In the mystical land of Fiore, magic is a part of everyday life. As a result, countless guilds exist to perform any and all kinds of magical activities. Fairy Tail stands out among them for its strength, spirit, and family bonds that surpass those in other places.
Lucy Heartfilia is a young mage who lives in the land of Fiore. Her dream is to become a full-fledged wizard by joining this famous guild, and she’s searching for celestial gate keys. In her search, Lucy encounters Natsu Dragneel and his partner Happy; they are on their own quest as well because Natsu has lost contact with Igneel, his foster father.
Being tricked by a man, Lucy falls under an abduction attempt only to be saved by Natsu. Shockingly he reveals that he is part of Fairy Tail and invites her to join them where she meets the guild’s strange members, such as Gray Fullbuster, who turns things into ice, or Erza Scarlet with magic swordsman skills.
The fantasy world of Fairy Tail is filled with magic, and each character has their own unique powers. However, they learn to use them for the good of all to grow together as a team- much like other amazing anime which involve similar themes, including Fate Stay Night, where individuals are given magical abilities they must master to fight injustice or adventure anime such as One Piece where sometimes it’s hard work but always fun when you’re surrounded by your friends!
Let’s run down our anime recommendations for anime like Fairy Tail that have themes like magic, adventure, or the power of friendship.
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- 22. Noragami
- 21. Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon
- 20. The Legend of the Legendary Heroes
- 19. Black Clover
- 18. Fate/ Stay Night
- 17. Hunter x Hunter
- 16. One Piece
- 15. Fullmetal Alchemist
- 14. Bleach
- 13. Rave Master
- 12. Kaze no Stigma
- 11. Shakugan No Shana
- 10. Law of Ueki
- 9. Tales of the Abyss
- 8. The Slayers
- 7. Flame of Recca
- 6. InuYasha
- 5. Soul Eater
- 4. Fire Force
- 3. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
- 2. D.Gray-Man
- 1. The Seven Deadly Sins
The Yato God is a God that possesses the power to grant two wishes. During times of need, you can find his number scrawled in red on walls and bathroom stalls all around school territory.
Yato is a minor deity and a self-proclaimed “Delivery God” who dreams of having millions of worshippers. His luck changes when he meets the goddess Hiyori Iki, who has an affinity for misfortune and accidents.
Just as things seem to be looking bleak for the god, his fortune changes when a middle school girl saves him from being hit by an oncoming car. Hiyori Iki is not only miraculously able to live through such an event but also discovers her soul has become loose, and she can leave her body at will. Yato agrees that he needs help with this new development, so they search together because of how much luck Hiyori’s helped turn around previously; if anyone could do it again, it would be her!
An easy-going anime with an excellent animation style and beautiful scenes with a light style of comedy and easy story progression, Noragami can easily be a gateway anime series.
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21. Is It Wrong To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon
The city of Orario is home to legions of adventurers who explore the monster-infested dungeon. Bell Cranel, a member of Hestia Familia and a beginner adventurer with no combat experience or magical skills whatsoever, has managed to become one of its fastest-growing member’s thanks in part to his ventures into deeper levels within the dungeon. With Liliruca Arde by his side and Welf Crozzo’s support from afar through crafting powerful weapons for him after each expedition, he continues exploring any dungeon that crosses their path while trying not to let being scared get in the way!
In a world where gods and humans work together, the protagonist of this story must make it through many trials to survive. The main character will have some hard times ahead but with so much adversity comes great triumphs as well- no matter what awaits them, they’ll try their best!
An action anime filled with awesome fight scenes, fun characters, and comedic moments but not deprived of emotional moments either; this show is a great watch for anime fans.
20. The Legend of the Legendary Heroes
People with Alpha Stigma are known to have the ability to analyze all types of magic. Still, they’re more infamously known as cursed eyes that only bring destruction and death.
Ryner Lute, a talented mage and an Alpha Stigma bearer who attended the Roland Empire’s Magician Academy, was once dedicated to fighting for his country’s military. However, after witnessing many of his classmates die in war, he promised fellow survivor Sion Astal that they would make their nation peaceful.
Now that Sion is the king of Roland, he orders Ryner to search for relics that will aid the nation. So, together with Ferris Eris (a beautiful and highly skilled swordswoman), Ryner goes on a journey to find legendary heroes’ relics from times past, as well as uncovering the secret behind his cursed eyes.
