Get ready for an epic journey with our list of the best adventure anime series!
From exciting quests and thrilling treasure hunts to battles against evil forces, these shows have it all. Whether you prefer your adventures with a side of humor or a touch of drama, you’ll find something to love on this list of top-rated adventure series.
So pack your bags and join us as we embark on a countdown of the best adventure anime series of all time!
Tower of God
Tower of God is an adventure anime series that follows the story of Bam, a young man who has spent his entire life inside a mysterious tower. When his only friend, Rachel, decides to leave the tower, Bam embarks on a journey to the top of the tower in order to find her and discover the truth about the tower and the world outside.
Along the way, he meets and is joined by a variety of other characters, including Koon, a skilled and cunning strategist, and Rak, a powerful and unpredictable fighter. As they journey through the tower, they face many challenges and battles against other climbers and the tower’s guardians, and uncover the secrets of the tower and its past.
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is an adventure anime series that follows the story of Aladdin, a young boy with the power to summon a powerful djinn (genie) named Ugo.
Along with his companions, including Alibaba, a young thief, and Morgiana, a former slave, Aladdin sets out on a journey to explore the mysterious and dangerous Dungeons, ancient labyrinths filled with powerful magical artifacts and guarded by fearsome monsters. As they journey through the Dungeons, Aladdin and his friends face many challenges and battles, including against other adventurers and the Organization of Thieves, a group seeking to control the power of the Dungeons.
Goblin Slayer is an adventure anime series that follows the story of Goblin Slayer, a lone adventurer who has dedicated his life to hunting and killing goblins, a race of small and vicious creatures that threaten the lives of humans.
Along with a group of fellow adventurers, including Priestess, a young and inexperienced cleric, and Cow Girl, a skilled archer, Goblin Slayer sets out on a series of quests to rid the land of goblins and protect the people from their threat.
Log Horizon is an adventure anime series that takes place in the virtual reality MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) called Elder Tale.
After a mysterious event causes thousands of players to become trapped in the game world, the series follows the story of Shiroe, a skilled player who becomes one of the leaders of the Log Horizon guild, as he navigates the challenges and dangers of this new reality.
Along with a diverse group of allies, including Naotsugu, a laid-back warrior, and Akatsuki, a skilled assassin, Shiroe sets out on a series of adventures and battles against other guilds and the mysterious creatures known as the People of the Land.
Dororo is an adventure anime series that follows the story of Hyakkimaru, a young man who was born without limbs or facial features due to a pact his father made with demons.
Despite his physical limitations, Hyakkimaru possesses extraordinary powers and sets out on a journey to reclaim his body parts from the demons that possess them. Along the way, he meets and is joined by Dororo, a young orphaned thief with a troubled past, and together they face a variety of challenges and enemies as they travel across the country.
Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z is an adventure anime series that follows the story of Goku, a powerful warrior with a noble heart, as he protects the earth from a variety of threats.
Along with his friends and allies, including Vegeta, a proud and skilled warrior from the Saiyan race, and Piccolo, a powerful and wise Namekian, Goku faces off against a variety of enemies, including other powerful warriors and formidable alien races. Throughout the series, Goku and his friends grow in strength and friendship as they defend the earth from danger.
Samurai Champloo is an adventure anime series that follows the story of Mugen, a wild and unpredictable swordsman, and Jin, a calm and reserved ronin, as they journey through Japan in search of the “samurai who smells of sunflowers.”
Along the way, they meet and are joined by Fuu, a young and resourceful waitress who hires the two swordsmen to help her find the samurai of her dreams. As they travel across the country, Mugen, Jin, and Fuu face a variety of challenges and enemies, including other swordsmen and members of the government, as they search for the mysterious samurai.
Made in Abyss
Made in Abyss is an anime series about a young girl named Riko who is an orphan living in the city of Orth and dreams of becoming a Cave Raider like her mother, who disappeared in the mysterious Abyss, a vast and unexplored chasm that contains ancient artifacts and mysterious creatures.
When Riko finds a robot boy named Reg who has fallen from the Abyss, she sets out on a journey to the bottom of the Abyss to find her mother and uncover the secrets of the mysterious chasm. As they descend deeper into the Abyss and confront the dangers and mysteries within, Riko and Reg must also grapple with their own emotions and the bonds of friendship and love that hold them together. The series combines elements of adventure, drama, and fantasy as it explores themes of friendship, determination, and the human desire for knowledge.
Vinland Saga is an adventure anime series that takes place in the 11th century and follows the story of Thorfinn, a young warrior who seeks revenge against Askeladd, the man who killed his father.
