Magic Anime: Here are the 32 best anime with magic that you really need to stream
Are you a fan of magic anime series, where characters have those absolute magical powers that make everyone goes wow! This list will probably quench your thirst, as we have anime series that take place in magical fantasy worlds, others have main characters that possess legendary magic powers, while some revolve around pretty, yet overpowered magical anime girls.
Sit tight, and remember that we will also include mainstream and popular anime with magic themes like Black Clover, Fairy tail, Mahouka Koukou no Rettouseei, Fate Series, The Seven Deadly sins, and so on… Because Our main focus of this article is to give you some Japanese magic anime TV shows that are unknown, underrated, overlooked, and mingle with some other genres like isekai, school, and romance. Yet, the most important thing is that they all are so good and great that you will fully enjoy them.
Now, let the countdown of our 32 best magic anime series Begin!
32. Magical Warfare
Kicking off our list of the best magic anime series with this good tv show called “Magical Warfare” that follows the story of Takeshi, a normal high school boy who has a somewhat dark past, however, one day he comes across a girl named Mui Aiba in a uniform he has never seen before.
Collapsed on the school campus, this encounter changes Takashi’s destiny completely. Mui tells Takashi that she is a magician and she apologizes or she turned Takeshi into a magician enrolled in the Subaru Magic Academy, where many magicians can learn to control their powers and live in peace with regular humans.
Instead of returning to the real world, Takeshi and his new magician friends Kurumi Isoshima and Kazumi Ida decide to enroll in the academy as well. These three friends possess different magical abilities which they must learn to master, in order to fend off a group of magicians who are resorting to using violence to assert their superiority over humans.
31. Brave 10
Oh Yeah here is a good magic anime that focuses on two main characters and their hidden powers, Saizō Kirigakure meets an Izumo priestess named an Isanami, but she’s attacked by assassins and he saves her from them Isanami is on a brief journey to go see Sanada.
Sanada is a powerful warlord in the Sengoku area, and east Isanami goes to ascertain him because her shrine was destroyed and everybody was killed except herself she was told by the head priest before he was killed to seek out Sanada for help. meanwhile, Sanada has been gathering ten warriors known as the brave 10 who had the power to change history, as they gather one by one the tsunami’s own mysterious power awakens.
I thoroughly enjoyed the story of brave 10 I thought that it was quite unique and I never got bored while watching its episodes. I really recommend watching this best magic anime series.
30. Tokyo Ravens
Pottery was born into a family of Onmyoji known for their mastery of the cult, unfortunately, he didn’t inherit their magical abilities! so he was doomed to live a normal life at least that is until a girl from his past changed his future.
Hence, as I started watching this magic anime series I’d have felt that the protagonist Harutora was going to be one of those boring mc to watch, but as I kept following the story it became more and more interesting to follow this boring teenager and his friends taking on enemies while trying to become a badass and powerful shaman’s and keep in mind that this is only a fraction of what the story is really focusing on.
29. Dies Irae
The story of this Japanese magic tv show takes place in Berlin, as the Red Army raises the Soviet flag over the Reichskanzlei, a group of Nazi officers conducting a ritual. killing people of the city is just a perfect ritual sacrifice in order to bring back the Order of supermen whose coming would bring the world’s destruction.
Years later, Ren Fujii, after a deadly fight with his friend, is now spending his days at the hospital. and every night he has the same dream: murderers hunting people, and some knights are chasing these murderers.
He becomes really fed up with this routine, and can’t wait to return to his ordinary everyday life, however, he still usually hears his friend’s words: “Everyone who remains in this city eventually loses their minds.”
28. Iroduku: The World in Colors
Among the best magic anime tv shows is Iroduku. The story is set In 2078, where the main character Hitomi Tsukishiro is a teenage girl from a family of witches who lost her sense of color as she lost the people she treasures.
Not wanting to see her granddaughter suffer anymore, Hitomi’s grandmother Kohaku Tsukishiro sends her 60 years into the past to 2018 to meet her 17-year-old self.
Besides, this magical anime depicts an epic adventure of the protagonist who has also lost the ability to discern colors, which makes her journey all the more interesting.
This is a Chinese magic anime Series adapted by the writer Reiko Torii and the director by Li Haoling. The anime was produced by Haoliners Animation League Studio and has a total of 10 Episodes.
Spiritpact is focusing on Yang Jinghua’s thought he had been reborn and that he was about to step on the path to a new beginning. a white-haired, rich, and handsome guy Duanmu Xi, appears right in front of him.
