Fantasy anime worlds are filled with aspects that far surpass our wildest dreams. We can fly the high skies alongside majestic dragons or even fight alongside heavenly creatures unknown to reality. Let us present to you the top 15 fantasy anime on MAL, based on their individual scores.
Martial arts are an expression of power, showcasing the potential of the human body when pushed to its physical limit. It also makes for exciting anime, and allows animators and directors to showcase their prowess as things get heated.
Some queens are benevolent while others are malicious and they tend to rule in the absence of a king. Even when a king is present, sometimes the queen can be the true power behind the throne. Whatever the case, any queen worth her merit is a powerful mix of beauty, power, and resolve.
Fiction is filled with the adventures of the super rich, from renegades like Zorro, geniuses like Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man), and lonely rich kids like... Richy Rich. Anime is no exception to this rule and has loads of characters with money as a key defining characteristic.
They say that revenge is sweet and that it is also a dish best served cold. This also happens to perfectly describe ice cream. Come take a look at characters who are sustained by their vengeance and not just ice cream.
Since the dawn of fantasy storytelling in The Epic of Gilgamesh, immortality has been an ever present idea in myth, legend, and literature. Different rules regarding this concept have developed over time but many modern stories still feature characters who presumably can live forever.
The human mind can only take so much before it just snaps like a twig. When that happens people can have different reactions, from breaking down and crying to going on a killing spree. One bad day can be the tipping point that forever changes a person for better or for worse.
While there have been some wonderful video games based on anime, not all of them have been so well received by critics or fans. Video games in general seem to have issues when based on a licensed product and the following ten are no exception.
Do you have an older game console sitting in the cupboard, basement or attic? Perhaps it's time to dust it off, plug it in and start enjoying it once again. We're about to discover some fascinating retro games based on anime franchises we've grown to love over the years.
Ever feel like you know a series a bit better than the people writing it? It takes a lot of work and big teams of people to make an anime so sometimes things slip through the crack. And sometimes it is just lazy writing. Come peek at a few of our favorite examples here!
"The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb." Anime, especially shounen anime, reaffirms this proverb time after time. Comrades who battle together develop strong, almost unbreakable bonds—becoming more like family than mere friends. Let’s explore why this trope is so popular.
Ever start watching a new anime only to get the feeling of deja vu? Let's be honest: many popular shows are chock-full of cliches. Whether we love them or hate them, they have come to define anime! Here is a list of 15 things viewers are almost guaranteed to see in most anime.
With an abundance of magical characters, anime and special powers seem to go hand in hand. One of the most popular forms is seen in characters with powerful anime eyes - which grant them different kinds of powers. Check out some of the most renowned examples below.
Heroes and villains in your favorite anime shows are capable of all kinds of great feats. Manipulating water is a common trait which is incredibly cool to witness. Here's a list of 25 characters that may be chilling out at a poolside near you!
Everyone has that one anime that draws them in, not only for their awesome characters, but also for their weapons. From dual blades to ones composed of spiritual energy, from a simple straight blade to a thick slab of iron, let's explore these anime swords and their extraordinary strength.
Hot, hot, hot! There's simply no other way of describing these characters. These insanely hot anime fire users can ignite certain feelings in us with their amazing fire control (and their figurative hotness).
One of the most exciting things about anime are the amazing weapons used by the characters. They range from ordinary, yet iconic pistols, to legendary weapons used by the gods. Here are the best twenty weapons in anime. Weapons were chosen due to their iconic status as well as their power.
There's something appealing about characters with lightning speed, and you can be pretty sure that most shounen action anime will feature at least a few guys who can zip around effortlessly. But this list of 20 fast anime characters will show you that there's more to speed than meets the eye!
Although these fictional teachers only exist in the world of anime, we could never deny the fact that we learned just as much from them as did their beloved students. So to pay tribute, let us honor 15 of the most iconic anime teacher characters ever. Class is in session!
What happens when an anime goes on break? An eyecatch appears! Studios have produced these short clips not only to help transition into commercials, but also to provide you with special entertainment or important info. And without further ado, here are 15 of the most interesting anime eyecatches!
FUNimation stood out in 2015 thanks to their anime streams and theater releases, and unfortunate and questionable business decisions. Let's find out how they can improve by documenting what's happened this year, and what they can do in 2016.
Often called the spiritual successor to Dragon Ball Z, Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho features many individuals who demonstrate the strength and resolve their character through words just as much as through fighting and other actions.