Along the way, Thorfinn meets a variety of characters, including Canute, the young prince of Denmark, and Leif, a legendary Norse explorer, and becomes embroiled in the political and personal conflicts of the time.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, also known as TenSura or Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken, is an adventure anime series that follows the story of Rimuru Tempest, a young man who is reincarnated as a slime monster in a fantasy world.
As a slime, Rimuru possesses the ability to absorb the abilities of other creatures and quickly becomes a formidable force in this new world. Along with a variety of other characters, including Veldora, a dragon, and Shizu, a human woman who becomes Rimuru’s first friend in this new world, Rimuru sets out on a journey of exploration and adventure, facing off against a variety of enemies and challenges as he strives to protect his friends and build a place for himself in this new world.
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?, also known as DanMachi, is an adventure anime series that takes place in a fantasy world where adventurers journey into mysterious underground labyrinths to fight monsters and collect treasure.
The series follows the story of Bell Cranel, a young adventurer who becomes the only member of the Hestia Familia, a group of adventurers named after the goddess Hestia. Along with Hestia, a beautiful and diminutive goddess, and a variety of other characters, including Ais Wallenstein, a powerful and skilled swordswoman, and Lilly, a kind and compassionate healer, Bell sets out on a series of adventures in the dungeon, facing dangerous monsters and challenging bosses as he strives to become a stronger adventurer.
The Rising of the Shield Hero
The Rising of the Shield Hero is an adventure anime series that follows the story of Naofumi Iwatani, a young man who is summoned to a fantasy world and chosen to be one of four legendary heroes tasked with saving the kingdom from destruction.
As the Shield Hero, Naofumi is equipped with the legendary Shield of Protection, a powerful weapon that allows him to defend himself and his allies from harm. However, after being falsely accused of a crime and betrayed by his fellow heroes, Naofumi sets out on a journey of redemption, seeking to clear his name and protect the kingdom from the true threat that threatens it.
Along the way, he meets and befriends a variety of characters, including Raphtalia, a demi-human slave, and Filo, a bird-like creature with the ability to transform into a human form.
Overlord is an adventure anime series that follows the story of Momonga, a player in a virtual reality MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) called Yggdrasil.
When the game servers are shut down, Momonga finds himself trapped in the game world as his avatar, a powerful undead sorcerer. As the self-proclaimed ruler of the game’s largest guild, Momonga sets out to explore the game world and protect his fellow players from the dangers that lurk within it. Along the way, he meets and befriends a variety of characters, including Albedo, the guild’s overseer, and Shalltear Bloodfallen, a powerful vampire.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is an adventure anime series that follows the story of the Joestar family, a group of powerful individuals with unique abilities. Each arc of the series follows a different member of the Joestar family as they face off against a variety of enemies and challenges, including supernatural foes and other rival families.
The series is known for its over-the-top action scenes and unique character designs, as well as its complex and interwoven plotline that spans generations.
Gurren Lagann is an anime series that follows the story of Simon and Kamina, two young men who dream of breaking through the surface of the underground world they live in and reaching the surface.
When they finally manage to escape, they join the fight against the Spiral King, Lordgenome, and his army of Beastmen, who seek to conquer the surface world and enslave humanity. As they pilot their own giant mechas, the Gurren Lagann and Lagann, Simon and Kamina face challenges and make sacrifices in their quest to defeat the Spiral King and bring freedom to the surface world. The series explores themes of determination, friendship, and the power of the human spirit.
Dr. Stone is an anime series about a group of people who are suddenly turned to stone and awaken thousands of years later in a world where all civilization has been destroyed.
The main character, Senku Ishigami, is a high school student who has retained his intelligence and scientific knowledge and sets out on a mission to rebuild society from the ground up. Along with his friend Taiju, who has also been revived, Senku must gather resources, overcome challenges, and defeat the forces that seek to stop them as they work to rebuild humanity’s technological advancements and create a new world. The series combines elements of action, adventure, and science fiction as it explores themes of friendship, perseverance, and the human desire for progress.
Fairy Tail is an adventure anime series that follows the story of Lucy Heartfilia, a young mage who joins the Fairy Tail guild, a group of powerful mages who take on a variety of missions for their clients.
Along with her friends and fellow guild members, including Natsu Dragneel, a fire mage with the ability to use dragon magic, and Happy, a talking cat, Lucy embarks on a series of adventures and battles against a variety of enemies, including other guilds and dark mages.
Throughout the series, Lucy and her friends face many challenges and grow in strength and friendship as they protect the kingdom of Fiore from danger.
