High fantasy stories allow audiences to escape the mundane rituals of everyday life into worlds filled to the brim with elves, demons, fairies, and creatures of all sorts. We follow protagonists as they adventure through treacherous lands and battle intense monsters, all the while seeing a piece of ourselves within these adventures. These anime successfully explore fantasy to its fullest with relatable characters, whimsical lands, and memorable tales.
1. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric must pay the consequences for committing the ultimate sin in the world of alchemy: human transmutation. Three years later, trained fully in the ways of being an alchemist, they chase the rumored Sorcerer’s Stone to correct their past mistakes. Along the way, they find themselves amidst a much larger plot and require the help of Colonel Roy Mustang, Lieutenant Riza Hawkeye, and many others to unearth a dark history about their world and to save humanity against conspiring malicious forces.
2. Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu (Re:ZERO –Starting Life In Another World-)
Your average, everyday teenager Subaru Natsuki finds himself at a loss when he's suddenly transported into a totally unfamiliar, fantastical dimension and immediately comes face to with multiple opposing threats. When these threats become serious, he quickly discovers that death gives him a ticket to start all over and repeat the most recent parts of his life. In the middle of elves, witches, and a foreboding presence, Subaru must save the new friends he's met while also finding answers about how he got to the new realm and his ability to return from the dead. This unpredictable journey keeps you on the edge of your seat as you desperately look for answers from the chaos right alongside the main protagonist.
3. Hunter X Hunter