Anime like Mahoutsukai no Yome: Nishi no Shounen to Seiran no Kishi

also known as The Ancient Magus' Bride: The Boy from the West and the Knight of the Blue Storm

What is The Ancient Magus' Bride: The Boy from the West and the Knight of the Blue Storm about?

Studio: Studio Kafka
Status: Finished

Just prior to Chise becoming a part-time student, during Cartaphilus' brief nap… Chise receives an invitation to the academy, and she, with the help of Elias and the others, begins preparing. One such busy day, a spriggan arrives at their home on a strange horse, bringing news that "something is wrong with this Wild Hunt." Gabriel, an ordinary boy who'd just moved from London, was bored. Of his situation, of being parted from his friends, of unfamiliar land. Of everything. He was staring through his window, as if to escape from it all, when he caught a glimpse of tobacco smoke. When he ran outside to chase it, the impossible happened: his world began to intertwine with the veiled world of the mages.

Note: The episodes were bundled with volumes 16-18 of the manga.

Tags: Urban Fantasy , Monster Boy , Mythology , Female Protagonist , Rural , Magic , Disability , Animals , Found Family , Fairy , Amnesia , Adoption , Kuudere , Shounen

Here is a list of Anime similar to Mahoutsukai no Yome: Nishi no Shounen to Seiran no Kishi

Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina

Majo no Tabitabi

Also known as Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina.

Studio: C2C , Lantis , Kadokawa Shoten , Movic , Bandai Namco Arts , AT-X , SB Creative , Kadokawa Media House
Status: Finished
Genres: Adventure , Fantasy , Slice of Life

Inspired by her favorite book, Elaina ventures out to see the world she's read so much about. Like a leaf on the wind, she travels from one country to another, looking to sate her inquisitiveness and searching for new experiences. She's confronted by humanity in all its forms, whether strange, bizarre, or emotional. Exploration and curiosity drive her journey. Where to next, Elaina?

Tags: Witch , Episodic , Magic , Female Protagonist , Travel , Time Skip , Primarily Female Cast , Achronological Order , Cute Girls Doing Cute Things , Tragedy , Anti-Hero , Philosophy , Time Manipulation , Gore , Foreign , Iyashikei , Alternate Universe , Incest , Feet , Body Swapping , Gangs , Slavery , Suicide , Amnesia
Little Witch Academia (TV)

Little Witch Academia (TV)

Also known as Little Witch Academia (TV).

Studio: Trigger
Status: Finished
Genres: Comedy , Fantasy

In a time when magic is on the decline amid society, Atsuko Kagari is a cheerful girl who enters Luna Nova Academy in order to accomplish her dream of becoming a witch like her idol, Shiny Chariot. Shiny is a famous witch who disappeared from public view many years ago. On her way to school, Kagari meets the kind Lotte Yanson and the mischevious Sucy Manbavaran and the three become friends as they share a bedroom in campus. At the academy, Atsuko soon discovers she is in serious disadvantage compared to the other girls since she doesn`t come from a magical family and is required to learn the magical curriculum from scratch. Having found an item that once belonged to Chariot, Atsuko must discover how to activate and properly use the mysterious Shiny Rod as she hopes it might lead to finding out what has truly happened to her vanished idol.

Tags: Magic , Witch , School , Female Protagonist , Primarily Female Cast , Primarily Teen Cast , Urban Fantasy , Cute Girls Doing Cute Things , Episodic , Primarily Child Cast , Boarding School , Ojou-sama , Super Robot
The Witch and the Beast

Majo to Yajuu

Also known as The Witch and the Beast.

Studio: Yokohama Animation Lab , TBS , NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan , Kodansha , Crunchyroll , BS11 , MAGNET , Nichion
Status: Finished
Genres: Action , Adventure , Drama , Fantasy

It all started with the 17 "Origins," whose powers were passed down to individuals who still exist around the world today. A man carrying a coffin and a girl with the eyes of a beast appear in a town. The girl was once cursed by a witch and now searches for her in order to undo the curse. Is the witch who appears before them the quarry they've been searching for? And how can the curse be undone? This quest for revenge against an evil witch begins rolling when the beast captures the witch. This magnificent and intense dark fantasy begins now!