Bleach is an adventure anime series that follows the story of Ichigo Kurosaki, a teenager with the ability to see ghosts. After accidentally obtaining the powers of a Soul Reaper, a celestial being who protects the living world from evil spirits, Ichigo is tasked with defending the living world from Hollows, evil spirits that feed on human souls.
Along the way, Ichigo meets and befriends a variety of characters, including Rukia Kuchiki, the Soul Reaper who originally transferred her powers to Ichigo, and Uryu Ishida, a Quincy, a race of humans with powers similar to Soul Reapers. Together, they face many challenges and battles, including against the Espada, a group of powerful Hollows, as they protect the living world from the threats of the spirit world.
KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World!
KonoSuba: God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World! is an adventure anime series that follows the story of Kazuma, a young man who is transported to a fantasy world after dying in an accident.
In this world, Kazuma meets Aqua, a goddess who offers to help him on his journey, and together with a diverse group of characters, including Megumin, a young wizard with a penchant for explosion magic, and Darkness, a masochistic knight, they set out on a series of adventures and battles.
Throughout the series, Kazuma and his friends face a variety of challenges and enemies, including demon kings and rival adventurers, as they seek to make a name for themselves in this new world.
The Seven Deadly Sins
The Seven Deadly Sins is an adventure anime series that follows the story of Elizabeth, the princess of the Kingdom of Liones, as she searches for the Seven Deadly Sins, a group of legendary knights who were disbanded after being falsely accused of plotting to overthrow the kingdom.
As Elizabeth travels the kingdom in search of the Sins, she encounters a variety of characters, including Meliodas, the captain of the Sins and the series’ main protagonist, and Ban, a member of the Sins with the power of immortality. Along the way, they face many challenges and battles, including against the Holy Knights, a group of powerful knights who seek to control the kingdom.
One Piece is an adventure anime series that follows the story of Monkey D. Luffy, a young pirate with dreams of finding the One Piece, a legendary treasure said to grant immense wealth and power to whoever finds it.
Along with his diverse crew of pirates, the Straw Hat Pirates, Luffy sets out on a journey across the Grand Line, a treacherous and dangerous sea route that circles the world. Along the way, they encounter a variety of enemies and allies, including the Marines, a military organization that hunts pirates, and the Shichibukai, a group of powerful pirates who have allied themselves with the Marines.
Hunter x Hunter (2011)
Hunter x Hunter is an adventure anime series that follows the story of Gon Freecss, a young boy who discovers that his father, whom he thought was dead, is actually alive and is a famous Hunter, a prestigious title given to those who undertake difficult and dangerous missions.
Determined to follow in his father’s footsteps, Gon sets out on a journey to become a Hunter and find his father. Along the way, he meets a diverse group of friends and allies, including Killua, a skilled assassin, Leorio, an aspiring doctor, and Kurapika, an avenger. Together, they face a variety of challenges and enemies, including the Phantom Troupe, a group of thieves, and the Chimera Ants, a race of mutant creatures.
Naruto is an adventure anime series that follows the story of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja with dreams of becoming the strongest ninja in his village, the Leaf Village. As a young ninja-in-training, Naruto faces many challenges and makes a variety of friends and enemies, including Sasuke Uchiha, his rival, and Sakura Haruno, his love interest.
Throughout the series, Naruto trains and grows in strength, learning new jutsu (ninja techniques) and eventually becoming the village’s strongest ninja. Along the way, he also learns about the history of the ninja world, including the story of the powerful Nine-Tails fox that attacked his village and the role it played in his own birth.
Sword Art Online
Sword Art Online is an adventure anime series that follows the story of Kirito, a skilled swordsman who becomes trapped in a virtual reality MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) called Sword Art Online. Along with thousands of other players, Kirito must clear all 100 floors of the game’s tower, facing deadly monsters and challenging bosses, in order to escape the game and return to the real world.
As he progresses through the game, Kirito meets and befriends a diverse group of players, including Asuna, a skilled fighter, and Klein, a friendly player who becomes Kirito’s first in-game friend.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an adventure anime series that follows the story of two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, who are searching for the Philosopher’s Stone in order to restore their bodies after a failed alchemical experiment.
The series is set in a world where alchemy, the ancient practice of transmuting matter, is a common practice and follows the brothers as they journey through the country of Amestris, encountering a variety of characters and facing dangerous challenges along the way.
With themes of loss, family, and the consequences of one’s actions, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a well-loved and highly regarded anime series with a compelling and emotional narrative.