Dragon Age: Absolution is a new, upcoming animated series based on the successful Dragon Age video game franchise that is set to premiere on Netflix on December 9, 2022. Dragon Age has been a hit among gamers for years and this upcoming animated series is going to be a new addition to the larger narrative of the franchise. Now, while Dragon Age: Absolution is not an anime series, there are a lot of fans that like both anime and Western animation, which is why we have decided to bring you a list of the 10 best anime series like Dragon Age: Absolution you will absolutely love if you’re a fan of the series.
Original Run: April 4, 2007 – September 26, 2007
Number of Episodes: 26
Claymores are half-human, half-demon warriors called upon by villagers to protect themselves from monsters such as demons. Feared and dreaded, they are distinguished by their silver eyes and the gigantic sword they carry on their backs, hence their names by humans of “silver-eyed witches” or “Claymore” (the name of the type of sword they use). Claire is one of them.
Called to a village to eliminate the demons that attack and devour the population, she kills the penultimate member, who has become a monster, of an already decimated family. The last survivor, Raki, finds himself alone, then decides to follow her on her bloodthirsty adventures, as a cook. He will gradually discover the secrets and the tragic destiny of these singular women.
Original Run: October 7, 1997 – March 31, 1998 / 1 July 2016 – 23 June 2017
Number of Episodes: 25 / 24
Berserk tells the story of the meeting of Guts and Griffith, leader of the Falcon Troop, a band of mercenaries in the pay of the kingdom of Midland. From this meeting will be born an ambiguous friendship, but nevertheless efficient: the presence of Guts, a warrior with the disproportionate sword, will quickly prove essential to the ambition of the young Griffith, swashbuckler and outstanding tactician.
The anime is thus the account of the rise and fall of the Falcon Troop, and of the relation between Guts and Griffith, particularly complex, between the relation of interest (Griffith uses the force of Guts), mutual respect ( both see each other as soldiers), and deep affection (each inexplicably needs the other’s presence).
3. GOBLIN SLAYER!
Original run: October 7, 2018 – present
Number of episodes: 12
GOBLIN SLAYER!! is set in a fantasy world where the fate of each is governed by the dice rolls of the fate of the deities, adventurers in search of wealth and glory come from all over the world to join the Adventurers Guild.
An inexperienced young priestess who has joined the Guild joins a group of novice adventurers, but her first quest turns into a nightmare when the rest of her team is slaughtered by Goblins: she owes her salvation only to a mysterious man in armor, the “Goblin Slayer”, an adventurer whose one and only objective is the eradication of these creatures.
4. Rurouni Kenshin
Original Run: January 10, 1996 – September 8, 1998
Number of Episodes: 95
The story of the Rurouni Kenshin anime series takes place in 1878 in Tokyo. Kenshin Himura, a former assassin nicknamed Battosaï, literally “master in the drawing of the sword”, during the time of the Tokugawa reign, hides a very heavy past. Become a wanderer since the establishment of the Meiji era, he travels the country equipped with his sword with an inverted blade, with the desire not to kill again.
5. Demon Slayer
Original Release: April 6, 2019 – present
Number of Episodes: 34
In Taishō era Japan, Tanjirō is the eldest son of a family of coal merchants whose father has passed away. To meet the needs of the family, he left to sell charcoal in town. Despite the difficulties of life, they manage to find little happiness in their daily life.
One day, due to rumors circulating about a man-eating demon hanging around after dark, he is unable to return home and ends up spending the night with a Good Samaritan in the city. Only, everything changes on his return when he finds his family massacred by a demon.
Nezuko, one of his younger sisters, is the only survivor but she has been transformed into a demon. She initially attacks Tanjirō, but she continues to show signs of human emotions and thoughts, which is when a demon slayer named Giyū Tomioka steps in.
While trying to eliminate Nezuko, Giyū realizes the bond between brother and sister Kamado, and decides to leave them by sheathing his sword. On Giyū’s advice, Tanjirō goes to his master Sakonji Urokodaki to train to become a demon slayer, in order to begin his journey to find an antidote that can make his little sister human again.
6. Fairy Tail
Original Run: October 12, 2009 – September 29, 2019
Number of Episodes: 328
The story of Fairy Tail focuses mainly on the missions carried out by one of the teams of the Fairy Tail guild, composed of Natsu Dragnir (fire dragon hunter), Lucy Heartfilia (constellationist), and Happy (an Exceed, blue cat that can be done appear wings, fly and speak), who will soon be joined by Erza Scarlett (knight mage) and Gray Fullbuster (Ice mage and later Ice demon hunter), two other members of the famous guild. They are joined on the adventure by Carla (an Exceed white cat, like Happy), Wendy (Heavenly Dragon Slayer), and many more.