Tags: Witch , Seinen , Primarily Adult Cast , Body Swapping , Gender Bending , Magic , Revenge , Urban Fantasy , Female Protagonist , Gore , Male Protagonist , Urban , Necromancy , Zombie , Vampire , Body Horror , Historical , Cult , Demons , Nudity , Drugs
The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún

Totsukuni no Shoujo

Also known as The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún.

Studio: Wit Studio , Production I.G
Status: Finished
Genres: Fantasy , Mystery

In a world split between the Inside and the Outside, those living in both realms are told never to cross over to the other side, lest they be cursed. A young girl named Shiva lives on the other side, in a vacant village with a demonic guardian known only as “Teacher.” Although the two are forbidden to touch, they seem to share a bond that transcends their disparate appearances. But when Shiva leaves Teacher’s care to seek out her grandmother, the secret behind her mysterious living arrangement comes to light.

Note: Bundled with the limited edition of the manga's 8th volume.

Tags: No Dialogue , Family Life , Fairy Tale , Rural , Orphan , Female Protagonist
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Somali and the Forest Spirit

Somali to Mori no Kamisama

Also known as Somali and the Forest Spirit.

Studio: Satelight , HORNETS , Mixer , North Stars Pictures , JY Animation , Crunchyroll , CA-Cygames Anime Fund , Movic
Status: Finished
Genres: Adventure , Drama , Fantasy , Slice of Life

The world is ruled by a diversity of inhuman beings, who persecuted humans and drove them to near-extinction. One day, the forest guardian Golem meets a human girl. This is a chronicle of a journey that would bind a member of the dying "human" clan to the forest guardian Golem, as father and daughter.

The first episode received an advance web distribution on January 3. The regular TV broadcast started on January 10.

Tags: Adoption , Female Protagonist , Family Life , Travel , Iyashikei , Lost Civilization , Found Family , Survival , Demons , Male Protagonist , Youkai , Seinen , Witch , Orphan , CGI , Elf , Disability , Slavery
Howl‘s Moving Castle

Howl no Ugoku Shiro

Also known as Howl‘s Moving Castle.

Studio: Studio Ghibli , d-rights , Tokuma Shoten , Walt Disney Studios , GKids
Status: Finished
Genres: Adventure , Drama , Fantasy , Romance

Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a spell on Sophie. In a life-changing adventure, Sophie climbs aboard Howl's magnificent flying castle and enters a magical world on a quest to break the spell.

Tags: Magic , Female Protagonist , Steampunk , Witch , War , Shapeshifting , Heterosexual , Fairy Tale , Disability , Travel , Philosophy , Rural , Politics , Time Manipulation , Demons , Maids , CGI , Aviation
Little Witch Academia

Little Witch Academia

Also known as Little Witch Academia.

Studio: Trigger
Status: Finished
Genres: Comedy , Fantasy

For young witches everywhere, the world-renowned witch Shiny Chariot reigns as the most revered and celebrated role model. But as the girls age, so do their opinions of her—now just the mention of Chariot would get a witch labeled a child. However, undeterred in her blind admiration for Chariot, ordinary girl Atsuko Kagari enrolls into Luna Nova Magical Academy, hoping to someday become just as mesmerizing as her idol.

However, the witch academy isn't all the fun and games Atsuko thought it would be: boring lectures, strict teachers, and students who mock Chariot plague the campus. Coupled with her own ineptness in magic, she's seen as little more than a rebel student. But when a chance finally presents itself to prove herself to her peers and teachers, she takes it, and now it's up to her to stop a rampaging dragon before it flattens the entire academy.

