21 best Dark Fantasy Anime Series To Watch

21 Best Dark Fantasy Anime Series To Watch


Dark fantasy Anime Serve to give the Viewer a taste of how dark the world is.A world built on Basic Theme with Darker side to it to show how dark our world is.This is what make Dark Fantasy more Interesting.

Dark Fantasy Anime Combines fantasy with real life Complexities to create something more real ,Thriling And Dark.In Dark Fanmtasy Anime characters walk the line between good and evil.An Anime with Dark Fantasy themes can give audience a realistic experience with fantasy world.So,if you like Dark fantasy anime here are 21 best Dark Fantasy Anime series list for you to watch.

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Basilisk: Kouga Ninpou Chou

Dark Fantasy Anime

Seasons:1

Chapters:24

Oboro, a naive, love-struck young lady, is betrothed to Gennosuke, an idealist. Both are the heirs of opposing ninja clans with a long history of animosity that is only kept in check by a peace treaty. Just as the two vow to reconcile the clans through their marriage, the shogun orders the feud to be resumed in order to resolve an internal conflict that threatens to split the Tokugawa shogunate. Worse, Oboro and Gennosuke are forced to lead their clans into battle. Can the star-crossed lovers withstand the adversity and stay true to their love as the death toll rises?

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Kurozuka

dark fantasy anime

Seasons:1

Episodes:12

Kurou and his servant Benkei are fleeing from Kurou’s elder brother, who has recently ascended to the throne, in feudal Japan. They come across a house and a strange woman named Kuromitsu, who agrees to house them on one condition: they do not peer into the inner chambers. They are soon attacked by the Red Army, who are looking for Kuromitsu, whose blood contains immortality.

After being fatally wounded, Kurou drinks some of Kuromitsu’s blood and gains immortality as well as strange abilities; however, Kurou is seemingly decapitated shortly after and wakes up centuries later in a ruined city. In this twisted future, the Red Army is everywhere and still looking for Kuromitsu’s blood, while a rebel army tries to prevent them from getting it. With threats at every turn and his obsession fueling him, Kurou sets out to find Kuromitsu and exact his revenge on the Red Army.

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Yakusoku no Neverland

dark fantasy anime

Seasons:2

Episodes:23

Emma, Norman, Ray, and many other “siblings” live in a remote orphanage that is cut off from the rest of the world. They live a charmed life surrounded by friends and watched over by Mama, their caretaker, until the age of twelve, when they leave the house for a foster family. The only rule is that they never leave the gate that separates them from the rest of society, as dangers await them. But one day, the children discover the true horror of what awaits them in their brief lives…

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Fate/Zero

dark fantasy anime

Seasons:2

Episodes:25

Japan is the setting for the fourth Holy Grail War ten years before Shirou Emiya and Saber’s fateful meeting. Seven Masters, each with his own dreams, stand in line to win the mystic relic’s boon. Kiritsugu Emiya, the enigmatic “Mage Killer” who wants to use the Grail to make the world a better place, enters the fray. Can he, along with the unstoppable Saber, win the War? Will he succumb to the ambitions of the other mages, or not?

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Blood+

dark fantasy anime

Seasons:1

Episodes:50

Only one organisation has the ability to save civilization from annihilation in a world where flesh-eating monsters roam the streets: Red Shield, a specially-organized unit designed to fight these monsters, and the only weapon that can destroy them: Saya. Saya awakens from a 30-year slumber to find herself in a modern world she has no recollection of, and she is troubled by a past filled only with bloodshed and sadness. She struggles to find the strength to move forward and reassemble the pieces of her shattered memories, despite the unwavering love and support of her family and friends.

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Elfen Lied

dark fantasy anime

Seasons:1

Episodes:13

Finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change Kouta and Yuka’s lives forever, for better or worse. Because she is unable to speak or function normally, the duo names her Nyu and takes her into their home in an attempt to save her. But neither adolescent is aware that this seemingly innocent young lady is actually a killing machine, the result of a botched experiment, and it is only a matter of time before the murderer within her reawakens…

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Garo The Animation

dark fantasy anime

Seasons:3

Episodes:72

Mendoza, the king of Valiante’s chief adviser, launches a campaign to hunt down “witches,” resulting in the deaths of many magical knights and their sorcerer assistants. Before her execution, Anna, a sorceress married to the knight Germán Luis, gives birth to a son. Germán flees with their child, Leon, raising him to be the heir to the legendary Golden Armor. By the time Leon reaches adulthood, Valiante is completely under Mendoza’s control, and he drives out Prince Alfonso and his mother. To reclaim the throne and save his people, Alphonso decides to seek out the man who inherited the Golden Armor.

