20+ Adventure Anime to quench your thirst for some thrill




Updated on: 01/09/2023

Are you craving for some action, fun and a pinch of adrenaline to revive you of your boredom? If so, then sit back, grab your favorite beverage because we are here to end your misery. Anime and Adventure, sounds like a perfect solution for some excitement and a lot of binge-watching, isn’t it? Today, we bring you adventure anime that will keep you on your toes while you lose yourself in a world of full of deadly demons, magic, tear-jerking comedy, romance, and some very skillful martial arts.

The adventure anime genre has been popular since forever in the anime world with many adventure anime becoming global hits. There is something about this genre that the audience can never get enough and thus, we bring you some of these popular adventure anime for some adventure of your own! What more could you ask for? 

27. Berserk

Genre: Adventure anime, Dark Fantasy

Berserk is a 2016 adaptation of the 1997 anime, Berserk. It revolves around a wandering mercenary Guts, who is taken in by a group called Band of the Hawk only for the leader to sacrifice their followers and go on a rampage to become the God Hand in order to rule his own kingdom one day. There is something called an “Eclipse ritual”, escaping which Guts and his lover, Casca, are haunted by evil spirits while Casca loses her sense of sanity in the process. Now, filled with vengeance, Guts goes on a mission to kill the God Hand and stop him to do any more harm than he already has done.

26. Vinland Saga

Genre: Adventure anime, Action, Historical

Vinland Saga is a historical adventure anime. The setting revolves around two sons of a dying king, who are fighting over the next succession. It is set in a time period of 1013 AD England. If you are even slightly aware, this was a period of intense warfare over kingdoms and inhabited by conquerors. Imagine Games of Thrones. The action of the story takes place around multiple story arcs which focuses on the journey of one particular hero.

Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon

Genre: Adventure anime, Fantasy,

Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon is an adventure anime and a sequel to the popular adventure anime Inuyasha. If you were sad about Inuyasha ending and were pining for the after story of Inuyasha and Kagome and their friends, this anime is it! Throughout the anime, many of the back stories of former characters and their relationships are revealed. You can even see some of your favorite Inuyasha characters’ cameo appeareances!

Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon revolves ten years after the incidents of Inuyasha. The focus story revolves around Sesshomaru and Rin’s twin daughters who are separated, Towa getting transported into the modern world and getting adopted by Kagome’s brother and his wife. Meanwhile her twin, Setsuna becomes a demon slayer with our little Kohaku, who is known a grown up man. Interestingly when they are reunited, Setsuna’s memories have been stolen by a mythical Dream Butterfly. Thus, they embark on an adventure to recover these memories and meet many along the way!

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25. Castlevania

Genre: Adventure anime, Action, Dark Fantasy, Horror, Drama, Vampire

Castlevania is a dark fantasy adventure anime and quite unique even though it is an English language series. It is ideal for people who are obsessed with gothic elements and vampire universe.

The story begins with a trope that has been overused for a long time now. Count Dracula’s wife, who was a human, is burnt at the stake and he, definitely, wants revenge. And how do you take revenge if you are lord of the dark forces? By demons of course! So he unleashes demons as revenge for his wife’s wrongful murder on the people of Wallachia. Terrified of the demons, the poeple have no choice but to hide in fear until a monster hunter from an excommunicated clan comes into picture. Will he, with the help of Dracula’s son and a magician, be able to counter Dracula’s dark and fearsome forces? Find out in Castlevania!

24. Magi: the Labyrinth of Magic

Genres: Adventure anime, Coming-of-age story, Fantasy

Okay, who is up for One Thousand and One Nights also known as Arabian Nights but with magic, magical castles, dungeons, and djinns? Magi: the Labyrinth of Magic is an anime that screams adventure. It is also one of popular adventure anime out there. Pretty sure you are familiar with Alladin, Sindbad the Sailor and Ali Baba. Imagine this but everything even more magical. This anime’s world revolves around Rukh, the life giving force or essence which can be used by persons to create Magoi which power their magical abilities and weapons. But too much usage of Magoi can be deadly because afterall, it’s your life giving energy. These rare individuals who use Magoi are called Magi and the rest is for you to discover!  Magi: the Labyrinth of Magic is a tale of two friends, nations and the dangers of Rukh. Can the world be at peace again? Find out in this fun adventure anime!

