Magic has been an intriguing subject since ancient times. While it always managed to interest the masses, the author’s imaginations were also captured by magic. So it is no surprise, that the creators of anime also used magic as the base of many popular series. In this article, we have compiled for you a list of some of the best magic anime that you can find around you. These will be entertaining and also a perfect addition to your anime experience so far.
The list of best magic anime:
1. Fairy Tail
The plot of this magic anime is centered on a make-believe world. In this world, the problems are solved through magic and there exist guilds that are formed by like-minded mages and wizards. Fairy Tail is one among these guilds and the story of this anime revolves around the character of Lucy Heartfilia who is a young mage and seeks to become a professional and join the guild.
2. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
There is good reason for Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood to rank among the best of magic anime. The story is so addictive that viewers cannot leave their seats and are glued to the story of two brothers named Alphonse and Edward. They aim to perfect alchemy and use it for transmutation but the efforts end disastrously. Their hunt for the philosopher’s stone to heal themselves is what forms the basis of this anime.
3. Nanatsu no Taizai
This anime is a perfect blend of magic and action as a story of gallant knights unfolds. There are knights who resort to magic to protect their kingdom and the coup against them opens up the story and begins a struggle by the princess to rise against the tyranny of the Holy Knights with magical powers.
The way the concept of virtual reality has been explored in this magic anime, is commendable. Overlord manages to impress with the exciting story of a game that creates its own reality even after the servers are shut down. This anime boasts of some exciting animation work as well and is among the favorites of the magic anime lovers.
5. Little Witch Academia
Sometimes you might want to take a small break from the seriousness of the world of anime and Little Witch Academia is the perfect anime movie to opt for. It is light-hearted and entertaining to the core and has the fun-filled story revolving around the character of Atsuko Kagari who aspires to become a witch. Her journey through the Luna Nova Magical Academy is the heart of the story and makes for an intriguing watch.
6. Juuni Kokki
This has been a popular magic anime courtesy of the cleverly woven story based upon the central character named Youko Nakajima. She is a good-hearted lady who helps everyone who seeks for it and tries to keep a low profile in school. However one day a man walks in and salutes her and then the plot-twist tells us that she is actually the princess of the Kingdom of Kei. Juuni Kokki traces her adventures after this discovery.
7. Tales of Vesperia, The First Strike
The story behind this magic anime traces the struggles of two new knights named Flynn Scifo and Yuri Lowell. The adventures that they embark upon form the structure of this anime and this also went ahead to become a popular video game.
8. Log Horizon
It is derived from a popular RPG named Elder Tale and the video game has more than 30000 players who get a chance to play for real. The realization about the reality being different from the game is what makes this anime an amazing watch.
9. Princess Tutu
This magic anime is interesting as it features one of the cutest characters in anime history named Princess Tutu. She happens to be a magical talking duck and has the ability to transform into a human form. This sweet character also tries to heal the heartbroken prince and the overall presentation leads to one of the most fascinating stories in the history of anime. The fans of Princess Tutu hail it as one of the most exciting magic anime.
10. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
The idea of many magic anime is to create a make-believe world where adventures take place. Same is the case for Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic where there exist dungeons full of treasure and guarded by Djinns. The best of magicians can manage to get the better of the dungeons and claim the rewards that lie within. The adventure and thrill element in this anime has made it extremely popular among the fans.
11. Majo no Takkyuubin (Kiki’s Delivery Service)
Majo na Takkyuubin presents before you a light-hearted heartwarming tale of a young witch who is looking to make an impact with her work. She flies around on her broomstick and provides delivery services besides performing and improving her magic tricks.
12. Mahou Shoujo Madoka
One of the main reasons behing Mahau Shoujo Madoka being a popular magic anime is the story that moves forward. It is a tale of two schoolgirls who meet a new student who has a magical talking cat. This cat grants them a wish and bestows magical powers upon them and the anime shows the troubles they have to encounter in the course of time.
13. Cardcaptor Sakura
The central character in this magic anime is Sakura Kinomoto and she accidentally activates some captured magic when she finds a book with a lot of cards in the library. It then becomes her responsibility to ensure that the cards that can destroy the world are retrieved back to safety. The storyline unfolds perfectly and is sure to hold you at the edge of your seats.
14. Zetsen no Tempest (Blast of Tempest)
This anime is all about the effects that revenge can have on the minds as the protagonist seeks revenge for her sister’s murder and the intriguing storyline unfolds.
Time-travel is always interesting and this magic is about the transportation of Kagome Higurashi into feudal Japan. The adventures for her in the new land are the story of this magic anime and with amazing music, and animation it manages to steal the hearts of the audiences.
Slayers is all about a sorceress named Lina Inverse who seeks the easy life and fights for treasure. When she teams up with Gourry Gabriev, the stakes are high and they have many adventures to deal with.
17. Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis
The classic style of animation for this particular magic anime is stunning, to say the least. The story too manages to catch the viewer’s fancy as we see a world of demons, gods and a magical girl from the skies.
18. The Legend of the Legendary Heroes
The horrors of war can bring about the most desperate options and that is what the protagonist of this anime does. He seeks to summon the Legendary Hero to put an end to the relentless battles causing a lot of violence. This was popular among the viewers for the fast pace episodes and carefully crafted action sequences.
19. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
What happens when a wizard enrolls in a magic school? You would find out if you give this magic anime a try. It will not disappoint with its perfectly devised storyline and entertaining action sequences. The fun sequences where the wizard gets the better of everyone are going to tug at your funny-bone and this anime is surely going to be an entertaining watch.
20. Yuki Yuna is a Hero
This magic anime is specifically aimed at children and has a simple story where there is a deity who protects mankind. The deity also granted superpowers to a selected few and the story moves ahead as they battle it out with the evil forces who seek to destroy the world. Kids have loved this anime, but even for the adults, this has been one of the favorites.
21. Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
The protagonist of this magic anime is only 9 years old and yet she helps out a mage after gaining some magic powers from him. Their mission is to find some artifacts which can be dangerous for the world. This anime had a run for three successful seasons and was among the favorites for the anime-fans. The character of the little girl gained significant popularity among the kids.
22. Tweeny Witches
All that glitters is not gold! As the main character of this anime named Arusu enters the world of witches, she realizes that there is more behind the glamour and appeal of magic. She also gets to experience the terrible ways in which the magic is being used by the witches and she is not happy about that either.
These are some of the finest magic anime and have the ability to be your escape from reality for a brief while. Enjoy these anime shows and get entertained to the fullest.