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Peach Boy Riverside

dark fantasy anime

Seasons:1

Episodes:12

Sartrienne Aldraic, Princess of the Kingdom of Aldraic, wishes to travel the world — a dangerous wish in a land where monsters roam the countryside at will and humans live behind high, fortified walls. But, just as a chance encounter with traveller Mikoto gives her hope, he shatters it, revealing himself to be none other than Momotaro, ruthless demon-slayer. Despite being horrified by the gore Momotaro leaves behind, Sartrienne is more convinced than ever that she needs to learn about the world beyond her walls, and sets out…following in the footsteps of the mysterious, charismatic, terrifying boy she met that day…

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Redo of Healer

dark fantasy anime

Seasons:1

Episodes:12

In a dark world filled with monsters, adventurers, and mages, some of the most gifted healers are subjected to brute force, even at the hands of their fellow citizens. However, one mage, Kayal, gains the ability to rewind time, flip the script, and right all wrongs.

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Arifureta Shokugyou de Sekaisaikyou

dark fantasy anime

Seasons:1

Episodes:13

Hajime Nagumo and his high school classmates are unexpectedly summoned as heroes to a fantastical land. However, unlike the majority of his classmates, Hajime lacks powerful stats and abilities. He falls into the depths of a monster-infested dungeon, underappreciated and unprepared, where voracity and sacrifice are his only options. He’ll have no choice but to welcome the abyss if he wants to survive in this harsh world.

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Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

dark fantasy anime

Seasons:1

Episodes:12

During the industrial revolution, humanity is threatened by the sudden appearance of undead monsters that can only be killed by piercing their hearts through an iron plate. Those who have been bitten become one of them. These monsters, known as “Kabane,” multiplied rapidly. The Hinomotos constructed fortress stations and barricaded themselves inside. Only steam locomotives, known as Hayajiros, can transport passengers between them.

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Claymore

dark fantasy anime

Seasons:1

Episodes:26

Humans used to live in constant fear of demons known as yoma. These heinous creatures can mimic the appearance and memories of humans they have devoured, allowing them to blend into society while freely feasting on human flesh.
The Claymores, women who are half-demon, half-human, and fully fated to become the demons they hunt, hold the key to stopping the yoma. Meanwhile, the young Raki has been exiled in a village; his only crime was losing his family to the yoma. Raki is drawn to Clare, a Claymore, and their journey begins. While Clare battles the yoma that has infested the land, can Raki assist her in her fight to retain her humanity?

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Goblin Slayer

dark fantasy anime

Seasons:1

Episodes:12

Rumor has it that there is an extraordinary man in a certain guild in the middle of nowhere who has risen all the way to the Silver rank simply by killing goblins. A priestess who has recently become a new adventurer has formed her first party at the same guild… When the party gets into trouble, it is none other than the Goblin Slayer who comes to their aid.

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Akame ga Kill!

dark fantasy anime

Seasons:1

Episodes:24

Tatsumi, a young swordsman, flees his home to save his impoverished village from the rule of a tyrannical empire. He meets Akame, an assassin bought, brainwashed, and trained to kill by the Empire. Akame is a member of the “Night Raid,” a secret assassin group that uses Teigu weapons. Tatsumi and the members of Night Raid face the corrupt empire together.

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Overlord

Seasons:3

Episodes:39

Momonga, a veteran player, stays logged in until the clock strikes zero on the night his favourite MMORPG is scheduled to be shut down. Only a few moments later does the screen go dark, and he finds himself completely immersed in the online world of Yggdrasil. Left with all of his character’s devastating abilities, complete control over his loyal NPCs, and nothing else to do… Momonga decides to try his hand at world conquest.

