50 Anime Like Seven Deadly Sins That You Can’t Miss in 2023

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50 Anime Like Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins is a popular anime about Princess Elizabeth, under the alias of a knight, going on a quest to find a group of people called Seven Deadly Sins. They are accused of betraying their kingdom despite being some of the strongest Holy Knights of Liones, a decade ago.

Now, when the current order of Holy Knights is trying to overthrow the government, Elizabeth needs to find the members of Seven Deadly Sins for her kingdom to survive. The adventure begins when Meliodas, Captain of Deadly Sins and the one who bears the Sin of Wrath, saves her from the Holy Knights and helps her to find the remaining members.

The action anime has five seasons and 2 OVAs. Thoroughly loved by its fans, Seven Deadly Sins has an IMDb rating of 7.9/10. So it would make sense to find another anime series that’s along the lines of such as this. 

Thus, down below are 50 Anime Series Like Seven Deadly Sins

1. Akame Ga Kill

In a world where corruption is rooted deep, Tatsumi tries to find a job in the Capital to help his poor village. This goes downhill with him being swindled on every step and being conned at every turn. Thus, when Tatsumi gets scouted by an assassin group called Night Raiders who have the goal to uproot the corruption in the Capital, Tatsumi is more than ready to join them after almost walking into a death trap.

Akame Ga Kill
Akame Ga Kill Credits: Crunchyroll

Night Raiders is a group of people from all backgrounds, a sniper (self-professed), a string manipulator, a swordsman, and more, with their leader being a former General of the army who was disgusted by the deceit performed by the Prime Minister under the name of the young, easy-to-manipulate prince. Together, the Night Raiders use rare weaponry to carry out their missions.

  • Release Date: July 7, 2014
  • Seasons: 1 season
  • Rating: 4.5/5

2. Arata The Legend

Ever seen those mothers who thought they’d have a girl child and buy dozens of cute dresses but birth a son instead? They later have that small baby boy dress in cute little frocks and skirts till a certain age because what does it matter, he’s a baby. 

Arata The Legend
Arata The Legend Credits: Crunchyroll

However, Arata from Amawakuni, born a son of a matriarchal noble family has been sort of living this reality for far too long, with him being oblivious to it. As it was, his grandmother had announced him as a girl at his birth, and with the news of the decline of the princess’s health, Arata is now a potential candidate for the throne.

But things take a turn for the worse when Arata witnesses an attack on the princess and switches place with an Arata from another dimension! 

Arata Hinohara is a normal student who accidentally gets sucked into another world and gets a newly awakened power called ‘Sho’. Watch ‘Arata The Legend’ to see these two Arata’s live a life in different dimensions than the one they were born in.

  • Release Date: April 9, 2013 
  • Seasons:  1
  • Rating: 3.7/5

3. Berserk

With Seven Deadly Sins, we see the old Holy Knights coming out of their hiding, after being accused of treason to save their kingdom and being ready to kill anyone who comes in their way. Berserk is about Guts, a swordsman out for the blood of his former group leader Griffin.

Berserk Credits: Crunchyroll

Guts was part of a mercenary called Band of The Hawks, with his lover Casca, but after coming face to face with the reality of Griffith, he somehow escapes a dangerous life-threatening performed by him (Griffith) with Casca. But they don’t walk away from this scot-free. 

Griffith curses them for being attracted by bad evil spirits. Now, with Casca down the road of insanity and his adopted daughter, Erika under the umbrella of his friend Godo and Rickert (another missing member of Hawks), he sets out to hunt Griffith.

  • Release Date: July 1, 2016
  • Seasons: 2 seasons
  • Rating: 3.8/5

4. Black Clover

Black Clover is about Asta and Yuno, two orphans, who are looking to become the powerful ‘Wizard King’ after growing up. But fate gifts both the boys with two extreme surprises. 

Black Clover
Black Clover Credits: Crunchyroll

On one hand, Asta has no powers to speak of and was born with no magical abilities, whereas Yuno has one of the best talents to control his magic. The boys grow up having a friendly rivalry for the position of the ‘Wizard King’ and form a good bond. Later on, both of them receive rare Grimoires, even Asta devoid of powers.

After Asta joins Black Bulls and Yuno is a member of Golden Dawn, both under Magic Knight Squad. Together with Magic Knights, they embark on a journey to defeat the enemy-Eye of the Midnight Sun, an extremist group that is controlled by the Devil himself.

  • Release Date: October 3, 2017 
  • Seasons: 16 seasons
  • Rating: 4.8/5

5. Blast of Tempest

Inspired by the Shakespearean tale ‘The Tempest’, Blast of Tempest tells about Yoshino Takigawa dating his best friend’s sister, Aika behind Mahiros’ (best friend) back.

Blast of Tempest
Blast of Tempest Credits: Crunchyroll

But things, as was in Tempest, turn south when Aiko gets murdered and Mahiro is nowhere to be found with vengeance on his mind. After a months-long time, Yoshino meets Mahiro in dire circumstances. Mahiro has made a pact with a witch, Hakaze Kusaribe to find his sister’s murderer. In exchange, he and Yoshino have to help her stop her brother from gaining power from the “Tree of Exodus”. 

