Welcome to the start of the Summer Blogger Promo Tour hosted by The Book Bratz! I have Wren from The Litaku on my blog. Wren is a big fan of Anime. I have been wanting to get into Anime for forever. I even took an Anime and Manga class in school, college is a wonderful place. I asked Wren to recommend some anime for newbs, like me!
Best Fantasy Anime for NewbiesFictional worlds can really capture your heart and soul. And fantasy worlds do that better than most. Fantasy worlds are crafted from the ground up, and creators can give them all the whacky whatnots they want.
Books give you, the reader, a hand in the creation, but anime shows you everything on screen. While I adore creating the mental image, seeing the soaring towers and flying dragons in anime makes it all worth it.
Sometimes, though, it's hard to decide which fantasy animes to watch. Never fear, young one! I have chosen five ones perfect for any starting out otaku.
1) NoragamiThis is one of my favorite animes of all time. Why?
A) It features a supernatural Japan with gods incarnate. (Getting 'Antigoddess' or 'Percy Jackson and the Olympians' vibes? And these gods are sassy to the max. Yato is a crazy, lazy butt god of calamity with one of the most interesting backstories to date. Bishamon is sexy and haunted by her past interactions with Yato. And I'm going to add Ebisu to this list since he does make an appearance in 'Noragami Aragato'. He's smart and caring to the max. Plus, the little baby gods are so cute!)
B) One of the bestest friendships on the planet (Sorry, Sydney and Victor Vale. Yato and Yukine rock. They go through hell and back together. And they get out of it alive. That one scene from 'Noragami'? You know the one.)
C) Awesome battle scenes (No really. Take a look at those visuals. -drools-)
'Magi' is on the level of 'The Kane Chronicles'. Just think the setting of 'The Wrath and the Dawn' + magical peoples (Namely Aladdin) + crazy Towers of Doom (Name patent pending) + djinn (Ugo is human goals...or djinn goals? I'm not sure...)
It's a great anime overall with an amazing friendship. Sure, it's PURE shounen, but we all need our 'One Piece'. The story is heartbreaking, and I just can't wait to watch the second season. (Yes, I haven't seen the second season...or Sinbad's. SORRY.)
3) RWBYSOME people don't consider 'RWBY' an anime. (EHEM. Myanimelist. EHEM.) But I do. It seems like very anime style, so it's anime. The first season is really short, so you can binge watch it real fast. (The episodes are 5-6 minutes long. They get longer in season two and three, though.)
It's still airing episodes, so you can join me in the wait for the next episode.
This anime is about a young girl named Ruby (Get it? Get it?) who joins an academy that fights Grimms. Grimms are basically these creatures of darkness. Like ghouls. Or, you know, literally any other darkness creature. They kill people. And they look like awful mashups of different animes. Some have spikes. Some can fly. Stuff like that.
Things get interesting in season three as we're given this awesome Triwizard Tournament 'RWBY' style. Which is GORGEOUS. But the twelfth episode...it hurts your heart.
Do you like alchemy? Like Nicholas Flamel. Except more heartwrenching? Well, this anime is for you.
We have a brother duo who go out to work on their alchemy skills. After...you know...losing their limbs or body. Typical, right?
And we have the typical love interests (Or not so typical. Because Winry is ANYTHING but typical.) Al and Ed go through action-packed adventures in this mysteriously magical world.
I adore this anime's action scenes. And you really feel for all the characters. You fall in love with Ed and Al every single time. And a quick reminder. They're still kids. Also...MAESSS. My poor feels... You'll understand. One day.
Don't watch the first 'Fullmetal Alchemist'. It isn't as awesome as 'FMA:B'. There's a difference. Just warning you.
5) Soul EaterThis was one of my first animes. And it's really a great anime to start out with. It's a weird world that I've never seen before.
There are meisters who weild Demon Weapons in this world. We have witches and talking cats and a crazy guy named Death who runs the world.
This anime focuses on Maka who is a meister and her Demon Scythe Soul. (She's the reason everyone wanted to have a scythe.) She fights the rising darkness in her world while trying to help Soul who has been fighting his own demons.
But it's a great anime to start out with, and it really introduces you to the unique medium that is anime.
So enjoy my little list of animes. And have fun indulging in amazing fantasy worlds!