30 Best Anime Like Black Clover You Must Watch in 2022


Anyone who has seen the Black Clover anime series has fallen in love instantly with the magical setting and interesting characters. Black Clover talks about an enthusiastic boy who embarks on a journey to become the greatest magician against all odds. Such stories inspire people and are one of the primary reasons why I like watching anime. There is no doubt almost every anime serves a great story. However, if you are looking specifically for a character-driven anime about magic and hustle, it can be tedious to find one from the sea of content out there. Therefore, I did the grunt work and created this list of the best anime like Black Clover you can watch in 2022. So, without further ado, let’s dive in.

Best Anime Similar to Black Clover (2022)

Black Clover is popular for its interesting story, magical action fights, and its strong and loud protagonist named Asta. I have mentioned several anime with a similar setting in this article. Some of them are targeted at young audiences, while some have a more mature way of handling such concepts. That said, I guarantee there are several anime on this list that you can add to your watchlist for your next binge-watch session.

In addition, I have also mentioned important details like the number of episodes, genre, ratings, and availability of films in the franchise to help you make an informed decision. So, if you are ready to begin the magical journey, here are the best anime like Black Clover:

1. Soul Eater (2008-2009) 

  • Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy, Supernatural
  • IMDb: 7.8
  • MyAnimeList: 7.8
  • Created by: Atsushi Ohkubo
  • Studio: Bones
  • Episodes: 51 episodes

The series takes place in a fantastical land called Death City. Here, Shinigami–Lord Death governs a school called Death Weapon Meister Academy to raise “Death Scythes.” Death Scythes are human-born hybrids that can transform themselves into Demon Weapons after eliminating 99 evil beings and one witch soul in that order. We follow three teams, each consisting of a weapon meister and at least one weapon that can absorb the evil souls to become a Death Scythe. The series shows the journey of these teams to become the best. It makes Soul Eater conceptually similar to Black Clover. Moreover, the presence of Shinigami in Soul Eater also makes it one of the best anime like Death Note you can watch in 2022.

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2. Demon Slayer (2019-2022)

Demon Slayer
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy
  • IMDb: 8.7
  • MyAnimeList: 8.5
  • Created by: Koyoharu Gotouge
  • Studio: Ufotable
  • Episodes: 2 seasons, 44 episodes

The series follows teenage Tanjiro Kamado, who supports his family after his father’s demise and provides them with a peaceful life. However, one day when he decides to visit the village to sell charcoal, he becomes late and has to stay in a stranger’s house. He learns about the evil demons that lurk in the night from his host’s stay. The next day he finds his family slaughtered, and the only survivor, his sister, is turned into a bloodthirsty demon. Tanjiro swears to protect his sister and eliminate evil with the help of a group called Demon Slayer Corps. A film titled Demon Slayer: Mugen Train (2020) picks up the story after the anime series and focuses on the “Mugen Train” arc from the manga comics. 

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3. Berserk (2016-2017)

Berserk
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Supernatural
  • IMDb: 6.8
  • MyAnimeList: 6.3
  • Created by: Kentaro Miura, Kouji Mori
  • Studio: Millepensee, GEMBA
  • Episodes: 2 seasons, 24 episodes

The anime series is a second adaptation from the eponymous manga comics source material. The original series ran for 25 episodes in 1997. The 2016 series acts as a reboot but takes place after the events of the first one and acts as a direct sequel to the Berserk Golden Age Arc film trilogy (2012-2013). The anime revolves around Guts, who is destined to be hunted by demons until the day he dies. To defy the gruesome fate, Guts embarks on a journey to take vengeance on the one who is responsible for his condition. He meets some unlikely allies, such as a small elf and a young thief who joins him on his journey.

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4. Naruto (2002-2017)

Naruto
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
  • IMDb: 8.4
  • MyAnimeList: 7.9
  • Created by: Masashi Kishimoto
  • Studio: Pierrot
  • Episodes: 26 seasons, 720 episodes

The anime series follows the coming-of-age story of Naruto Uzumaki. The story takes place in two parts, one when Naruto is in his pre-teen, and the second part shows his life as a teenager. Just before the birth of Naruto, a nine-tailed demon fox known as Kyuubi brings havoc to the hidden leaf village of Konohagakure. So, the village head, Fourth Hokage, sacrifices his life and seals the monster in the newborn Naruto.