  • Release Date: October 5, 2012 
  • Seasons: 1
  • Rating: 4.5/5

6. Bofuri: I Don’t Want To Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense

In the world of gaming, you can be a wizard, a warrior, a mage or a sorcerer, and more. Many gaming characters have more than one power to help other team players win any rounds. But when Kaede Honjo starts playing a VRMMORPG game under the name of Magpie, she does not want to get hurt.

Bofuri I Don't Want To Get Hurt, So I'll Max Out My Defense
Bofuri I Don’t Want To Get Hurt, So I’ll Max Out My Defense Credits: Crunchyroll

Now, to avoid any damage, she tried to max out her defense skills and become nearly indestructible. However, this leaves her vulnerable by making her speed slow and near to no magic. But the extra high defense skills come to use when she is able to endure many attacks that could have taken out other players.

Along with this, she is a quick-witted player and makes use of simple basic thinking, and keeps the game going with interesting and unpredictable moves.

  • Release Date: January 11, 2023 
  • Seasons: 1 Season
  • Rating: 4.8/5

7. Castlevania

This anime is inspired by the video game Castlevania. Set in the medieval period, this fantasy anime with vampires and vampire hunters focuses on the Belmont clan’s last living member- Trevor Belmont. Trevor is trying his best to save Eastern Europe from going extinct.

Castlevania Credits: Crunchyroll

Vlad Dracula Tepes is a threat to eastern Europe as he and his force of vampires prey on humans thinking of them as nothing more than a stain. But Belmont too is preparing his own league of exceptional people and getting ready to take down Dracula.

  • Release Date: July 7, 2017
  • Seasons: 4 seasons
  • Rating: 8.3/10

8. Claymore

Clare, a “Claymore” is half human, half Yuoma. Youma is a bloodthirsty shapeshifting demon, who attacks a village. Raki, a villager whose family is killed by the youma, gets saved by Clay and banished from the village. Henceforth, with no haven, Raki sticks with Clay, who was specifically made to kill Youmas. 

Claymore Credits: Crunchyroll

Clare and Raki keep up on a journey to kill every demon they come across and save people along the way while getting closer and closer to the youma that Clare despises and has vowed to exterminate once and for all.

  • Release Date: April 7, 2007
  • Seasons: 1
  • Rating: 4.8/5

9. Code Geass

Lelouch Lamperouge is not only a high school student but also a prince of Britannia Lelouch vi Britannia, living under the alias to stay safe from The Holy Empire of Britannia. The Empire had taken over Japan and called it Area 11, and all its residents ‘elevens’. Lelouch, under dire circumstances that make him loathe his father, the emperor, is sent to Japan to be looked upon as a security. 

Code Geass
Code Geass Credits: Crunchyroll

Lelouch, with his heart filled with hatred towards his father and a friendship with Suzaku Kurugi, promises Suzaku that he will free Japan from Britannia. After a series of events, Lelouch saves a mysterious girl who gives him the power called ‘Geass’, to command anyone to do anything he wants. The only catch is, he can use this power on a person just once and with eye contact. 

Now, with such power in his hands to save a country and achieve a personal goal, Lelouch joins a rebellion and goes against everything that stands against him.

  • Release Date: October 5, 2006
  • Seasons: 2 seasons
  • Rating:8.7/10

10. Dota: Dragons Blood

 An anime that leans toward an adult audience, Dota: Dragons Blood, is an epic fantasy tale. It is focused on the Dragon Knight, Davion. Davion wishes to make the world a safer place by killing off all the dragons after they massacre his family

Dota: Dragons Blood
Dota: Dragons Blood Credits: Crunchyroll

But this changes when in a battle of demons and dragons of Eldwurm, Slyrak-  a dragon, merges his soul with him. Now, with a part of his soul being that of the dragon, Davion has a change of heart and uses his skills to hunt down Terrorblade, a demon who is looking to end all dragons and use their souls for himself.

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Davion, Slyrak who resides in Davion, and the exiled sun princess of Nightsilver Woods- Mirana (who has her own agenda) all join hands to embark on this journey.

  • Release Date: March 25, 2021
  • Seasons: 3 seasons
  • Rating: 7.8/10 (IMDb) 

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11. Fairy Tail

In this famous anime, the fantasy setting exists of guilds, home to wizards, and their lives as paid workers for their magic. Natsu Dragneel, the MC, is a Dragon Slayer wizard from a guild called Fairy Tail and is on a quest to search for his missing father. 

Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail Credits: Crunchyroll

Natsu explores the Kingdom of Fiore, one of the many places in this fantasy world, and meets different people and makes them a part of his guild. A few are Lucy Heartfilia, a celestial wizard, Happy (a floaty cat-like being), and many more. 

The series is a definite work worth watching that combines adventure, action, comedy and friendship as Natsu and his group go on missions. 

  • Release Date: October 12, 2009
  • Seasons: 7 seasons
  • Rating: 4.6/5

12. Fate: Grand Order

Adapted from a mobile game of the same name, Fate/Grand Order focuses on Ritsuka Fujimaru and his servant Mash Kyrielight who go back in past on a mission to save the present and future.

