Top 13 Best MMORPG Anime Series Recommendation
Howdy anime lovers, and welcome again to a new list of the top 13 best MMORPG anime series recommendations. So if you are a big fan of anime about MMORPG, Action, Games, Fantasy, and Isekai genre, don’t look further. Just bring your favorite drink and stay with us till the end because you’ll definitely find what you are looking for in this list.
The MMORPG or massively multiplayer online role-playing game is a new kind of online game that has emerged in the past few years, and it is starting to gain popularity among gamers. MMORPGs are different from other video gaming genres because they allow players to connect through the Internet on a global scale.
If you like playing MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games) or you are a fan of anime series where the protagonist is stuck in the virtual game world, then you will love these TV anime series. Below are some of the best anime series about MMORPGs where the story takes place inside of the game if it’s a virtual reality, or it might focus on the MMORPG’s existence and use instead.
These are the top 13 Best MMORPG Anime Series recommendations for people who enjoy online gaming and want to watch an anime that captures the excitement of it all.
Without any further ado let’s countdown this anime list.
13. She Professed Herself the Pupil of the Wise Man
Genres: Action, Fantasy, Isekai, Magic, MMORPG
This MMORPG anime series focuses on a virtual MMORPG ‘Ark Earth Online’, an online game that comes out 4 years ago. It first appeared on a late-night TV ad in the form of a virtual reality access code. Our MC Sakimori Kagami is a player that decides to try this online game.
Further, Sakimori plays as a summoner and his player character looks like an old man like any powerful magician should look like. One day he purchases an appearance change item to see how he would look if his player character were a girl. However, when he changing the character’s appearance, he falls asleep.
Suddenly, when he wakes up, he notices that instead of being an old magician, he has used as the main character for a long time, he is now a little and fragile girl that is trapped in a world that reminds him of the game he has been in playing for a while now.
Overall, This will be a good anime about MMORPG that is based on a manga with the same name. The storyline is not unique yet still interesting. So, if you are looking for upcoming MMORPG anime series! This one will be available in winter 2022.
12. Phantasy Star Online 2: The Animation
Genres: Action, Game, Sci-Fi, School, MMORPG
The story of this MMORPG anime series follows the main character Itsuki Tachibana, a high schooler student of Seiga Academy. all the students in Seiga academy are obsessed with the video game Phantasy Star Online 2, except for Itsuki Tachibana, a well-rounded student who doesn’t play video games.
Moreover, that catches the attention of Rina Izumi, a perfectionist student council president who aims to prove that the game doesn’t harm the students. Thus, Rina invites Itsuki to the student council room to recruits him as the student council VP and tasks him with learning to play the game while keeping his grades up. Now Itsuki carries the fate of Phantasy Star Online 2 in his hands.
PSO2: The Animation is an MMORPG anime series adaptation of an online RPG with the same name. Despite being based on a video game (a sequel of a spin-off), the story is not set in the game itself. This show is good to watch for an anime game promo, the art is passable and the characters’ design is mediocre.
So, if you want a Sci-Fi, School anime about MMORPG to watch! This series is recommended for you.
11. Seven Senses of the Re’Union
Genres: Action, Fantasy, Game, Sci-Fi, MMORPG
In the year 2034. There was once a legendary party named Subaru in the globally popular MMORPG Union. The group was made of an elite six-member group that isn’t afraid to take on any quest in the game, regardless of the difficulty level. However, there was an incident where a player passed away inside the game. As a result of the death, Union ended service.
Six years after. Haruto, who was a key member of Subaru, has become a hopeless high school student. His personality has changed, and he has no friends or ambition. A classmate gets him to log in to the new Re’Union game, and he ends up having a “reunion” that is hard to believe. He meets his former in-game partner and real-world childhood friend Asahi Kuga. The girl who was supposed to have died six years ago was there.
Overall, the story of this MMORPG anime series is a mix of Anohana and Sword Art Online, but it’s still interesting on its way, and the art style is good enough. So, if you are a fan of action, fantasy anime about MMORPG! Then give this one a try.
10. Full Dive
Genres: Action, Game, Comedy, Fantasy, MMORPG
The story of this MMORPG anime series focuses on a virtual MMORPG called “Kiwame Quest”. While the game has long been abandoned by the creators, the game still has a player base of people still liking the game mainly because only one player managed to clear the said game. This makes this game that interesting; this is the real hardcore. Obviously, there is also a reason why only 1 player cleared the game. Hiroshi Yuuki, an ex-sportsman, now a huge gamer decides to give the game a shot. He is a nice guy, but he is very quick to give up. Will he manage to clear the most hardcore game ever?
