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Top 20 Best Anime With Magic Schools

Anime about Magic School is one of the most popular School genres. The plot for this type of anime is set in an alternate reality. The world of sword and sorcery is normal in that world.

Students go to school to learn magic. The setting is totally based on fantasy. Also as time goes by we see many plot threads and awesome unique fights. There were sometimes also romance is considered a sub-genre of this setting. Many animes of this setting have already become popular and many more are to come.

If you a magic anime fan then here is a list top 20 Best Magic Schools Anime.

20. Magical Warfare

MAGICAL WARFARE
  • Author: Hisashi Suzuki
  • Episode: 12
  • Genre: Action, Mystery, Fantasy

The story follows Takeshi Nanase, a normal high-school boy, in his adventure. In the world of this anime, magic users co-exist with humans. Nanase has a very dark past that he hides from everyone.

In the current timeline of the story, he was a “fake” couple with his childhood friend Kuromi Isoshima. Circumstances lead him to such a cruel unexpected fate. However, everything changed when he met Mui Aiba. She collapsed on the school campus wearing a uniform that Nanase has never seen. When Mui awakens she apologizes to Nanase as she turned him into a magician.

Thus the world changed for Nanase. He is now a part of the unknown world where magicians live with humans.

19. Bladedance of Elementalers

Bladedance of Elementalers
  • Author: Yu Shimizu
  • Episode: 12+6 Specials
  • Genre: Action, Magic, Fantasy, Comedy

This anime is set in a fictional world of magic. The story takes place in Areishia Spirit Academy. The daughters of nobility came to this academy to become powerful elementalism.

However, only a pure girl can enter into a spirit contract. Kamito, the protagonist, was caught peeping at Claire while she was taking a bath. This unaccounted encounter changed the world totally.

After this meeting, Kamito became the one thing that was supposed to be impossible in that world. He became the first and only male spirit Elementalist in history. 

18. Absolute Duo

Author: Takumi Hiiragiboshi Episode: 12 Genre: Action, Romance, Fantasy
  • Author: Takumi Hiiragiboshi
  • Episode: 12
  • Genre: Action, Romance, Fantasy

This anime takes place in the Kouryou Academy. This academy specializes in training “Blazers”. Blazers are humans with supernatural powers. They can create equipment from their souls.

However, there is a catch. They need to partner with another Blazer to unlock their true potential. Tooru Kokonoe, the Protagonist, enrolls in the academy after losing his loved one. He was hellbent on revenge.

As his first soul manifestation, he was expecting a strong weapon. But, his soul turned into a shield. How will he seek his revenge with a shield that is not even a weapon? 

17. Unbreakable Machine-Doll

Unbreakable Machine-Doll
  • Author: Reiji Kaito
  • Episode: 12+6 OVAs
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy, Harem, Supernatural

The story takes place in the Royal Academy of Machine art. This academy is involved in creating “automaton”. Automaton ate mechanical dolls with human qualities of intelligence and thought process. Automatons are created in order to boost military power.

Raishin Akabane, the main character, joins this academy to become the strongest in this art. He is followed by a lovely automaton named Yaya. She is the weapon of Raishin. With the help of Yaya, he plans to reach the top.

However, his test scores were dead last. As he was sad about his result he was given a second chance. His determination and combat skills were second to none. So in order to learn the forbidden arts, he now needs to defeat one of the top 100 of the academy. Thus this action-packed journey begins. 

16. Sky Wizards Academy

Sky Wizards Academy
  • Author: Yu Moroboshi
  • Episode: 12
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Harem

The story is very interesting and beautifully animated. It takes place in the floating city of “Misutogan”. Humanity was driven off of the land and now they survive in aerial floating cities. Humanity was driven off by some magical armored insects. So now in the aerial lands exists wizards.

Wizards are an aerial force trained with magical powers to fight against those insects. Kanata Age the main protagonist of the story is an expert combatant wizard. He was known as the “Black Master Swordsman”. He was an elitist member of the S128. However, everyone has given him a new title ” Traitor of the Special Team”. 

For a long time, he was despised by every existing member of the academy. But, suddenly one day he was assigned a new task. He was to instruct the weakest team E601 that has never won a single battle. Misora Whitale, Lecty Eisenach, and Rico Flamel – how will Kanata’s life change with these troublemakers? 

15. Mahou Sensei Negima

Mahou Sensei Negima
  • Author: Ken Akamatsu
  • Episode: 26
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Harem

A series that is loved by fans for a long time. The characters of this series are very unique and loved by fans. The story focuses on Negi Springfield who is 10 years old. He is a wizard in training. His dream was to become the master wizard.

