Urban fantasy is quite an underrated genre and if you don’t know what is Urban Fantasy Anime then don’t worry I can simply explain you, Urban fantasy is a genre of fiction, a subgenre of fantasy in which the story uses supernatural or fantasy elements in a modern society like city country (or equivalent) urban society.
And today, I am gonna list some of the best urban fantasy anime, and some of these series can be quite addictive.
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Boogiepop Phantom is an exciting and complex urban fantasy that explores the strange events that occur in the town of Shinyo five years after two people meet in a hospital. Shinpei Kuroda, an undercover member of the Towa organization, provided Nagi Kirima an experimental drug and saved her life before sacrificing himself. Touka Miyashita was traumatized as a result of this meeting and developed Boogiepop as a coping mechanism.
Dr. Kisugi hid in the shadows, eagerly observing these developments before injecting herself with the same drug and transforming herself into something resembling a vampire with superhuman abilities. Her newfound strength drove her to murder until she ran into Boogiipop, who put a stop to her spree for good. The aftermath of Dr. Kisugi’s research, as well as the appearance of Manticore, an imperfect clone of a strong alien named Echoes, causes significant deep divisions in humanity.
In Boogiepop Phantom, viewers follow the lives of people affected by these extraordinary events to their ultimate destination: underneath the city, guided by the Boogiepop keeper to continue dreaming until humanity catches up. This anime will attract to viewers new to the genre who are looking for something different than traditional fantasy stories, thanks to its mind-bending storyline and intricate character dynamics.
Midnight occult civil servants
Miyako Arata believes he has gotten a normal public servant job when he joins the Shinjuku Ward Office. But it turns out he’s a member of the Night Community Exchange Department, which has a branch in each of Tokyo’s twenty-three ward offices.
Their role is to solve occult problems involving non-human beings. They work night after night, accompanied by his senpai and department head Sakaki Kyoichi and the occult obsessive Himetsuka Seo, facing up against beings whose existence violates the laws of our universe.
This anime best fits the topic of this article, so here is the perfect anime if you are looking for an urban fantasy anime.
Yato is a minor deity and a self-proclaimed “Delivery God,” who dreams of having millions of worshippers. He spends his days doing various jobs for five yen each until his weapon partner becomes fed up with her useless master and leaves him. If you look in the correct place, if you just may see an unusual telephone number written in red, you will hear a young man present himself as the Yato God.
Death Note is one of the most popular entries on our list and a continuous anime classic. It revolves around Light Yagami, a 17-year-old student who discovers an ancient notebook known as the “Death Note,” which has the power to kill anybody whose name is written within it. With great power in his hands, Light adopts the identity “Kira” and sets out on a journey to rid humanity of evil using his newfound abilities.
He soon finds himself challenged by L, a mysterious detective who employs unconventional means to capture Light before he does any further damage. Since its start, this fascinating cat-and-mouse struggle between one man’s twisted sense of justice and another experimental approach has captivated viewers, confirming Death Note as one of the best pieces of urban fantasy anime ever created.
In this anime, there is not a single main character, but rather many main characters who will provide you with very unique in-story points. Mikado Ryuugamine has always desired the excitement of city life, and an invitation from a childhood friend persuades him to move to Tokyo.
On his first day in the city, his wishes already seem to have been granted. In Tokyo’s downtown district of Ikebukuro, amidst numerous odd rumors and warnings of anonymous gangs and dangerous inhabitants, one urban legend stands out above the rest—the existence of a headless “Black Rider” who is said to be seen driving a jet-black motorcycle through the city streets.
The Devil is A Part-Timer
In my previous best anime list, i mentioned The Devil is a Part-Timer, and I think it’s a great anime and you should watch this.
The Devil is a Part-Timer is a great anime. The story is simple: Satan, the demon lord, begins capturing the land of Ente Isla with his vast army of demon soldiers. He is thwarted by the hero Emilia, forcing Satan to flee through a dimensional portal only to land in the human world.
Tokyo Ravens is an anime where the modern world meets fantasy elements like magic.
