The 25 Best Magic Anime Full Of Sorcery, Enchantments, And Spells

Best Magic Anime? Hey, you must be a fan of magic anime series. Anime about magic can be some of the most fun kinds of anime to watch, magic-wielding anime characters come in all shapes and sizes, there are dragons, and don’t get me started on the immersive fantasy world filled with magic, and adventure.

What are the best magic anime? Well, I have The 20 Best Magic Anime Full Of Sorcery, Enchantments, And Spells that should quench your thirst. So let’s get comfortable and step into worlds of magic and wonder, in no particular order here’s our list with honorable mentions!

The Best Magic Anime Series

25.
The Irregular at Magic High School

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

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  • Episodes: 26
  • Studios: Madhouse
  • Aired: Apr 6, 2014 to Sep 28, 2014
  • Genres: Action, Romance, Sci-Fi, School, Supernatural

At number 25 on our list of top magic anime is The Irregular at Magic High School, set in a world where magic is now a form of technology and science. Magic wielders are in high demand to protect their countries from chaos.

Our story follows two siblings at First High School, Tatsuya, who is enrolled in the weeds course for inept magicians, and Miyuki Shiba, who is in the bloom course for prestigious magicians. However, Tatsuya Shiba’s evaluation might be wrong. He possesses extraordinary technical knowledge, physical combat capabilities, and unique magic techniques, making him the irregular at a magical high school. What other secrets are these siblings hiding?

24.
The Familiar of Zero

Zero no Tsukaima

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  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: J.C.Staff
  • Aired: Jul 3, 2006 to Sep 25, 2006
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Harem, Romance, Ecchi, School

The Familiar of Zero at first glance might just look like a simple and fun ecchi romance anime but it has depth with its magic, character development, intrigue, and romance.

Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière, an incompetent mage summons as her familiar a young man, Saito Hiraga from Japan. A lot more magic, wild, adventurous, and explosive moments follow Saito as he comes to terms with his new life and as Louise tries to prove herself a competent mage.

23.
Tokyo Ravens

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  • Episodes: 24
  • Studios: 8bit
  • Aired: Oct 9, 2013 to Mar 26, 2014
  • Genres: Action, Comedy, Romance, School, Supernatural

While not revolutionary, Tokyo Ravens is very entertaining and not entirely about ravens. The story of Tokyo Ravens takes place in an alternate universe that is rather similar to ours, except for the fact that spirits and familiars are living among humans. Harutora Tsuchimikado, a teenager who can’t see spirits even though he’s part of the Onmiyou-Exorcist family lives a peaceful life.

But all that changes when he meets his childhood friend Tsuchimikado Natsume, now he’s dragged back into the world of magic learning to summon, exorcise and even fight the supernatural, for the sake of preventing a spiritual disaster.

22.
Flying Witch

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: J.C.Staff
  • Aired: Apr 10, 2016 to Jun 26, 2016
  • Genres: Comedy, Slice of Life, Supernatural

Flying Witch is possibly one of the best magic anime ever made. The series is a relaxing watch, and its real magic is in giving its viewers the chance to reflect on the smallest moments in daily life and realize that those can be the most enchanting of all.

The plot is very slice-of-life, following 15-year-old Makoto Kowata who moves to the countryside in pursuit of magical knowledge and training. Living with her second cousins, Kei Kuramoto and his little sister Chinatsu and doing daily everyday things but ordinary activities for a young witch are usually magic-filled.

21.
Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor

Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: LIDENFILMS
  • Aired: Apr 4, 2017 to Jun 20, 2017
  • Genres: Action, Fantasy, School

Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor is a magic anime that has its faults but is still a pretty decent magic anime with likable characters and fan service if you want that sprinkled on top.

The plot follows a very lazy and laid-back professor Glen Radars, who interacts with his students and helps them reach their full potential through his unconventional teaching methods, all the while also stopping evil forces from destroying the Alzano empire.