Fate: Grand Order
Fate: Grand Order Credits: Crunchyroll

Chaldea is a secret mages organization that had foreseen the destruction of humanity and therefore start an assignment to stop such things from happening by changing the past. This happens due to Mage King Solomon destructing humanity and thus starting Operation Grand Order.

Ritsuka Fujimara is  Chaldea’s last master and along with his servant Mash Kyrielight, he steps up to go to 2655 Mesopotamia, Babylon. But there they see the world being attacked by demonic beasts and fighting these beasts is none other than King Gilgamesh who became a mage to protect his city.

  • Release Date: July 30, 2015
  • Seasons: 1 season
  • Rating: 4.7/5

13. Fate: Stay Night

Continuing another chapter of the game-adapted series, Fate: Stay Night also uses the background of the Holy Grail Tournament. This part focuses on an orphaned Shirou Emiya, who lost his family in a fire, due to some appalling situation and finds himself in a life-and-death situation of the Holy Grail Tournament that gives the ultimate prize- granting a wish. 

Fate: Stay Night
Fate: Stay Night Credits: Crunchyroll

After the death of his family, Shirou was taken in by a magus, Kiritsugu Emiya who later named him Shiro. Shiro was too young and had lost the memories of the first 7 years of his life (thus not remembering his name) before the fire took away his parents and some portion of his town. 

Shiro has a servant named Saber, who first belonged to Kiritsugu and now serves Shiro after Kiritsuga’s death. (She is the main mascot of the game) She helps Shiro compete in the Holy Grail tournament despite Shiro’s hatred for it and her dislike of Shiro’s protective tendencies. Shiro wishes to win the competition and prevent any tragedy of fire that happened to him.

  • Release Date: October 14, 2017
  • Seasons: 1 season
  • Rating: 4.7/5

14. Fate/Zero

Another installment in the Fate series, Fate/Zero with the commencement of the fourth Holy Grail war. This is based on a Japanese Light novel.

Fate/Zero Credits: Crunchyroll

Set 10 years before Fate/stay the night, this anime depicts the story of seven mages called Masters. These Masters are able to summon Servants which are reincarnations of heroic people in the history of mankind. These Masters along with their servants fight to the death for the Holy Grail that can grant the winner anything they wish for. 

But as the story progresses, the MC Kiritsugu, Shiro, along with other competitors come to know the plot holes of such a tournament and the price one has to pay for their wish. 

  • Release Date: December 29, 2006
  • Seasons: 1
  • Rating: 4.7/5

15. Fullmetal Alchemist

Every average Otaku has heard of this anime, whether or not they have seen it. Fullmetal Alchemist is a popular anime series surrounding two brothers- Edward and Alphonse Elric. The world setting is quite deep and filled with alchemy and science. 

Fullmetal Alchemist
Fullmetal Alchemist Credits: Crunchyroll

In the perfect anime fashion, this series is full of love- be it romantic or platonic, adventure, action, and fantasy and blends into the perfect mixture of entertainment. The lives of Alphonse and Elric are not all filled with rose petals. With an absent father and losing their mother soon after his departure, the boys finish training under Izumi Curtis, their master for alchemy. 

All goes downhill when they try to bring back their dead mother with help of alchemy, which works on the principle of the Law of Equivalent Exchange. Instead of bringing her back, Alphonse is deconstructed and Edward loses his left leg. Now, Elric must save his brother by binding his soul to armor by exchanging something equally precious, which Edward decides is his right arm.

But this is not all, the brother’s journey continues with them wanting to restore their bodies with the help of the Philosophers Stone, a way to go around the heavy price to be paid for transmuting humans. 

  • Release Date: October 4, 2003
  • Seasons: 1 season
  • Rating: 8.3/10

16. Ghost In The Shell

Yes, newcomers may know this anime by the movie which was whitewashed by Scarlett Johanson plays a Japanese main character.

Ghost In The Shell
Ghost In The Shell Credits: IMDb

But leaving that aside, Ghost In The Shell is a 1995 Sci-fi anime film based on the manga series of the same name. Set in Japan in the year 2029, Motoko Kusanagi is a cyborg. And her job as a public-security agent comes with the main mission of finding the Puppet Master. He is a hacker who no one knows anything about and is always hiding mysteriously.

The whole movie is set around a theme of self-identity, especially as this world is full of technology, changing yourself for a robotic body, and losing parts of yourself. As Motoko Kusanagi is a cyborg who has gone under body replacement with cybernetic parts, she is also able to access the internet and such systems due to her cyber brain. This helps her in her mission to find the Puppet Master and save the world from cyber threats.

  • Release Date: November 18, 1995
  • Seasons: Movie
  • Rating: 7.9/10

17. Goblin Slayer

An adventure-based anime that is about a group of adventures in a darker tone of fantasy. The world consists of guilds and people travel from far and wide to join guilds. 

Goblin Slayer
Goblin Slayer Credits: Crunchyroll

Like many RPG games, one has to complete jobs and earn gold from them. Sounds exciting, does it not? To be paid for going on adventures? But that’s not the story for our MC, Goblin Slayer. He has witnessed some gruesome events in his childhood, courtesy of goblins, and now abhors them with passion. After being orphaned and losing his family, he is saved by a man named Burglar who teaches him how to kill goblins.

