One I like a lot is Haibane Renmei. It’s not the usual fantasy-adventure story, as there are no knight and warriors, no quest to find a lost treasure, or other kinds of common fantasy story elements. But it is set in a different kind of world with some characters, the haibane, not being normal humans.
Why do I like it so much? One reason is because it has a slice-of-life feel to it, of people going through everyday adventures. But it’s not just that, there are deeper themes explored, things like fallenness and sin and forgiveness.
It’s an older series, I think from the early 2000’s.
<p style=”text-align: left;”>I like Arslan Senki the most because it’s good at using cultures outside of European culture as influences for the countries in the fantasy world it’s set on.</p>
Like for example
Persian Culture for Pars
Hindu Culture for Sindhura
Mongolian Culture for Turan
Nothing against European culture. I’m just applauding it for it’s effort.
It’s a fantasy adventure series, but with a very Asian feel to it. I’ve seen that the author used elements from both Japanese and Korean cultures in the story’s fantasy world. The only problem is the anime series is that it’s stopped, and the manga is now well past where the anime ended.
Oh, and the first opening is one of my favorite openings.