I love magic anime and when its coupled with fighting it becomes more exciting to watch. If you are looking for such an anime in this category, then you’ve landed on the right page. Physical fights plus magic animation makes every action scenes exciting and fun to watch.
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
When we talk about magic, one of the most popular anime in this genre is Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic. In this anime, you’ll be introduced to dungeons, treasures, Djinn guardians and magicians. The anime is about the journey of Alibaba and a boy who wanted to help him named Aladdin. It’s a shounen anime that you will easily fall in love with.
Aside from Magic, there is also a lot of fighting in this anime including fight scenes against animals and other monsters. You will be treated with exciting fight scenes that are done in excellent animation. The quality of animation keeps on improving per episode.
Fairy Tail is in a world where magic is part of life. There are a lot of people who were gifted with the ability to use magic. These mages form guilds and one of this Fairy Tail.
Part of the Fairy Tail guild is our main characters, Natsu, Lucy, and Gray. And together with other guild members, they continue to pursue their personal goals while protecting the world where they live against wicked guilds.
And since its a time of magic, expect a lot of fights with magic in it, from magic in the form of water, air, fire and other magical capabilities you could think of. The good thing about this anime is aside from a lot of fights and magic, it is also filled with laughter, adventure, and even sadness
Overlord is among the most popular Isekai anime created. So far it finished with its third season and everyone is looking forward for the 4th season to come.
One of the most popular and strongest characters that can yield magic in the anime world is Ainz Ooal Gown of Overlord. Though I think this anime is more on the magic side since our main character is a magic caster, it still has a lot of nice fight scenes from the other supporting characters.
Additionally, our protagonist Ainz Ooal Gown has the ability to change into a character that is very much efficient when it comes to physical fights. This makes him very powerful and could be the most powerful being in their world.
If you are interested in watching magic, fight scenes and RPG concept anime, then Overlord is perfect.
Anime with magic and fighting
Black Clover is the story of Asta who wanted to become a Wizard King. However, it was hard for him to manifest any magical powers. And in their time, magic is considered a gift to only a few.
If you are looking for an action-packed magical anime, this will not fail. Though you will find it less exciting after watching many of its episodes since its a huge show, in general, still it’s a good anime to watch.
The fight scenes are pretty cool especially when it comes to fights with main protagonists. Think about the scenes between Naruto and Pain or Ichigo and Aizen.
It is somehow similar to Fairy Tail when it comes to the number of supporting characters this anime has. And they also have the same Shouting Protagonist(lol). And when it comes to characters, I would give it a 9/10 rating.
It’s a shounen magic show that is fun to watch and something that you’ll surely enjoy as a shounen fan.
Anime with magic school
The Irregular At Magic High School
This anime revolves around a magical institution environment. It’s in a school with students who are magic users. In their time, magic users play a very big role in a nation’s army – their ability to fight for their nation.
The story revolves around the journey of Tatsuya Shiba and his sister Miyuki as they enroll in a top magical school in their country and learn more about their abilities. One thing to look forward to in this anime is the tournament arc where you will definitely be treated with great action fights. The hand to hand combat of Tatsuya with other characters is also really awesome to watch.
Fantasy magic anime
The Seven Deadly Sins
The anime is a story of Elizabeth and Meliodas together with the rest of the group called “The Seven Deadly Sins”. This group is feared due to their abilities and powers, but they are actually not the bad guys.
With the use of their magical powers, they fight against various groups with evil plans. Their main rival is a group known to be the 10 Commandments.
This anime is packed with fight scenes and you’ll definitely lot it when Meliodas(Sin of Wrath), Ban(The Immortal Sin of Greed), and Escanor(The Sin of Pride) start to fight seriously. It also has humor which makes it more fun to watch.
The Ancient Magus’ Bride
Aside from a fantasy anime, this show could also be classified as mystery and supernatural. It has some interesting characters led by Chise and Elias Ainsworth. The Ancient Magus’ Bride is an anime that is full of creatures like spirits, fairies, and dragons.