He not only told Yang Jinghua that Yang Jinghua was already dead, he even asks for an invitation: “Young man, do you want to sign a contract with me and stay with me for the rest of your life?”
26. Dragon Crisis!
Kisaragi Ryuji is the main character of this magic romance anime series, whose peaceful life will turn into an adventure with the return of his second cousin Eriko. Rand both will seize a relic box from a black broker.
In the box, they find a red dragon girl Rose.
Dragon Crisis is a school comedy magic anime that depicts the story of Op Mc Ryuji who, In order to protect Rose from the black organization, decides to fight using his power as a relic handler.
25. Qualidea Code
The story of this magic school anime takes place in a world where people continue their war against the “unknown”—the enemy of humanity. Children evacuate to a cold sleep institution during the invasion by the “unknown” wake up and learn that their bodies gain supernatural powers.
In order to protect the country from the “unknown” emerging from the Tokyo bay gate. The boys and girls wage battles in the defense of the cities of Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Chiba.
24. Zatch Bell
Here is a very interesting magic anime in its own ways, I think it’s underrated since it is an old tv show, so now it’s time to give it some credit and recommend it! Overall, the story follows Takamine Kiyomaro, a depressed carefree world guy, who will suddenly receive a little demon named Gash Bell to take care of. Little does he know that Gash is embroiled in an intense fight to see who is the ruler of the demon world.
All of the demons have to pick a master on Earth and duke it out with other demons until one survives. Needless to say, Kiyomaro becomes Gash’s master, and through their many battles, Kiyomaro learns the importance of friendship and courage.
23. Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-tachi no Utage
Reikenzan: Hoshikuzu-Tachi no Utage is another great Chinese magic anime that follows the story of Ouriku as he journeys to become a powerful sage, The beginning of the story is so awesome, as it highlights the anime characters and places them in the trials that would determine whether or not they gain entry into this clan, which seems to be the best clan to be in. so let’s watch the mc Ouriku as he passes so many trials in order to make his dream became true.
22. Chain Chronicle
Chain Chronicle is a good action magic anime that has 12 Episodes, Set in the land of Yuguto, the people thought that the land they live in is the size of the world. However, it’s actually divided into several areas, each with a respective king.
Even though there were small wars among areas, the kings had round table meetings to maintain peace and balance. It was a dark group of dark monsters that appeared…
21. Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records
This is another good anime about magic, which is set in The Alzano Empire, home to the rarest magic school in the world. Here, ambitious young students undergo training to become competent magicians. Sistine Fibel, a noble girl, and her friend Rumia Tingel attend the Academy, determined to cultivate their skills.
Furthermore, their world is thrown on a loop when their favorite teacher surprisingly retires. Then the enigmatic Glenn Radars replaces him. His attitude towards life and magic puts him at odds with his class. additionally, nefarious forces hidden within the empire’s walls became active. Rumia and Glenn find themselves caught up in their schemes.
Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records is a harem magic school anime that follows Sistine, who is captivated by a mysterious floating Sky Castle; Rumia, who is haunted by a troubled past; and the Op Mc Glenn, who may be more than meets the eye. Though completely different on the surface, they are inexplicably bound together by a thread of fate.
20. The Ancient Magus Bride
Next up among the best magical anime tv shows, we have The Ancient Magus’ Bride which chronicles the story of a 15-year-old girl named Hatori Chise who was sold off for 5 million pounds to a mysterious masked guy. She has nothing to lose, having no one around, and being left alone at an early age. Which made her willing to be sold to any buyer if it meant having somewhere to go.
The buyer who brought her home looks strange, his name is Elias Ainsworthand he is portrayed as a rural English magus who wants Chise to be his apprentice and, eventually, his bride. This fantasy magic anime animation is just amazing. There is no better way to describe the sensation of seeing The Ancient Magus’ Bride. From the graphic design and animation to the soundtrack and the characters’ development, this magic anime is extremely good to watch, especially if you love fantasy and slice-of-life stories.
19. Witch Craft Works
Behold, a magical anime with powerful magic abilities, le by an overpowered female character and a lazy Mc who will try his best to become op, overall those are the themes of this great magic school anime series, that follows Honoka Takamiya, who is happy with his completely ordinary life, but His sole problem in life was the fact that he shared a school with the school’s “Princess,” Ayaka Kagari.
Both girls and boys fawn over her which makes Honoka’s life difficult since he rides the same bus as her in the morning and sits next to her in class. What’s worse is that if he even idly interacts with her, her fan club takes him out back and beats him up!