An entertaining anime of magic and epic adventures anime lovers are sure to love.
19. Black Clover
Asta and Yuno were abandoned at the same church on the same day. Raised together as children, they came to know of the “Wizard King”—the strongest mage in their kingdom—and promised that one would become king while fighting for it against each other someday. However, when Asta starts training physically instead of magically because he cannot use magic himself, a stark difference between them becomes more evident;. Although at the same time, Yuno’s spellcasting power is unmatched by anyone else in this world, Asta can only do push-ups before getting tired out from nothing but running around kicking pebbles!
At the age of 15, Yuno receives a spectacular Grimoire with a four-leaf clover, while Asta receives nothing. But Yuno is attacked by Lebuty, who wants her grimoire. Asta came along trying his best to defeat Lebuty, but he wasn’t strong enough. Finally, he finds the strength to continue when he hears Yuno’s voice at the brink of defeat. Unleashing his inner emotions from within, he receives a five-leaf clover Grimoire, the black clover, granting immense powers to defeat Lebuty. A few days later, the two friends head out into the world, both seeking the same goal—to become the Wizard King!
An amazing anime series filled with magic and the power of friendship!
18. Fate/ Stay Night
Shirou has lost his family, everything he knows. He is alone and afraid until Kiritsugu Emiya takes him in as a son of sorts. Shirou learns magic with the man who first taught himself to use it for justice against all odds so that no one would have to suffer as they had before ever again.
One night, years after Kiritsugu’s death, Shirou is cleaning at school when he finds himself caught in the middle of a deadly encounter between two superhumans known as Servants. During his attempt to escape from these inhuman beings, he receives a serious injury. However, the boy is miraculously saved by one who has been summoned for this purpose: Saber.
Fate/stay night follows Shirou as he struggles to find the fine line between a hero and a killer, his ideals clashing with the harsh reality around him. Will he be killed by other people’s expectations of what it means to kill?
17. Hunter x Hunter
Hunters are the ones who make their own way in life. They can do what they want when they want and how they want. And if things don’t work out for them financially or socially? Well, that’s just fine because being a hunter is both an honor and a privilege! However, it takes more than a passion for becoming one of these brave individuals – you must take on some deadly exams with low success rates before becoming eligible.
Gon Freecss, a 12-year-old boy, hoping to find his missing father sets out on a quest to take the Hunter Exam. Along the way, he picks up three companions who also await their chance at taking this dangerous test: Leorio Paladiknight – an aspiring doctor striving for success; Kurapika – seeking revenge against those responsible for killing his loved ones and ostracizing him from society by stealing away what is most precious to him in life; Killua Zoldyck (age same as Gon) – eager yet curiously mysterious young man whose family has its own bloodline traditions that are closely guarded secrets among all hunters.
Hunter x Hunter is a classic shounen anime that follows the story of four aspiring hunters as they embark on an epic journey, fighting for their dreams despite all odds.
16. One Piece
Gol D. Roger was a man with the most notorious reputation in history known as “The Pirate King.” His capture and execution by the World Government caused many changes throughout the world. However, his last words revealed an unimaginable treasure hidden away from all humans: One Piece. This revelation started The Grand Age of Pirates, where men dreamed of finding this unimaginably grand prize which promised infinite amounts of riches, fame, power, and; one’s ultimate dream come true-becoming The Pirate King!
Enter Monkey D. Luffy, a 17-year old boy who defies the typical pirate persona of being wicked and toothless. Rather than raiding innocent villages for fun, his reason for becoming a pirate is one with pure wonder: an exciting adventure that leads him to intriguing people and ultimately treasures! Following in the footsteps of his childhood hero, Luffy’s travels take him across the Grand Line, encountering crazy adventures where he uncovers dark mysteries while battling strong enemies, all so they can reach their most coveted goal – The One Piece!
An epic story in the form of action anime, One Piece is an anime fan favorite. With a diverse cast of characters and great storytelling, Fairy Tail fans would love this adventurous anime.
