The anime adaptation of the popular Japanese manga series has created waves around the world for years. The long and exciting anime series has a fan following that is one of the largest in the anime world. The anime follows Lucy Heartfilia, a 17-year-old girl who wishes to master her wizardry skills and join the wildly boisterous Mage Guild Fairy Tail. The series which had a long run spanning from 2009-2019 is packed with action, comedy, and adventure. Here are the 10 best anime like Fairy Tail to watch after finishing Fairy Tail.
My Hero Academia
The superhero anime series directed by Kenji Nagasaki is an adaptation of the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kōhei Horikoshi. The anime, which revolves around the existence of special superhuman abilities among the human population, follows Izuku Midoriya, a boy born who doesn’t have any superpower in a world where almost everyone has a special power. With the help of his idol All-Might, he realises his hidden ability. My Hero Academia is an anime-like fairy tale with the character of Izuku sharing qualities of self-motivation and determination with Natsu Dragneel
This adventure fantasy anime series directed by Kōnosuke Uda is based on the Japanese shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. The anime revolves around the adventures of a boy named Monkey D. Luffy, whose body gained the properties of rubber after unintentionally eating a Devil Fruit. One Piece is considered as a must-watch for the fans of anime series like Fairy Tail as it is one of the top anime in the Shonen Jump lineup. The story is set in the fantastical world of One Piece, which is inhabited by cut-throat pirates that are demonically enhanced by powers of the Devil Fruit. The anime which is a combination of action and drama will interest the audiences with its interesting characters.
This 51-episode anime series is an adaptation of the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Atsushi Ōkubo. The series is directed by Takuya Igarashi and produced by Bones, Aniplex, Dentsu, Media Factory, and TV Tokyo. Soul Eater will be an exciting watch for those who loved Fairy Tail. It has three powerful young teams, each consisting of a weapon meister. One weapon of the lot, that can transform into a humanoid, learns to control their powers at school. The series is distinguished with its supernatural setting and stylized designs. Soul Eater will be a great experience for anime lovers as it has a lot of similarities with Fairy Tail and Naruto in human weapon use and likeable characters
The shonen anime series created by Akira Toriyama is based on the manga series written and illustrated by Toriyama. Dragon Ball follows the adventures of Son Goku who trains in martial arts from his childhood through adulthood. The adventurous quest of Son Goku to collect all seven Dragon Balls by battling any enemies he encounters has many similarities with Natsu Dragneel of the Fairy Tail. Dragon Ball is another favourite like Fairy Tail with its similarities in determined heroes Goku and Natsu. Many of the classic shonen tropes from the Dragon Ball franchise are sure to be loved by Fairy Tail fans.
The anime adaptation of the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi is another anime about a half-demon protagonist who lives in a fantasized interpretation of ancient Japan. The story follows Kagome Higurashi, a 15-year-old girl who is shifted from modern-day life to the Sengoku period of Japan by a ferocious demon. The demon is after the wish-granting Shikon Jewel that lies inside her. Kagome resurrects a half-demon named Inuyasha to defeat the demon and save her. As the Shikon Jewel gets shattered in pieces and is scattered across the land, Kagome and Inuyasha set off to retrieve the pieces before it gets in the wrong hands.
Yu Yu Hakusho
The anime adaptation of the Japanese manga series, written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi, is directed by Noriyuki Abe and co-produced by Fuji Television, Yomiko Advertising, and Studio Pierrot. The story follows Yusuke Urameshi, a 14-year-old boy who is struck and killed by a car while trying to save a child’s life. Yusuke is revived and appointed as an Underworld Detective after he passes several tests given by Koenma, who is the son of the ruler of the afterlife Underworld. The anime which is largely watched in Japan and the United States is complimented for its writing, characters, and amount of action.
The anime adaptation of the Japanese light novel series written by Nisio Isin and illustrated by Take is similar to Fairy Tail with its action scenes. The series, which is set in Japan’s Edo-era, follows Shichika Yasuri who lives with his sister Nanami in isolation. The series is as exciting as Fairy Tail with a lot of ninjas and various fighting techniques. The series is a must-watch for those who are looking for good animes like fairy tail with the best animation and ninja theme.
Dragon Ball Z Kai
The revised version of the anime series Dragon Ball Z, produced in commemoration of its 20th and 25th anniversaries is another anime like Fairy Tail packed with insane action fights. The story follows Goku, a self-trained martial arts prodigy from a distant planet, who has become one of the most powerful beings on Earth. Dragonball Z Kai, which is a popular shounen anime, has the fanciest fights with ridiculous abilities and powers similar to Fairy Tail. The story is topped with great humour and is packed with endless characters of significant role.
The anime adaption for the Japanese manga series, written and illustrated by Kazue Katō, will remind you of Naruto with its main characters. The story revolves around Rin Okumura, a teenager with extraordinary strength and endurance who, along with his twin brother Yukio, was raised by Father Shiro Fujimoto, an Exorcist. Rin attends a school to learn to control his inner demon over time and go on missions. The fans of Fairy Tail will love the character of Rin who saves others from harm, despite being born differently and ridiculed by others
The coming-of-age adventure anime series is based on the best-selling manga series by Masashi Kishimoto and is a must-watch for any shonen fan for its perfect blend of drama and comedy. Naruto is a classic, similar to Fairy Tail, and has rich content that is worth binging on. The story is about a young boy named Naruto Uzumaki who has a horrific beast, named the Nine-Tails, sealed inside his body. Naruto grows up an outcast – due to hosting the demonic fox and dreams of becoming a respected ninja and leader of his village.
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