Later MC is taken in by a childhood friend’s uncle and works for him in adventures Guild. He is often underestimated for his low-tier-looking equipment but is very strategic with them. His merciless way of killing goblins comes as a boon to Priestess, who is a weak player and is almost no help to her Guild. She joins him and slowly their party keeps increasing further into their journey to hunt down every goblin alive.

  • Release Date: October 6, 2018
  • Seasons: 1 season
  • Rating: 7.5/10

18. Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

When thrown into an unknown world of Grimgar, our group of main characters is surrounded by limited choices. The only paying job is to become a soldier and fight against everything that could be a possible threat to Grimgar.

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Credits: Crunchyroll

This may seem like an MMORPG game to you, but the only game-like similarity is the world setting. There’s no second chance to undo your mistakes and fight for yourself again. People with stronger tendencies come together which leaves Manato, Hauhiro, Shihoru, Yume, Moguzo, and Ranta to survive in this strange world together.

  • Release Date: January 11, 2016
  • Seasons: 1 season
  • Rating: 7.4/10

19. Guilty Crown

A beautifully produced anime, Guilty Crown is a story about a high school boy who accidentally comes across a great power and possesses it. The world is set in 2029, which has gone through a horrifying biological hazard, later named ‘Lost Christmas’.

Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown Credits: Pinterest

Shu Oma was a normal kid when he started his day, but by the end of the day, he has the “Power of the King” which helps him bring out any item he desires from the ‘voids’ of other people. As it was said, with great power comes great responsibility. But here, for Shu, it is ‘with great power comes great trouble’.

Now, Shu Oma is stuck between GHQ, a quasi-governmental organization, and a rebel organization, Funeral Parlor.  Due to circumstances, and a girl Inori, Shu Oma joins hands with Funeral Parlor and tries to liberate Japan.

  • Release Date: October 13, 2011
  • Seasons: 1 season
  • Rating: 7/10

20. Hand Shakers

Ever wanted to fight God? Well, our MC of Hand Shakers does. This action anime surroundsTazuna Takatsuki, again, a high school boy who is great at mechanics. After accepting a request to repair something at the university research facility, as he always does for people around him, he hears certain music that leads him to a girl.

Hand Shakers
Hand Shakers Credits: Wallpaper Abyss: Alpha Coders

Koyori Akutagawa was asleep to conserve her energy, when Tazuna out of nowhere, holds her hand and inevitably makes them a pair of Hand Shakers i.e. they cannot let go of each other hands to survive. Now, both are transported to Ziggurat where they must fight and defeat God.

  • Release Date: January 10, 2017
  • Seasons: 1 season
  • Rating: 3.2/5

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21. Heaven Official’s Blessings

Great news for MXTX fans! Tian Gu Chi Fu is now available in donghua (Chinese anime). Set in the Chinese donghua of a world of cultivators, gods, and demons, this story is a work of art. Though the anime series has not yet completed the whole story, one can always enjoy something different with this budding bromance filled with angst.

Heaven Official's Blessings
Heaven Official’s Blessings Credits: Crunchyroll

Xie Lian is a twice-fallen, thrice-ascended Crown Prince turned God. (Gos are called ‘Heavens Official‘ in this anime). Due to this, he is a joke to other officials and is sometimes avoided for his bad luck. But the Heavenly Emperor holds Xie Lian in high regard and after his third ascension, gives him a mission on earth.

Xie Lian, along with two reluctant minor officials, goes to solve a mystery around disappearing brides. What follows is him dressing up as a bride and meeting a mysterious helpful man who keeps him safe from unknown harm and disappears with a shower of silver butterflies. After things keep escalating from one point to another Xie Lian somehow manages to get it under control.

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Later, to the horror of all the heaven Officials, it turns out the mysterious man is none other than Hua Cheng, the King of Demons!

  • Release Date: October 31, 2020
  • Seasons: 2 seasons
  • Rating: 8.2/10

22. Heaven’s Lost Property

What could be more of dream come true scenario for Tomoki Sakurai than a beautiful winged girl addressing him as ‘master’? Heavens Lost Property is a fun watch for anime lovers that revolves around a teenage pervert and his ‘servant’.

Heaven's Lost Property
Heaven’s Lost Property Credits: Crunchyroll

Tomoki Sakurai is surrounded by girls who pay him no mind, and some who scare him. However one day he encounters a fallen angel, Ikaros who is a winged humanoid. As she begins to address Tomoki as her master, one might assume where the series goes. But despite being considered a pervert, Tomoki is kind-hearted and advises Ikaros to live by her own decisions.

Ikaros is Angeloid, a humanistic-looking robot, in this case, an angelic-looking robot, who imprints on Tomoki after falling from her world Synapse. Both Tomoki and Ikaros bond together and fight against forces that may threaten Earth.

  • Release Date: October 4, 2009
  • Seasons: 2 seasons
  • Rating: 4.5/5 

23. Hellsing

In a supernatural world filled with threatening creatures all around, Alucard is a powerful vampire who works for the Royal Order of Protestant Knights. 

Hellsing Credits: Crunchyroll

The anime name is based on Abraham Van Hellsing who was able to defeat Alucard, the first of his kind, and thus has him as a loyal friend ever since. Though this fight took place 100 years prior to the present setting of the series, Alucard remains loyal to Hellsings’, by helping Sir Integra Fairbrooks Wingates Hellsing.

