10 Best Anime that Focus on Magic
Can’t get enough of magic-themed anime like Fairy Tail but couldn’t find the time to binge-watch a long series? We’ve got you covered with these ten awesome anime series that focus on magic.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)
Arguably one of the best anime series, FMA Brotherhood is a more accurate adaptation of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga, although the original adaptation was just as good. It has a total of 64 episodes with action-packed scenes about two brothers who are reaping the consequences of trying to raise their mother from the dead.
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic (2012)
The title alone should give you an idea of the types of battles that happen in this 25-episode series. It also draws heavily on classic tales from the One Thousand and One Nights, specifically the stories of Sinbad the Sailor, Ali Baba, and Aladdin.
Toaru Majutsu no Index (2008)
Translated as A Certain Magical Index, this 48-episode series follows the story of Kamikou Touma and Index. Touma has an unusual ability that unfortunately caused more tension between ESPers and magicians.
Mahoutsukai no Yome (2017)
Translated as The Ancient Magus’ Bride, it introduces the unfortunate Hatori Chise who sold herself at an auction, so she would have a place to stay. Her new master is Elias Ainsworth has a skeleton mask and a mysterious origin.
Zetsuen no Tempest (2012)
This 24-episode series follows Fuwa Mahiro’s search for the murderer of his family. He agrees to help Kusaribe Hakaze defeat the Kusaribe clan who are planning to bring an end to the world.
Rokka no Yuusha (2015)
The 12-episode series starts off as a sort of adventure series, but its unique take on the genre makes it stand out from the rest. It first introduces the self-proclaimed strongest person in the world, Adlet Mayer, who plans to join the Braves.
Tales of Zestiria the X (2016)
The 26-episode series is an adaptation of two video games set in Seraphim, a place where humans and seraphims coexist peacefully. The strong connection between the two creatures mean that both negative and positive emotions among humans can manifest physically in the powerful creatures.
Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle (2005)
If you are a fan of the Cardcaptor Sakura series, then you might enjoy this 52-episode series that is more mature and dark. In the series, Sakura has to look for her lost memories with the help of her friends.
Mahou Sensei Negima! (2005)
Also known in alternate titles such as Magical Teacher Negima! and Negima! Master Negi Magi, the 26-episode series follows the story of Negi Springfield whose dream is to become a master magician and help people.
Magic-Kyun! Renaissance (2016)
This 13-epsisode series also has a video game counterpart released just before the anime. Magic is used as art and even as a way to become a showbiz idol.