20 Anime You Must Watch if You Love Fairy Tail

20 Anime You Must Watch if You Love Fairy Tail – ‘Fairy Tail’ is undoubtedly one of the most well-known magic-fantasy anime series of all time, with millions of fans worldwide. It takes place in a world where magic is common and mages band together to establish guilds and take on occupations. The Fairy Tail Guild is one such guild, whose members have grown so close that they are more like family than a team. The story mostly follows the escapades of the eponymous guild’s wizards as they take on new and difficult jobs.

You’ve come to the right place if you’re seeking for anime that’s conceptually and stylistically similar to this one. Here is a list of the best anime that are comparable to ‘Fairy Tail.’ Several of these shows are available on Funimation, Netflix, Crunchyroll, and Hulu.

20. D.Gray-Man (2006)

‘D.Gray-Man’ is a well-known anime. It contains action, adventure, superpowers, and a cast of strong characters. Millenium Earl, the anime’s main antagonist, is a clever villain. He understands how to exploit and manipulate human weaknesses. When people lose someone they care about, it is natural for them to wish to resuscitate them. Earl takes advantage of such situations by stealing the soul of the person they wish to resurrect. The soul is then implanted in Akuma, his mechanical instrument. Allen Walker and his fellow exorcists prepare to confront Millenium Earl and his Akuma by employing an anti-Akuma weapon known as ‘Innocence.’ Allen possesses a cursed eye that enables him to view souls trapped within Akuma, and his hand serves as innocence. As a result, he is one of the most formidable foes standing between Millenium Earl and the annihilation of the planet.

19. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic (2012)

‘Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic’ is an anime action-adventure series set in a fantasy world where magic exists. The Magi are a rare and exceptionally powerful class of magicians who have built labyrinths known as Dungeons. These labyrinths contain immense wealth, and the Magi guide people to them, assisting them in building their empire. These labyrinths are claimed to be guarded by Djinns. Aladdin is a charming young magician. After spending most of his life alone, he wishes to travel the world. He meets Alibaba Saluja, with whom he becomes friends. However, following an unexpected mishap, they decide to conquer the local dungeon, which marks the start of their adventures in the fantasy realm.

18. Soul Eater (2008)

‘Soul Eater,’ like ‘Fairy Tail,’ boasts a fantastic cast of colorful characters, each with their own distinct personality. Death Weapon Meister Academy is a well-known school in Death City. Lord Death himself serves as the academy’s dean. The academy’s mission is to train Death Scythes for the shinigami to employ in battle. These weapons, however, are not formed of physical materials; rather, they are exceptional humans with the power to turn into Death Weapons after ingesting 99 wicked souls and a witch’s soul. The anime is available for watching on Hulu.

17. The Slayers (1995)

If you enjoy ‘Fairy Tail’ for its magic, adventure, and comedy, you might enjoy the next anime on this list, ‘The Slayers.’ Lina Inverse is a powerful sorceress with a voracious appetite who traverses the world taking treasures from robbers. However, a gang of thieves intends to ambush her in the woods. As she prepares to meet them, a man in armor misidentifies her as a damsel in distress and rescues her from the thieves. He also offers to drive her to Atlas City, which she accepts grudgingly. Lina, on the other hand, appears to have obtained an essential magical item, and the two mystery men are on her tail. The show is available on Hulu.

16. Akame ga Kill (2014)

‘Akame ga Kill’ is a fantastic action anime for enthusiasts of fantasy and magic. But be warned: this show is not for the faint of heart, since it involves a lot of violence and gore. If you enjoy ‘The Goblin Slayer’ or ‘Devilman: Crybaby,’ you will undoubtedly enjoy this anime. It centres around Tatsumi, who goes to the capital to look for work but ends up joining an organization called Night Raid, which uses their special weapons, Teigu, to help the Revolutionary Army remove the Prime Minister, who is suspected of poisoning the young king’s mind.

15. Nanatsu no Taizai (2014)

In terms of setting and characters, ‘Nanatsu no Taizai’ is extremely similar to ‘Fairy Tail.’ The seven deadly sins were a band of formidable knights who worked for the Kingdom of Liones. When they decided to stage a coup, the holy knights crushed them. No one knows where they are now, yet legends of their survival continue. Years later, the Holy Knights attempted a coup and deposed the king. Princess Elizabeth of the kingdom of Liones chooses to embark on a trip to find the seven deadly sins in order for them to assist her in regaining her realm from the holy knights. Funimation has the action-adventure anime available.

