Top 10 Fantasy Anime of 2018

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1. Attack on Titan Season 3

Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Eren and the Survey Corps face new enemies within the Walls as they uncover royal secrets that will turn their assumptions about the world they live in upside-down.

83%

2. Violet Evergarden

Drama, Fantasy, Slice of Life

Auto Memories Doll.

It's been quite a while since that name caused a fuss. Originally invented by Professor Orland solely for his beloved wife, Auto Memories Dolls eventually spread out into the world, and a machine that allows people to rent out the dolls was also created.

"I will run as fast as I can to wherever my customer desires. I am the Auto Memories Doll, Violet Evergarden."

A girl who almost appears to have popped out of a fairy tale with her blonde hair and blue eyes said this with her inorganic beauty and sweet voice.

(Source: Kyoto Animation)

81%

3. Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms

Drama, Fantasy, Psychological

The story begins with Maquia, who is from a family where all the members stop aging in their mid teens. She has no parents and, although her days are peaceful, she feels lonely. Their peace is shattered when an army invades, seeking the secret to her people's immortality. Leilia, the most beautiful girl in her clan, is taken away, and the boy Maquia has secret feelings for disappears. Maquia is able to escape, but she loses her friends and her home. Wandering alone in the forest, she finds Ariel, a baby boy who has lost his parents. The story follows the changing relationship between the two as Ariel grows up and Maquia does not.

(Source: ANN)

81%

4. Violet Evergarden: Special

Drama, Fantasy, Slice of Life, Romance

Unaired episode included with the 4th BD/DVD release. It takes place between episodes 4 and 5 of the show.

80%

5. The King's Avatar (2018)

Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

The All-Star Tournament is a three-day event that allows e-sports participants from various professional clubs to display their skills, while also giving casual Glory players the chance to interact with pros in the flesh.

Retired top-tier Glory player Ye Xiu agrees to watch the tournament together with Tang Rou and Chen Guo after the latter manages to get ahold of three tickets. It is a strange sensation for Ye Xiu, as unlike previous occasions, this time he attends the tournament as a spectator, not a participant. However, despite his attempts to keep a low profile, events in the All-Star Tournament may force the former Glory legend back into the limelight.

(Source: MyAnimeList)

80%

6. Natsume's Book of Friends the Movie: Ephemeral Bond

Drama, Fantasy, Slice of Life, Supernatural

The film features an original story written under Midorikawa's supervision.

(Source: ANN, edited)

79%

7. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Lonely thirty-seven-year-old Satoru Mikami is stuck in a dead-end job, unhappy with his mundane life, but after dying at the hands of a robber, he awakens to a fresh start in a fantasy realm...as a slime monster! As he acclimates to his goopy new existence, his exploits with the other monsters set off a chain of events that will change his new world forever!

(Source: Yen Press)

79%

8. The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of the Commandments

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The second season of Nanatsu no Taizai.

Melodias, Hawk, and Elizabeth retook the Kingdom of Leones from the Holy Knights. The festival went off without a hitch and the crew enjoyed their well-earned peace. And yet, another threat looms on the horizon. The Ten Commandments, a group of elite demon clan warriors, have their sights set on the kingdom.

(Source: Anime News Network)

77%

9. Overlord III

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The third season of Overlord.

With his foundations now set in this new world, the first steps of Ains Ooal Gown's master plan apparent begin to come to fruition. The value of Carne village and especially the political value of his alter ego Momon are reaffirmed; the “hidden” genius of his actions is continuously met with shock and awe by Demiurge, Albedo, the rest of his guardians, and even Ains himself at his “great wisdom.” His attempts to act in a way befitting the ruler of Nazarick, continuing to further cement his guardian’s loyalty, push him ever further down the path of not-so-intentional world domination. Without human conscience due to being undead, he is motivated only to continue searching for other players from Yggdrasil and to gain power to better protect the children and home of him and his forty former companions. Lord Ains Ooal Gown maintains his mantle of Overlord and leads the Great Tomb of Nazarick unto the world stage, directly into a vicious power struggle between two great empires.

(Source: Anime News Network)

77%

10. Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- OVA

Drama, Fantasy, Psychological, Thriller, Comedy

Episode 1
Memory Snow takes place after Subaru and friends defeat the Demon Beast Wolgarm, the source of the curse, and save the children of Irlam village. The characters finally get a moment of peace, and Subaru goes on a certain secret mission that he must not let anyone find out about. However, even though Subaru is wearing a disguise, Petra and other children of the village immediately figure out who he is. Now that his mission was exposed within five seconds of it starting, Subaru's "date course" with Emilia could be ruined.

(Source: Anime News Network)

Episode 2
Hyouketsu no Kizuna adapts the original Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Zenjitsu-tan: Hyouketsu no Kizuna prequel novel which tells the story of Emilia and Puck's meeting.

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