He grows to become a hyperactive kid who everyone distances due to the residing demon in him. He dreams of becoming the leader of the village and makes some great friends and deadly foes on his journey to success. The protagonist striving to become the best against all odds make Naruto’s story just like Black Clover. This anime is very much like Black Clover, where both protagonists dream of being the best. Naruto is followed by another spin-off sequel titled Boruto, which shows the journey of his kid.

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5. Bleach (2004-)

Bleach
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
  • IMDb: 8.2
  • MyAnimeList: 7.8
  • Created by: Tite Kubo
  • Studio: Pierrot
  • Episodes: 16 seasons, 366 episodes

Bleach follows Ichigo Kurosak, an ordinary teenager, until his family is attacked by a Hollow, an evil spirit trying to consume human souls. He then meets the Soul Reaper named Rukia Kuchiki, who gets injured while protecting Ichigo’s family. Ichigo takes Rukia’s offer to become a soul reaper and save his family. However, things take a drastic turn when Rukia is unable to recover, and Ichigo has to fulfill his duty. He is accompanied by his friends, who each have different capabilities. They soon learn that the evil spirits aren’t the only real threat to humanity. With its 17th season scheduled to release, Bleach is one of the best anime like Black Clover you can watch. Apart from the anime series, Bleach also has four anime movies and one live-action movie in the franchise.

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6. One Piece (1999-)

One Piece
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
  • IMDb: 8.8
  • MyAnimeList: 8.6
  • Created by: Eiichiro Oda
  • Studio: Toei Animation
  • Episodes: 20 seasons, 1023 episodes (ongoing)

One Piece takes place in a fantasy world where Gol D. Roger was known as the “Pirate King,” the greatest and strongest pirate to ever live. His capture and execution by the government do not go as planned when he reveals the biggest treasure, One Piece, in his last words. The treasure is supposed to give you riches beyond imagination and embarks the grand age of pirates. The story follows Monkey D. Luffy, a 17-year-old boy who defies every stereotype of being a pirate. Unlike his other rivals, he does not have a rough and tough pirate vibe. Instead, he appears as a playful kid looking for the greatest adventure of his life. We follow him on his journey to find the One Piece and every adventure along the way. The source material, i.e., the manga comics, is still continuing the story, and there is no news about finishing it anytime soon. So, if you are looking for an adventure flick like Black Clover, watch One Piece. Moreover, the franchise has 14 anime films, and one live-action series is currently in production. 

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7. Hunter x Hunter (2011-2014)

Hunter x Hunter
  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
  • IMDb: 9.0
  • MyAnimeList: 9.0
  • Created by: Yoshihiro Togashi
  • Studio: Madhouse
  • Episodes: 6 seasons, 148 episodes

Hunter x Hunter follows Gon Freecss, a 12-year-old kid trying to look for his father, a former hunter. A hunter devotes himself to accomplishing hazardous tasks like traveling through uncharted territories and finding rare items and monsters. However, to become a hunter, one has to pass a rigorous test that often leaves the participants handicapped or worse. Gon believes he can find his father, Gin, by becoming a hunter. He makes some extraordinary friends on his way who have different motives but share a similar goal. Gon in the series is also raised like an orphan like Black Clover’s Asta. However, it is soon revealed that his father is alive. The source material was previously adapted as another anime series that ran for 62 episodes from 1992 to 2001. This series is a complete reboot of the original. The franchise also consists of two anime films.

