Top 10 Fantasy Anime Set in Medieval Times

fantasy anime set in medieval times

What sets apart Medieval Times than other timelines? And especially fantasy anime set in Medieval times has another charm to it. The period of European history and its setting amaze everyone and provides creative liberty to the creators. As long as the fans enjoy watching their favorite characters exploring something extravagant, the creators are happy to revisit medieval times with their anime. Here are some of the Top Fantasy Anime set in Medieval Times that you should check out.

10. Guin Saga

guin saga
AiredApr 5, 2009 to Sep 27, 2009
GenresFantasy, Adventure
Streaming PlatformCurrently unavailable

Adapted from the heroic fantasy novel published in the 1980s era, with greater depth unlike any fantasy anime Guin Saga is a must-watch fantasy anime set in medieval times.

The magical world opens up with the leopard-headed human named Guinn who has no idea of his origin in the forest and the only thing he is aware of is that he is a warrior.

The mystic Guinn encounters twins in the forest, the victims of civil war, and instantly helps twins to survive the tyranny of their enemies.

The Guinn saga shows Guinn’s slaughter of Mongolian soldiers with brutality and the beautifully crafted story just casts a spell on you instantly to start with like Solo Leveling.

9. Spice and Wolf

Spice and Wolf
AiredJan 9, 2008 to Mar 26, 2008
GenresFantasy, Romance, Adventure
Streaming PlatformCrunchyroll, Funimation, Netflix

If medieval-time fantasy anime piques your interest, Spice and Wolf is for you. Filled with lots and lots of dialogues with beautiful settings of the medieval world and exactly depicts commerce and economics while being historically accurate and based on mythology.

The Wolf Deity, Holo is long forgotten for his approval of the annual harvest but a young handsome merchant Lawrence encounters her and bargains a deal with the wolf Deity.

Lawrence always dreamed of selling his goods in a store and hence escorts Holo to the city of Yoitsu and his world of dreams is soon to be changed.

The fantasy romance anime without any corny magic and follows the journey of the two from town to town and being centered around trade is a pure entertainer.  

8. Snow White with the Red Hair

Snow White with the Red Hair
AiredJul 7, 2015 to Sep 22, 2015
GenresFantasy, Drama, Romance
Streaming PlatformCrunchyroll

This romance-themed fantasy anime set in medieval times has a great theme that separates it from Disney-like princess movies where the prince saves the day and the princess falls for him.

Rather Shirayuki is born with her gifted red hair which constantly becomes the center of attraction for her as she becomes the apothecary at a local herbal shop. Her beauty reaches King Raji and he desperately wants her as a concubine.

Instead of submitting to the King’s will, Shirayuki shows a rebellious act of cutting her hair and escaping into the forest. Her encounter in the forest with another prince motivates her to establish a place for her in this world.

Liked by most people, this fantasy romance anime isn’t about the plot twists but the chill scenes with beautiful and peaceful settings.

7. Heroic Legend of Arslan

 Heroic Legend of Arslan
Aired Apr 5, 2015 to Sep 27, 2015
GenresFantasy, Action, Adventure, Drama
Streaming PlatformShahid

The historical drama blends fantasy with the magical touch of adventure to keep you hooked throughout the series with bits of mystery and lots of political agendas.

The young prince Arslan sets out on a run after being betrayed by his officials but his quest begins to reclaim his kingdom with his most trusted and well-respected general Daryun.

Arslan and Daryun venture for the allies to support him in this great war but the enemies await him. Despite all the odds Arslan must survive and fight for what rightfully his right.

The journey from a young prince to becoming the hero just feels like one hell of a ride while you watch this fantasy anime set in medieval times. If you are a fan of war stories with fantasy garnish then be sure to check out this anime.

6. The Twelve Kingdoms

 The Twelve Kingdoms
Aired Apr 9, 2002 to Aug 30, 2003
GenresFantasy, Adventure, Action, Romance
Streaming PlatformCrunchyroll

Looking for a fantasy anime set in medieval times that leaves you at the end craving for more and more? Then Twelve Kingdoms is perfect for you.