15. Fullmetal Alchemist
Edward Elric, a young genius with alchemy skills that are second to none, has lost much in his twelve-year life. When he and his brother Alphonse try the forbidden art of human transmutation to resurrect their dead mother, Edward loses both limbs. He is left without any family at all due to him sacrificing everything for them. But never one who gives up easily Ed finds some solace when he binds Al’s soul into an armor suit so they can be together once more but not before making sure it was something perfectly suited for someone as great as himself.
Edward is now promoted to the Fullmetal alchemist of the state. He embarks on a journey with his younger brother to obtain the Philosopher’s Stone. Rumored as capable of amplifying an alchemist’s abilities by leaps and bounds, Edward seeks it out so that he may override fundamental laws of Alchemy: equivalent exchange! With this fabled mythical object at hand, they both hope for their bodies to be restored back into normalcy.
Ichigo Kurosaki is an ordinary high schooler living a typically uneventful life. That all changed when he and his family were attacked by the Hollow, who seeks to devour human souls. Luckily for Ichigo’s family, Soul Reaper Rukia Kuchiki was nearby and saved them from certain death with her superpowers—but not before getting injured in the process! To save both his parents’ lives as well as hers, Ichigo accepted Rukia’s offer of taking over her abilities, so she could heal up at home while also protecting everyone else against any other baddies lurking out there that may want to harm him or others again like this one just did.
As Rukia cannot regain her powers, Ichigo finds himself hunting down the Hollows that plague their town. However, he’s not alone in his fight as soon after joining him are classmates Orihime Inoue and Yasutora Sado, who have their own abilities–though they don’t come with any experience in fighting monsters like these. With friends at his side through thick or thin, the young Soul Reaper learns quickly how much more there really was for them to deal with than just average hollows lurking around.
A famous anime in the anime community: Bleach is best known for its wide variety in the storyline and character development. It has everything from magical girl storylines to monster hunting and sword fights. Fairy Tail fans will be able to see their favorite themes in Bleach. The power of friendship is a strong theme throughout the show, and it has redeemed many villains. There are also diverse magic powers that make each character unique and fun to watch- from swordsmanship, archery skills, ice spells, or fireballs – there’s always something new around every corner!
13. Rave Master
Fifty years ago, a vicious phenomenon known as the “Overdrive” destroyed one-tenth of Earth’s population. In the present day, Demon Card seeks to harness Dark Brings’ power for their own intentions that are not quite innocent.
Haru Glory, a sword-wielding teenager with silver hair and white robes, inherits the title of Rave Master: the person who wields power over legendary relics known as Rave Stones. These stones can destroy Dark Brings, increasing since an event called Overdrive scattered them across Earth’s continents.
The journey for the Rave Stones has started. Haru, his strange dog Plue, fiery blonde Ellie, and infamous thief Musica are on their way to find them around the vast world of Demon Card’s injustice is finally over.
An anime from the same creator as Fairy Tail and special powers granted to colorful characters: Rave Master is a must-watch for Fairy Tail fans.
12. Kaze no Stigma
Kazuma Yagami is a user of “Fuujutsu,” the ability to control the wind. He returns home after four years, having been banished for his inability to control fire and subsequent defeat at the hands of Ayano Kannagi in a duel.
When Kazuma returns to the Kannagi family after such a brutal exile, it’s not surprising that conflicts arise. However, things get even worse when several members of his own clan are murdered, with everyone pointing fingers at him! But now he must find out who really did this terrible deed while also dealing with all those in-fighting relatives.
11. Shakugan No Shana
The Crimson Denizens, mysterious beings from a parallel universe who thrive on the life energy of humans, are now rampaging across Earth. Unfortunately, these merciless murderers only leave behind scant remainders of souls called “Torches,” which will eventually be destroyed with their victims’ existence being erased by these creatures in the minds of living people as well. In an ambitious endeavor to put an end to this invisible massacre going on around us, warriors known as Flame Hazes relentlessly fight against these murderous monsters while risking it all for humanity’s sake.
Yuuji was just a regular high schooler, minding his own business. But one fateful day, he had to suddenly fend off an attack from a Denizen! Just when the world seemed hopeless for Yuuji, out came this fiery-haired girl that saved him. However, before Yuuji can learn anything more about his situation, he discovers that he has already been reduced to a Torch—merely a scrap of memory waiting to be extinguished.
Our main character shares the same magic affinity with Natsu.
