Fantasy Shoujo Anime
Jul 05 2022, 8:00 AM | Updated Oct 11, 2022 10:54 PM
Jul 05 2022, 8:00 AM | Updated Oct 11, 2022 10:54 PM
These are all some of my favorite fantasy Shoujo anime! There’s a lot of fantasy shounen but it’s rare to find people with a huge list of Shoujo fantasy and if they do have one it tends to be a lot of the same stuff. Here’s mine. I hope you find something new to watch. If not, I’m sorry for not being helpful enough. I’ll also be adding donghua (Chinese anime) in here because a lot of them are really worth watching. There’s one anime on here that airs in the fall but I’ve read and am obsessed with the source material and the trailers look amazing so I feel comfortable putting it on here. They are in rank from my highest score to lowest. FYI just because something might be ranked low doesn’t mean that it’s bad, it’s in my favorites list after all. Also, just because these are Shoujo anime doesn’t necessarily mean they all are romances. Enjoy!
TV, 2012, 13 eps Me:- Author:9
Kamisama Kiss is an amazing fantasy show with an equally amazing set of characters. It has a great lore that unravels with each episode and a slow burn romance the keeps butterflies in your stomach. It’s also extremely funny as well. Give this a go! Make sure to watch the second season and the OVAs which I’ve added into the stack as well.
Kamisama Kiss Season 2
TV, 2015, 12 eps Me:- Author:9
Kamisama Kiss OVA
OVA, 2013, 2 eps Me:- Author:9
OVA, 2015, 4 eps Me:- Author:10
OVA, 2016, 1 ep Me:- Author:10
TV, 2014, 12 eps Me:- Author:6
A cute reverse harem series with attractive men who happen to be Gods. It’s just a fun series that doesn’t need a whole lot of thought.
TV, 2012, 13 eps Me:- Author:8
This series is one of my first shoujo series I’ve ever watched and it’s an incredibly interesting anime. It’s mysterious and fun and the characters hold up to this day.
TV, 2000, 167 eps Me:- Author:6
I have a lot of thoughts on Inuyasha and despite it being a staple in shoujo anime if I start talking about it I usually end up ranting negatively on this amazing show. So I won’t be describing it because I’ll just make myself mad. These characters are a very amazing cast of characters. It’s a fun world with beautiful art and every character has depth. The romance is mostly a frustrating love triangle which I tend to hate which is why my score is so low. HOWEVER, this is objectively amazing series and it deserves the hype it gets. Definitely watch this show, even if you end up hating the main character who the entire show is named after like myself. Lmfao, just try it as I, sure you’ll all like it.
InuYasha: The Final Act
TV, 2009, 26 eps Me:- Author:6
Yona of the Dawn
TV, 2014, 24 eps Me:- Author:9
This is one of my favorite shoujo anime in general and it’s just a beautiful show. Every character has nuance and while the show definitely deserves a second season, I recommend watching the anime then the OVA (which I’ve added to my stack as well) and then going in and reading the manga. It’s a beautiful story with a fantastic and enthralling world and intriguing politics that keep me riveted to my seat. This is a must watch.
Yona of the Dawn OVA
OVA, 2015, 3 eps Me:- Author:9
Snow White with the Red Hair
TV, 2015, 12 eps Me:- Author:7
This is an adorably romantic story with great characters that keep you swooning. It’s an amazing world that I enjoy and wish more people would watch.
OVA, 2004, 3 eps Me:- Author:7
Angelique is a story about a young girl training to become a goddess who takes care of her own universe.It’s a cute and unique series with great lore and characters. It reminds me a bit of Sailor Moon! It’s just a sweet and fun series.
OVA, 2000, 2 eps Me:- Author:6
Loving Angel Angelique: When Hearts Awaken
TV, 2006, 13 eps Me:- Author:7
Loving Angel Angelique: Radiant Tomorrow
TV, 2007, 12 eps Me:- Author:-
OVA, 2001, 3 eps Me:- Author:-
TV, 2008, 13 eps Me:- Author:-
Movie, 2019, 1 ep Me:- Author:9
This is a Chinese Donghua about a woman who forgets her identity and begins to find interest in a guy who should technically be her enemy. It’s soooo adorable and emotional and I cried the first time I watched it. Definitely give this movie a go!
