If action and comedy are the two requisites for your daily dose of entertainment, then you have come to the right place. With a comparable list to reduce boredom, go through this Entertainism article to know more about some great anime series like Fairy Tail.
Hiro Mashima, the creator of Fairy Tail, wrote a manga series on the popular game Monster Hunter.
When you hear about magic, your mind immediately drifts to Harry Potter, or a guy wearing a long robe with a long beard. If you are tired of these stereotypes, then you need to know about Fairy Tail.
Fairy Tail follows the adventures of Lucy Heartfilia, who runs away from home in search of Fairy Tail, a guild with the worst reputation and the best wizards. On her search, she encounters Natsu, a dragonslayer searching for his father. Natsu also has a cat-like creature keeping him company. Natsu introduces Lucy to Fairy Tail, where each character gets more eccentric. Their adventures progresses as they run from pillar to post to complete quests to pay their rent and defend against the various enemies of Fairy Tail.
Given below are some of the shows similar to the vein of Fairy Tail. Check out the list below, and you won’t be disappointed. And if you are new, say hello to more entertainment.
Directed by: Kōnosuke Uda
First Run: 1999
A pirate’s job is to roam the seas and create terror in the hearts of people. Well, Monkey D. Luffy thinks otherwise. He is a seventeen-year old, whose dream is to travel the to the end of the sea and procure OnePiece, the eternal treasure of riches beyond our dreams. But with all other pirates heading towards the same goal, will Luffy and his crew succeed? Find out on this swash-buckling adventure, laden with magic and rum.
Directed by: Yasuhiro Irie
First Run: 2009
When the attempt to bring their mother back to life fails, Edward and Alphonse decide to become state alchemists to find out the secret of the Philosopher’s Stone. But with the government banning books on the subject, and mysterious killings taking all over the place, join the brothers in this thrill-seeking adventure, as they try to find the truth at the core of it all.
Directed by: Takashi Watanabe
First Run: 2001
The show follows Haru Glory, a teenager living an idyllic life. When he one day fishes Plue out of the water, his destiny as a RaveMaster is confirmed. Meanwhile, a terrorist group called Demon Card decides to search for Rave for the upper hand. To avoid the disaster that occurred in the year 0015, Haru meets and joins a motley group of teammates with the same goal. Will Haru succeed in collecting all the pieces of Rave? Created by the same author of Fairy Tail, follow the adventures, and you may see the similarity between Natsu and Haru.
Directed by: Noriyuki Abe
First Run: 2004
Ichigo Kurosaki is a normal seventeen-year old who lives with his family, except that he can talk to ghosts. On the night he encounters a Soul Reaper (Japanese personification of Grim Reaper), he also meets a hollow, soulless being who eats living souls. When he tries to attack Ichigo’s family, he has no choice but to stand his ground. After borrowing his powers from a Soul Reaper, he takes on the responsibilities in Karakura Town. Follow his adventures, as he learns that being a God of Death is far more difficult than it looks.
Directed by: Osamu Nabeshima
First Run: 2006
Meet Allen Walker, a fifteen-year old exorcist, who battles demons with an ancient substance called ‘Innocence’. He has a left eye which can detect demons, and a left arm which is more than enough to take care of the demons. He becomes a valuable asset to the organization fighting demons, called the Black Order. The Millennium Earl is a descendant of Noah, who can destroy Innocence, and plans a war against the Exorcists. But the descendants of Noah are reborn every century. With Allen Walker named as the 14th Noah, can he find Innocence, and put an end to this war?
Directed by: Nobuhiro Takamoto
First Run: 2011
Oga Tatsumi is a normal delinquent who goes to Ishiyama High. One day, while washing clothes, he comes upon a baby near the riverbed, who latches himself onto Oga and doesn’t let go. If he tries to get away more than 15 feet from the baby, he receives an electric shock. But when it is revealed that the kid is the future demon lord who could be the ruler of humankind, can Oga domesticate the kid into loving humans as his stern babysitter watches from the distance. Watch this comedy anime series, and follow the daily adventures of the child-rearing badass.
Directed by: Kazuhiro Furuhashi
First Run: 2002
Lost something of value? Don’t go to the police, go to the Getbackers. With a 100% guarantee of getting things back, they never let you down. The duo consists of Ginji Amano, a living electric eel, able to control and generate electricity, and Ban Midou, the brains of the operation, the man with a power grip of 200 kg, and a mysterious power called the ‘Evil Eye’. The two of them take on the most bizarre cases, which border on the supernatural. But with bad luck always putting a damper on their commission, follow the hilarious misadventures, as they undertake cases and solve the mystery of the Infinity Fortress.
Directed by: Daisuke Nishio
First Run: 1989
Dragon Ball Z follows the adventures of Goku, a Saiyan, as he tries to live a normal life with his friends. With aliens and other beings attacking planet Earth at every chance they get, ‘normal’ doesn’t begin to cover it, as Goku protects the Earth with his life on the line, with his friends in the comedy anime, that has inspired many shows like Bleach and One Piece.
Directed by: Takuya Igarashi
First Run: 2008
The show takes place in Death Weapon Meister Academy, a fictional school in Nevada, United States. To pass their entrance exam, the students need the souls of 99 evil humans and one witch, in that order, or they have to start over again. They need these ingredients to create the Death Scythe, a weapon wielded by true masters of death. With witches, mummies, and all mythological characters making this task difficult, and the humans who refuse to admit that they are evil, will Maka and her weapon Soul Eater succeed before time runs out. With magic spells and powers alike, this anime is similar to Fairy Tail in more ways than one.
Directed by: Koji Masunari
First Run: 2013
In an alternate timeline of the Old World, an essence called ‘Rukh’ resides in all human beings and in the environment around us. It guides us towards our destiny. If you become corrupted and fall from this path, the color of your Rukh changes to black. After being secluded his entire life, Aladdin meets Alibaba, where they try to conquer a nearby castle inhabited by a Djinn. After they succeed, Aladdin discovers he’s a Magi. With many more lands to explore, and an organization hellbent on conquering the world, time is running out on our heroes. With many familiar characters making an appearance, like Sinbad, this is a show you don’t want to miss. Get ready for Arabian Nights on a whole new level.
Fairy Tail has been known for its one-on-one fights, with various clans, but at the root of it all, it’s a heart-warming story about friendship and the bonds that binds us together.