Sword Art Online
Our list so far has been no stranger to anime with more fantastical inclinations, but they’ve mostly been some pretty sordid and bleak affairs. If you’re looking for a bit more “fantasy” in your fantasy, then Sword Art Online should make for great viewing material. While it’s certainly not the most profound of endeavors on this list, it proves that anime doesn’t always need to be deep and heavy in order to be enjoyed, or indeed, even worth watching for that matter. All the right stuff is on display here: gorgeous animation; great action; and more charm than you can wave a sword at.