20.
Princess Tutu

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  • Episodes: 38
  • Studios: Hal Film Maker
  • Aired: Aug 16, 2002 to May 23, 2003
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

At number twenty is Princess Tutu, a series that completely redefined how the magical girl series could be done. The series can be very engaging, clever, beautiful, and overflowing with magic, soul, and passion.

Princess Tutu is a unique gem that follows our protagonist, a duck now human girl Ahiru Arima, who can transform into Princess Tutu—a beautiful and talented ballet dancer whose dances relieve people of the turmoil in their hearts. Princess Tutu is a tale of heroes and their struggle against fate.

19.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: Shaft
  • Aired: Jan 7, 2011 to Apr 22, 2011
  • Genres: Drama, Psychological, Suspense

Puella Magi Madoka Magica is head and shoulders above most magic anime. It is an amazing anime with magic, plot twists, drama, heartbreaking and heartwarming moments that all come together creating a brilliant plot with a really good ending.

Madoka Kaname is a normal 8th grader. However, her life takes a dramatic turn when, on a trip to the mall, she rescues Kyuubei, a cat-like being that was being chased by a mysterious black-haired girl. Kyuubei, as a reward, offers Madoka and Sayaka (one of Madoka’s friends) a unique deal: he’d make any of their wishes come true, and in exchange, they would become Magical Girls. And that is how Madoka, and the viewers, are introduced to a world of magic and witches.

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18.
Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

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  • Episodes: 25
  • Studios: White Fox
  • Aired: Apr 4, 2016 to Sep 19, 2016
  • Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Psychological, Suspense

Re:ZERO begins with our protagonist Subaru Natsuki suddenly being transported to a fantasy world after leaving a convenience store. Being an otaku, Subaru is naturally excited to be in this new world. However, he quickly learns that he doesn’t have any special abilities or powers or so he thinks. After an encounters with the beautiful half-elf Emilia, the two of them start their adventure. However, everything changes dramatically when Subaru soon finds himself dead.

Re:ZERO is an amazing magic anime that isn’t afraid to take overused ideas and combine them to create a well-produced series and original anime.

17.
The Devil is a Part-Timer!

Hataraku Maou-sama!

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  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: White Fox
  • Aired: Apr 4, 2013 to Jun 27, 2013
  • Genres: Comedy, Demons, Fantasy, Romance, Supernatural

Another magic anime is The Devil is a Part-Timer! It’s a hidden gem that you should watch when you need to clear your mind and relax.

The premise of the show is that the overlord of the demon army Sadao Maou, and one of his generals Shirou Ashiya, are ambushed by a hero during a large-scale war to take over their world. They attempt to temporarily retreat to an alternate dimension but find themselves trapped in modern-day Japan and are unable to return. So must work menial jobs to survive while they attempt to find a way to recover their powers and return to their world.

16.
Overlord

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  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: Madhouse
  • Aired: Jul 7, 2015 to Sep 29, 2015
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game, Supernatural

Overlord is a magic anime that is a bit of an acquired taste, or equivalent of watching someone play a video game. The concept of this anime is familiar to most of us. A player gets stuck into a video game and an adventure begins. Ainz Ooal Gown or real name Satoru Suzuki is a powerful undead necromancer and also the guild master of the successful guild Great Tomb of Nazarick. The other members have left a guild along with the game, leaving him with their belongings and personally created NPCs, which serve as guardians of the Tomb.

Things happen and he is teleported to a magic-filled world similar to the game, he investigates the cause of his predicament, while he planning to take control of this new world?

https://youtu.be/uhlBqFj9kDw

15.
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation

Mushoku Tensei: Isekai Ittara Honki Dasu

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  • Episodes: 11
  • Studios: Studio Bind
  • Aired: Jan 11, 2021 to Mar 22, 2021
  • Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Ecchi

Mushoku Tensei is a magic anime with ecchi elements, stunning animation, an amazing soundtrack, and a fantasy setting rich with lore. The series is usually seen as one of the pioneers of the isekai genre.