During the Second World War, the Japanese deployed Onmyoudou sorcery to great effect. Japan was swiftly defeated when the legendary onmyouji Yakou Tsuchimikado caused the “Great Spiritual Disaster,” which continues to plague Tokyo today. The Onmyou Agency was formed in order to exorcise other spiritual disasters.
Bungou Stray Dogs
Bungou Stray Dogs is an anime for people who like Urban Fantasy Anime scenario with mystery and a twist of comedy.
For weeks, Atsushi Nakajima’s orphanage has been plagued by a mystical tiger that only he seems to be aware of. Suspected to be behind the strange incidents, the 18-year-old is abruptly kicked out of the orphanage and left hungry, homeless, and wandering through the city.
While starving on a riverbank, Atsushi saves a rather eccentric man named Osamu Dazai from drowning. Whimsical suicide enthusiast and supernatural detective, Dazai has been investigating the same tiger that has been terrorizing the boy.
Kaze no Stigma
This anime may not be for everyone because there are times when it becomes frustrating, and thus not many people will enjoy it.
Years after having been exiled from the Kannagi household for being incapable to use their fire magic, Kazuma returns to Japan, only to discover that the Kannagi family’s very survival is endangered.
Returning after such a harsh exile already gives rise to many fights, but to make matters more damaging, several Kannagi family members have recently been killed with Fuujutsu. This leads the Kannagi family, including the hot-headed Ayano, to suspect Kazuma as the culprit.
Darker than Black
This anime is a little difficult to get into because of the story’s beginning, but as the story progresses, you will gradually begin to understand what is going on.
In Tokyo, an impenetrable area is known as “Hell’s Gate” emerged ten years ago. At the same time, psychics who use paranormal powers at the cost of their morals also emerged.
Hei is one of the most powerful of these mystic agents, and along with his blind associate, Yin, works for one of the many rival agencies vying to unlock the mysteries of Hell’s Gate.
A Certain Magical Index
Academy City, Japan, is at the lead of science. Besides being 30 years leading the world technologically, more than three-fourths of this peculiar city’s population consists of students forming their psychic powers as espers in various institutions.
Between these students is Touma Kamijou, a high school boy with the lowest psychic rank of zero, but with a mysterious power, no scientist can understand: “Imagine Breaker,” which allows him to neutralize other supernatural powers.
Blood Blockade Battlefront
This may be the most underrated anime on this list, not only because of its mind-blowing animation, but also because the story is very interesting and the world it created is also very amazing.
Supersonic monkeys, vampires, talking fishmen, and all sorts of diverse supernatural monsters living alongside humans he has been part of daily life in Hellsalem’s Lot, formerly known as New York City, for some time now.
When a gateway between Earth and the Beyond opened three years ago, New Yorkers and beings from the other dimension alike were trapped in an impermeable bubble and were made to live together.
Libra is a mysterious group composed of eccentrics and superhumans, tasked with keeping order in the city and making sure that chaos doesn’t grow to the rest of the world.
This anime is relatively new in comparison to others on this list, but it is just as good as the others.
Takt Op is set in 2047, in a future world where music cannot be freely played because it attracts monsters known as “D2s.” These monsters were created by a black meteorite that fell from the sky years ago and included Black Night Siderites.
They despise human-created music and are drawn to its source, attempting to destroy it because it is the only thing that can harm or kill them. The Symphonica International Organization and the Musicarts join their forces to defend cities from D2s.
Fate is another urban fantasy anime in which the story is set in a modern world where participants compete in a cutthroat game of survival, each equipped with an ancient familiar and fueled by unique desires and ideals.
The story is also very straightforward; it revolves around a holy grail war, and people who want to join the war summon various heroes from many eras; people’s motivation for joining the war is different for each character, and it will become interesting for people; and the story takes place in the modern day world, so it best fits the topic.
Many stories have been made by people. Joy, despair, rage, and intense emotion Stories generate strong emotions and hold the audience’s attention. Those emotions, however, are nothing more than the feelings of a spectator.
What if the stories’ characters had free will? Are we, the writers, considered gods in their eyes? Our world needs a revolution. Punishment for the gods’ homeland. Re:CREATORS. Everyone is transformed into a Creator.
So that’s it for this list of the 14 Best Urban Fantasy Anime if you have any other anime that could be on this list, then comment down below.