10. Law of Ueki
Unbeknownst to most humans, a bizarre tournament is held every 100 years and chooses the next ruler of the Heavenly World. These tournaments are where God Candidates search among middle schoolers on Earth for their successor who they will transfer power to so that he or she may battle each other representing them while vying for “Blank Talent,” which allows one to choose any unique ability desired-allowing them not only as an individual but also with those under him/her total control. The victor of this weird event obtains both positions of ‘God’ and becomes king over all others, thereupon receiving immense powers if choosing so before being crowned by its predecessor.
The protagonist of this story is Kousuke Ueki, a middle school student who was given the power to turn trash into trees by his homeroom teacher. After witnessing how people around him were misusing their powers for selfish purposes, he sets out on an adventure to pursue justice with help from Ai Mori and Amano Tsukiko. But as they encounter other talented power users such as Seiichirou Sano, Rinko Jerrard, Robert Haydn, and Hideyoshi Soya throughout their journey towards achieving justice–they realize that it might be harder than expected!
9. Tales of the Abyss
The world of Auldrant is a harrowing place where all the people live by fate, dictated in ages past through foretelling called Scores. They see it as an absolute future that they must follow and serve without question—even if their actions lead to blood or tears. Magic known as Fonic Arts was used to wage war between the Kimlasca-Lanvaldear and Malkuth Empire in hopes of bringing the Score’s foreseen utopia to live.
Tales of the Abyss follows Luke von Fabre, who spends his days locked away in his manor after being kidnapped and losing memories as a child. One day, while honing his swordsmanship, a woman named Tear attempts to assassinate him. Still, she ends up getting killed instead of when he defends himself with ease. Now on the run from this new threat, they set out for adventure only to find that their journey may not be so easy with threats looming around every corner.
A fantasy anime filled with magic adventures and fun characters anime fans would certainly like.
8. The Slayers
After being ambushed by bandits in a forest, Lina Inverse was about to effortlessly pummel her would-be attackers. Suddenly Gourry Gabriev showed up and decided she needed protecting. But after he defeats them posthaste, the oblivious cavalier decides to escort Lina all the way back home anyway!
Lina has always been a talented magician, but she never knew that her luck would give her access to an ancient and magical object. Unfortunately, now two men are hunting Lina to steal this powerful item for their own purposes, which could potentially threaten all life as we know it!
7. Flame of Recca
Most people think that ninjas are a thing of the past, but Rekka Hanabishi has other plans. He’s from a family who makes fireworks and thinks he is a self-styled, modern-day ninja as well. Sounds like fun, right? Maybe not because it leads to lots of fights when he once made the bold announcement that he will become their servant if someone can defeat him.
Rekka’s life suddenly changes when he meets a girl named Yanagi and discovers that she can heal any wound or injury. But more astonishing than being an actual ninja is discovering that Rekka also possesses powers of fire, which, as it turns out, makes him the last surviving member of a legendary clan wiped out centuries ago.
Based on an award-winning manga with the same name, “Inuyasha” tells the tale of a young woman whose normal life ends when a demon drags her into well at family’s shrine while searching for a jewel called ‘Shikon’ which was held here centuries ago but rebirthed inside Kagome during transport back in time to Japan’s violent Sengoku era where many factions fight viciously over this powerful object.
After a battle with one of the revived demons accidentally causes Kagome to break her sacred jewel, she must enlist help from Inuyasha, an orphaned demon-human hybrid. Together they set out on their quest for shards and are joined by Miroku (a monk), Shippo (an orphan fox), and Sango, the slayer who will protect them while completing this mission in feudal Japan. But, unfortunately, they find themselves coming across many threats that include other demons that may be looking for these power-granting pieces.
An entertaining anime with isekai elements full of colorful characters and a friendship theme.
5. Soul Eater
Death City is home to the famous Death Weapon Meister Academy, a technical academy headed by Lord Death. Its mission: To raise “death scythes” for him to wield against all of his enemies in this fantastic world. These death scythes are not made from physical weapons; rather, they come from humans who can transform their bodies into Demon Weapons, and only after consuming 99 evil beings’ souls. One witch’s soul do these students become eligible as candidates for becoming “scythedom.”