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8. Food Wars (2015-2020)

Food Wars
  • Genre: Gourmet, Ecchi
  • IMDb: 8.2
  • MyAnimeList: 8.2
  • Created by: Yūto Tsukuda
  • Studio: J.C.Staff
  • Episodes: 5 seasons, 86 episodes

Food Wars follows Souma Yukihira, who has been cooking alongside his father, Jouichirou, for as long as he can remember. He has developed many cuisines of his own to amaze the customers and wishes to surpass his father’s expertise one day. However, he feels shocked to know his father has sold the restaurant and taken up a job in New York. He decides to continue his passion for cooking and enrolls in Tootsuki Culinary Academy, which is famous for its tough cooking competition. It is interesting to see how the young chef survives the brutality of the prestigious school and every adventure that stands in his way.

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9. My Hero Academia (2016-)

My Hero Academia
  • Genre
  • IMDb: 8.4
  • MyAnimeList: 7.9
  • Created by: Kōhei Horikoshi
  • Studio: Bones
  • Episodes: 5 seasons, 113 episodes (ongoing)

My Hero Academia takes place in a world where 80 percent of people are born with superpowers like shapeshifting, manipulation of elements, and so on. It leaves the remaining humanity completely powerless. We follow Izuku Midoriya, who is one such individual. He wishes nothing but to become the greatest superhero. Luckily, he gets a chance to meet his idol and one of the most powerful heroes named All Might. His unique ability is quirk that can be inherited, and he chooses Izuku to be his successor. After some vigorous training, Izuku enrolls in the UA High, which trains the superheroes for their job. Here, he makes some unique and talented friends while understanding the true meaning of being a hero. The franchise also consists of three anime films.  

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10. Blue Exorcist (2011-2017)

Blue Exorcist
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy
  • IMDb: 7.5
  • MyAnimeList: 7.5
  • Created by: Kazue Kato
  • Studio: A-1 Pictures
  • Episodes: 2 seasons, 37 episodes

Humans and demons belong to Assiah and Gehenna in their separate but connected worlds. The only way for someone to travel between the realms is by possession. Satan, the ruler of Gehenna, wishes to conquer Assiah as well. However, no human is strong enough for him to possess. Therefore, he sends his son into this world to eventually become the vessel Satan can possess to travel to this realm. Blue Exorcist follows Rin Okumura, who appears to be a normal teenager until his life changes after a bunch of demons ambush him. He understands that he is the devil’s spawn and his father wants him to help him rule over Assiah. However, he decides not to follow his father and trains to be an exorcist to save humans from the devil. 

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11. Zatch Bell! (2003-2006)

Zatch Bell!
  • Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Supernatural
  • IMDb: 7.4
  • MyAnimeList: 7.5
  • Created by: Makoto Raiku
  • Studio: Toei Animation
  • Episodes: 3 seasons, 150 episodes

Zatch Bell! follows Takamine Kiyomaro, an uncaring and depressed boy who suddenly finds himself taking care of a small demon named Gash Bell. He discovers that Gash is embroiled in a fight to decide the ruler of the demon world. Each demon has to pick a master in the human world and compete with each other until only one survives. Takamine eventually becomes Zatch’s master and learns about courage and friendship. The franchise also has two anime movies for you to watch. Meanwhile, a sequel comic series titled Konjiki no Gash!! 2 is currently in digital distribution that can be picked for another sequel in the future.

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12. Magi The Labyrinth of Magic (2012-1014)

Magi The Labyrinth of Magic
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
  • IMDb: 7.9
  • MyAnimeList: 8.0
  • Created by: Shinobu Ohtaka
  • Studio: A-1 Pictures
  • Episodes: 2 seasons, 50 episodes

Magi The Labyrinth of Magic takes place in a fantasy world where a Magi is a magician who is so absorbed in magic that it can shape the world. Each Magi picks up a worthy candidate to become the king. The Magi helps his candidate through strange labyrinths called “Dungeons,” where they have to conquer djinns and can absorb their powers. In addition to the training, the Magi supervises their candidate while they create a city that can one day rule over the world. The story follows Aladdin, a young Magi searching for his true self. He is accompanied by a djinn which he summons using his flute. Aladdin also befriends Alibaba Saluja and guides him to the nearby dungeons. The newfound friendship brings an unimagined adventure for the companions. Apart from the main series, you can also watch the spin-off prequel titled Magi: Adventure of Sinbad.

