Hello! What anime would you recommend to someone who likes Akatsuki no Yona and Fairy Tail?
Hello, nonny!~ I feel honored that someone’s asking me for anime recommendations. ^_^ I hope you see my answer! I know it’s a couple of days late. >_<
If you like Akatsuki no Yona:
Akagami no Shirayukihime (2 seasons, 12 episodes each)
Akagami no Shirayukihime follows the story of a girl who has to leave her country in order to preserve her freedom. The path she chooses leads her to a kingdom where she finds love, friendship and is able to work as a herbalist, something she’s always wanted to do. It’s a cute story and it has a lot more action in the second season than in the first one, but Shirayuki’s journey is quite enjoyable.
Arslan Senki (2 seasons, the first one has 25 episodes, the second - 8)
If you’re more interested in the historical aspect of the anime, I recommend Arslan Senki. It follows the story of a prince who faces betrayal and has to learn hard lessons at a young age. He’s positive, at times even gullible, but throughout the story, he learns how to become a good and respected ruler and manages to take back what was stolen from him. I was very intrigued by the story, but for some reason I had a hard time focusing on the last few episodes of the first season which is why I never got to the second season. Still, some of the characters are very interesting.
Kamisama Hajimemashita (2 seasons, the first one has 13 episodes, the second - 12; also has a sequel (something like a 3rd season) with 4 episodes)
If you’re interested in an anime with a strong female lead, I recommend Kamisama Hajimemashita. It’s about a girl who ends up having to take care of a shrine and serve as its goddess. She has to work together with the two shrine spirits and a fox familiar who has zero chill and doesn’t want to work with a human. However, the main heroine decides to deal with none of his shit and manages to convince him to help her. The story is interesting, offers a lot of character development and a lot of quality comedy moments.
If you like Fairy Tail:
(wow, this is harder than I expected)
Boku no Hero Academia (1 season, 13 episodes; 2nd season comes out this year)
I watched BNHA thanks to my dear friend @magerain. The anime is pretty popular and I’m almost 100% sure you’ve already read a post or an article praising it. ^_^ But if you need more convincing, I recommend you read Mage’s post about it. But yeah. Likeable characters, cool animation and action scenes, tons and tons of character development, a tiny bit of angst - all good things. ^_^
Magi (2 seasons, 25 episodes each)
An anime based on Arabian Nights, has a lot of action, magic, interesting story, likeable (and sometimes goofy) characters, a tiny bit of fan service, a tiny bit of angst and moments when you just can’t stop laughing.
Shaman King (1 season, 64 episodes)
Shaman King was the first anime I watched and I just had to recommend it to you. It follows the story of Yoh Asakura, a boy who’s able to summon and control ghosts. With the help of his friends and his loyal spirit Amidamaru, he enters the Shaman Fight which is held every 500 years and aims to become the next shaman king. The anime is a bit old, but don’t let that stop you form watching it. ^_^ I remember how much I enjoyed the story every time I re-watched the anime.
All of these series have finished airing. However, the manga they were based on are all still ongoing (excluding Shaman King). The only one I have doubts about is Arslan Senki, but I remember reading somewhere that it’s based on an old manga series that’s being republished at the moment.
I hope this list helped you! ^_^ I’ll be very happy if you drop a message to tell me what anime you decided to watch.
“No one is superior in comparison to others. No matter if he is a magician or not… No matter if he has ten or a hundred times more power than anyone else… No matter if he is so dazzling… Don’t abandon yourselves to him. Because someone who lived without being wrong once in his life doesn’t exist…”Magi: The Kingdom of Magic - Episode 25 (Finale)