14. Black Clover (2017)

If you enjoy action, magic, or humor anime, ‘Black Clover’ is unquestionably a must-see. It has been causing quite a stir in the market for quite some time. The plot centres around two young boys, Asta and Yuno. On the same day, they were abandoned and placed in an orphanage. They grew up, learnt about the Wizard King, and made a pact that they would be the ones to compete for the title. But, unlike Yuno, Asta is not gifted with magic. Yuno obtains a four-leaf clover grimoire at the age of 15, but Asta receives nothing. Then a man named Lebuty assaults Yuno in order to steal his grimoire. Asta attempts to assist, but he is no match for Lebuty. However, as he hears Yuno’s voice, his inner emotions erupt, and he acquires a five-leaf clover grimoire, which aids him in stopping Lebuty. The two become even closer as they go on the adventure to become the strongest wizard in the world. The show may be found on Adult Swim.

13. Rave Master (2001)

‘Rave Master’ is a standard magic anime. The protagonist is the only one who can prevent the battle between good and evil from taking place. That is not to suggest that anime isn’t entertaining. Fifty years ago, a lone swordsman utilized Rave’s power to destroy the Dark Brings, which contained dark energies. However, the event also destroyed one-tenth of the world. Certain people are now collecting fragments of the Dark Brings and wreaking havoc. It is up to Haru Glory to use his talents as Rave’s inheritor and guardian to put an end to these evildoers. However, in order to complete his mission, he must acquire the Rave Stones.

12. Boku no Hero Academia (2016)

‘Boku no Hero Academia’ is set in a fictional universe where human oddities and exceptional superhuman talents are ubiquitous. Some utilize it for good, while others use it for evil. People who use it for good are called heroes, and they must train in hero academies before they may take on villains. Midoriya Izuku aspires to be a hero like his idol All-Might, but he lacks eccentricities. However, following a fortuitous meeting with his idol, he discovers that All Might’s quirk is transferable. Before the UA High School admission exam, he begins to prepare hard in order to inherit his powers. You may watch the anime online here.

11. Noragami (2014)

‘Noragami’ is an anime that features a cast of strong and memorable characters who leave an indelible impression on viewers. It’s a supernatural anime, so if you’re like that sort of thing, you’ll appreciate it. Yato is a lesser deity whose ambition is to become a well-known God with millions of worshippers. So he goes around putting his phone number in strategic locations in hopes that those in need will contact him. However, he does not have a single shrine in his name, and his weapon partner abandons him after becoming irritated. Hiyori Iki saves Yato from an accident that causes her soul to become loose. Hiyori then asks Yato to help him cure her, but he requires a partner to do so. As a result, Hiyori reluctantly agrees to assist him in finding a new companion.

10. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka (2015)

If you liked ‘Fairy Tail’ for its fantasy and adventure elements, you’ll enjoy ‘Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka’ as well. The anime’s protagonist, Bell Cranel, aspires to be the best adventurer. But he hasn’t had any major adventures. Fortunately, a lonely goddess named Hestia chooses to accompany him on his voyage, and the two decide to explore the city’s hidden tombs known as the dungeons. The obstacles that lie ahead forever alter Bell’s life. Crunchyroll has the series available.

9. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! (2016)

Kazuma Satou, an ordinary boy, was heading home one ordinary day after purchasing a game, but he died in a hilarious and pathetic manner. In the afterlife, he encounters the goddess Aqua, who offers him a choice. He has the option of going to heaven or being reincarnated in a fantasy realm identical to the game. What gamer wouldn’t want that? He selects the fantasy kingdom, but realizes that it is not much different from the real world in that he must work hard and earn a living. He may also choose any object he wanted. Kazuma picks Aqua, only to learn he made a mistake because Aqua is useless in making his life simpler.

8. Naruto (2002)

‘Naruto’ is one of the most well-known shounen anime series. For many of you, this was probably one of your first anime experiences. The series is quite entertaining and includes almost 400 episodes (when ‘Shippuden’ is included). Naruto is a young ninja who enjoys causing havoc. He wishes to be the best ninja of his generation and to lead his tribe. When the nine-tailed fox demon assaulted his village many years ago, the Fourth Hokage trapped the beast inside the newborn Naruto. People shunned him rather than appreciating him. The anime depicts Naruto’s transformation from a delinquent to the greatest hero of his generation.