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13. Fairy Tail (2009-2019)

Fairy Tail
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
  • IMDb: 8.0
  • MyAnimeList: 7.5
  • Created by: Hiro Mashima
  • Studio: A-1 Pictures, Bridge, CloverWorks
  • Episodes: 9 seasons, 328 episodes

Fairy Tail follows Lucy Heartfilia, a lively young girl living in the enchanted kingdom of Fiore. She wishes to join the renowned Fairy Tail, one of the numerous wizard guilds scattered around the continent. Her wish comes true when she meets Natsu Dragneel, the “Salamander” of Fairy Tail, who invites her to the guild. The guild has developed a strong trust among the members in their years of fighting against the destruction of the world. Befriending Natsu, Gray, and Erza, Lucy finds herself in the misfits of wizards who never cease to amaze the guild members. However, each adventure somehow hints toward a bigger threat involving Zeref, the feared master of dark magic. The magical setting and quest to become the best magician make Fairy Tail closely similar to Black Clover. The franchise also consists of nine OVA episodes and two feature-length anime films.

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14. Gurren Lagann (2007-2008)

Gurren Lagann
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
  • IMDb: 8.3
  • MyAnimeList: 8.6
  • Created by: Kazuki Nakashima
  • Studio: Gainax
  • Episodes: 1 season, 27 episodes

Gurren Lagann follows Simon and Kamina, two young brothers who are born in a deep underground village. Kamina is a free-spirited boy, whereas Simon does not have any ambition. One day while excavating the Earth, they find an ignition key to an ancient war artifact called Lagann. The brothers defend their village from a surprise attack using their newfound weapon with the help of Yoko Littner, an enthusiastic redhead with a massive gun who wanders on the surface. After the battle, the sky is now visible to the villagers, and the trio decides to explore the wasteland of the surface. Soon they join a fight against the humanoid robots that terrorize humanity’s remnants. Despite facing many challenges, the trio bravely overcome each setback while unraveling a massive mystery. The franchise also consists of two feature-length anime movies. 

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15. The Seven Deadly Sins (2014-2021)

The Seven Deadly Sins
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
  • IMDb: 7.9
  • MyAnimeList: 7.7
  • Created by: Nakaba Suzuki
  • Studio: A-1 Pictures
  • Episodes: 5 seasons, 100 episodes

The Seven Deadly Sins takes place in a fantasy world inspired by the European middle ages. The feared yet revered Holy Knights protect Britannia and its kingdoms using powerful magic. One day, news spread that a small subset of knights turned their blades against their comrades to overthrow the ruler of Liones. However, they are defeated by the holy knights. After ten years, the knights themselves overthrow the king and become the tyrannical rulers of the Kingdom of Liones. Legend says the small subset of knights known as the Seven Deadly Sins still continues to exist. The story follows Elizabeth, the third princess of the kingdom of Liones, who embarks on a journey to find and bring together these knights to claim what is rightfully hers. She wants to seek justice in an unjust world. Apart from the anime series, there are two films in the franchise as well. 

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16. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009-2010)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Genre: Adventure, Dark fantasy, Steampunk
  • IMDb: 9.1
  • MyAnimeList: 9.1
  • Created by: Yasuhiro Irie
  • Studio: Bones
  • Episodes: 1 season, 64 episodes

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an adventure anime series that revolves around the concept of alchemy. The store here follows two brothers, Edward and Alphonse, who bear a massive loss in an attempt to bring their deceased mother back to life. After the neighbors save their lives, they go on to become certified alchemists. Still trying to cure themselves, the brothers go on a mission to find the Philosopher’s Stone, which can help an alchemist defy the standard rules of alchemy and provide eternal life. However, you will come to know about some harsh realities surrounding the stone.