Youko Nakajima always struggled in school because of her red hair and never settled in but all changes when a man claiming to be from another world bows before her and announces she is the ruler of his world.

The anime may seem at first underwhelming but rewards you with each progressing episode whether in terms of story or animation. Sadly it has been one of the underrated fantasy and isekai anime out there.

5. Re: Zero- Starting Life in another world

Re: Zero- Starting Life in another world
AiredApr 4, 2016 to Sep 19, 2016
GenresFantasy, Drama, Suspense
Streaming PlatformCrunchyroll

The drama fantasy anime combines dark psychological elements and turns into a beautiful fantasy thriller anime set in medieval times. The anime reminds you of anime like Stein Gate and Erased with the common factor of traveling back in time.

The isekai anime transfers protagonist Subaru Natsuki into another world where he immediately finds trouble with the thugs and a girl named Satella comes to his rescue.

Satella has her own goal to find but indebted to her lifesaving deeds Subaru vows to help her find but their brutal murder shakes Subaru and he awakes in a similar situation.

With absolute heart-wrenching moments and a good pace, the anime is a pure entertainer that deserves your attention once or more.

4. Yona of the Dawn

Yona of the Dawn
AiredOct 7, 2014 to Mar 24, 2015
GenresFantasy, Adventure, Action, Romance
Streaming PlatformCrunchyroll

What hurts more than a deep wound? A betrayal from your people. Betrayal plays a significant role in Yona of the Dawn, this fantasy anime set in medieval times is just exceptional to watch.

The beloved princess of Kouka named Yona has witnessed something impossible called betrayal from her alliances and most trusted person.

With her childhood friend and bodyguard by her side, Yona vows to reclaim her throne and punish those who betrayed her.

This one scores high above the average romance anime with various elements like art and music elevating the quality in every aspect you might find.

3. The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins
AiredOct 5, 2014 to Mar 29, 2015
GenresFantasy, Adventure, Action
Streaming PlatformNetflix

Is there anyone out there who never committed sins? No Way! Right. The desperate truth of Sin and its atonement is all about in this fantasy anime set in medieval times everybody could relate to its main theme.

The kingdom of Britannia has been plagued by their elite group Holy Knights enforced to protect the citizens but staged a coup and took over the throne.

Thus Princess Elizabeth sets out on a journey to find the legends, The seven deadly sins possessing incredible powers.

The classic adventure filled with remarkable music just mesmerizes each heart it comes across and with a touch of romance plot, it blesses the audience with a pleasure watch.

2. Record of Lodoss War

Record of Lodoss War
AiredJun 30, 1990 to Nov 23, 1991
GenresFantasy, Adventure, Action
Streaming PlatformCrunchyroll, Funimation

If you are a fan of Lord of the Rings fan then this OVA Record of Lodoss War is for you. This 90s fantasy anime set in medieval times is known for its dark and serious adventure filled with epic bloody baths.

The war of a thousand years has ended for Lodoss and its kingdoms but the peace doesn’t seem to last long when an ancient witch has awakened and created the turmoil between the lands.

To maintain peace on the lands of Lodoss the mixed heroes from different races must come together to save the lands from getting lost in the darkness of war and bloodshed.

The combination of sword and sorcery is the main highlight of the fantasy OVA and the great color combination and art style is a sure eye-catcher.

1.Goblin Slayer

Goblin slayer new
Aired Oct 7, 2018 to Dec 30, 2018
GenresFantasy, Action, Adventure
Streaming PlatformCrunchyroll, Netflix

The most controversial and inexplicable anime for its gore content and its disturbing visuals Goblin Slayer is an intense fantasy anime set in medieval times that you should watch if you are an adult.

The dark fantasy anime shows the world of Goblins and their utter chaos spread across the species. They kidnap and use female adventures for breeding and similarly 15-year-old Priestess falls prey into the hands of Goblins.

The Goblin slayer saves the day and rescues Priestess along with the High Elf, lizard man, and dwarf, and thus begins the brutal slicing of Goblins to eradicate for the greater good.

Don’t just underestimate those small creatures, their brutality and heinous crimes will leave you in awe and Gore killings from Goblin Slayer are just pure satisfaction against those cruel goblins.


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