As the number of vampire crimes increases around the world, Alucard, Integra, and Seras (a police officer turned into a vampire by Alucard) must fight a Nazi Group that not only wants to revive Nazis but also kill Alucard.

  • Release Date: October 10, 2001
  • Seasons: 1 season
  • Rating: 7.8/10

24. Hunter x Hunter

One of my personal favorites, Hunter x Hunter has everything anime is known for adventure, friendship, a great plot, cool powers, and worthy enemies. Except for romance maybe. *Looks away from Meruem and Komugi with teary eyes.*

Hunter x Hunter
Hunter x Hunter Credits: Crunchyroll

The story focuses on bright and kind Gon Freecss, a 12-year-old boy, grown on Whale Island with his aunt as a primary caregiver. He wishes to become a Hunter like his father, despite him leaving a baby Gon for exploring the world.

On his journey to pass the Hunter Exam, he meets Killua Zoldyck: an assassin of the same age, Kurapika: the last surviving member of Red Eyes Clan who wants revenge, and Leo: who wants to become rich and start a clinic to help people. In spite of their differences, their budding friendship is something to admire. Together, they compete to become Hunters and achieve their dreams.

  • Release Date: October 2, 2011
  • Seasons: 6 seasons
  • Rating: 9/10

25. I’m Standing On A Million Lives

I'm Standing On A Million Lives
I’m Standing On A Million Lives Credits: Crunchyroll

Three people- Yuusuke Yotsuya, Iu Shindo, and Kusuke Hakozaki find themselves in a different alternate dimension. With no idea of what’s going on, they are told by a mysterious half-faced creature to survive until the time limit expires, so that they can be revived. All they have to do is complete quests within the time limit.

The only good thing about this scenario is that they are given almost immortal-like powers in ‘I’m standing on a million lives’

  • Release Date: October 2, 2020
  • Seasons: 2 seasons
  • Rating: 4.2/5

26. Jojo’s Bizzare Adventures

The world of Jojos Bizzare Adventures mixes up reality with fiction by adding supernatural creatures. Not only creatures but also powers such as turning your controlled breathing into the sunlight that can help you fight against these dark forces.

Jojo's Bizzare Adventures
Jojo’s Bizzare Adventures Credits: IMDb

Almost like any step-sibling fighting for power drama, this series also focuses on Jojo aka Jonathan Joestar fighting to save the world and his money from his stepbrother Dio Brando. If only they were on the same footing tho. Because Dio finds an ancient stone mask that grants him immense power and turns him into a vampire. 

  • Release Date: October 6, 2012
  • Seasons: 5 seasons
  • Rating: 8.5/10

27. Log Horizon

More or less being a harem series, Log Horizon depicts the story of a massive hit MMORPG game turning into a real nightmare for its users. Though people may find it very similar to Sword Art Online due to its main plot of users stuck in a game of virtual reality and having to live there forever, there are a few differences.

Log Horizon
Log Horizon Credits: Crunchyroll

Shiroe, the MC of the series is a guild master who found Log Horizon, He is stuck in the game with his two friends Naotsugu and Akatsuki. He is awkward in real life but a powerful enchanter in the game.

  • Release Date: October 5, 2013
  • Seasons: 3 seasons
  • Rating: 4.7/5

28. Magi: Labyrinth of Magic

Magi: Labyrinth of Magic is a fantasy adventure series that is heavily inspired by Alladin, Sinbad, and Ali Baba. The main characters of the same name, Alladin and Ali Baba are shown as Mage and King respectively.

Magi: Labyrinth of Magic
Magi: Labyrinth of Magic Credits: IMDb

After coming together for a common goal and becoming fast friends, Ali Baba and Alladin keep going on to fight a Djinn, rescue a slave, become King and Mage, and go on various adventures.

  • Release Date: February 12, 2014
  • Seasons: 2 seasons
  • Rating: 4.8/5

29. Moribito: Guardian of The Spirit

Book-based anime, Moribito: Guardian of The Spirit is an anime loved by many. How far are you willing to go to save your kingdom? Well, one might say I could sacrifice my firstborn. 

Moribito: Guardian of The Spirit
Moribito: Guardian of The Spirit Credits: IMDb

That is exactly what happens in this series when the Empire of Shin Yogo is under the threat of an upcoming drought. With the need to sacrifice his child, Prince Chagum, as he carries the soul of a water demon, the Emperor executes an assassination attempt to save his empire.

However, the assassination fails due to the interference of Balsa, a mercenary. After accidentally saving the Crown Price, the Queen asks her to protect him and due to a mysterious promise, Balsa agrees.

  • Release Date: April 7, 2007
  • Seasons: 1 season
  • Rating: 8.2/10

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30. Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Starts A New Life

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation 
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Starts a New Life Credits: Crunchyroll

If you are unemployed outside Japan, it does seem a heavy burden, but considering the tag ‘NEET’ (Not in education, employment, and training) in Japan, it could still come off as a bit lesser baggage.

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation is about an anonymous 34-year-old man who is NEET, and is suffering from real bad luck. Contemplating his pointless life after the death of his parents, he is hit by a truck. If only this anime ended like this. But nope! This is where it all begins.

