If there is one genre that has seen rapid explosion in the 21st century, it has to be fantasy. With the advent of modern technology in filmmaking, making fantasy films isn’t that difficult as it used to be. There are several big animation companies our there who assist filmmakers in realizing their vision. As a result, we viewers, get to see the most magical creations on the screen. Fantasy films allow viewers experience something imaginative away from all struggles of realistic world. That’s why they are so popular. Today, we will try to dig into the plethora of anime movies and shows and try to bring to you the list of top fantasy anime ever made. The list includes anime fantasy romance, dark fantasy anime, fantasy action anime and adventure fantasy anime. You can watch several of these best fantasy anime on Netflix, Hulu, Crunchyroll or YouTube.
15. Dragon Ball (1986)
Let’s begin with the classic fantasy anime series ‘Dragon Ball’. I was quite young when I first started watching this series on Cartoon Network. I guess I first watched ‘Dragon Ball Z’ before I watched ‘Dragon Ball’. It was really fun, seeing Goku as a kid. How he loved and cared for his friends. how he came to realize his powers and even then he tried to be good. Yes, I know he loves strong opponents and enjoys fighting but that’s not my point. He could have gone the other way. Anyway, for the uninitiated, the series is basically about an alien named Goku who tries to protect Earth from various monsters all the while trying to get better. I mean seriously, he got so better, that he currently has a freaking God mode.
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14. Haibane Renmei (2002)
This is a nice little anime having a ‘mystery’ feel to it. The main protagonist is kinda different. Even the plot is something I couldn’t place anywhere else. The main character of the series is Rakka. She is a young Haibane. What is a Haibane, you ask? Well, Haibane is an angel-like being. They are born in a cocoon and have distinct physiological characteristics. They have small gray colored wings and possess a small halo floating above their heads, like an angel or something divine. Rakka doesn’t know much about her own species. She doesn’t even have much memory. All she knows is that in this village she is in there are certain rules must follow. One is to not go near the village wall. There is also a certain day, ‘Day of Flight’ when many of her species go missing. Rakka strives to uncover the truth behind the disappearings and know more about herself.