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23. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure

Genre:  Adventure anime, Horror, Action, Drama, Suspense, Action fiction, Adventure fiction, Supernatural fiction

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is truly an adventure anime through and through with a family saga which follows the Joestar family. The storyline is divided into different story arcs with each member as the protagonist and their respective adventures. If you have the patience and interest to watch this series that literally include bits from fantasy and action and other genres, this one is for you!

22. Assassination Classroom

Genre: Adventure anime, Action , Science fiction, Comedy

A one of a kind anime, Assassination Classroom might not feel adventure-y until you notice the aim of the protagonists. It revolves around a strange creature who destroys some of the moon and vows to destroy Earth in a year’s time. However, to give mankind the benefit of doubt, he begins teaching a class of misfits, becoming the best teacher they have had while also teaching them ways to assassinate him. Our narrator, Nagisa Shiota is one of his students who makes a list of his weaknesses with an aim to assassinate this mysterious creature, now known as Koro-sensei. This anime is clearly interesting and worth a shot to find out who Koro sensei actually is and if he finally gets assassinated by his own students.

21. Fairy Tail

Genres: Shonen,  Adventure anime, Fantasy, Action

Fairy Tail is an adventure anime which revolves around Earth where wizards are not just fiction but a reality. The lands are dense with guilds that wizards join to carry hired projects. We find our dragon slayer, Natsu Dragneel with his friend Happy befriending various other wizards from his guild in order to fight demons, criminals, illegal guilds while searching for his adoptive father, the dragon Igneel.

20. Mushishi

Genres: Seinen, Fantasy, Adventure anime

Mushishi is another high rating adventure anime with an 8.5 IMDb score and probably a very unique one in its own right! It’s safe to say that it’s a healing anime wherein you enjoy every single moment – the soothing music, breathtakingly beautiful animation, unique concept and adventurous journeys, Mushishi is a full-blown package! The story revolves around Ginko, a Mushi master, who can see supernatural primitive life forms called Mushi. The opening scene of the anime describes Mushi as – “They dwell unseen in the shadows, a host of creatures completely different from the flora and fauna familiar to us; an invisible world of life within our own. Since the dawn of humanity, these phantoms have inspired fear in those who could not understand and have over the ages have come to be known as Mushi.” Interesting, isn’t it? Now, Ginko travels from one place to the other to heal ordinary people (who cannot see Mushi) from Mushi related illnesses and problems.

19. Inuyasha

Genre: Adventure anime, Fantasy, Romance

Inuyasha is a classic among fantasy adventure anime and has a huge fandom due to its adventurous plot, quirky humor, sweet romance, lovely characters, and action-packed scenes.

The story revolves around a 15-year-old Kagome Higurashi, resident of the modern-day Tokyo, who is dragged into a cursed well in her family’s ancestral shrine by a demon no less. She finds herself 500 years back in feudal Japan, that too in a parallel universe, where she finds Inuyasha, a half dog-demon pinned to a tree by a priestess’s sacred arrow. What is more? Kagome is the reincarnation of that very priestess and holds within her a sacred and very powerful Shikon Jewel, which has the power to grant any wish that its holder desires.

As fate would have it, Kagome ends up breaking the Jewel into innumerable shards which then scatter throughout feudal Japan. Now, it is up to Kagome, Inuyasha, a young cute fox demon Shippo, a perverted monk Miroku and a talented demon slayer, Sango, to get the shards back before millions of demons get their hands on it. There’s trouble coming their way, will they be able to find all the shards before someone else does? To find out, follow their adventurous journey from one end of feudal Japan to the other in this famous adventure anime, Inuyasha!