TV, 2019, 25 eps Me:- Author:8
This series is a popular one for a reason. All of the character dynamics and plot lines are intricate and interesting and it’s also a very sad and emotional show. It’s beautiful and deserves the love that it gets.
TV, 2020, 25 eps Me:- Author:7
Fruits Basket: The Final Season
TV, 2021, 13 eps Me:- Author:8
Millennium Old Journal: Tale of Genji
TV, 2009, 11 eps Me:- Author:7
This series is about a young man who falls in love with his mother in law who happens to be around his age and the women he ends up attracted to in order to forget about her. The main character isn’t completely… sympathetic at all. In fact, I’d say I hated him while I watched this show HOWEVER watching this show is so new and refreshing. The mythology around the main character and his women is just so different from anything else I’ve ever watched. It doesn’t try to paint him in a good light they make him responsible for his actions and I think that’s pretty cool for a show like this. I don’t know it’s just a unique show.
Hiiro no Kakera: The Tamayori Princess Saga
TV, 2012, 13 eps Me:- Author:7
This series is a reverse harem show based off of an Otome game. If you’ve played the video game, you’ve probably already seen this anime and if you haven’t I’m not quite sure if you’ll be satisfied with this adaption. I haven’t played the video game myself so I can’t say. All I know is that this is such a cool series and I love the endgame relationship. It’s a unique world and storyline that I haven’t really seen before and so I love the concept as well. Check it out!
Hiiro no Kakera: The Tamayori Princess Saga Season 2
TV, 2012, 13 eps Me:- Author:8
TV, 2020, 12 eps Me:- Author:8
This series has a completely different vibe than a lot of other shows I’ve watched. It’s unique and it’s just so visually pleasing as well. It’s a mystery, fantasy Shoujo and I’d say that it can even be kind of creepy at times. If you’re looking for straight up mystery, thriller than I’d say look somewhere else. It can be creepy but it can also be pretty cheesy as well. It’s funny and the characters interact with one another so we’ll that they feel real. It’s wonderful.
Jyu-Oh-Sei: Planet of the Beast King
TV, 2006, 11 eps Me:- Author:8
This is an action, fantasy show that had me tearing up. It’s emotional and the main character goes through so much. It’s an epic series that deserves a lot of recognition. Give it a chance. It’s not a romance show so if that’s what you’re looking for, it’s not this show. However, it’s an amazing action series that actually made me cry and it deserves all the love it can get.
Kakuriyo: Bed and Breakfast for Spirits
TV, 2018, 26 eps Me:- Author:7
A reverse harem show with an obvious endgame that just makes you happy. It’s very fluffy and sweet and the two main leads have amazing chemistry! It’s a beautiful world and the characters are all very interesting. I love this cute little series.
TV, 2009, 24 eps Me:- Author:8
This is a pretty emotional series and I rewatch it every so often when I want to feel things. It can be funny, sad, adorable and it’s just a very cute show. Not a lot of people even know about this show and that makes me so sad. Try this one please!
Beyond the Boundary
TV, 2013, 12 eps Me:- Author:7
This show is a cult classic show that I’m sure a lot of people know about but haven’t actually watched and if you’re one of those people seeing this… take the leap! This show is a wonderful series that I think deserves the hype. I just loved it and I want even more people to watch it.
TV, 1998, 13 eps Me:- Author:8
This action packed romance series is an oldie but a goodie. It’s a wonderfully written story set in a world that just feels so real. The animation is pretty good for an anime in this period and the characters are nuanced and unique. It holds up till this day and it’s a Shoujo classic that deserves way more attention.
Midnight Occult Civil Servants
TV, 2019, 12 eps Me:- Author:7
A mystery show with monsters and detectives. It’s a fun show with great characters and a unique premise. The character designs for the show are also really cool; every time you see a new monster it always looks amazing. It’s just a fun little show.
TV, 2011, 11 eps Me:- Author:7
A Shoujo series about two guys who are fated trying to live in a messed up world. The world itself is very well written and watching the lives of these two makes you feel really sad for them. The characters themselves are also really well written and designed well and they have some amazing chemistry. They remind me a bit of Ash and Eiji, while this show can get sad the ending isn’t tragic like Banana Fish though. The animation is pretty good as well. I just love this show.