One day while taking out the trash he looks up to see a school building falling on top of him! He is saved at the very last moment by the very same beautiful girl, Ayaka, with whom he’s never even had a full conversation.
She finally speaks to him, revealing that she’s been protecting him in secret, but now that someone is attacking him directly she no longer needs to do it covertly. It turns out that Ayaka is a fire witch and there are other witches in the world who want to capture Honoka and use him for the power that he possesses inside of him.
18. Magi’s Grandson
Magi’s Grandson or Kenja no Mago is another awesome new isekai magic anime with an op mc that depicts the story of A young man who dies in an accident, and will be reborn in another world as a baby!
After that, the patriot hero “Sage” Merlin Wolford picks the young man up and names him Shin. He was raised as a grandson by Merlin and soaked up Merlin’s teachings, earning him some shocking powers.
However, when he became 15, his grandfather Merlin said, “I forgot to teach him common sense!” An “abnormal” boy’s unconventional otherworld fantasy life starts here!
17. Shinsekai Yori
Here is a masterpiece of supernatural magic anime that you will absolutely like, this tv show is well ranked on MyAnimeList, IMDb, and Crunchyroll too, The story takes place in Japan a thousand years after our era. Five children, Saki, Satoru, Maria, Mamoru, and Shun were born and raised in a quiet little town that can be described as utopian.
The world is ruled by people who have the power of the gods. After a certain incident, Saki and the others realize the true nature of their world. The five children begin to get involved with secretive matters such as the rumored Tainted Cats said to abduct children, and embark on a dangerous adventure to protect their friends and a whole world on the verge of collapse.
16. Hataraku Maou-Sama!
Coming in our list of the best magic anime series, is The Devil is a Part-Timer!, which is a great series Where the MC is an overpowered Demon Lord coming from another world to live on earth as a human while trying to keep his real identity and power hidden.
“The Demon Lord Satan” begins to conquer the land of Ente Isla with his vast demon armies. However, while embarking on this quest to take over the continent, his efforts were stopped by the hero Emilia. forcing Satan to make his retreat through a dimensional portal to land in the human world.
The demon finds himself stranded in Tokyo and vows to return and complete his subjugation of Ente Isla. Satan assumes the guise of a human named Sadao Maou and begins working at MgRonald’s to make ends meet. He soon realizes that his goal of conquering Ente Isla is just not enough. Hataraku Maou-Sama! is a Japanese animated series that presents a hilarious view of the most mundane aspects of everyday life, all through the eyes of our Op Mc Maou Sama.
15. Zetsuen no Tempest
Oh My God this is one of the best underrated Japanese anime about magic and fantasy that you will never forget. Because, its style is unique, the story is captivating, and the animation is on a whole different level, well do you like Shakespeare tales, watch this and thank me later.
The story revolves around Mahiro Fuwa, a teenage high school student whose younger step-sister has been mysteriously murdered alongside their parents. Mahiro is contacted by Hakaze Kusaribe, the leader of the Kusaribe clan who was left stranded on an unknown deserted island by her followers and agrees to assist Hakaze in exchange for her help to seek out out the culprit liable for the tragic death of his family.
Upon learning of his friend’s intentions, Yoshino joins him on his quest to face up against the remainder of the Kusaribe clan who intends to awaken the “Tree of Exodus” whose power can bring ruin to the whole world.
14. Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
Known also as Danmachi, this is a really good adventure magic anime to watch, where you will follow an epic story of Bell Cranel, the 14-year-old lonely and weak adventurer serving his pretty female master Hestia. Therefore, as the lone member of the Hestia Family, Bell works hard in the Dungeon every day to become a better version of himself.
Now, he looks up to become like or surpass the beautiful girl Aiz Wallenstein, a famous and powerful swordsman who once saved his life and made him fall in love with her. Bell is unaware that many other females, both goddesses, and humans, have formed emotions for him, most notably Hestia herself, as he wins allies and develops himself with each new obstacle he confronts.
13. The Seven Deadly Sins
The Seven Deadly Sins is among the best action anime with magic themes of all time. This is an amazing story about the most powerful knights in the fantasy world of Britannia. After attempting to destroy the monarchy, the seven deadly sins group have been labeled as evil traitors.
They are believed to have been murdered by the Holy Knights, while some think they are still alive. After ten years, the Holy Knights betray the realm and become tyrants.
Elizabeth, the king’s youngest daughter, and third princess of her kingdom, still believes that the seven knights are still alive. Thus, she embarks on a journey in the hopes of finding them and asks for their assistance in reclaiming her kingdom, clearing their names, and defeating the real culprits.
