26 Best Medieval Anime For You

Anime is the creation that is full of creativity right from appearance to feature, from attire to art, from age to figure everything is different in its way.  

But ultimately have their unique worlds in different periods is something very unique.

And since we’re talking about animation, so there are some weird plots set in Medieval Anime but there is no use to mention them.

So, from dark and twisted series to brighter and light-hearted ones, this list of Medieval Anime series got them all.

26. Goblin Slayer

Goblin Slayer

Goblin Slayer is a Japanese dark fantasy series. As quite possibly the most famous series of 2018, Goblin Slayer includes the anonymous, well troll slayer at the front line. The Middle Ages were for sure a hard period for ladies (and all the people). 

Goblin Slayer looks great and offers a remarkable reason, indicating goblins not as powerless and funny animals, but rather as heartlessly ruthless beasts with an affinity for abusing ladies. 

25. Nanatsu no Taizai

Nanatsu no Taizai

I’m not a person who just dive into any anime and this isn’t to imply that it’s out of order in this list and horrible it’s simply that I did not enjoy it as much as I thought I would. 

But I have to acknowledge the qualities of this series for example character design, settings, and plot even the manga parts are good.

This anime is set in the Middle Ages, with beasts, magic, and interesting character personalities.

24. Lord Marksman and Vanadis

Lord Marksman and Vanadis

Master Marksman and Vanadis is unquestionably a very good gothic anime with a mix of old Europe and dreamy elements. 

This anime has has archers, champions, lords, and nations in the clash. Additionally, I think the visuals of gigantic armies and huge militarizes in the weighty defensive layer were really good.

23. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri

Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite, Kaku Tatakaeri

The blend of military action with middle age it’s a strict conflict of universes, and I love that watchers witness the difference between past and current cultures. 

Middle Age anime are dream shows for me. In this anime a man from recent world get transfer to a middle age world and the story follows this man it’s a great to watch.

22. Kyou kara Maou!

Kyou kara Maou!

The MC got shipped to a world like Medieval Europe because bullies at school made him put his head into a toilet yet he is been charming. 

Bullying is not a good thing but I’m certain you’ll locate the universe of respectable families engaging, particularly when Wolfram von Bielefeld enters the spotlight.

Before adequately long, you’ll understand why he got quite possibly the most cherished characters in the arrangement.

21. Record of Lodoss War

Record of Lodoss War

Two decades older series got its place in my rundown, And I am sure to love the art style of anime because it was created in the 1990s. The animation is so far not so adorable, yet it’s worth watching. 

What’s more, there is no damage in watching this anime as you have faith in the slang that goes like “old is gold” so this series worth your time. Record of Lodoss War itself full of flawless art, music, and decent characters.

20. Maoyuu Maou Yuusha

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha

Maoyuu Maou Yuusha and Spice and Wolf both anime just don’t have one director but likewise had a similar main character voice. 

we all can agree that it is tough to create historical anime, and with a certain aspect, like political corruption. This anime is based on the relation between humans and demons.

The fantasy world of Maoyuu depicted where humans and demons are fighting. However, the Demon Queen disapproves of the war between the human and demon but also brought them wealth and success.

19. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar

The goblins are real, lively creatures. So, when the youngsters chase down their first goblin after that Grimgar tried to shows how the goblin feels when the youth cath them and treat them and how it feels when you are facing your death.

While Grimgar is a show, its medieval angles are more than about its weapons and defensive layer It shares a great message that murdering anyone is not a glorious thing and we all can agree on it.

18. Shingeki no Kyojin

Shingeki no Kyojin

The world of Shingeki no Kyojin is unique in various aspects. You can see its middle age art which is good – from its war strategies, attire, and dependence on horses every aspect and design stand out differently.

The story is quite amazing but not so popular in some way and the base of the story is like in the past the world of humanity is stepping toward extinction and the reason is a dangerous humanoid that is called Titans. Loads of action scenes and fights make this series worth watching.

17. Scrapped Princess

Scrapped Princess

This series is a little boring for me but yet I prefer it put in the listing because of the typical gothic theme and with decent animation and fantastic features. 

Scrapped Princess comes under the category where a decent show that goes far from its magical, medieval-style beginnings and becomes amazing.

Thus, the twists and turns action are very different but it definitely impressed you with the low amount of action.

16. Dororo 


With the popular historical feel of japan, this anime hit hard, and especially because of samurai, sword fights, and the political theme this anime is a gold mine for true anime fans who wants to explore Japanese culture.

With a fittingly dark creation, yet besides, has decent character improvement and elements.

Dororo is set in the Sengoku time frame. Yet, it is not anything but an entirely practical series since it has a devil that awards samurai masters with more area and resources.

15. Guin Saga

Guin Saga

This is a 2009 anime series, it’s still a serious and epic medieval story with an exemplary vibe to it the dream novel series itself holds the record for being the longest work of any individual author. 

Guin Saga with a well-arranged action series and unique sword fight however the brutality isn’t supplemented. Maybe, this was a choice to improve more ratings.

14. Arslan Senki

Arslan Senki

The Heroic Legend of Arslan is the thing that one would expect of a story set during gothic eras Two kingdoms at war and their heads, two overbearing and hungry rulers. 

Nonetheless, Arslan, one of the lord’s children, is unique and tries to turn into a decent ruler.

As he leaves the royal residence to his absolute first fight, his dad is double-crossed by one of his most confided in counsels and Arslan currently should head out all through his kingdom to assemble the abilities and information essential for him to reclaim his kingdom.

13. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken

Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken

In the year 2021, the new part of the series is coming and after making a gigantic fanbase.

With few disspointment this series although got its place in this rundown The outfits are not so much gothic but rather more fantastical, however, the areas are suggestive of the Middle Ages. 

The mix of art, action, comedy, and healthy character communications feels perfect.

12. Akatsuki no Yona

Akatsuki no Yona

With loads of love, I will sit tight, and wait for another part of this anime. Some way or another, by making a genuine transformation of a beloved manga. 

On the off chance that you didn’t have the idea, the Middle Ages was overflowing with a kingdom. Furthermore, the kingdom showed up from Asia to Africa. 

The Kouka Kingdom experiencing a questionable political future. Princess Yona can now don’t re-visit her past life after Su-won killed her dad, and her improvement all through the show is an incredible key point.

11. Shoukoku no Altair

Shoukoku no Altair

As a historical and war series, Shoukoku no Altair offers more satisfaction. Why? It places incredible significance in strategy, of realizing what to do and not to do during fights.

The Best anime of 2017 doesn’t simply consider the battle to be full of blood and death. Yet with the lots of conflicts.

Additionally, the two nations here are founded on the Roman and Ottoman domains, which were both around during the Middle Ages.

10. Akagami no Shirayuki-Hime

Akagami no Shirayuki-Hime

In contrast to traditional Disney princesses, Shirayuki is a long way to be in trouble. As a top-level anime MC, she doesn’t talk too much and carry on with her own life.

The egotistical ruler of a fantasy nation called Tanbarun need her because of her beautiful red hair? Indeed, not good enough for him. 

With the warm-hearted romance, this anime stands apart uniquely in contrast to all gothic anime. I love the way how Shirayuki is energetic about herbs— and the wide range of various characters is very pleasant.

9. Saraiya Goyou

Saraiya Goyou

With excellent writing. What’s more, the music is also outstanding. House of Five Leaves is well-deserving with more applause. With the delightful closure, I need you to check it out.

As a samurai anime series, Saraiya Goyou doesn’t organize ridiculous action sequences.

All things being equal, it’s awesome for the inward battles of its main characters, and how they manage their demons.

8. Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis

Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis

Shingeki no Bahamut is in a real sense from the card game with the enchanting character that hit this rundown easily, Thus, it was up to the people what they choose but, in my eyes, I am happy to find this in my rundown to give this listing a little bit of chill. 

You can’t turn out badly with this show since the art is incredible generally, and the character design of the main characters is phenomenal.

7. Stranger: Mukou Hadan

Stranger: Mukou Hadan

Sword of the Stranger is an incredible film in the Sengoku time of Japan, which started in the time of the primitive Ashikaga Shogunate.

Strangely, its period additionally incorporated the arrival of feudalism by 1600 – and the film has Sword warriors from China’s Ming Dynasty. 

Yet, as others would outline for you, the best thing about Sword of the Stranger is its activity. 

Indeed, even today, you’ll struggle to discover Sword battles comparable to this film.

6. Junketsu no Maria

Junketsu no Maria

Junketsu no Maria isn’t superior to bring down but this shows on my rundown in just a case because I’m just discussing general quality.

However, similar to a middle-aged anime, it needs a little appraisal. The MC, a witch named Maria, lives in middle age France during the Hundred Years’ War. 

Indeed, it has a wizard thing. In any case, the Middle Ages was overflowing with fears concerning black magic and other supernatural elements. She with her family attempts to spread peace on the planet. 

5. Ookami to Koushinryou

Ookami to Koushinryou

Spies and Wolf, is perhaps the most famous anime shows ever. Without a doubt, it’s not a common anime hit – and it’s not even philosophical or dark. Yet, it stands apart in its effortlessness and core art. 

Spices and Wolf has no doubts about investing their energy just to talk about the microeconomic principles in a world including towns, knights, agnostic love, and vendor travel.

4. Kemono no Souja Erin

Kemono no Souja Erin

This anime series got its charm on fans but not so lovable by all. The inadequate number of viewers of the series made you fall in love with the storyline. 

The Beast Player Erin doesn’t always run away from death and violence.

In any event, when the series moves from the political themes and historical stories to religion and all the feelings that make people what they are, it never feels seriously maintained. Eventually, you’re left happy with a few unwoven threads.

3. Kenpuu Denki Berserk

Kenpuu Denki Berserk

The brutality of this series is the plus point for me and Berserk is an epic story that sadly won’t be completely animated anytime soon.

Its animation has shown up very well but with some satisfying element the theme suited this series, and very few anime understands not only the horrors of war but also the long-term consequences of participating in such massive bloodshed affect the fans more.

2. Seirei no Moribito

Seirei no Moribito

This series of 2017 surprise me a bit but because of the part, I didn’t expect much also. But its characters, animation, and settings were better than many shows. This series in the rundown that’s worth checking out.

With the gorgeous world of their own, the character supports each other from the starting and medieval identity just with how its forests, farmlands, and classic structures look. The character gives you the warm-hearted feeling of humans.

1. Vinland Saga

Vinland Saga

The creator who handles the season of Attack on Titan and I’d be lying that I said this wasn’t the best medieval anime I’ve seen so far. And who knows that this anime hit the rock differently?

This anime single episode tied you with a rope, thus Vinland Saga is about surviving in a world that would rather have humanity suffer, either at the hands of fellow humans or the harsh, deadly weather. It’s really beautiful and bold to say about this anime.

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