TV, 2000, 50 eps Me:- Author:8
This series is a wonderful series about these four guys who have nothing really in common finding each other and deciding to travel west because of some circumstances. This show is incredibly funny, emotional, cool, and action packed. It has several different seasons and is sort of a cult classic. I absolutely love this series and I read most of the manga as well. It’s literally such a cool action series and I think that it’s one of my favorites. Definitely go on a Saiyuuki binge, it’s everything.
TV, 2003, 25 eps Me:- Author:9
Saiyuki Reload Blast
TV, 2017, 12 eps Me:- Author:8
TV, 2004, 26 eps Me:- Author:9
OVA, 2011, 3 eps Me:- Author:8
OVA, 2007, 3 eps Me:- Author:8
OVA, 2013, 1 ep Me:- Author:8
The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent
TV, 2021, 12 eps Me:- Author:7
This romance isekai is a bit different from a lot of other isekai shows I’ve seen. It’s rare to find an isekai anime with a female main lead and with a love interest that doesn’t sexualize her. This is just a fluffy and adorable show between a saint and a knight and it’s just very lovely.
Psychic Detective Yakumo
TV, 2010, 13 eps Me:- Author:8
This mystery horror Shoujo is incredibly fascinating and I recommend anyone to watch it. I wouldn’t say that the horror elements are that strong but the mystery element is pretty well done. The characters are fascinating and have very interesting dynamics. I love everything about this show, this is a must watch.
ONA, 2018, 16 eps Me:- Author:7
This donghua is incredibly hilarious, it’s a Shoujo series with some very cool characters. Everything from the intro to the character interactions to the animation just makes you laugh and I love it. The dynamic between the female lead and the male lead is cool as well. If you’re looking for a romantic donghua this is the one to try out first.
The Betrayal Knows My Name
TV, 2010, 24 eps Me:- Author:8
This BL is fascinating, I haven’t been able to get past this show for a long time it’s just that good. It’s completely addictive. Every character is well designed and written and the mystery of everything just leaves you hanging on. The plot is incredible and finding a BL like this is pretty difficult. I think that this is just an incredibly emotional, angsty, and fun series. Go watch it please.
I'm the Villainess, So I'm Taming the Final Boss
TV, 2022, 12 eps Me:- Author:8
Obviously, this show hasn’t started airing yet but I’ve read the manga and the light novel and I have very high hopes for it. It’s a very fun and lovely series that I’m looking forward to. It’s just incredible and it’s going to come out in the fall so put this on your plan to watch list. (As it’s airing, all I can say that it’s living up to all of my expectations and so WATCH IT)
TV, 2010, 12 eps Me:- Author:7
This sci-fi, action BL is based off of a Japanese visual light novel. As someone who hasn’t read the visual novel, it’s a pretty cool series. I’m not sure what you would think about it if you have seen the visual novel and I’d assume it’s probably not as good as the source material. However, I absolutely love this. It’s funny, dark, action packed, and fun.
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
TV, 2020, 12 eps Me:- Author:8
I don’t hate this show and I know a lot of other people do like this. It’s a reverse harem villainess series and it’s funny. I wouldn’t say it’s my favorite show and the first season is great. I had read the manga and so when I was watching the series I decided that I would only watch the first season because after that I knew it just sort of drags. The rest of the series is just bakarina continuously doesn’t realize that people are falling for her and meeting new people who fall in love with her so she doesn’t have to choose because again she’s dense. I don’t know if you’re into harem series then this is probably one of the best ones. If you don’t, like I don’t then just watch the first season and then ditch it.
Darker than Black
TV, 2007, 25 eps Me:- Author:8
Darker than Black is a series a lot of people consider a shounen but this series was published into a Shoujo magazine. It’s dark, brooding, action packed, and I absolutely adore it. It’s got blood and guts and I think the main character is just awesome. It’s just great, so go and watch it.
Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor
TV, 2009, 12 eps Me:- Author:6
TV, 2004, 78 eps Me:- Author:7
This series is an older show about a boy who gets isekaid into this world where people view him as a king. He then gets a group of people who decide to protect him as well as a fiancée who he doesn’t want because he’s a man. It’s just a funny show that you shouldn’t take too seriously. Go ahead and watch it, I’m sure you’ll have fun.
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