In general, this MMORPG anime sounds terrible at the start but the story becomes better with every episode, and the character development is just great. Well, if you want a fantasy, comedy anime about MMORPG to watch! Then go for this one.
9. Infinite Dendrogram
Genres: Game, Fantasy, MMORPG
July 15, 2043. On that day, a Full-Dive virtual MMORPG was released, with its unique system called “Embryo” allowing each player to be anything and do anything.
Sudunlly, our main character Reiji Mukudori joins this immersive world and allies himself with his brother, Shuu. however, Reiji discovers unlike his own in-game character when his NPC brethren die, they’re gone forever! And to top it off, a war is coming!
Infinite Dendrogram is an MMORPG anime series based on a video game with the same name. Overall, If you are still new to anime and you are looking for an anime about MMORPG, games, action, and fantasy to watch.
Infinite Dendrogram might be fine for you. Enjoy!
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Game, Sci-Fi
The plot of this MMORPG anime series is set a few years after the events of SIGN, where a fire destroys the mainframe of the world and the game ends there.
Now, the story revolves more around a player named, Haseo who is antisocial in real life and is quickly targeted by Player Killers in the game, which makes him feel uncomfortable even in virtual reality games. Haseo as he copes through his life, in-game, regularly, would be in difficult situations as every decision he makes can affect his friends and enemies. Sometimes, both.
.hack//Roots is a 26-episode anime about MMORPG that is based on the worldwide hit game, .hack. Overall, the story is absolutely more than decent as it combines mystery and drama with fantasy and gaming though the main plot slows down as different characters have their own story.
above all. if you’re a fan of the MMORPG anime series. This is a must-watch anime recommendation.
7. And you thought there is never a girl online?
Genres: Game, Comedy, Romance, Ecchi, School
This show is a Romantic Comedy anime about MMORPG called Legendary Age (LA). Hideki Nishimura is a first-year student in high school and ends up proposing online to a girl who tells him that she is actually a man.
Therefore, he vowed to never trust another female character in-game again. But it doesn’t stop him from meeting a new character, a cleric by the name of “Ako”, and after a bit of inner conflict with himself, they marry in-game.
One day, as suggested by the guild leader, the Alley Cats decide to have a meet-up in real life, revealing much to his surprise—and near-disbelief—all three of his party members (two of which are male characters) are girls who go to the same high school. And as it turns out, Ako truly is Ako (full name Ako Tamaki), and she has fallen in love with him as she did in the game—if only because she can’t differentiate between online fantasy and reality. Thus, Hideki, the tsundere Akane “Schwein” Segawa, and the student council president Kyou “Apricot” Goshouin work together to help her out by forming a club while the two in-game lovebirds find themselves growing just as close in real life.
In general, This is a great MMORPG anime series to watch, the animation and design are very well done, the storyline is hilarious. So, if you are a fan of games, comedy, romance, harem anime tv shows and in the search for an MMORPG anime series to watch! This one is absolutely for you.
6. Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
This MMORPG anime series is centered around a group of teens who wake up in the RPG world of Grimgar, without any memories of their previous life.
Now, our protagonists must choose a class, and survive in this new world by slaying monsters, thus earning money and learning some new skills, killing the low-level creatures for the loot which they use to cover their living expenses and equipment in the RPG world.
Overall, Grimgar is your standard trapped in a fantasy world story and is a decently entertaining show. It has a pretty good story and very good animation. however, the plot is slow at first it fully develops into something interesting in this anime genre.
Well, if you’re looking for an anime about MMORPG full of goblins, adventures, brave heroes … This anime series is worth your time.
5. Recovery of an MMO Junkie
Genres: Game, Comedy, Romance, MMORPG
Net-Juu No Susume or Recovery of an MMO Junkie is an MMORPG anime series, tells the story of a 30-year-old single woman who is, by her own account, an “elite NEET”.
After quitting her job, she sinks herself back into the world of online roleplaying games, creating a male character in a new game she finds. Very quickly into her questing, she encounters an adorable player character who offers to help out.