18. Seven Deadly Sins

Genre: Adventure anime, Fantasy

Are you thinking about the seven deadly sins from Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood? If yes, then you are wrong. There is no greed and lust incarnate here folks! The seven deadly sins are actually good knights from a kingdom who are wrongly accused of a coup against the state while the actual villains take over the kingdom by imprisoning the royal family except one daring princess. Our princess goes on to search for the members of the infamous seven deadly sins in order to save the kingdom.Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail is an adventure anime which revolves around Earth where wizards are not just fiction but a reality. The lands are dense with guilds that wizards join to carry hired projects. We find our dragon slayer, Natsu Dragneel with his friend Happy befriending various other wizards from his guild in order to fight demons, criminals, illegal guilds while searching for his adoptive father, the dragon Igneel.

17. Naruto

Genre: Adventure anime, Fantasy, Comedy, Martial Arts

Naruto is again one of the most renowned cult favourites in the adventure anime world. I call it a cult favourite because it had close to a thousand episodes and only those who dare can actually watch and finish this legend of an anime. The story revolves around our titular character Naruto who is a host for an extremely powerful fox named the Nine-Tails. Long ago, the Nine-Tails attacked Naruto’s village in the Ninja world where Naruto’s father sealed the beast into his new born son’s body. The rest of the anime focuses on Naruto’s adventures of fighting against evil with friends and teachers that he gets acquainted with along the way. If you plan on watching this anime, you are a real brave heart.

16. One piece

Genre: Shounen, Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure anime

If you have not heard about One Piece, one of the insanely popular adventure anime, which rock were you living under until now exactly? As established, One Piece is undoubtedly one of the most popular adventure anime. It is world building which consists mostly of a vast water body is not only interesting but exciting. The story revolves around our guy named Monkey D. Luffy, mostly known as Straw Hat, whose dream is to become the king of pirates. Yes, you read that right. And what do pirates do? They of course look for mythical treasures! Which is exactly what our weird-named hero wearing a worn straw hat wants to do. Will he be able to get that treasure battling other snarky pirates, corrupt officials, secret agents and more? Find out in this beloved adventure anime, One Piece!

15. Dr. Stone

Genres: Adventure anime, Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction

Dr. Stone is to-date one of its kind. The story set up is a mix of science, anthropology, pre-historic world history and what not. It revolves around an apocalypse, and no without any zombies. With this apocalypse, instead of humans turning into brain eating half-dead monsters, humans have become stone! Literally. A random normal day is when a bright flash turns humanity into moss covered pieces of rock and it is only 3700 years later, when a teenaged science prodigy, Senku Ishigami, wakes up from being a stone and find himself alone in a world full of stone. In order to survive and revive humanity, he embarks on an adventure where he finds himself almost getting murdered by his own ally while discovering that Earth has not been so desolate after all!  Dr. Stone is definitely a must watch for adventure anime lovers.

14. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

Genres: Adventure anime, Isekai

As ridiculous as the title sounds, this anime is actually pretty good. This is probably the only isekai anime which reincarnates its protagonist into a…well…slime. But worry not, Rimuru is actually really cute sometimes! Well, the story revolves around a normal 37 year old man who gets stabbed to death while being transported into a whole different world! Now, this particular slime is no ordinary piece of mush. He probably has the best ability, that of a “predator” which allows him to copy the appearance and skills of his target. (Tramadol) Through certain events, he ends up becoming the ruler of a new found kingdom. But a new ruler means new allies and some new foes! Will our slime manage to protect those he considers dear? Find out in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime.