The story begins when a middle-aged recluse dies and reincarnates into a fantasy world where he is named Rudeus Greyrat. He plans to take life seriously this time around and with a high affinity for magic, a journey of adventure, action, magic, and ecchi moments begin.

14.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken

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  • Episodes: 24
  • Studios: 8bit
  • Aired: Oct 2, 2018 to Mar 19, 2019
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Demons, Fantasy

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is a magic anime with a lot of charm that just has a way of putting a smile on your face, with its fun and wholesome D&D elements.

The premise is simple enough: a 37-year-old office worker is randomly murdered and is reborn as a blue slime in a JRPG-like fantasy world. The series focuses more on its comedy and world-building instead of some grand quest to defeat a demon lord.

13.
Knight’s & Magic

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  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: 8bit
  • Aired: Jul 2, 2017 to Sep 24, 2017
  • Genres: Action, Fantasy, Mecha, School

8bit studio makes it on your list again of the best magic anime series with Knight’s & Magic. The series is made for magic anime fans that want a side of mechs and the battles between them.

When a mecha otaku dies he gets revived as a cute-looking child that looks like a girl but is actually a boy. In this new magic-filled world there are mecha robots, this begins our story of his dream to make one for himself and ride it.

12.
Saga of Tanya the Evil

Youjo Senki

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: Nut
  • Aired: Jan 6, 2017 to Mar 31, 2017
  • Genres: Action, Military

If you’re a magic anime fan and always wanted to see a psychopathic loli anime that is unique and entertaining, watch Saga of Tanya the Evil. It is a textbook case on exactly how anime adaptations should be done.

The series follows Tanya Degurechaff, a Japanese salaryman reincarnated into a female child soldier, in a world where magic coexists alongside an alternate timeline of World War One. The twist is that she fights for Germanian Empire and behaves far differently than a stereotypical heroine.

11.
Slayers

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  • Episodes: 26
  • Studios: E&G Films
  • Aired: Apr 7, 1995 to Sep 29, 1995
  • Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Demons, Fantasy

Ah, Slayers from the mid-90s is a fantasy adventure with plenty of shenanigans that on the surface resembles many other sword and sorcery anime, but the difference is the series doesn’t take itself too seriously, mainly because of the characters themselves.

Slayers’ plot follows the adventures of the notorious Lina Inverse and her self-proclaimed bodyguard, a wandering swordsman named Gourry Gabriev, the wielder of the Sword of Light. Through a chance encounter, they come into possession of a mighty magical item, which may determine the fate of the world. A magical adventure begins.

https://youtu.be/fJkAcUr45GY

10.
The Seven Deadly Sins

Nanatsu no Taizai

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  • Episodes: 24
  • Studios: A-1 Pictures
  • Aired: Oct 5, 2014 to Mar 29, 2015
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Supernatural

Like any adventure series, The Seven Deadly Sins takes us the viewers on an extraordinary journey in a magic-filled fantasy world. When the kingdom Britannia is in trouble princess Elizabeth Liones seeks out Meliodas and the rest of his band of the Seven Deadly Sins to save her kingdom and the rest of the world.

The Seven Deadly Sins is a great anime series with a bit for everyone: magic, action, drama, comedy, romance, and suspense.

9.
A Certain Magical Index

Toaru Majutsu no Index

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  • Episodes: 24
  • Studios: J.C.Staff
  • Aired: Oct 5, 2008 to Mar 19, 2009
  • Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Super Power

At number 9 on our list of top 25 best magic anime of all time is A Certain Magical Index, which is a series with a good premise of science against magic. Set in a world where science and magic coexist.