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17. Yu Yu Hakusho (1992-1994)

Yu Yu Hakusho
  • Genre: Action, Comedy, Supernatural
  • IMDb: 8.5
  • MyAnimeList: 8.4
  • Created by: Yoshihiro Togashi
  • Studio: Pierrot
  • Episodes: 4 seasons, 112 episodes

Yu Yu Hakusho follows Yuusuke Urameshi, a teenage troublemaker with a, well, not so bright future. However, one day everything changes when he throws himself in front of a speeding car to save a child. His ultimate sacrifice convinces the authorities of the spirit realm to give him another chance at life. Koenma, the heir to the throne of the spirit realm, offers Yuusuke to regain his life after the completion of a few tasks.

Koenma asks Yuusuke to become a spirit detective and prevent any evil spirit on Earth from committing crimes with the help of Botan, the death god. Besides the anime series, you can also enjoy two anime films from the franchise.

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18. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (2012-)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
  • Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Supernatural
  • IMDb: 8.4
  • MyAnimeList: 7.4
  • Created by: Hirohiko Araki
  • Studio: APPP
  • Episodes: 5 seasons, 168 episodes

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a classic tale of sibling rivalry. The story begins in 1868 when an English nobleman named George Joestar and his son Jonathan become indebted to Dario Brando after he rescues them from a road accident. Little do they know that Dario wished to ransack their belongings and had no intention to save lives.

After twelve years, when Dario dies, the Joestars decide to adopt his son Dio to repay their debts. Although Dio seems to admire George, he secretly wishes to steal their fortune. He slowly tries to divide the father and son to create trouble in their relationship. However, Jonathan senses something fishy when his father becomes ill out of nowhere and discovers Dio is hiding many more tricks up his sleeve. The series is currently available on Netflix to stream.

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19. The Twelve Kingdoms (2002-2003)

The Twelve Kingdoms
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Supernatural
  • IMDb: 8.0
  • MyAnimeList: 8.1
  • Created by: Fuyumi Ono
  • Studio: Pierrot
  • Episodes: 1 season, 45 episodes

The Twelve Kingdoms follows the life of Youko Nakajima, a redhead who doesn’t fit with her peers due to her hair color. She compensates for the lack of friendship by studying hard and becoming the class president. She blindly helps her classmates and lets them take advantage of her to win their friendship, however, she never has a real friend.

One day, everything changes when a blonde man, Keiki, barges into her classroom, claiming to be from another world. He tells Youko that she is his master and belongs on the throne of his kingdom. The meeting is cut short when an otherworldly beast attacks Keiki, and he ends up taking Youko to his realm. However, two of her classmates also get pulled into the middle of the madness and now learn to survive in the unknown realm. 

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20. Full-Time Magister

Full-Time Magister
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy
  • IMDb: 7.5
  • MyAnimeList: 7.2
  • Created by: Luan
  • Studio: Shanghai Foch Film and TV Culture Investment
  • Episodes: 5 seasons, 60 episodes

Full-Time Magister follows the life of an antisocial teenager Mo fan, who finds himself in another universe — one that’s similar to his own but distinctively different. In this universe, magic has replaced the essence of science. However, his family background remains the same: a hard-working yet poor father and a younger and handicapped step-sister.

Mo fan decides to enroll in the magic school to become the best magician to repay his father for his hard work. However, his inability to perform magic and critical financial condition labels him as a laughing stock at the school. Despite all odds, Mo Fan harnesses powerful fire and rare lightning elements. With the dual powers, he embarks on his journey to become the greatest magician. Full-time Magister proves to be another anime like Black Clover where the lead is unable to perform magic initially.

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21. Jujutsu Kaisen/ Sorcery Fight (2020-)

Jujutsu Kaisen (Sorcery Fight)
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy
  • IMDb: 8.6
  • MyAnimeList: 8.6
  • Created by: Gege Akutami
  • Studio: MAPPA
  • Episodes: 1 season, 24 episodes

Jujutsu Kaisen follows Yuuji Itadori, a high school student who involves himself in baseless occult practices. He spends his time in the club room or the hospital caring for his bedridden grandfather. However, his monotonous life takes a wild turn when he accidentally encounters a cursed item. He suddenly finds himself in the midst of strange occurrences like the forming of evil creatures from human negativity.