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13. Made in Abyss

Genre: Dark Fantasy, Adventure anime, Seinen

An interesting adventure anime, Made in Abyss revolves around a giant cavity called the Abyss. This magical hole contains some of the lost treasures of previous civilisations. Imagine Indiana Jones but magically and fantastically better! It also reminds me of Journey to the centre of the Earth only in the Abyss, you do not come alive frequently. Since the Abyss harbours such invaluable artifacts, it is a favourite place of people known as the Cave Raiders, a brave bunch who descent into the depths of the Abyss to find these relics. One of the legendary Cave Raiders, now presumed dead, is our little protagonist Riko’s mother. But one day, she comes across her mother’s findings in the Abyss and that her mother might be alive and waiting for her! With her half-human, half-Robot companion Reg, Riko decides to find her mother herself. Will she be able to do it or the curse of the Abyss will prevail? Find out in this adventure anime, Made in Abyss!

12. Sword Art Online series

Genre: Adventure anime, Science fiction

Everyone likes playing video games, right? How amazing does it feel to be lost for hours on end in a world where you have power and skill. But what if your greatest source of joy becomes your greatest regret? Where if you die in the game, you are dead in real life too? Terrifying, right? Well, this is something that happens in the Sword Art Online series. A virtual reality game gone wrong. The story revolves around a VR game which allows the players to control their in game characters through their mind. Only to be told by the game creator that they cannot leave the game before they beat all the 100 floors of the game’s setting. And if you die in the game, your time’s up. For real. But is this the whole story or is there some bigger plot brewing? Find out in the Sword Art Online series as the characters fight to stay alive.

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11. Tower of God

Genre: Adventure anime, Action, Dark Fantasy

The Tower of God is an exciting adventure anime based on an extremely popular webtoon by the same name. It revolves around a boy called Twenty Fifth Bam who seems to be trapped in endless darkness until one day, a girl from the light, Rachel, discovers him and becomes his everything. But not for lond, Rachel soon leaves Bam to climb the Tower of God, a mysterious place which is fabled to bestow anything that a person desire provided they reach the top of the tower. However, climbing the tower is no easy feat for the tower is an entire universe in itself, inhabited by Regulars and Irregulars, and natives that reside in the tower. To climb the tower, one needs to fight and clear obstacles in every floor. Following Rachel and in order to get her back in his life, Bam decides to climb the deadly tower. But can he be safe from friends that become foes? Find out in Tower of God!

10. Black Clover

Genre: Adventure anime, Shōnen, Fantasy

Black Clover is an action packed adventure anime which narrates the tale of two orphan friends-cum-rivals who dare to dream big. The setting is of the Clover kingdom, a world where individuals are able to manipulate manna, a kind of spiritual energy, into magic. The tale revolves around our main protagonists Asta and Yuno who are polar opposites of each other in terms of magical powers. While Yuno is a surprising magical prodigy, Asta has no powers but develops enormous physical strength. Even without magic, Asta aims to become the next Wizard King, a position second only to the King of the Clover kingdom. Together, they are to change the fate of the kingdom. Will Asta succeed? But what about his inability to manipulate magic? Watch this wonderful adventure anime, Black Clover to find out more!

9. Bleach

Genre: Adventure anime, Action, Fantasy

Bleach is a classic in adventure anime world inspired by Japanese mythology of the soul reapers called the Shinigami. Our Bleach inspired Shinigami appear as powerful samurai, each with their own distinct swords chasing evil souls called Hollows. The story revolves around our male lead with his famous orange head, Ichigo Kurosaki. The focal point in the anime is the fact that while witnessing a Shinigami, Rukia battling a Hollow, Ichigo mysteriously is able to absorb her powers becoming the first human Shinigami. With Rukia entangled in a conspiracy and her life at stake, it is upto Ichigo to clear her of her charges. Will he be able to fulfill his newfound supernatural duties while proving Rukia’s innocence? Find out in this beloved adventure anime. If you like anime like Naruto, One Piece and Dragon Ball, you will surely enjoy Bleach!