Little Witch Academia is one of the four anime works that each received 38 million yen (about US$480,000) from the "2012 Young Animator Training Project." Just like in 2010 and 2011, the animation labor group received 214.5 million yen (US$2.65 million) from the Japanese government's Agency for Cultural Affairs, and it distributed most of those funds to studios who train young animators on-the-job.

Positive response to the movie led Studio Trigger to run a Kickstarter funding a sequel, which surpassed its funding goal.

Tags: Magic , Witch , Female Protagonist , School , Primarily Female Cast , Cute Girls Doing Cute Things , Urban Fantasy , Dragons , Ojou-sama , Gore
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Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade

Little Witch Academia: Mahou-jikake no Parade

Also known as Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade.

Studio: Trigger
Status: Finished
Genres: Comedy , Fantasy

You can tell witch training is not going swimmingly for the young sorceresses Akko, Lotte, and Sucy—they face expulsion for screwing up one class too many, and their only way out is if they successfully organize their academy's annual parade through a nearby town. But when they stumble upon the momentous discovery that the objective of the parade is to humiliate witches and commemorate their past subjugation, Akko decides it is time for a change: It is time to show the world how fantastic modern witches truly are! However, with the other girls struggling to keep up with Akko's grandiose ambitions, and everything from mischievous boys to slumbering giants getting in their way, maybe pulling it off will require not only all the magical prowess the pupils of Luna Nova Magical Academy can muster, but also a miracle.

Tags: Magic , Witch , Primarily Female Cast , School , Primarily Teen Cast , Female Protagonist , Urban Fantasy , Ojou-sama , Cute Girls Doing Cute Things , Kaiju , Ensemble Cast , Primarily Child Cast
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Magic User's Club!

Mahou Tsukai Tai!

Also known as Magic User's Club!.

Studio: Bandai Visual , Ashi Productions , Youmex , NYAV Post , Triangle Staff , The Right Stuf International
Status: Finished
Genres: Comedy , Fantasy , Romance , Sci-Fi

This Magic Club can do a lot more than card tricks!

Exactly one year ago, aliens invaded Earth. But it wasn't the kind of invasion you'd expect. After descending from space and destroying any opposition, the giant spaceship known as The Bell just... sat there. For a year it's been floating silently over the ocean, quietly observing how Earthlings live. Everyone's pretty much used to it by now.

Everyone, that is, except the Magic User's Club. They're a small band of misfits who can do actual, honest-to-goodness magic! Their leader, Takeo, doesn't trust the aliens to stay peaceful. He wants to fight the alien menace, but it'll be a tough task when his club consists of a perverted president, a flamboyant VP, a flaky princess, a bumbling new recruit, and her temperamental best friend! Can this motley crew pull it together and save the world?

Tags: Magic , Witch , School Club , LGBTQ+ Themes , Love Triangle , Female Protagonist , Aliens , Crossdressing , Coastal , Ojou-sama , Urban Fantasy , Bullying
Magic User's Club! (TV)

Mahou Tsukai Tai! (TV)

Also known as Magic User's Club! (TV).

Studio: MADHOUSE , Bandai Visual , Ashi Productions , Media Blasters , NYAV Post , Triangle Staff
Status: Finished
Genres: Comedy , Romance , Sci-Fi

More Misadventures with the Magic User's Club!

The Magic User’s Club is a group of five well-meaning misfits who do more than card tricks – they can use actual magic. And with that magic, they managed to defeat a giant ship from outer space! But their close encounter left an enormous cherry blossom tree right in the middle of the city. It’s so big that it blocks out the sun!

Takeo Takakura, the club's noble (but perverted) president, calls a special Sunday meeting to take care of the tree. It seems simple enough, but when magic is involved, nothing ever goes according to plan… What’s more, there’s a ghostly figure hidden among the branches, watching their every move. Who is this silent specter, and what does he want?

Tags: Magic , School , School Club , Witch , LGBTQ+ Themes , Primarily Female Cast , Urban Fantasy , Shoujo , Ojou-sama


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