Touma Kamijou is a regular high school kid living in Academy City, a utopia of science and Espers (people with supernatural abilities). Though not so regular thanks to his abilities Imagine Breaker, a skill that allows him to dispel anything magical or is a product of Espers powers. He encounters Index Librorum Prohibitorum a nun, with an ability that allowed her to memorize 103,000 grimoires concerning magic that is prohibited by the church or is otherwise just far too dangerous to be used. Touma finds himself in the middle of all the problems concerned with letting a walking manual for destruction, Index to live with him.

8.
Iroduku: The World in Colors

Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara

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  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: P.A. Works
  • Aired: Oct 6, 2018 to Dec 29, 2018
  • Genres: Drama, Romance, School

Iroduku is an adventure, with magic, creativity, and feelings that are hard to put into words. It’s an anime series that feels reminiscent of Violet Evergarden.

The plot follows Hitomi Tsukishiro, a 17-year-old descendant of a witch family, who sees the world in black and white. She is sent through time aboard a train driven by a strange yellow creature, by her grandmother. Where she meets her 17-year-old grandmother and club members, and with their help, Hitomi begins to grow as a person.

7.
Log Horizon

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  • Episodes: 25
  • Studios: NHK
  • Aired: Oct 5, 2013 to Mar 22, 2014
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game

Log Horizon is not a perfect series, but it is not your typical series either. The series plot takes the path of realism, diverse characters, and a not-so-typical MMORPG protagonist in a world of fantasy that is genuinely exciting to watch.

The basic premise centers around a group of players who get stuck in an online massive multiplayer role-playing game by some yet-to-be-explained phenomenon. We watch them adapt and try to figure out what happened.

6.
KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World!

Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!

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  • Episodes: 10
  • Studios: Studio Deen
  • Aired: Jan 14, 2016 to Mar 17, 2016
  • Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Parody, Supernatural

One of my favorites, KonoSuba, it’s a series with silly comedy, anti-harem, and anti-OP main character themes that were a breath of fresh air. It is a series where you can leave your brain at the front door and just enjoy whatever is thrown at you. It also has a lot of rewatch value!

The story focuses on Kazuma Satou who dies a laughable and pathetic death on his way back from buying a game, in the most unheroic way at that. When he reawakens in the afterlife, Kazuma is given two choices: go to heaven or defeat the Demon King. Being every gamer’s dream to be in a real fantasy world, he goes with the latter, taking the goddess Aqua with him. But it turns out living in such a world is far different from how it plays out in a game.

https://youtu.be/N1AO7k2o78g

5.
Black Clover

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  • Episodes: 170
  • Studios: Studio Pierrot
  • Aired: Oct 3, 2017 to Mar 30, 2021
  • Genres: Action, Comedy, Fantasy

Everyone loves a feel-good underdog story. Well, here’s a magic anime one for you, Black Clover also comes with humor and heartwarming moments. Though the main character yelling can be a bit too much and the first few episodes don’t really start off well.

Two orphan children, Asta and Yuno are left as babies near the doorstep of a church on the outside border of the Clover Kingdom. The story follows Asta mostly, a young boy who’s born without magical powers, while he tries to gain magical powers and the talent to control them. We watch him go from laughingstock to the literal savior of the kingdom.

4.
Little Witch Academia

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  • Episodes: 25
  • Studios: Trigger
  • Aired: Jan 9, 2017 to Jun 26, 2017
  • Genres: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, School

Little Witch Academia is easily one of the best anime to come out in its year. A beautifully crafted series in a magical world with a strong likable cast, great visuals, and animation.

The story of Little Witch Academia follows Atsuko Kagari who aspires to be a great witch like her idol Shiny Chariot even though she has no witch blood in her. Akko sets off to go to Luna Nova Magical Academia where she can achieve her dream. Along the way, she befriends two other witches Sucy and Lotte. Now their magical adventures in Luna Nova Magical Academy begin as Akko tries to achieve her dream.