7. Lord Marksman and Vanadis
Original Run: October 4, 2014 – December 27, 2014
Number of Episodes: 13
In a medieval Europe parallel to ours, the king of the Kingdom of Brune Faraon begins to suffer from a mental illness, leading two dukes of the kingdom, Felix Aaron Thernadier, and Maximilian Bennusa Ganelon, to wage war for the monopoly on power. The rival kingdom of Brune, Zchted, taking advantage of the situation sends in the first a handful of soldiers commanded by the Warlord Eleonora Viltaria who surprises the army of Brune in the Dinant Plain.
Here also fights the lord of the county of Alsace, Tigrevurmud Vorn, a descendant of a family very skilled in archery, who despite being alone does not retreat in front of the enemy general, trying to shoot him down in every way. Ellenora, amazed by his skill and his tenacity, decides to take him with her to Zchted as a prisoner of war.
8. Mushoku Tensei
Original Run: January 11, 2021 – December 20, 2021
Number of Episodes: 23
The story of Mushoku Tensei revolves around a 34-year-old Japanese NEET who is kicked out of his home following the death of his parents. After some soul-searching, he concludes that his life was ultimately useless. Seeing a truck driving at high speed heading towards a group of teenagers, he decides to intervene to try to achieve at least once something significant in his life, and manages to put one of them out of danger before dying.
Waking up in the body of a baby, he quickly realizes that he has been reincarnated in a world of Heroic fantasy, where an atmosphere of medieval Europe reigns. He then sets out to succeed in his new life, discarding his old identity for that of Rudeus Greyrat, son of the minor nobility. Due to his genetic factor and early training, Rudeus becomes extremely skilled in magic.
During his childhood, he became a student of Roxy Migurdia, a demoness, then befriended Sylphiette, an elf. He later serves as a teacher for Eris Boreas Greyrat, his cousin. When a magical cataclysm teleports them far from home, Rudeus decides to escort Eris home. During his journey, Rudeus receives advice from the mysterious Hitogami and becomes friends with Ruijerd Speldia, whose honor he will aim to restore.
9. Fate/stay night
Original Run: January 7, 2006 – June 17, 2006
Number of Episodes: 24
The Holy Grail War features seven Masters battling it out in the city of Fuyuki in Japan. Using their magical powers and their previously summoned Servants, the last of them will be able to appropriate the Grail and make their dearest wish come true. FATE is the first accessible scenario, but also the most popular.
The story of Fate/stay night revolves around Shirō and his Servant, Saber. Here, the hero will believe in his ideals until the end, even if he has to deny reality. The popular view sees Shirō, in this scenario, as a child. The first 2006 anime series by Studio Deen is based primarily on this storyline, although it also picks up some minor elements from the other two.
Datto Nishiwaki’s manga is also a mix between this scenario and Unlimited Blade Works. Unlimited Blade Works is only unlocked after finishing the FATE scenario, preventing Saber from attacking Archer. One can also access this scenario by refusing to cooperate with Rin in FATE, but this inevitably leads to a Bad End. The story focuses on Rin, Shirō, and Archer. The past of the latter, of which we knew nothing in the first scenario, is here considerably developed.
Shirō learns to master his abilities and even manages to defeat several Servants. In this scenario, Shirō becomes much less naive but still wants to follow his ideals: purists see in him the vision of a teenager, halfway between adulthood and childhood.
10. The Rising of the Shield Hero
Original Run: January 9, 2019 – present
Number of Episodes: 25
In The Rising of the Shield Hero, Naofumi Iwatani was summoned to a completely different world with three other boys from parallel Japans to become the “Legendary Four Heroes”, or “Four Ancestral Saints”, of this strange new world. Each of the Heroes was equipped with their own legendary equipment as soon as they were summoned to the strange new world: Naofumi received the “Legendary Shield”, the only defensive equipment of the four, while the others respectively received an offensive weapon.
Due to Naofumi’s lack of charisma and experience, he ended up with only one teammate to accompany him, an attractive young woman, while the others received several: unfortunately, on the second day, Naofumi was betrayed, stripped, and falsely accused by a said teammate.
Disgraced and persecuted by everyone in the kingdom, from the king to the peasants, Naofumi’s thoughts are now filled with nothing but revenge and hatred. Thus begins his journey in this world where he will have to progress alone.