To achieve his dream he has only one test left. However, it is quite different from your expectations. He has to become an English teacher in an all-girls boarding school. Still, to complete the dream he reaches the school. Now when he enters the school he makes a blunder. He replaces one of the teachers of the school. He also embarrasses a student called Asuna Kagurazaka.

And it becomes much worse when she comes to learn the fact that Negi is a wizard. Still, circumstances made them do many things together. From fighting evil wizards to passing final exams all kinds of challenges lay ahead of them. A series filled with a lot of humor, magic, and romances. 

14. Rosario + Vampire

Rosario + Vampire
  • Author: Akihisa Ikeda
  • Episode: 26
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance

This story revolves around the character of Tsukune Aono. Due to poor grades, he was unable to enter any academy of his choice. After a lot of tries when he was about to give up, he was called into an academy. This school is anything but ordinary.

Unknown to the circumstances he went there and learned the truth. This school is attended by youkai who are disguised as human beings. Fearing for his life, he decides to run away from his normal life. However, when he was running away he met Moka Akashiya, a beautiful girl who is supposed to be a vampire.

He was mesmerized by her beauty. So even after learning the truth, he decides to stay. Hiding his true identity and human nature he starts to live in the academy. He also learns many hidden details and also secrets about Moka. What hellish life awaits Aono moving forward? 

13. The Asterisk War

The Asterisk War
  • Author: Yū Miyazaki
  • Episode: 24
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Harem

This story takes place in the Academy city on the water, called Rikka. Rikka is also known as Asterisk. This city is known as the world’s largest stage for an integrated battle called “Stars Wars Festival”. In this city, there are 6 academies that fight in this festival vying for supremacy.

The young boys and girls of these academies fight with each other. These people are called the ” Starpulse Generation”. Amagiri Ayato, the protagonist, is also one of them. Ayato came to Rikka to fight in the tournament. He was invited to the academy by Claudia. Claudia is the student council president of the Seidoukan Academy. As soon as he entered the academy he was confronted by Julia, the “Petalblaze Witch”.

He was confronted in the duel and was almost sniped out by an unknown person in between the fight. Ayato also has many secrets that he keeps hidden. As the story progresses we come to know the dark past of his and also his friends. Thus begins the story of Asterisk Wars. 

12. Trinity Seven

Trinity Seven
  • Author: Kenji Saito
  • Episode: 12
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance, Comedy

This story takes place at the Royal Biblia Academy. The main character Arata Kasuga lives a normal life in a small town. However, his life changed on the day of the Black Sun. An unknown magician appears before him and the Black Sun destroys the town he lived in.

Still, he results in the city using the powers of a grimoire. But, he was soon confronted by Lilith Asami. She demands to return the Grimoire. Arata refuses the proposal and accepts to join the academy. In the Royal Biblia Academy, he forms the Trinity Seven, with Lilith and 5 other students.

Thus his journey of recreating the past and saving those he lost begins. 

11. Wise Man’s Grandchild

WISE MAN’S GRANDCHILD
  • Author: Tsuyoshi Yoshioka
  • Episode: 12
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy, Isekai, Adventure

An awesome new Isekai with a magic school set up. Our protagonist died in a car accident and was reincarnated in the world of sword and sorcery. After death, he wakes up in the body of a baby. At that time he was found by the hero Merlin. Merlin Wolford was the “Sage” who saved the nation in the past. He gave the baby a name which is Shin.

Shin Wolford had every memory of his past life but kept it hidden from everyone. He was raised as Merlin’s grandson and because of his teaching, he became too overpowered. At the age of 15, he was sent to the kingdom’s magic school. There he met many people and came to the realization that he is too strong for that world. An “overpowered ” boy’s unconventional fantasy life. 

10. Tokyo Ravens

Tokyo Ravens
  • Author: Kohei Azano
  • Episode: 24
  • Genre: Action, Supernatural, Magic, Fantasy

During World War I a special power was used by Japan. It is called Onmyodou magic. Yakou Tsuchimikado performed a ritual called ” Taizan Fukun Ritual”  to boost Japan’s power. However, it goes horribly wrong. And it caused the “Great Spiritual Disaster”.

Now in the present time, onmyodo has become very normal. People use magic in real life. Even medical and technical fields developed hugely from the use of magic. However, not everyone is capable of using magic power. Our protagonist Harutora, was born with zero spiritual powers. He was born in the branch family of Tsuchimikado. After being born to such a prestigious family his life turned out to be a disaster.

