Three Anime With Magic Fighting And Swords

So you want to watch anime with magic and fighting, but don’t know which ones are safe to check out? No worries, I’ve already got you covered. There’s a lot of that out there — why choose from a sea of generic shows that are all very similar? Magic in anime has a long history, so let me help sift through some for you.

Plenty of series push the envelope with their use of magic and fighting while others prefer to push the suspension of disbelief to its limit. Whichever you prefer, keep reading this list of anime with magic, fighting and swords, and you just might find what you are looking for!

1. Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance

Gotta love that head-first sword stance
Gotta love that head-first sword stance

Are you a fan of magic and fighting? Do you like anime that have swords? If so, then Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance is the show for you.

Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance has everything you could want in a magical action anime: a fantastic world full of spirits, young maidens who can contract with them, and lots of sword-fighting. These maidens hail from noble families and gather at the Areishia Spirit Academy, a specialized school where they are trained to become elementalists.

The anime follows the main character Ayato Kamina as he fights alongside his friends to protect the academy from an enemy who wants to destroy it.

If you love a good anime with magic and fighting, this one’s for you. But if you want something with a little more… edge, we’ve got something for that too!

2. Rakudai Kishi no Eiyuutan

Defensive sword stance
Defensive sword stance

You’re not a true fan of the genre until you’ve seen Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry.

In this show, Ikki is the son of a famous knight, but he’s far from living up to his father’s reputation—he’s been called “the weakest” by many who know him. But when a sword-wielding girl named Stella appears in front of him and challenges him to a duel, he gets the chance to prove his worth as an adventurer and swordsman.

This series has everything you could want in a good sword fighting anime: magic, fighting, and friendship! And if you’re an old-school fan like me, there are even some throwbacks to classic shows like Dragon Ball Z (which is one of my favorite anime). You can also think of it as Harry Potter meets Naruto—but also with some pretty intense sword-fighting scenes.

3. Seiken Tsukai no World Break

What's the point of using magic if you have a sword?
What’s the point of using magic if you have a sword?

Now, if you’re a true connoisseur of magic & fighting, then Seiken Tsukai no World Break is the anime for you! This show has all of those things in spades.

It’s set at Akane Private Academy, where students who possess memories of their previous lives are being trained to use Ancestral Arts so that they can defend against Metaphysical monsters.

The series follows the story of Haruhiro, a boy who dies and then wakes up in a strange world where everyone else has also died. He meets Shihoru, a girl with cat ears who tells him that he’s dead (which is good news because he was pretty tired) and that if he wants to go back home again he’ll need to help protect the universe.

Together they form a team with other students from different worlds and train their skills until they’re ready for battle!

So Now What?

Though magic and swords are a natural combination in anime, they rarely come together. Instead, we get generic shows with sword or just some random magic fighting (yuck).

However, if you’re looking for something with a little more variety and novelty, this list has shown you there are really anime out there that are worth it.

Also, if you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out our other anime posts about the history of magic in anime or magical academies.

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