8. Dragon Ball series

Genre: Adventure anime, Fantasy, Martial arts, Action

Gen-Z is probably the only generation which might be aloof about this absolutely insane anime and manga series which took the entire world by storm in the 1990s and early 2000s. It even went on to air on TV for the longest time. With many films and seasons made on the Dragon Ball franchise, it is undoubtedly a cult favourite and one of the most globally hit adventure anime of all time. The story is based on a world inhabited by various kinds of intelligent beings apart from just humans where Earth is known as the Dragon World. The basic premise of the story revolves around our male lead Goku, a Saiyan, who meets Bulma, a human, where both embark on a journey to look for seven dragon balls which have the ability to invoke a wish granting dragon. Over the series, a lot many different characters and monsters appear in front of the Goku gang forcing them to train harder and faster to save those they love.

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Genre: Adventure anime, Action, Dark fantasy

Hunter X Hunter is another top-rated adventure anime which is a treat to watch for fast-paced, no-nonsense anime fans! With a score of 8.9 on IMDb, its unique characters and interesting plotlines, you will never get bored! What’s more? It is one of the most action-packed anime with absolutely amazing combat scenes with each character having their unique fighting abilities!

When Gon learns that his father who left him is a renowned Hunter, he embarks on a journey to become a hunter like him. And who are Hunters you say? Well, Hunters are “elite member of humanity and who specialize in finding rare creatures, secret treasures, and other individuals.” To become a Hunter, one has to pass the Hunter exam which is a survival exam with various phases and is exceptionally difficult with a high failure rate. Will Gon be able to become a Hunter? Or will he be able to survive the Hunter exam?

6. Chainsaw Man

Genre: Adventure anime, Action, Comedy, Horror, Dark Fantasy

Chainsaw Man has been all the rave since it came out in 2022 and definitely for good. In such a short span of time, it has managed to have critical acclaim for its sense of dark humor and action sequences. Chainsaw Man is an adventure anime set in a world where human fears manifest in the form of devils. To protect humanity, devil hunters battle and kill these violent devils.

Most devils are known to possess and kill ordinary humans until we meet a Pochita. Pochita is a sort of a devil pet of our male protagonist Denji. Denji, living in extreme poverty, saved Pochita’s life and in return Pochita helps Denji make a living being an amateur devil hunter to pay off his debt. However he is betrayed and killed. This is when Pochita merges himself with Denji, making him a human-devil hybrid and saving his life. Denji is then recruited as a government Devil Hunter and aims to kill the most powerful Devil, the Gun Devil. Will he be able to achieve this feat? Or will he die like the others? Find out in this popular adventure anime!

5. My Hero Academia

Genre: Adventure anime, Action, Superhero, Comedy

My Hero Academia is an adventure anime about a powerless boy who gains enormous power from the number one hero of the world. The setting of this adventure anime is a world where some humans have attained superhero powers known as “quirks”. Every individual has a unique quirk and based on their abilities attain the rank of a Hero, who help maintain safety and peace and fight Villains. This anime revolves around our kind boy Izuku Midoriya who has always wanted to be like his favorite Hero, All Might. Much to his dismay, discovers that he does not have any quirk and thus, is unable to attain his dream.

However, in a miraculous turn of events, All Might makes him his heir and soon he is off to U.A. High School, a school for talented and potential Heroes and sidekicks. But the world is not as peaceful anymore. An all powerful villain All for One has awakened again and with All Might’s powers gone, can Midoriya save the world? Find out in My Hero Academia.

4. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Genres: Action, Drama, Science fiction, Adventure anime

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is no doubt one of the best adventures anime with a whopping score of 9.1 on IMDb! With beautiful animation and commendable action scenes, it is praised for its vibrant, memorable, and wholesome characters. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood is one of those rare anime which will make you laugh, cry, and think all the same time!

The story revolves around two brothers, Edward (Ed) and Alphonse (Al), sons of a very talented alchemist. After being abandoned by their father, they live with their mother until she passes away. In an attempt to resurrect their mother through alchemy, Ed loses his left leg while Alphonse’s whole body is destroyed. To bring back his brother’s soul, Ed sacrifices his right arm and houses Alphonse’s soul in a metal amour.