Soul Eater Evans, a Demon Scythe who only seems to care about what’s cool and is also the meister of Maka Albarn, aims to become a Death Scythe with the help of his straight-laced wielder. Alongside this aim are BlackStar and Tsubaki and Soul Kid, an obsessive-compulsive dual-wielding son of Shinigami himself!
Soul Eater follows these students of Shibusen as they take on missions to collect souls and protect the city from the world’s threats while working together.
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4. Fire Force
In Fire Force, a group of specially trained firefighters known as “special fire forces” were created to combat an infernal crisis. The Special Fire Force was designed for one purpose: to take on or dispatch those who have been transformed into Infernals by spontaneous human combustion. These first responders are equipped with high-tech weaponry such as flame thrower guns to extinguish fires caused by these dangerous individuals before they can do significant damage.
Shinra was born a pyrokinetic, able to start fires with his feet. This made him the perfect candidate for Special Fire Force Company 8- an elite group of firefighters in Japan that put out Infernals and lay their souls to rest when they die from flame terror. Shinra is determined to become someone who will save those threatened by the flames he embraces day after day so enthusiastically.
Despite Shinra’s best efforts, the Fire Force is a fractured mess of feuding brigades. Every day there are more abnormal Infernal sightings in Tokyo and strange groups claiming to have answers about what happened 12 years ago when his family died by fire. Faced with these many obstacles within and outside the organization, Shinra finds himself faced with an ultimate decision that will impact not only him but also everyone else who cares about extinguishing all burning mysteries.
3. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
Several bizarre labyrinths are hiding incredible treasures within them. These mysterious places, known as “Dungeons,” are said to be the work of the Magi. A rare class of magicians also helps people build their empires by guiding them to a dungeon. Djinns regulate these Dungeons granting access to their immense power only to those who successfully conquer the dungeon.
Aladdin, a kind and young magician who has spent life in isolation, is eager to explore the world. When he leaves his home behind for the first time ever accompanied by Ugo—a djinn that Aladdin can summon with his flute—he soon finds himself befriending Alibaba Saluja after causing the destruction of a local merchant’s supply cart. As an apology for destroying their property, they decide to head out on what would become an epic adventure.
This amazing adventure anime features an epic story with fantasy elements of magic, much like the exciting adventures of our friends from the fairy tail guild.
The Millennium Earl is a man of enigmatic powers who exploits people’s weakness for loved ones. He uses such souls from those he has taken to create his mechanical weapons, “Akuma.” Once these trapped souls are put into an Akuma vessel, they can never be saved. It will trap them forever unless exorcised by using the Anti-Akuma weapon: Innocence.
Allen Walker was trained as an Exorcist by General Cross for three years before being sent to the Black Order. As a full-fledged member, he has sworn himself to fighting Akuma and destroying them with his Innocence arm. However, he also carries around a cursed eye that can see into the souls of said evil beings and witness their suffering firsthand to help him fight even more valiantly against this ultimate plan from Millennium Earl—a man bent on world destruction through the use of these wicked monsters.
This series is similar to Bleach, a “monster hunter” anime where the main characters use their magic powers. However, the series stands out with its late 1800s Gothic vibe, from jack-o-lanterns to crosses that are eerie and full of the moon.
1. The Seven Deadly Sins
The Holy Knights of Britannia are feared yet revered throughout the region. They use immensely powerful magic to protect their homeland and its kingdoms. However, some have been rumored as betraying them by turning against their comrades to overthrow the rulers of Liones. The Seven Deadly Sins were defeated, but rumors persisted that they could still be alive. Ten years later, the Holy Knights themselves staged a coup d’état and became the new, tyrannical rulers of the Kingdom of Liones.
Based on the manga series of the same name, The Seven Deadly Sins anime series follows the adventures of Elizabeth, the third princess of the Kingdom of Liones, and her search for the Seven Deadly Sins. With their help, she hopes to take back her kingdom from the Holy Knights and seek justice in an unjust world.
A show similar to Fairy Tail, Seven Deadly Sins is a great watch for those looking for another series with an all-star cast of misfit friends. The group tackles tough questions such as how loyalty and betrayal can be closely linked in this exciting and heartfelt anime about family bonds.
And there we are, anime fans! Our anime recommendations for anime like Fairy Tail. We may have missed your favorite anime with the same theme. Let us know in the comments, and we’ll discuss our picks and your picks. Enjoy!