Soon after, they’re both in the same guild, having lots of fun in-game together. In real life, though, the protagonist bumps into many unique and notable individuals, some of which are also into playing MMO games. With her online male persona slowly having a growing impact on her female NEET self in the real world, some sort of strange love eventually finds itself at the forefront.
In general, the story is beautiful and more romance-oriented. The Artwork wasn’t exactly spectacular, but nice. I would recommend this to anyone who loves anime about MMORPG…
4. Sword Art Online
Genres: Action, Game, Adventure, Romance, Fantasy
The story of this MMORPG anime series follows the adventures of the 14-year-old boy Kirito who is trapped in a virtual MMORPG world called Sword Art Online. However, he isn’t alone there, 9999 other players are trapped with him.
To escape from this MMORPG world, the players must beat all 100 levels of the game and defeat the final boss. But there’s a twist. If a person dies in the game, he or she also dies in real life.
Kazuto “Kirito” Kirigaya, who was chosen as one of the 1,000 beta testers in the closed beta. Since he had previous experience and knowledge of the game, he felt that he could beat the game easily. As a result, he set out to beat the game on his own.
Overall, the plot is pretty gripping and paced out nicely, the characters’ development is well done and the whole timing of the story makes sense. What is really great about this tv show is that it’s not extremely predictable leaving some great twists and changes that affect the story throughout.
SAO is one of the best MMORPG anime series ever made. So, if you’re looking for an anime about MMORPG to watch, you should start with this one.
3. BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense.
Genres: Action, Game, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Fantasy
This MMORPG anime series is centered around a cute girl named Maple. One day she was invited by her friend to joins a popular online virtual MMORPG that was played by thousands of people across Japan.
However, Maple was just a newbie to the gaming world. To be safe and not get hurt, she put all her skill points into defense until she can’t even move anymore.
Now, she starts playing, and her defense somehow works better than anyone expected.
Overall, this tv show is so cute and funny! it’s kind of making fun of all the stereotypical elements of fantasy and MMORPG anime that the series itself couldn’t have.
So, if you want a chill, nonserious, happy-go-lucky type feel of an anime with a cute MC, then here it is. But if you’re expecting a typical serious MMORPG anime series, you might want to sit this one out then, but why would you when it’s such a great breather in between all of the serious anime about MMORPG out there?
2. Log Horizon
Genres: Action, Game, Adventure, Magic, Fantasy
Log Horizon is one of the best MMORPG anime series on this list. The plot in general centers around a group of players who got stuck in the virtual world of an online massive multiplayer role-playing game known as ‘Elder Tale’.
Exactly, the story follows the adventure of a gamer that has been playing Elder Tale for soon 8 years known as Shiroe who has earned a big reputation in this virtual game community. His nickname “Shiroe the Strategist” fits his title exactly as such because of his analytical skills and abilities of intellect. Together with his companions, they take on this world that blurs between the lines of fiction and reality.
Overall, the story is what makes Log Horizon quite different from a typical shounen MMORPG show. It has heavy political/economical themes that tie well into one of the show’s biggest points: building a world.
So, if you are a fan of anime about MMORPG, Magic, and world-building genres, Log Horizon should be the one show to be doing it right.
1. The King’s Avatar
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Game
Widely regarded as a trailblazer and top-tier professional player in a virtual world of an online massive multiplayer role-playing game Glory, Ye Xiu is dubbed the “Battle God” for his skills and contributions to the game over the years. However, when forced to retire from his team and to leave his gaming career behind, he finds work at a nearby internet café.
There, when Glory launches its tenth server, he throws himself in to the game once more using a new character named “Lord Grim”. Ye Xiu’s early achievements on the new server immediately catch the attention of many players, as well as the big guilds, leaving them to wonder about the identity of this exceptional player.
However, while he possesses ten years of experience and in-depth knowledge, starting afresh with neither sponsors nor a team in a game that has changed over the years presents numerous challenges. Along with talented new comrades, Ye Xiu once again dedicates himself to traversing the path to Glory’s summit! This is what made it one of the best MMORPG anime series…
Quan Zhi Gao Shou, better known as The King’s Avatar, is a manhua adapted to anime Produced by Bilibili studio, Tencent Penguin Pictures, and China Literature Limited. Aired from Apr 7 to Jun 16, 2017, with 12 ONA episodes.
All in all, if you like action/fantasy, good animation, and you looking for anime about MMORPG with smart MC! You might like it more than you’d expect!
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