In a quest to find the philosopher’s stone to get their bodies back with the help of their childhood friend and an automail (automotive armoured prostheses) prodigy, Winry, they embark on a journey where they come across conspiracies involving Homunculi, artificially created humans based on the seven deadly sins: Lust, Gluttony, Envy, Greed, Sloth, Wrath and Pride and a secret about their father. Will they be able to regain their bodies? Where have the homunculi come from and what do they want? Curious? Then check out this amazing anime right now!

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3. Demon Slayer

Genre: Adventure anime, Fantasy, Shounen, Comedy, Action

Demon slayer is yet another very popular adventure anime that is taking Japan by storm! Despite being a very new anime (released in 2019), it has an IMDb of 8.7! Not only the plot is engaging but the characterization and the animation are swoon-worthy. Its recent movie has become Japan’s top-grossing movie and has even surpassed the globally popular anime movie – Spirited Away. So now you know why you definitely need to watch this anime and get your mind blown away.

The story begins with Tanjiro’s whole family being killed by a demon, the only survivor being his sister, Nezuko, who has been cursed to be a demon as well! Tanjiro becomes a demon slayer to avenge the death of his family and cure his sister of the curse. They get involved with the Demon Slayer Corps, a secret organization who has been battling demons for centuries. And what is more? Demon Slayers are not just your ordinary humans, these people have been trained to perfect a technique called “Breathing Style” which gives them superhuman strength to fight the demons. Now, it is up to Tanjiro, Nazuko and the Demon Slayer Corps to protect the innocent humans from becoming demon snacks while finding a way to turn Nazuko human again. 

2. Jujutsu Kaisen

Genre: Adventure anime, Action, Dark Fantasy, Supernatural

Another extremely popular adventure anime on our list is Jujutsu Kaisen! The setting revolves around a world where negative energy manifests in the form of very powerful beings called Curses. The main aim of these curses is to wreak havoc over humanity. The story revolves around an ordinary high school student, Yuji Itadori. Ordinary until he consumes a finger of one of the most powerful and evil curses, Sukuna. Itadori then becomes Sukuna’s host but surprisingly he is able to control him. Shipped off to Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School, he is given a death sentence only to be post-poned by Satoru Gojo, who plans to contain the entire curse within Itadori to get rid of Sukuna forever. Will they be able to achieve this feat or will Sukuna’s minions kill them all first? Something wicked is coming their way. Find out in this beloved, thrilling adventure anime, Jujutsu Kaisen.

1. Attack on Titan

Genre:  Horror, Drama, Dark fantasy, Adventure anime, Action fiction, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction

Attack on Titan is one of the most popular and insanely amazing adventure action anime with impeccable plot and characters. This one is sure to get you hooked. Attack on Titan begins with the mysterious appearance of giants called titans who attack and kill most of humanity. To protect themselves, the survivors build three walls and begin a life of isolation until one of the walls is breached and the titans begin to wreak havoc. Our main protagonist Eren is caught between the chaos when his mother is eaten by a Titan. Eren vows vengeance and joins the Survey Corps, soldiers who are recruited to fight Titans. Can Eren fulfill his goal? Will he be able to protect those he loves? And where are these Titans coming from? Who are they? Find out in this globally acclaimed, one of a kind adventure anime, Attack on Titans!

Bonus Mentions

These bonus mentions are not serialized anime but anime movies. The list would seem incomplete without some of the well-known and hugely popular adventure anime movies.

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Princess Mononoke

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Historical

A curse, a war and a wolf princess. This movie is the epitome of adventure. Ashitaka is a last prince of his clan who is cursed by a demon. The curse gives him superhuman strength but is bound to kill him. In order to find the cure, Ashitaka embarks on an adventure and meets many people including our hime.

Howl’s Moving Castle

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

The story revolves around the female protagonist who meets a magician Howl and soon after is cursed to be transformed into a 90 year old woman. Now she must travel in order to find a cure and break the curse.

You might even want to check out – Spirited Away, Associated movies of some of the amine mentioned and wait for our list of adventure anime movies!

That’s all folks. Let us know your favorite adventure anime in the comments below!

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