12. Maoyuu Maou Yuusha
This is an underrated magic anime series that everyone should check out. It is a series that focuses on the typical medieval plot of humans against demons. In the beginning, you’d anticipate a demon clan ruled by an overpowered demon king or full-fledged fights against humans, but in reality, this is a narrative as humans and demons have been at odds for many years.
When a young hero sets out to confront the Demon King, he is astounded to learn that the ruler is not only a lovely queen but also one who desires his assistance. While he first resists, her arguments ultimately convince him that there is another side to the battle. It’s a unique concept with a greater emphasis on politics than you may expect. However, it provides for an intriguing study of many points of view, with a fantastical undertone to the whole affair.
11. The Fate Series
The Fate series is undoubtedly among the best magical anime series of all time, and will wow you with its stunning graphics and thrilling magic battles.
The magic concept will become evident after the first few episodes. The major story revolves around the Holy Grail War. Almost every series in this franchise is linked to this magical conflict. The Holy Grail is some type of power that can grant you any wish. That is why everyone is fighting for it. There are the heroes and their respective masters. Each hero has a master and an ambition, which often conflicts with the others.
This action/fantasy/magic franchise has grown to be one of the largest and most popular among anime fans. There are so many new adaptations that many fans are to get hooked to.
10. Cardcaptor Sakura
A fourth-grader named Sakura stumbles upon the book of Clow and accidentally scatters all the magical cards inside by reading Windy out loud.
Keroberos, a guardian of the cards, contracts Sakura to find the cards and capture them, Each card differs from the other with specifically given powers. Along the way, she meets new friends, and enemies, and goes on many journeys in this wonderful shoujo magic anime.
Now Sakura must correct her mistake and retrieve the mischievous and magical Clow Cards before they can wreak havoc on the world.
9. Full-Time Magister
This magical school anime depicts the story of the OP MC “Mo Fan”, who woke up in a familiar world that has vastly changed. His school has become a school that teaches magic, encouraging everyone to become a mighty magician. Outside the city, many wandering magical beasts and monsters attack and prey on humans.
A world of advanced science changed into one of advanced magic. Despite this, his ambition in life, and his situation remain the same. One of the dregs of the society with a struggling father and a disabled step-sister that couldn’t walk. However, Mo Fan found when everyone can only have one major element, he can do much more!
8. The Legend of the Legendary Heroes
This anime with magic themes focuses on the phenomenon of alpha stigma, which is known to be some sort of magical eyes that can analyze all types of magic, however, they are more infamously known as cursed eyes that can only bring destruction and death upon the others.
Ryner Lute is a talented mage and also an alpha stigma bearer was once a student of the Roman Empire’s, Magician Academy an elite school dedicated to training magicians for military purposes, however after many of his classmates died in the war, he made an oath to make the nation a more orderly and peaceful place with his fellow survivor and best friend Sion Astal’s.
now Sion is the king of Roland, he orders Reiner to search for useful relics that will aid the nation together with Ferris aris a beautiful and highly skilled swords-woman, Reiner goes on a journey to search for relics of legendary heroes from the past and also uncover the secrets behind the curse that ties the legends of the legendary heroes.
Hence, behold an excellent fantasy magic anime series story, which I really recommend since it is very well done, the characters are thoroughly interesting, and enthusiasm can be found in every episode, which makes it as enjoyable as the previous one.
7. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Oh, this anime is my baby… wow, just let yourself dive into the isekai world where the story of this tv show takes place, where there are legendary beasts, overpowered magic powers, and kawaii anime girls … so just follow the adventure of Satoru Mikami, an ordinary 37-year-old man until he loses his life to a thief and ends up being reincarnated in a fantasy world while obtaining incredible magic powers. But, Unfortunately for him, he isn’t reincarnated into a powerful human magician. Instead, he gets reincarnated as a ball of slime.
I would recommend watching this good animated series for anyone who likes anime series with action, magic, and a few romantic comedy themes, I wouldn’t call it a great series by any means but, certainly it is better than the vast majority of garbage out there.
6. Zero no Tsukaima
Louise Françoise Le Blanc de La Vallière is a mage in a world of wands, cloaks, and royalty. Although she studies at Tristain Academy, a prestigious school for magicians, she has a major problem: Louise is unable to cast magic properly, earning her the nickname of “Louise the Zero” from her classmates.
When the first-year students start performing a summoning ritual, Louise’s summoning results in a catastrophic explosion! Everyone deems this to be yet another failure, but when the smoke clears, Saito Hiraga appears.