After being Isekai-d he is born as baby Rudeus Greyrat. After getting a chance to relive a life full of luxury, magic, and success, Rudeus begins to live his life to the fullest.

  • Release Date: January 11, 2021 
  • Seasons: 1 season
  • Rating: 8.4/10

31. Naruto

One of the Big 3 anime, Naruto is dear to a lot of otaku folks. All 9 seasons have been a hit with the story following an orphan boy Naruto Uzumaki and his life adventures.

Naruto wishes to become the best Hokage (ninja) in his village but is outcasted due to the soul of a nine-tailed fox demon sealed within him. Though no one tells him of this fact, as his parents were some of the best Ninjas who died trying to protect the Konoha village from the demon after a few months after Naruto’s birth. Naruto still remains a bright kind-hearted child.

Naruto Credits: Crunchyroll

Iruki Umino is Naruto’s teacher who thinks that Naruto is not serious about his ninja studies and does not take his classes seriously. But after being told of the truth behind the scornful feelings of his villagers by a rogue ninja Mizuki, Naruto defeats him and earns Irukis respect.

Going further, Naruto along with his two classmates- Sasuke and Sakura, are teamed together to learn under the tutelage of Kakashi Hatake- one of the elites. 

Little by little, Naruto begins to become accepted by his village. But this is not the end of tough times for him. Naruto has a lot more troubles and battles waiting for him, some with enemies and a few with those he considered his friends.

  • Release Date: February 15, 2007
  • Seasons: 21 seasons
  • Rating: 8.7/10

32. One Piece

Another anime among the Big 3, One Piece made its place in the hearts of its fans with its storyline, use of characters, world-building, and humor. The world of one piece is made of not just humans, but more supernatural and fantastical beings such as dwarves, giants, fishermen, and people who gain powers by eating devil fruits of a particular kind.

One Piece
One Piece Credits: IMDb

In the story, Monkey D. Luffy is a guy with rubber-like characteristics who wants to become the most powerful pirate in the world. He goes on a journey after hearing the story of Red-Haired Shanks, his role model, and becoming the King of Pirates.

He is joined by the crew of Roronoa Zoro- a swordsman, Nami- a materialistic and money-obsessed crook who can navigate, Sanji- women obsessed but chivalrous cook, and Usopp, a sniper. Later in the story, they are joined by more crew members. Together, forming a crew called Straw Hat Pirates, they set off on a journey full of unexpected hurdles but memorable moments.

  • Release Date: October 20, 1999
  • Seasons: 20 seasons
  • Rating: 8.9/10

33. One Punch Man

One Punch Man follows the MC, Saitama a superhero. But being a superhero becomes boring with no evil guy strong enough to be worth the fight.

One Punch Man
One Punch Man Credits: Netflix

Saitama is called One Punch Man after countless fights that ended early as his one punch was enough to finish it all. After numerous such occasions, Saitama starts doing heroic deeds just for fun as a hobby. But as he gets invited to Hero Association, an association that employs heroes to fight threats and monsters, he reluctantly accepts.

With reluctance, he also accepts to mentor Genos. Genos is a cyborg with a heart full of revenge against another cyborg that killed his family. Together they both get into Hero Association, where unexpectedly, Genos is more successful than Saitama, due to Saitama doing badly on a written exam.

The Future events are shown by a seer, Shibabawa, who dies after her premonition. The world is to be invaded and destroyed by Boros. 

  • Release Date: October 4, 2015
  • Seasons: 2 seasons
  • Rating: 8.7/10
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34. Re: Creators

In a world where humans can create worlds from their imagination, Souta Mizushino, a high school student wants to become such a creator in the form of becoming a light novel author. 

Re-Creators Credits: Crunchyroll

When he notices one of the main heroines from an anime series he had transported to, Selesia Yupitilia-a willful girl, is not only missing but has somehow come back into the real world with him, chaos ensues. 

Not long after this, many such created characters start stepping into the real world and start meeting their creators. One of such characters remains mysterious but is called “Gunpuku no Himegimi”, a woman who is knowledgeable about Creators. More than what she deserves to know as a made-up character.

When the real and fictional worlds collide, Souta and Selesia along with an NPC librarian, try to find the reason behind the cracks in their worlds.

  • Release Date: April 8, 2017
  • Seasons: 1 season
  • Rating: 6.9/10

35. Rokka: Braves Of The Six Flowers

The feeling of betrayal that comes when you are accused of being an imposter about something you put 100% into is just the worst. This is the story of Adlet Mayer, a man who professes to be the “Strongest Man In The World” and wants to become Brave.

Rokka: Braves Of The Six Flowers
Rokka: Braves Of The Six Flowers Credits: Crunchyroll

It is an ancient legend that to fight the Demon God after his revival, the Goddess chooses six heroes called ‘Braves of the Six Flowers’ to fight him. Adlet strives hard and goes on a difficult path to finally become a ‘Brave’.

All of his efforts sum up to nothing when he is suspected of being a fraud after reaching the Land Of Howling Demons to meet up with the other 5 Brave. Because there aren’t 5, but 6 Braves already, they accuse him of being an imposter. Now, Adlet is on the run to prove his innocence and find out who the real imposter is.