With an interesting story and characters, I would recommend this anime to anyone. Another great thing about the show is it has rounded up pretty well. You will not be left out hanging. The ending is enough that you would appreciate it and somehow still has something that the viewers would look forward to in another season.
Best magic anime 2018
Iroduku: The World in Colors
This anime will surely capture your heart. I find it a very great anime especially in the genre of magic and fantasy. One thing that makes this the best is its great animation. You will appreciate how the characters are made in pretty decent design quality.
The story of this anime is about a mage who met and accident. I would not dive into the details here for you to figure out what this accident is and how it changed the life of our main character.
It surely is one of the best anime in 2018 that deals with magic. I would recommend watching it especially for those who are tired of watching anime fights and wants to see something more emotional with a slice of life.
New magic anime 2019
Kenja no Mago
Date aired: Apr 10, 2019 to Jun 26, 2019
This anime also known as Wise Man’s Grandchild, is the story of Shin Walford who lives in a world where monster and magic exists. He is adopted by a famed magician which helped him improved his magic. After surpassing the abilities of his father, he decided to enroll in a magic academy to improve his skills. Slowly, people in that school realize how powerful Shin is.
Since its an Isekai anime, I easily fall in love with it. So if you are in this genre also, you’ll appreciate it also. Though some are saying it’s not as efficient as other Isekai anime mainly because most of the time you’ll forget its Isekai. You’ll know what I mean when you watch it. Still, for me, it’s fun to watch and you’ll certainly enjoy watching it.
Another thing I liked about this anime is that is has a lot of characters. I prefer an anime series with lots of characters while still being able to determine which ones are the main casts. So if you are looking for a magic Isekai, check this out.
Fate/Grand Order: Zettai Majuu Sensen Babylonia
Fate/Grand Order is definitely a great anime however, it is mainly targeted to viewers who have played the mobile game. You will get confused watching this if you are not playing the game. However, for those who are into this game, this is what they are waiting for.
The visual and animation part of this anime is well applauded. They have brilliantly incorporated the CGI effects in this anime. Great use of colors which makes everything look stunning. Adding to this is the excellent sound effects and OST.
The anime is actually a prequel on what is to come this coming October. And, we certainly could expect it to be a good one and well-executed.
Fairy Gone 2nd Season
Aired: Oct 7, 2019 to Dec 23, 2019
Fairy Gone is set in a time and world where humans gained supernatural abilities due to Fairies. These Fairies and Possess Animals were used as a weapon by transplanting their organs to people. And these people were used as soldiers due to their improved abilities. But since the war has ended, these soldiers are now trying to live a normal life, but there are some who have used their abilities for evil purposes.
Though there were a lot of great expectations for this new anime, it somehow failed to deliver. Its failure is most likely due to how it managed the story, by failing to give a good plot.
When it comes to design and animation, It was fairly good during the first few episodes. However, quality slowly fads as the episodes progress. So if you are particular with this part of an anime show, then you should not watch this.
And for those who have watched season 1 which was considered a failure, it would be best not to go on watching season 2 since it somehow failed to deliver a big blow to improve the anime.
For those who have not watched it yet, there are still some reasons to consider watching this anime which are its characters. I personally think that the characters are interesting enough. And you would still enjoy watching this action-packed, magical show.
Best magic anime 2019
Date aired: Oct 6, 2018 to Feb 23, 2019
Radiant anime is about the magical journey of Seth in search of the Radiant which is the place believed to be the source of monsters in their world. He is on a mission to completely eradicate the monster by eliminating where these monsters originate. Along the way, he met new friends and together they fought against different kinds of enemies.
When it comes to Visuals and Animation, it will surely not disappoint. Everything is really beautiful and crisp with blight colors. The action scenes are pretty awesome plus made more captivating with magic effects. The best thing is that they were able to be consistent with this high-quality animation.
The characters are intriguing and interesting enough to make you watch all its episodes and look forward to its Season 2.
Others worth mentioning
- Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
- Zetsuen no Tempest (Blast of Tempest)
- Log Horizon
- Magical Warfare
- Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero
- Rental Magica
- Sky Wizards Academy
- Chivalry of a Failed Knight