3.
Cardcaptor Sakura

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  • Episodes: 70
  • Studios: Madhouse
  • Aired: Apr 7, 1998 to Mar 21, 2000
  • Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, School

In our top 25 best magic anime of all time is a classic Cardcaptor Sakura, an anime that breathed new life into the magic genre and anime as a whole. With its entertaining and sometimes thought-provoking plots.

The premise itself is fairly typical for a mahou shoujo (magical girl) anime. A happy-go-lucky girl Sakura Kinomoto, suddenly comes across magical power and begins her quest alongside a cute lion-like creature serving as her guardian and mentor. Her quest is to capture the fifty-three magical cards of Clow Reed, each inhabiting a unique power that affects Sakura and the people around her in some way.

2.
The Ancient Magus’ Bride

Mahoutsukai no Yome

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  • Episodes: 24
  • Studios: Wit Studio
  • Aired: Oct 8, 2017 to Mar 25, 2018
  • Genres: Fantasy, Slice of Life

The Ancient Magus’ Bride is a beautiful anime. There were scenes that were, for a lack of a better word, magical. The story is told in a well-paced and brilliant way. And the themes and messages from the series were good ones. Though the series had a way of creating unnecessary cliffhangers in each episode.

The story follows a girl named Chise Hatori, who sells herself into slavery due to her not feeling wanted by her relatives. Though when all hope is almost lost a tall masked gentleman named Elias Ainsworth bids 5 million for the girl and outbids every other bidder in the room. He takes Chise to her new home in rural England where she can begin her new life as an apprentice and future wife for Elias.

1.
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

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  • Episodes: 25
  • Studios: A-1 Pictures
  • Aired: Oct 7, 2012 to Mar 31, 2013
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy

And last but not least on our list of the 25 best magic anime full Of sorcery, enchantments, and spells is Magi, a series with a well developed plot, art, and characters. For those magic anime fans that want shounen, this’ll be a guaranteed favorite.

Magi’s story is set in an alternate recreation of the ancient Old World with several regions and nations having some resemblances with real-life counterparts from that time. In this world, there are several magic dungeons full of treasures and traps and each of them is the lair of a powerful magic being, a Djinn. Individuals that manage to overcome the trials of a Dungeon and earn the allegiance of its Djinn are known as Dungeon Capturers, gaining the ability to use its powers infused in a personal item of theirs. Aladdin, a kind and young magician, Alibaba Saluja and Morgiana begin an epic adventure by conquering these dungeons.

Honorable Mentions

Howl’s Moving Castle (Howl no Ugoku Shiro)

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  • Episodes: 1 (Movie)
  • Studios: Studio Ghibli
  • Aired: Nov 20, 2004
  • Genres: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Fairy Tail

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  • Episodes: 175
  • Studios: Satelight, A-1 Pictures
  • Aired: Oct 12, 2009 to Mar 30, 2013
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Kiki’s Delivery Service (Majo no Takkyuubin)

Kiki-And-Seagulls-In-Kikis-Delivery-Service
  • Episodes: 1 (Movie)
  • Studios: Studio Ghibli
  • Aired: Jul 29, 1989
  • Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Dies Irae

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  • Episodes: 11
  • Studios: A.C.G.T.
  • Aired: Oct 14, 2017 to Dec 23, 2017
  • Genres: Action, Military, Super Power

Magical Girl Raising Project (Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku)

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: Lerche
  • Aired: Oct 2, 2016 to Dec 18, 2016
  • Genres: Action, Fantasy, Supernatural, Suspense

Fate/stay night

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  • Episodes: 24
  • Studios: Studio Deen
  • Aired: Jan 7, 2006 to Jun 17, 2006
  • Genres: Action, Fantasy, Romance, Supernatural

And with that we are done! Did you like our list? Have you watched any of these, what did you think? Do you think we missed one? Let us know down in the comments sections? Also don’t forget to like, share and subscribe if you like our content.

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That’s all I have to say about magic.

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