He accomplished nothing in life. Still, he was happy as he wanted a normal life. As a child, he also promised Natsume to marry her. Natsume is the supposed reincarnation of Yakou and the heir of the Tsuchimikado family. Still, things are not always as simple as it looks.

Everything changed when a hidden organization tries to recreate the tragedy that once destroyed Japan. Now Harutora decides to help Natsume in her dangerous journey. Thus this thrilling story begins. 

9. Blue Exorcist

BLUE EXORCIST
  • Author: Kazue Kato
  • Episode: 37 + OVAs
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Dark Fantasy

There are two different worlds in this story. Assiah and Gehenna are places where humans and demons live respectively. These two realms should never interfere with each other. However, demons still attack Assiah. They possess people in Assiah to destroy and kill humans. So in Assiah exorcists exist. They are magic-users who fight these evil demons.

The story revolves around Rin Okumura. First, he was thought to be a normal human problem child. But, soon it is revealed that he bears a curse. He is the illegitimate son of the king of Gehenna, Satan. Satan is the strongest demon of Gehenna. He grew up on Earth with his brother and foster father.

Although everything changed when his foster father sacrificed his life to save him from demons. Rin now raged decides to destroy the demons. To get his revenge back he decides to join the academy and become an exorcist. However, will he be able to become a successful exorcist hiding his true identity from the world? 

8. The Familiar of Zero

The Familiar of Zero
  • Author: Noboru Yamaguchi
  • Episode: 49
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, Fantasy

The story takes place in Tristein Academy. In this academy, budding magicians train to become strong mages. We are following Louise on her journey to become a capable mage. She is known in the academy as “Zero Louise” as currently, she has zero success in her magic aptitude.

As the story goes she has to summon a familiar to prove her aptitude. So at the test, she combines all her magic power. She decides on a beautiful, powerful, and devoted familiar and summons. However, it turned horribly. Hiraga Saito, a normal Japanese boy was summoned as her familiar.

After the summon both of them seemed surprised and destroyed. According to rules, she can’t summon more than once. So it was decided that he will become her familiar. Thus the journey of two people who are unwilling to compromise with each other begin. 

7. Jujutsu Kaisen

JUJUTSU KAISEN
  • Author: Gege Akutami
  • Episode: 24
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Dark Fantasy, Supernatural

The story takes place in a world full of demons they are called “cursed”. A world where demons live with humans unknown to normal human knowledge. So to stop these unnatural things there exist Jujutsu Sorcerers. They are people with unnatural magical powers. They are trained in a Jujutsu academy.

Our protagonist Yuji Itadori is a normal high schooler who spends his days with his ill grandpa. Though Yuuji had inhuman physical power uncommon to human senses. One day his grandpa died. As he was depressed he was confronted with a curse.

There he meets Megumi, a jujutsu sorcerer. They fight the cursed demon and while this was going Itadori eats a sealed cursed object. That was the finger of Ryoumen Sukuna. Sukuna is known as the king of curses. Now, Sukuna resides within Itadori. What will happen to Yuuji as he is now considered the greatest threat to humanity? 

6. Knight’s & Magic

Knight's & Magic
  • Author: Hisago Amazake-no
  • Episode: 13
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy, Mecha, Isekai, Sci-fi

The story begins on our Earth. We follow an expert programmer named Kurata. He is a mecha otaku. However, one night he died in an accident and reincarnates in a different world. This turned out to be his dream utopic world.

Here magic exists and people fight against monsters. After reaching this world he found that mecha robots are real. They are called Silhouette Knights. Those who control them are called Knight Runners. Kurata, who in this world is called Eru(Ernesti Echevaliar), finally saw his dream come true.

In an instant, he decides to become a Knight Runner. To do this he needs to learn everything from the academy. Eru along with Archid and Adeltrud became knight runners. His only dream is to make the strongest Silhouette Knight. Will he succeed in completing his dream? 

5. Chivalry of a Failed Knight

Chivalry of a Failed Knight
  • Author: Riku Misora
  • Episode: 12
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy, Romance

Another story of a world filled with swords and sorcery. In this world, some humans are capable of using magical powers to manifest their souls into strong weapons. They are strong beyond human comprehension. They are known as “Blazers”.