Now Louise treats her familiar Saito as a slave and forces him to clean her clothes and eat off the ground. But when Saito’s hand starts etching from the summoning ritual. rumors have it to be the mark of a powerful familiar named Gandalfr.
Wild, adventurous, and explosive, Zero no Tsukaima is an amazing magic harem anime with an op mc who is always ready to unleash his Power to Save his Lover.
5. Little Witch Academia
Little Witch Academia is an adventure, comedy, magic, fantasy, and school Japanese anime, produced by studio Trigger, it has 25 episodes, and the story is set In a time when magic is on the decline in society.
Atsuko Kagari is a cheerful girl who enters Luna Nova Academy, in order to accomplish her dream of becoming a witch like her idol, Shiny Chariot. Shiny Chariot is a famous witch who disappeared from public view many years ago. On her way to school, Kagari meets the kind Lotte Yanson and the mischievous Sucy Manbavaran and the three become friends as they share a bedroom on the campus.
At the academy, Atsuko soon discovers she is at a serious disadvantage. since she doesn`t come from a magical family and must learn the magical curriculum from scratch. Having found an item that once belonged to Chariot. Atsuko must discover how to activate and properly use the mysterious Shiny Rod. as she hopes it might lead to finding out what happens to her vanished idol.
4. Fairy Tail
Fairy Tail is one of the most popular anime series of all time! It’s also a great long-running magic anime tv show available to watch on all streaming platforms. The story follows the main character Natsu Dragneel, a dragon-slayer wizard from the Fairy Tail Guild, who journeys to Fiore looking for his missing adoptive father.
During his exploration, he befriends a beautiful girl named Lucy Heartfilia and a talking cat named Happy, the two newbies will later become members of the magical guild Fairy Tail. In order to be able to apply for highly paid job requests. The team takes on a few missions together, including subduing criminals, and illegal dark guilds, and fighting ancient Etherious demons from the immortal dark wizard, Zeref.
3. Mahouka koukou no Rettoussei
In the universe of this action magic anime, magic has become something beyond the realms of fairy tales and fantasy to become a case of human advancement, where magic is a systemized technology that can be learned as a skill.
There is a prestigious school that teaches its students magic. Therefore, the results of their admission examinations are used to classify them into specific classes at The First High School Magic Academy. Those with good scores are called Blooms and are allocated to the First Course. while those with poor ratings are called Weeds and are assigned to the Second Course.
The series mainly centers around the two main characters Shiba Miyuki and Tatsuya, who are siblings enrolling at First High but are assigned to different classes, with the overpowered Tatsuya demoted to Weed. Despite his poor scores and magical incompetence, Tatsuya boasts incredible technical knowledge and fighting abilities.
2. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
Coming next, we have the Magi series, or simply the king of all magic anime series out there, I know this is a well-known magic anime but I just can’t ignore it, because I know that some anime lovers have missed it, so now I’m giving a second chance to watch it.
This is a magic Anime that is heavily focusing on politics and action, which makes this fantastical adventure get better with each passing episode. Aided by a Djinn, Aladdin is a young magician yearning to explore the land with a group of people that he respects. After a stint on his own, the child gets what he asked for in the form of Alibaba Saluja, and the duo heads out to explore a dungeon. In due time, their quest leads them to many lavish cities and their path intertwines with powerful figures like Sinbad and Ja’far.
Simply put, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is a GOOD fun magic series that starts as a relatively straightforward adventure anime before tackling themes of war and corruption.
1. Black Clover
Black Clover is one of the best new long-running magic anime tv shows, which depicts the story of Asta and Yuno growing up together as children, they came to know of the “Wizard King”—a title given to the strongest mage in the kingdom. So, that they would compete against each other for the position of the next Wizard King.
However, as they grew up, the stark difference between them became evident. While Yuno is able to wield magic with amazing power and control. Asta cannot use magic at all and desperately tries to awaken his powers by training physically. When they reach the age of 15, Yuno receives a spectacular Grimoire with a four-leaf clover, while Asta receives nothing.
However, soon after, Lebuty attacks Yuno, in order to obtain Yuno’s Grimoire. Asta tries to fight Lebuty, but he is no match for him. Though without hope and on the brink of defeat, he finds the strength to continue when he hears Yuno’s voice. Unleashing his inner emotions in a rage, Asta receives a five-leaf clover Grimoire, a “Black Clover” giving him enough power to defeat Lebuty. A few days later, the two friends head out into the world, both seeking the same goal—to become the Wizard King!