All of the hours he’s spent grinding and dungeon crawling have certainly paid off, and as he puts his strength to the test against local rogues and legendary beasts, he realises that no opponent can stand up to his might. Momonga embraces his new identity as the fearsome mage Ainz Ooal Gown and continues his hunt for bigger, badder foes. The people of Yggdrasil are left wondering who is trapped with whom.

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Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

dark fantasy anime

Seasons:1

Episodes:12

Madoka has a terrible nightmare one night, in which she sees a magical girl battle and lose to a terrifying creature against the backdrop of a desolate landscape. The teen’s dream becomes a reality the next day when the girl – Homura – arrives at Mitakihara Middle School as a transfer student, mysteriously warning Madoka to stay exactly as she is.

However, when she and her best friend Miki are drawn into a twisted illusion world and meet a magical creature named Kyubey, the pair discovers that magical girls exist and, moreover, that they can choose to become one. All they have to do is sign a contract with Kyubey and agree to fight witches who spread despair throughout the human world in exchange for a single wish. However, as Homura’s omen suggests, becoming a magical girl entails far more than Madoka and Miki realise…

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Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

dark fantasy anime

Seasons:2

Episodes:50

Natsuki Subaru, a regular high school student, is on his way home from the convenience store when he finds himself in another world. As he was lost and confused in a new world where he didn’t even know which way was up, the only person who reached out to him was a beautiful girl with silver hair. Subaru agrees to help the girl find something she’s looking for as a way of repaying her for saving him from his own despair…

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Dororo (2019)

dark fantasy anime

Seasons:1

Episodes:24

Lord Daigo Kagemitsu makes a pact with 12 demons during Japan’s Warring States period, exchanging his unborn son for the prosperity of his lands. The child is born deformed and is thrown into a river, while Kagemitsu’s lands flourish as promised. Years later, young thief Dororo meets the enigmatic “Hyakkimaru,” a boy whose arms are blades and whose visionless eyes appear to see monsters.

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

dark fantasy anime

Episodes:64

The law of equivalent exchange underpins alchemy; you cannot create something from nothing. As a result, human transmutation is a taboo in alchemy. Two young brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, broke this taboo four years ago when they attempted to resurrect their deceased mother. Al’s body disintegrated during the process, and Ed lost his leg.

Ed sacrificed one of his arms to affix Al’s soul to a suit of armour in a desperate attempt to keep his brother from disappearing completely. Ed takes on the name of the Fullmetal Alchemist after his missing limbs are replaced by auto mail parts, making him the youngest State Alchemist and military dog ever. Now, Ed, along with his brother, uses his military status to try to find a way to restore their bodies to their original state.

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Made in Abyss

dark fantasy anime

Seasons:1

Episodes:13

Riko has spent her entire childhood fantasising about exploring the Abyss, a vast pit and series of caves so filled with wonders and terrors that only the most tenacious Cave Raiders have survived to bring back ancient artefacts from its depths. No one knows how deep the pit is, but Riko’s mother disappeared into it years ago, leaving her daughter with a strong desire to follow her and learn the mysteries of the Abyss for herself.
Riko one day discovers a boy who appears to be a robot and appears to have come from the Abyss. Can he help the little girl in her search for her missing mother? Will the children be the next victims of the Abyss?

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Kenpuu Denki Berserk

dark fantasy anime

Seasons:1

Episodes:25

At no. 1 in our list of 21 best dark fantasy anime series we have Kenpuu Denki Berserk.

When it comes to Dark Fantasy Manga or Anime, Berserk is the best. Guts was born beneath the gallows tree from which his dead mother hung, and he has always existed on the precipice of life and death. He spends his adulthood in brutal combat, pitting his strength against others in order to build his own, after enduring a terrible childhood. Guts’ life is simple enough until he meets Griffith, the inspiring, ambitious, and beautiful leader of the mercenaries known as the Band of the Hawks.

Guts is forced to join the group after losing a duel to Griffith, and despite himself, he finds a sense of camaraderie and belonging among them. However, as Griffith leads his soldiers to victory after victory, the bloody wars and shady politics reveal a side of Griffith that no one expected. Can Guts, a simple warrior, defend those who have come to mean the most to him while battling the darkness he has carried with him his entire life?

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