The cursed item he uses happens to be a finger belonging to a powerful demon named Sukuna Ryoumen, the “King of Curses.” Yuuji discovers these curses’ are threat to humanity and decides to become a jujutsu sorcerer using his newfound powers. An anime film, Jujutsu Kaisen 0 (2021), serves as a prequel to the story from the series.

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22. A Certain Magical Index (2008-2019)

A Certain Magical Index
  • Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
  • IMDb: 6.8
  • MyAnimeList: 7.4
  • Created by: Kazuma Kamachi
  • Studio: J.C.Staff
  • Episodes: 3 seasons, 74 episodes

A Certain Magical Index takes place in a fictional city named Academy City, Japan. The town is thirty years ahead in the technology of the rest of the world, and more than 75% of its population practices psychic abilities. Among them is Touma Kamijou, a high school student with the lowest psychic rank of zero. However, he also possesses a rare trait, allowing him to negate the supernatural (just like Asta in Black Clover).

One day his life changes when he meets Index Librorum Prohibitorum, a strange girl who has memorized the entirety of the forbidden grimoires. Kamijou swears to defend the girl from the evil magicians trying to harm her while discovering the strange new realm of the supernatural. 

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23. Broken Blade (2014)

Broken Blade
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy
  • IMDb: 6.8
  • MyAnimeList: 7.3
  • Created by: Yunosuke Yoshinaga
  • Studio: Production I.G, Xebec
  • Episodes: 1 season, 12 episodes

Broken Blade takes place in the fictional continent of Cruzon. There is a war brimming between the Kingdom of Krisna and the nation of Athens. Everyone in the realm is able to use quartz to create magic. However, there is one exception, a boy named Rygart Arrow. He is an “un-sorcerer,” a person who can not use magic (like Asta in Black Clover), for which he is often looked down on by society.

However, Arrow’s unique characteristic allows him to control a giant mecha called ‘Golems’ to fight against the nation of Athens. Besides the anime series, you can also watch the six one-hour-long movies from the franchise. 

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24. World Trigger (2014-)

World Trigger
  • Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Supernatural
  • IMDb: 7.5
  • MyAnimeList: 7.5
  • Created by: Daisuke Ashihara
  • Studio: Toei Animation
  • Episodes: 3 seasons, 99 episodes

World Trigger follows a strange occurrence where a gate from another world suddenly opens in the city of Mikado. And strange creatures known as the neighbors come through the gates to invade the planet. Traditional weapons seem to have no effect on them. Thus, special weapons called “Triggers” are launched and operated by a special task force called Border Defense Agency.

Despite the sensitive situation and years after the first appearance, The BDA agents in training aren’t allowed to use their weapons outside of the headquarters. However, Osamu Mikumo breaks the rule when a young transfer student is dragged into a forbidden area by bullies, and neighbors attack them. To his surprise, the young student reveals to be a humanoid hybrid of the aliens trying to protect himself from the BDA. 

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25. Shaman King (2001-2002)

Shaman King
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Supernatural
  • IMDb: 7.0
  • MyAnimeList: 7.8
  • Created by: Hiroyuki Takei
  • Studio: Xebec
  • Episodes: 1 season, 64 episodes

Shaman King takes place in Tokyo, where a grand battle among various Shamans is going to take place. The tournament happens every 500 years, and the winner is called the “Shaman King”, who can contact and control the greatest spirit and use their power to reshape the world as they please.

We follow Manta Oyamada, who has no knowledge of the realm of spirits. However, he later discovers the spirit world with the help of his classmate You Asakura, who endears Manta with his sixth sense that allows him to see spirits. Manta helps You on the quest to become the Shaman king when he discovers more about the spirit realm. The series was rebooted in 2021 with a similar storyline. 

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26. Little Witch Academia (2017)

Little Witch Academia
  • Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
  • IMDb: 7.8
  • MyAnimeList: 7.8
  • Created by: Yoh Yoshinari
  • Studio: Trigger
  • Episodes: 1 season, 25 episodes

Little Witch Academia follows Atsuko “Akko” Kagari, a young girl from a non-magical background who wants to become a witch (a female character like Black Clover’s Asta) following her idol Shiny Chariot. Therefore, she enrolls in the Luna Nova Magical Academy, but the academy turns out to be a challenging journey for Akko. She compensates for her inability to perform magic naturally by determination and is able to makes some unique friends along her way. Besides the series, the franchise also consists of two short anime movies.

