventurers who share the belief that humans are a bunch of jerks and want to make some honest coin…
The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Isekai, Magic, Girls Love
Despite her supposed ineptitude with regular magic, Princess Anisphia defies the aristocracy by developing “magicology,” a unique magical theory based on memories from her past life. One day, she witnesses the unjust deposition of the brilliant noblewoman Euphyllia as the kingdom’s next monarch. That’s when Anisphia comes up with a plan to help Euphyllia regain her good name—a plan that involves them living together and studying magic! These two ladies have no idea that their chance meeting will change not only their own lives, but the lives of the entire kingdom…and the entire world!
Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy
From his deathbed, Hero-King Inglis, the divine knight and master of all he surveys, looks down on the empire he built with his mighty hand. His one unfulfilled wish after dedicating his life to statecraft and the well-being of his subjects is to live again, this time for himself: a warrior’s life he’d devoted himself to before his rise to power.
His patron goddess, Alistia, hears his plea and smiles, flinging his soul into the far future. Not only is Inglis now the daughter of a minor noble family, but she is also found ineligible to begin her knighthood at the age of six at her first coming-of-age ceremony!
This is less of a setback for a lady of Inglis’ ambition and more of a challenge she was (re)born to overcome. “It’s the blood you shed on the battlefield, not the blood that runs through your veins, that makes a knight!” The legend of an extraordinary lady squire reborn to master the blade comes to an end!
Handyman Saitou in Another World
Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Isekai, Slice of Life
Saitou is an ordinary handyman who is transported to another world where his skills are extremely useful. He begins to understand what it means to be needed.
Giant Beasts of Ars
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Magic
Great beasts created the land, but humans stole it. The beasts became enraged and began devouring humans, prompting the gods to intervene and fight the beasts. In the age of the sword, heroes, and mythology, humans hunt giant beasts for profit. Jiro, who makes a living by hunting beasts, comes across Kuumi while she is being pursued by someone and decides to save her right away. They band together to discover the world’s secrets as rumours about humanity and a mysterious experiment spread.
Genres: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Year 5012, in the distant future.
The unexpected aerial invasion of Earth by Aliens and their creations, Machine Lifeforms, nearly wiped out humanity. The number of humans who have taken refuge on the moon in order to plan a counterattack against Earth using android soldiers.
The war, on the other hand, comes to a halt as the Machine Lifeforms> continue to proliferate indefinitely. As a result, humanity creates a new unit of android soldiers to serve as the ultimate weapon: YoRHa
2B, who was recently dispatched to Earth, joins 9S, the analyst who is currently stationed there, where they encounter a slew of mysterious phenomena…
This is the story of these lifeless androids and their never-ending struggle for humanity’s sake.
Farming in Another World
Genres: Fantasy, Harem, Vampire, Isekai, Iyashikei
Machio Hiraku, who died at the age of 39 due to illness, is given the opportunity to travel to another world. When God asks him what he wants for strength, he says he wants a healthy body, then he wants to live peacefully, then he wants to learn the local language, and finally he wants to be a farmer.
Campfire Cooking in Another World
Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Gourmet, Isekai, Iyashikei
Tsuyoshi Mukouda, 27, is transported into a fantasy world along with three other heroes to save a kingdom from an unknown threat. Tsuyoshi, on the other hand, appears to have been dragged into the summoning ritual by chance. His only skill is “Food Menu,” which allows him to open an interface from which he can buy and obtain modern Japanese supermarket items.
Tsuyoshi is expelled from the palace and embarks on his own journey into his new world. His ability to create delectable dishes unknown to this world, on the other hand, quickly pays off, attracting the legendary wolf Fenrir. Fenrir is so taken with the food that he immediately signs a contract with Tsuyoshi and becomes acquainted with him. Tsuyoshi, accompanied by this enchanting mythical being, embarks on a career as a merchant and adventurer, travelling and preparing delectable meals that never fail to amaze the inhabitants of this world.
Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Lieselotte
Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, School, Shoujo, Magic
Shihono Kobayashi, a Broadcasting Club member, is constantly gushing to her friend Aoto Endou about MagiKoi, an otome game in which protagonist Fiene attends the Royal Academy of Magic. Despite the colourful cast, Kobayashi is most obsessed with the villain Lieselotte Riefenstahl. Despite her rude remarks towards Fiene, Lieselotte wishes to be her friend. Lieselotte is also head over heels in love with her fiancé, Prince Siegwald Fitzenhagen, the game’s main love interest. Lieselotte, unfortunately, is doomed to a tragic end in almost every route.
Endou is persuaded to play MagiKoi by Kobayashi in order to improve his public speaking skills. When Siegwald unexpectedly hears the voices of the players within the game, what begins as a normal playthrough becomes extraordinary! Endou and Kobayashi, dubbed “gods,” use their comments and analyses to save their favourite tsundere villain from death.
Let us know what anime you’ll be watching from this list this season in the comments below!