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Knights Anime: 15 Recommendations You Can’t Afford To Miss

Knight in shining armour.

It would be a lie if you say you have not heard of this before. Anyone who rescues you from a difficult situation is your knight in shining armour, a kind, and brave soul.
 
A knight is a high-ranked warrior from the medieval period riding on horseback. But in the current time, A knight is more of a symbol for the brave hearts.
 
In anime, knights are often in their stereotypical attire. But some anime have depicted the knight in a way that transcends the stereotype. There are female knights, mecha knights, hybrid-human knights, magical knights, and many different types. With so many choices, it is easy to get lost.

That’s why I have created a list of knights anime so that you can dive right into them.
 
Without further ado, enjoy the list of top 15 knights anime.

#15 Seven Knights Revolution: Hero Successor

#15 Seven Knights Revolution: Hero Successor

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
Studio: LIDENFILMS, domerica
 
If not for the Seven Knights of the Goddess Serrass, the Evil Goddess Nestra and her demon army would have destroyed the world.
 
Those Seven Knights are the heroes of the Granseed academy, Where the next generation of warriors gets trained. The aspiring Seven Knights get placed in the student council.

The new generation uses a special card to bind the soul of the current hero to the original ones, helping them to use the power in its original form.
 
Meanwhile, The minions of Serrass are trying to rise from the ashes. And no one can stop them except the current Seven Knights.

What Is Related To Knights Here:

Everything in this anime is about Knights. The Seven Knights are the warrior of a Goddess and the protector of this world. Without these knights, the Evil Goddess will take over the world.

#14 The Sacred Blacksmith

#14 The Sacred Blacksmith

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
Studio: Manglobe
 
The Valbanil War witnessed the horror when several nations indulged in a great war. In this war, The demons participated through contracts. Every surviving nation prohibited contracts with demons after the end of the war.
 
Cecily Cambell, an inexperienced swordsman, wishes to protect the city just like her father.

She gets her first chance to prove herself when a man goes haywire with his sword in the market. Unfortunately, she fails to do so as the inherited sword shatters during the fight.
 
Thanks to a stranger who took care of the situation with his weirdly shaped sword. But, when she took the broken sword to the blacksmith, she heard that the only person who could repair the sword was the one who saved her earlier. The man is a blacksmith named Luke Ainsworth.
 
Will Cecily be able to repair her family sword?

What Is Related To Knights Here:

In The Sacred Blacksmith, not only the main protagonist is a knight, but he also carries the most powerful sword, a katana. This anime shows the Japanese portrayal of a knight.

#13 Knight’s & Magic

#13 Knight's & Magic

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 13
Studio: 8bit
 
When an intellectual programmer dies in a car accident, he gets reincarnated in the Fremmevilla Kingdom. In this world, Tsubasa Kurata is reborn as a noble named Ernesti Echevarria, blessed with immense magical abilities.
 
In the Fremmevilla Kingdom, robots named the Silhouette Knights fight against the demonic beasts to protect the kingdom. And to learn to pilot the Silhouette Knights, young ones enrol in Royal Laihaila Academy.

However, Ernesti not only wants to learn to pilot the robot, but he also wants to make one.
 
The inner otaku within him couldn’t resist.

What Is Related To Knights Here:

The robot which protects the kingdom and its people is called Silhouette Knights. The protagonist wants to pilot and build one for himself.

This anime presents you with a robot knight instead of a human one with armour.

#12 Garo: The Animation

#12 Garo: The Animation

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 24
Studio: MAPPA
 
The Valiante Kingdom has launched an operation to obliterate witchcraft users. Not known by the commoners is that those users are the protectors of the kingdom known as the Makai Knights and Alchemists.
 
Among the very few survivors of the so-called witchcraft extermination, Leon Luis and his father, German, are the lucky ones. Leon inherited Golden Knight Garo’s legendary armour from his mother, who was another victim of the witch hunt.
 
Alfonso San Valiante is kind. And looking at the threat he possesses, the king banished his son from the kingdom to continue the horrors.

Soon, Alfonso meets German and Leon. And the encounter is the first step toward the change in this grim world.

What Is Related To Knights Here:

Everything centres around the Makai Knights in Garo: The Animation. So, if you enjoy magic, swordplay, and knights, this anime-original by the MAPPA studio is a must-watch.

#11 Scrapped Princess

#11 Scrapped Princess

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 24
Studio: Bones
 
Royalty seems to be all-shiny from the outside. But on the inside, it is nothing but a farce.
 
After being prophesied as the poison to the world by God Mauser, Pacifica Casull got scrapped as a princess. A knight got ordered to kill her before she turned 16. But the knight denied carrying out that sin.
 
If not for her kind family, Pacifica would not be alive. Protecting her are her adoptive brother and sister, Shannon and Raquel Casull. While Shannon knows his way around swords, Raquell is well-versed with magic.
 
Can these two protect Pacifica from the hands of God Mauser and his minions? Only time will tell.

What Is Related To Knights Here:

Scrapped Princess is what you can expect from a knights anime. It has knights, magic, and resolve to overturn the fate which is way too cruel to the innocent and powerless.