Blazers are trained in academies in order to become Mage- knights. We are following Ikki Kurogane, an aspiring Mage-knight who is considered to be the “worst one”. In Hagun Academy, Ikki has the Frank which is considered the lowest rank. One day, Ikki met a red-haired girl Stella. Stella Vermillion is a princess and an A rank Blazer who just enrolled in Hagun academy.

Ikki ran into her whole she was changing her dress which led to a duel between them. Stella also puts a bet that the loser will become the winner’s slave. However, is it so simple to defeat Ikki? Is there more to Ikki than what meets the eye? Will she be able to defeat Ikki? Thus the journey of Ikki begins. It is the story where we see Ikki’s effort and chivalry from the weakest to become the strongest. 

4. Little Witch Academia

Little Witch Academia
  • Author: Yoh Yoshinari
  • Episode: 25
  • Genre: Action, Magic, Fantasy, Comedy

The story focuses on Akko. Akko has been fascinated with magic. She has liked magic from the moment when she saw her first magic show. Now, she is enrolling in Luna Nova Magic School.

This school is a famous school for magic in Europe. She came here thinking of an exciting life as her own experience in magic shows. However, contrary to her expectations, she became disappointed. She learned the lesson of magic is quite boring. Magic lessons are staid and conservative.

There is not a  single bit of excitement in all of the learning. Soon everything changed though. One day a sudden threat appears. An emergency that might destroy the whole school. How to save the school? It is up to Akkon now to save the day and protect everyone. 

3. Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor

Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor
  • Author: Tarō Hitsuji
  • Episode: 12
  • Genre: Action, Fantasy, Mystery, Comedy

This story takes place in Alzano Empire. This empire is well-known for its best magic school, Alzano Imperial Magic Academy. This academy is considered the best magic school in the world. Many strong and ambitious students come from different places to become good and competent magicians.

We follow Glenn Radars in this story. He is a lazy and a bastard teacher who came to Alzano academy as a replacement for an enigmatic teacher. Also, there are two students who find his attitude very annoying and irresponsible. Sistine Fable, a noble girl, is obsessed with magic. So after watching his attitude challenges him to a magic duel. However, the whole school becomes awestruck when Sistine won the duel without any challenge.

However, Glenn is far more things hidden than we see. As the story progresses we see the Empire’s hidden dark schemes and also the dark story of Glenn, the former “Fool” Of the Imperial Court Mage Corps. 

2. The Irregular at Magic High School

The Irregular at Magic High School
  • Author: Tsumou Sato
  • Episode: 39
  • Genre: Action. Fantasy, Sci-fi, Romance

The earth has changed. Magic is not an unreal fantasy in this world. Instead, magic has become the product of technology. For, long time magic has become a technologically systematized superpower. So those who can use supernatural powers are called “Magic Technicians”. These people are trained and nurtured in different High Schools and Universities.

The story focuses on two siblings of the Shiba family- Tatsuya and Miyuki. Both enter a school together. Miyuki is an inborn genius in magic and Tatsuya is quite bad at using magic but he has high knowledge of magical technology. Soon after they enter the academy various challenges came to them.

Now it’s time to reveal some secrets that may change everyone’s perspective toward Tatsuya. Watch the anime to learn about these awesome siblings. 

Suggestion: The Honor at Magic High School is a spin-off of The Irregular at Magic High School.  Irregular follows the Tatsuya, while this anime adaptation will be from the perspective of his sister Miyuki.

1. The Misfit Of Demon King Academy

The Misfit Of Demon King Academy
  • Author: Shu
  • Episode: 13
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

This story revolves around Anos Voldigoad, the demon Lord of tyranny. The strongest being that ever existed in the world. 2000 years ago, he was feared by every existing being. Humans, spirits, and even gods after fighting him for generations could not do anything. However, after countless wars and strife Anos started to long for a peaceful Earth. He commits suicide with the help of a Human hero.

After 2000 years he has come back again. After coming back he learns that his existence had been altered with a different name which is Avos Dilhevia. Now, he enters the demon king academy which was originally his castle 2000 years ago. He also learns that his descendants have become weak and familial love has disappeared. After the entrance exam, he was announced, Misfit.

Now, how will he face this world that has forgotten him and also changed for the worst? The story of a demon king’s new life with new challenges. 

Conclusion

Thus our article comes to an end. Did you like our list? Have you watched all of the anime? Which one of these is your favorite? Tell us your opinion in the comment box.  And I will see you in my next article.

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    Subhrajit is a university student who loves to watch anime and read manga. He has been watching anime for a long time. Now he has decided to write and share his love for anime with others.

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