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27. Fire Force (2019-)

Fire Force
  • Genre: Action, Supernatural
  • IMDb: 7.7
  • MyAnimeList: 7.7
  • Created by: Atsushi Ohkubo
  • Studio: David Production
  • Episodes: 2 seasons, 48 episodes

Fire Force follows a fictional world where “Spontaneous Human Combustion” is a phenomenon that has plagued humanity for many years. It randomly transforms humans into violent flaming creatures known as Infernals. Over the years and generations later, humans are able to control the fire while keeping their natural form.

The Special Fire Force is tasked with the operation to find and cure the cause of this phenomenon. We follow Shinra Kusakabe, who can control fire by igniting his feet at will. He joins the Fire Force in the hope of saving humans from the wrath of these Infernals. However, the situation turns out to be far more complex than Shinra could have ever imagined. A third season of the series was announced and is in pre-production.

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28. Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor (2017)

Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy
  • IMDb: 7.0
  • MyAnimeList: 7.2
  • Created by: Tarō Hitsuji
  • Studio: LIDENFILMS
  • Episodes: 1 season, 12 episodes

Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor takes place in the cool fantasy world of The Alzano Empire. Here, the Alzano Imperial Magic Academy trains young and enthusiastic students to become competent magicians. We follow Sistine Fibel and her friends, who are determined to become the best magicians. However, their life becomes complex when their favorite teacher is retired and replaced by enigmatic Glenn Radars. He is unable to strike a chord with the students. Meanwhile, nefarious forces in the castle become active. If you are looking for a magical anime like Black Clover, Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor proves to be a great quick watch.

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29. UQ Holder! (2017)

UQ Holder!
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
  • IMDb: 6.7
  • MyAnimeList: 6.9
  • Created by: Ken Akamatsu
  • Studio: J.C.Staff
  • Episodes: 1 season, 12 episodes

UQ Holder! follows Touta Konoe, an ordinary boy from a rural town. His monotonous life suddenly changes when his mentor Katherine McDowell reveals to be a vampire. He makes Touta immortal like him while treating him for a fatal wound. Impressed by the new world, Touta embarks on a journey to reach Amanomihashira—a tower that leads to realization. He finds other immortals like him and mentors them on his magical adventure. The anime serves as a spin-off sequel to creator Ken’s previous work titled Negima! 

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30. The Legend Of The Legendary Heroes (2010)

The Legend Of The Legendary Heroes
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
  • IMDb: 7.1
  • MyAnimeList: 7.5
  • Created by: Takaya Kagami
  • Studio: Zexcs
  • Episodes: 1 season, 24 episodes

The Legend Of The Legendary Heroes follows Ryner Lute, a young and talented magician. Here, he is trained by Roland Empire’s Magician Academy, which uses magicians for military purposes. However, Ryner decides to stop the war and find peaceful ways to rule after many of his classmates die due to violence. He is also an Alpha Stigma who can analyze all types of magic. However, they are also considered a curse since they bring death and havoc to others.

Ryner’s childhood friend and ruler of Roland, Sion Astal, orders Ryner to find relics of legendary heroes that can help them rule peacefully. So, if you are looking for anime like Black Clover full of magic, The Legend Of The Legendary Heroes is worth a watch.

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Watch The Top Anime Like Black Clover

Black Clover is one of the most popular anime series targeted at the teenage audience. However, it also has a great story full of magic and a mesmerizing character arc for the protagonist, which makes it a good fit for anyone who loves anime. I have mentioned many anime series similar to Black clover with great character arcs in various settings like a magical world full of spirits and demons. I guarantee you will find at least a few new series for your next binge session, and positive that you have already picked your favorites. If you can think of more such shows that can make it to the list, feel free to comment below with your suggestion. 



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bourbiza is an entertainment reporter for iltuoiphone News and is based in Los Angeles.

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