Here is our list of Anime to Watch If You Love Harry Potter. As millennial children, we all know how important it is to receive the Hogwarts letter before getting as old as Dumbledore. The Harry Potter franchise has dominated the 2000s with eight of the most brilliant movies that ever came out. Moreover, the franchise is still relevant after years of the last goodbye.
If you ever open the Pinterest fan pages of Harry Potter, you will get endless fan arts of the anime version of the characters. While a Harry Potter Anime is a far-off dream, you can always find similar shows to watch if you crave to go back to Hogwarts. Yes, nothing can match the level of HP ever, but there are anime that are keenly similar to this one. So, without any further ado, here is a list of Anime to Watch If You Love Harry Potter.
Little Witch Academia
The closest that any anime has ever gotten to the Harry Potter franchise has been the Little Witch Academia. Both pieces of cinema follow the similar concept of a witchcraft and wizardry school where an underdog student triumphs to survive each day. For Harry, events land at his feet by fate. But for Akko, she makes a conscious choice to form a wizard guild that will help the needy and make some money in turn. While the turn of events and characters are very different in both the shows, you will definitely get the Hogwarts vibes while watching this one.
A story that is keenly similar to Little Witch Academia is the 2009 show Fairy Tail. Much like popular magic anime, this one also takes us to the magical world of Lucy. Well, Lucy is a naïve yet ambitious girl who believes she can become a great sorceress. Thus, she makes a wizard guild that goes by the name of Fairy Tale. Now, Lucy and Natsu must take up missions from clients and fight evil witches and monsters. The spells and the magical concept will definitely give you flashbacks from the Harry Potter Universe.
The next name on this list of Anime to Watch If You Love Harry Potter is Black Clover. While there is little magic in Black Clover, the story of a “Chosen One” is something that you will keenly relate to Harry Potter. Asta is a prodigal infant who has is supposed to be the king of the Spade Kingdom. However, the other realms feel threatened by the powers of this boy. Thus, much like Harry Potter, Asta also triumphs to become strong enough to take down the enemy in the future.
My Hero Academia
Miss the classrooms and the lectures of Hogwarts? Well, then My Hero Academia is what you should watch next. Just how we loved Harry, Hermione, Ron, Draco, Seamus, Luna, and the others, there are many characters in MHA that you will start rooting for. Deku is an underdog performer who dreams of becoming the best Super Hero in the world. His journey takes many twists and turns at the UA High Academy, which will surely make you feel like you are at Hogwarts.
Yes, we know that Naruto is a show of a completely different league but hear us out on why this one joins the list. We all know that Harry was an orphan. It was magic that ultimately leads to his escape from the cage of the Dursleys. Sounds familiar? Naruto also follows the story of an orphan boy who finds solace in the art of the ninja. While both of the stories have many differences in the specifics, the crux remains the same. Thus, Naruto joins the list of Anime to Watch If You Love Harry Potter.
It looks our list is going to be full of stories of the chosen ones. Blue Exorcist is one such anime that deals with magic and a well-defined dark antagonist. Just like how we have the Dark Lord in Harry Potter, here we are dealing with Satan himself. The protagonist is a mere child who is chosen by fate to free the world from the wrath of the evil lord. You will definitely find many similarities between the two stories.
Apologies in advance if you don’t agree with the argument that places Pokemon and Harry Potter in the same league. For many people, the most loved part of the Harry Potter franchise was the friendship between Harry, Ron, and Hermione. If you look at Pokemon, the trio of Ash, Misty, and Brock is something that completes the anime. Let aside the championships and the traps of Team Rocket, the companionship shown by the trios is something fans love about Pokemon.
With Pokemon, we can end our list of Anime to Watch If You Love Harry Potter. We hope that this list will help you in deciding your next binge after you finish watching all the eight films of the Harry Potter franchise. So, which of these anime series do you plan on watching next? Share your thoughts with us in the comment box below. For more listicles like these, keep coming back to The Anime Daily.