  • Release Date: July 4, 2015
  • Seasons: 1 season
  • Rating: 4.2/5

36. RWBY

An American anime, build into a sci-fi fantasy world, RWBY(pronounced Ruby) is about four main characters. Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long with their respective theme colors- red, white, blue, and yellow.

RWBY Credits: Crunchyroll

The girls enter the Beacon Academy to prevent the unison of four relics, which come together will summon gods and bring judgment onto the people. 

  • Release Date: July 18, 2013
  • Seasons: 2 seasons
  • Rating:7.6/10

37. The Seven Deadly Sins: Four Knights of the Apocalypse

One cannot make this list without adding in the other installment of Seven Deadly Sins. This sequel contains the prophecy of the future Four Knights of Apocalypse destroying the world once they appear. Each Knight has a different ability and power, and specifically, this series brings destruction upon Camelot and its King, Arthur.

The Seven Deadly Sins: The Four Knights of Apocalypse
The Seven Deadly Sins: The Four Knights of Apocalypse Credits: Crunchyroll

As it is presently, the four knights haven’t even reached adulthood and are still apprentices in knighthood. As it is the prophecy is a tad bit…misunderstood. So what was supposed to be 4 boys ruining the world is actually them being heroes and saving the said world.

  • Release Date: Set to premiere in 2023
  • Seasons: Upcoming
  • Rating: N/A

38. Seven Mortal Sins

With the Deadly Sins out of the way, let’s get to the Seven Mortal Sins. Though many would confuse it with the Seven Mortal Virtues, fear not, that is the latter follow-up anime of this one.

Seven Mortal Sins
Seven Mortal Sins Credits: Crunchyroll

This anime focuses on Lucifer, who is shown as a female fallen angel for rebelling against God and being thrown out of Heaven. As most Christian mythologies go. But the twist happens when she lands up in a high school church. 

In this church is Maria Totsuka, who is now a witness to the falling of an angel. Lucifer sees the game in its long run and infuses Maria with her blood and later in the future turns her into her slave. With her fall continuing into the depths of Hell, she meets a minor demon called Leviathan and vows to get back to Seven Sins who take away her powers.

  • Release Date: April 14, 2017
  • Seasons: 1 season
  • Rating: 3.2/5

39. Shaman King

As fans of Kdrama and anime, one might know that Shamans are exorcists or people who can communicate with ghosts, spirits, and even Gods. Shaman King shows the plotline surrounding Manta Oyamada and a tournament called Shaman Fight that will declare the winner the Shaman King. 

Shaman King
Shaman King Credits: Crunchyroll

Manta Oyamada is a normal middle school kid whose one small decision makes a drastic change in his life. His normal life turns upside down when a long boy sitting in a cemetery wants him to stargaze with ‘them’. This boy is You Asakura, a shaman in training who wants Manta to help him because of his ability to see spirits, to become the next Shaman King.

  • Release Date: April 1, 2021
  • Seasons: 1 season
  • Rating: 7/10

40. The 12 Kingdoms

An isekai that is Chinese mythology influenced, with Youko Nakajima transported to another world. But instead of being a supporting mage, sorcerer, or villainess like other Isekais, she is directly the ruler of Kei Kingdom, the main character. 

The 12 Kingdoms
The 12 Kingdoms Credits: Crunchyroll

When a strange man suddenly out of the blue swears his loyalty to Youko, she is just as baffled as the next person. But when a battle of demons takes place in front of her where this mysterious man saves her and takes her to another world, Youko (and her two classmates) is a fugitive for being from earth. 

Thus begins their journey to all the 12 kingdoms to survive and figure out why exactly were they here.

  • Release Date: April 9, 2002
  • Seasons: 1 season
  • Rating:4.6/5

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41. The Devil Is A Part-Timer

Throughout the multiple anime series, you’ve seen the devil either ruling Hell or causing trouble somewhere else and the main hero comes in to save the day. But here, the Devil is a Part-Timer. All this because he in his devilish fashion lost a battle to take over the world.

The Devil is A Part Timer
The Devil is A Part Timer Credits: Crunchyroll

Now named Sadao Maou, the devil has to work in MgRonald’s, a fast food restaurant as a part-timer after being tossed to present-day Tokyo. This is his way to recuperate and survive long enough without his magic to get back to his world of Ente Isla.

Not long after this, Emilia in the form of Emi Yusa meets Sadao, and here on goes the story of a moral dilemma that is tackled in a comic way.

  • Release Date: April 4, 2013
  • Seasons: 2 seasons
  • Rating:7.5/10

42. The Genius Prince’s Guide To Raising A Nation Out Of Debt

Crown Prince Wein has to take the reins of his Kingdom Natra, when his father, the King, falls ill. He is guided by his capable right hand Ninym who sees past his lazy and childish persona and urges him to do better.

The Genius Prince's Guide To Raising A Nation Out Of Debt
The Genius Prince’s Guide To Raising A Nation Out Of Debt Credits: Crunchyroll

What can a prince do for his early retirement than quickly get his duties over with…or commit treason and flee? Fighting his wish to live a peaceful life away from his princely duties, Wein is stopped from entertaining such thoughts by Ninym and made to rule his land righteously and with a firm hand. The Genius Prince has to now make use of his brains and get his nation back to stability.