7. Bleach (2004)

Another well-known shounen anime is ‘Bleach.’ It’s chock-full of action, adventure, and drama. It uses the same tropes as ‘Naruto,’ ‘Dragon Ball Z,’ and other comparable anime. The main character goes up against the wicked ones. As the evil guys become stronger, the main character works hard to train and become increasingly powerful in order to beat them. ‘Bleach’ fully employs this methodology. The plot centres around Ichigo Kurosaki, who becomes a substitute soul reaper following a fortuitous encounter with a soul reaper in order to defend his family from Hollows. His life changed drastically after that, as he became the defender of his environment. The show is available on Hulu.

6. Youjo Senki (2017)

If you like magic anime, you’ll adore ‘Youjo Senki.’ The series features a protagonist that is shrewd, unconcerned about others, and borderline wicked. These are the qualities you’d expect the antagonist to possess, but in this case, it’s the main character who possesses them, and you can’t help but find him immensely amusing. The anime is about a man who doubts the existence of God, thus God, or rather, Being X, reincarnates him some years ago in a world rife with magical warfare. Tanya Degurechaff is the woman in this situation. Tanya continues to deny the existence of God and wishes to advance in the ranks of the army in order to leave a tranquil life, therefore destroying the goal of her reincarnation and, in turn, defeating Being X himself. Streaming of all episodes is accessible here.

5. Hunter x Hunter (2011)

‘The story of ‘Hunter x Hunter’ follows Gon Freecs, a young kid who aspires to be a hunter like his father. In the world of ‘Hunter x Hunter,’ Hunter is one of the most esteemed jobs. They specialize in certain areas and take on extremely perilous and one-of-a-kind projects. Gon wishes to become a hunter in order to discover his father. But, in order to acquire his license, he must pass a very difficult exam, during which he meets Killua, a boy from an assassin’s family, and the two become friends. After passing the exam, they set out to discover Gon’s father, which marks the start of their adventures. Crunchyroll is where you can watch the anime.

4. One Piece (1999)

If you haven’t already watched ‘One Piece,’ you’ve probably heard of it. Many anime fans avoid this one due to the huge number of episodes. However, it is worthwhile to devote your time because the anime is entertaining. The plot centres around Monkey D. Luffy, a young man who aspires to be the next Pirate King by discovering the riches One Piece left by the previous pirate king, Gol D. Roger, in the perilous stretches of the Grand Line. Luffy possesses the power of a devil fruit, which bestows upon him extraordinary skills. He travels to perilous regions of the world with an odd collection of people to fulfill his mad aspirations and find the elusive riches. Funimation is where you can view the show.

3. Sword Art Online (2012)

One of the most well-known isekai anime series of all time is ‘Sword Art Online.’ The show is on this list because it is set entirely in a fantasy world with magic and guilds. Sword Art Online is a freshly released MMORPG that has piqued people’s interest due to the utilization of the most recent NervGear technology. However, when roughly ten thousand players join in, they discover that they are unable to log out and must remain in order to accomplish all of the game’s stages. The game’s designer has locked them in this virtual world, where if they die, they perish in the real world as well. Kazuto Kirigaya, the anime’s protagonist, must now struggle to survive and find a means to return to the real world. Crunchyroll has the anime available for streaming.

2. Dragon Ball (1986)

‘Dragon Ball’ is an action anime that inspired other popular shows launched in the early twenty-first century. It is a hugely enjoyable show, and the series has grown even decades after its initial debut. The major characters are currently on the level of Gods. But it all started when Goku (an alien from the planet Saiyan) was a child attempting to make his way on his own when he met Bulma, Krillin, Master Roshi, and many others. He works hard to improve on his already extraordinary talents and rises to become one of Earth’s mightiest heroes. You may watch all of the episodes here.

1. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)

Another of my favorite animes is ‘Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.’ This series is simply fantastic, with everything from action to magic and much more. Edward and Alphonse Elric are brothers who can’t face the loss of their mother and attempt to resurrect her using alchemy. They are, however, too late to recognize their error, and Alphonse soon loses his body, while Edward loses his limb. Only after sacrificing his right hand is Edward able to bind his brother’s soul to metal armor. The brothers are now on the hunt for the philosopher’s stone, which will allow them to reclaim their bodies. The anime is available on Hulu.