8 Anime Like Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash [Hai to Gensou no Grimgar] [Recommendations]

8 Anime Like Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash [Hai to Gensou no Grimgar] [Recommendations]

Giant monsters attack villages. Mages cast spells to unleash a devasting magic attack. An evil king sets his sight on world domination.

This can only mean one thing? I’m playing Dragon Quest 8 on my 3DS. Well, actually it’s a series that I can say is getting some word of mouth and I finally got around to watching it.

Here’s Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash.

A group of strangers have no memories of their formal lives and they do what they can in order to survive. They take on missions thinking that they’re inside of a game. Little do they realize that if they die in this world they actually die.

This series is pretty awesome. I like the creator’s approach to the theme of tragedy. Everyone should watch this if they can.

Now, of course, there are some that can’t but if only they could watch a series that is similar. Well, you know little old me, I do in fact have 8 Anime Like Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash.

Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka

(Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?)


I want to be upfront about this matter, I think this anime is really good but why does it have a long title name?

The city of Orario has this big labyrinth that is known as “The Dungeon.” It has attracted many adventurers, such as Bell Cranel. He encounters a tiny Goddess Hestia and the two are about to fulfill their destiny.

I personally love this show more and more. Slickly written, with comedy, pathos, heartfelt emotions; and a soaring set of principles that is all too rare.

Log Horizon

Log Horizon

This particular anime is kind of like Sword Arts Online.

A college student by the name of Shiroe has found out that he and thousands of other players are unable to log out of the video game. He explores this new reality, so he can get a better understanding of his surroundings. Along with him are his friends and they stay together on this journey in this new world.

This is a show that is worth your time. It may have the same premise as Sword Arts Online but it does something different with it.



So if that last one sparked some sort of interest, well here’s another series that happens to be a little similar to Sword Arts Online.

Momonga is a powerful wizard in a video game. He has only a few hours until his servers go down. To his utter surprise, it doesn’t as the game keeps on going.

Now he commands his army as they go and take over their world. At the same, they find out why the servers didn’t go down.

I really enjoy the heck out of this anime. It’s both fun and simple. And it’s also for those gamers since they put a lot of MMO reference that you’ll enjoy.

Haibane Renmei


Okay, after two series that are similar to Sword Arts Online, here’s one that isn’t

Awakened from her cocoon, All Rakka feels confused about this world she has woken to. The place is called Haibane Renmei and is surrounded by a large wall, that no one can get passed. She will do the unthinkable, by taking those people beyond the wall.

This is not a big, action, series. This is more of a drama, that will make you both sad and happy. It’s a quiet show, for those who want something different than the usual beat’em up anime.



Ginko is a researcher, who is trying to understand the Mushi. Mushi are supernatural beings that exist without any real purpose in life. Ginko will do all he can to find out the meaning behind them.

Why aren’t people watching this show? It is a beautiful and wonderful series. It needs to be watched right away.



A swordsman by the name of Gourry Gabriev, sees a gang of thieves attacking a young woman. He goes in to rescue her and afterward offers her to escort her to a nearby city. Little does he realize that the woman is a powerful sorceress and their journey is about to begin.

This is a funny show. I do like the way they blend both action and comedy into this series. Straight to the point, you have to watch this series.

Brave Story


Wataru has no choice but to go through a door that will take him to a magical land. It’s there that he will find a way to save his mother, who has suddenly fallen ill. Although, what will be the cost of this?

I usually don’t put movies on any of these lists. But when I do, it means that it’s great. For the time I was watching this masterpiece, I was enchanted throughout the whole film.

Attack on Titan


The Survey Corps, an elite military, are the only protectors of a city against the monstrous humanoids known as the Titans. Follow Eren, Mikasa, and Armin as they join the corps to fight off an all-out war on the Titans.

This is the anime that everyone must watch. Drama, action, and giant monster that are freaky to look at. Simply put it is one of the best animes ever.

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