  • Release Date: January 11, 2022
  • Seasons: 1 season
  • Rating: 7.1/10

43. The Heroic Legend of Arslan

Inspired by the Persian Epic of Amir Arsalan. This anime shows the story of Arslan, the crown prince of Pars who has to go into hiding after his land is taken as a result of the treason his father faces. 

The Heroic Legend of Arslan
The Heroic Legend of Arslan Credits: Crunchyroll

After meeting up with his loyal servant Daryun, Arslan goes on a journey to stand against all odds and reclaim his throne.

  • Release Date: 1991
  • Seasons: 4 episodes
  • Rating:7.5/10

44. The Legend of The Legendary Heroes

When you know that your eyes may be powerful but come at the price of others’ death, how will you let this mystery be?

The Legend of The Legendary Heroes
The Legend of The Legendary Heroes Credits: Wallpaper Abyss: Alpha Coders

In a fantasy world, Ryner Lute is a mage with Alpha Stigma eyes, which can scan every type of existing magic. But this comes at the cost of the death of his fellow students at Rolands Empire Magician Academy in a war. 

Determined to make a better place for everyone to live in Ryner goes on a quest to find relics of legendary heroes with Ferris Eris, a skilled swordsman.

  • Release Date: July 1, 2010
  • Seasons: 1 season
  • Rating:7/10

45. The Rising Of The Shield Hero

In the genre of Isekai, comes another cool anime series. The Rising Of The Shield Hero is a story about Naofumi Iwatani who gets transmigrated into another world with a few other boys from their own parallel worlds.

The Rising Of The Shield Hero
The Rising Of The Shield Hero Credits: Crunchyroll

Their goal is to defeat monsters by becoming Cardinal heroes as each hero gets his own special equipment. Naofumi gets a shield and is excited to work alongside his team but t his bitter luck, he is betrayed at every turn.

Now, alone with no one to rely on and trust, Naofumi buys two potentially powerful companions and sets out to understand what Waves are and destroy them before they destroy the world.

  • Release Date: January 9, 2019
  • Seasons: 2 seasons
  • Rating: 8/10

46. The Saga of Tanya The Evil

Challenging God seems like a normal past-time of anime MCs. Here, in The Saga of Tanya The Evil, a man once challenges God named ‘Being X’ and predictably loses.

The Saga of Tanya The Evil
The Saga of Tanya The Evil Credits: Crunchyroll

He gets reborn as a small girl Tanya in a magical world, who vengefully wants to get back to Being X by being strongest in her land. The only thing standing in her way is Being X and with a butterfly effect of her actions being the ever-rising rank of her nation.

  • Release Date: January 6, 2017
  • Seasons: 1 season
  • Rating: 8/10

47. The Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime

As eccentric as this title ‘The Time I Got Reincarnated as A Slime Sounds’ sounds, the story is not far from it. Satoru Mikami is a middle-aged common salaryman who gets murdered by a random assailant. By the time he is losing his life, he hears a set of instructions that make no sense to him.

The Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime
The Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime Credits: Crunchyroll

Somehow, he is still able to live further. Just as a slime in a different fantasy world. And no, no, not just any slime. He has the power to imitate anything he devours and thus begins his journey by making friends with a dragon and a few and making the most of his second rebirth by being born a slime.

  • Release Date: September 30, 2018
  • Seasons: 2 seasons
  • Rating: 8.1/10

48. Vinland Saga

Based on the Norse background setting of Vikings, Vinland Saga tells the tale of Thorfinn who wants revenge on his father’s murderer. Set in 1013 Ad England, the story is about a boy’s journey to pay homage to his father after getting vengeance and pursuing a land of peace called Vinland.

Vinland Saga
Vinland Saga Credits: Crunchyroll
  • Release Date: July 8, 2019
  • Seasons: 2 seasons
  • Rating: 8.8/10

49. Yasuke

In this list of Japanese youth heroes comes an anime based on an African mercenary. Yasuke is an African man who comes to Japan during the Nanban trade and this series is loosely based on him.

Yasuke Credits: Crunchyroll

As the anime style of adventure goes, this world too has magic and technology in its made-up world. Here, Yasuke, an African man comes as a servant of Jesuits but later goes up to be a samurai with no master (ronin) called ‘Black Samurai’ and becomes a recluse after facing defeat of his temple.

  • Release Date: April 29, 2021
  • Seasons: 1 season
  • Rating:6.2/10

50. Yona of the Dawn

Yona of the Dawn is about Yona, a beloved sheltered princess of the kingdom of Kouka. But heinous treason forces her to leave her life of innocence and luxury behind with her loyal bodyguard Hak.

Yona of the Dawn
Yona Of The Dawn Credits: Crunchyroll

After growing out of her rose-tinted view of the world, Yona must grow strong to reclaim her right as the princess of Kouka before it is too late.

  • Release Date: October 7, 2014
  • Seasons: 1 season
  • Rating: 4.8/5

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By Rashmi Bari

I am a Master's student pursuing Clinical Psychology and an intern at Otakukart, creative at heart, and a bibliophile. I am all about character development and 'men written by women', and so watching k-dramas and reading are my favorite past-times.

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