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#10 Record of Lodoss War (OVA)

#10 Record of Lodoss War (OVA)

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 13
Studio: Madhouse
 
After the battle between gods, Lodoss and its kingdom have been at war for a millennium. When peace seems to be a happy possibility, a witch has her eyes on these kingdoms.
 
To stop this, Parn, his best friend Etoh, advisor Slayn, and mentor Ghim have embarked on the journey to bring peace to these lands. Both Parn & Slayn’s romantic interests also follow them on this journey.
 
Besides that, Parn is also searching for the answer regarding his father, who got dishonoured as a knight.

What Is Related To Knights Here:

The protagonist Parn is a swordsman and the son of a dishonoured knight. And he is looking for the reasons behind his father got disgraced as a knight.

Record of Lodoss War has knights, elves, magic, swordplay, and so much more than an anime with knights can offer.

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#9 Chivalry of a Failed Knight

#9 Chivalry of a Failed Knight

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
Studio: SILVER LINK., Nexus
 
Blazers are the only ones who can enrol in and train to become Mage-Knights in Hagun Academy.

What are Blazers?

They are the very few human beings who can create weapons by manipulating their souls. Ikki Kurogane is renowned as a Blazer, but for the wrong reasons.

Being the only F-rated Blazer, Ikki aspires to be a Mage Knight. After witnessing Stella Vermillion, the princess naked, Ikki got challenged to a duel.

No doubt he will lose, right? Or will he?

What Is Related To Knights Here:

As the title suggests, the anime is everything about knights. In Chivalry of a Failed Knight, the protagonist has to prove his worth while climbing the ladder to realize his life-long dream of becoming a Mage Knight.

#8 Magic Knight Rayearth

#8 Magic Knight Rayearth

Number of seasons: 2
Number of episodes: 49
Studio: Tokyo Movie Shinsha, TMS Entertainment
 
Suddenly, Hikaru, Umi, and Fuu are transported to Cephiro, a magical world. They are looking for a way back home.

Soon they come across Master Mage Clef, who tells them that the only way to go back is to save Cephiro from the hands of evil High Priest Zagato, who has kidnapped the princess.

Princess Emeraude was the pillar of Cephiro who stabilized it with her prayers. If they don’t bring back the princess, Cephiro will fall into chaos. To save the princess, they have to become the legendary Magic Knights and find the Rune Gods to help them in this dangerous battle.

What Is Related To Knights Here:

As if being knights were not enough, the three girls also have magical powers to fight against the evil in the magical world.

Magic Knight Rayearth delivers its promise of being a great anime that has knights in it.

#7 Claymore

#7 Claymore

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 26
Studio: Madhouse
 
Youma are shapeshifting demonic beasts who feed on human flesh. They can blend in with the humans taking the appearance of their favourite food.

However, to tackle this problem, a secret organization has created Claymores, beings who are half-human & half-youma.

A Claymore always carries a massive sword with them. Though they kill these beasts, they are looked down upon by the humans and are often called the Silver Eyed Witches.

When a boy named Raki is robbed of his family by the youma, a Claymore named Clare saves his life. After this, Raki follows Clare on her journey.

What Is Related To Knights Here:

Claymore is a fancy word used in this anime for knights. As they are half-human and half-youma, these armoured warriors are called Claymore.

You will enjoy watching Clare that huge sword around throughout the anime.

#6 The Vision of Escaflowne

#6 The Vision of Escaflowne

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 26
Studio: Sunrise
 
Fortune telling and tarot cards have always piqued Hitomi Kanzaki’s interest. One night, she encounters a boy and a dragon falling from the sky. Though the boy kills the dragon, both Hitomi and the boy get transported to a different world.
 
Soon, Hitomi discovers that the new world is the Kingdom of Fanelia, and the boy she ran into is none other than Fanelia’s prince Van Fanel.

Not much later, the kingdom gets attacked by Zailbach’s evil empire. Trying to protect the kingdom, Van dons the ancient mechanized battle suit, guymelef Escaflowne but fails to protect it.

Now on the run, Hitomi and Van come across Allen Schezar, who is not only an Asturian knight but also looks similar to Hitomi’s crush from the earth.

Will this encounter help Van fight back against Zaibach?

What Is Related To Knights Here:

The Vision of Escaflowne has Allen Schezar as a knight, who plays a crucial role in the narrative.

Besides that, this anime has knights in a setting where there are robots, science fiction, and parallel worlds. What more do you need to watch this knight anime?

#5 The Heroic Legend of Arslan

#5 The Heroic Legend of Arslan

Number of seasons: 2
Number of episodes: 33
Studio: SANZIGEN, LIDENFILMS
 
During the war against Lusitania, the king of Pars was backstabbed by a trusted official. The betrayal resulted in the decimation of the Parsian army following the siege of Ecbatana, the capital city.

Amidst this chaos, Arslan, the Prince of Pars, is on the run. Thanks to the loyal Daryun, Arslan gets out of the hunting ground and decides to look for allies who will help him take back the kingdom.

But Arslan isn’t aware of the mastermind awaiting the right time to challenge his right to succession.

What Is Related To Knights Here:

Arslan Senki is loosely based on a true story. So you will get your fill for both the story and knights. One of the most important characters of Arslan Senki, Daryun, is referred to as “the knight amongst knights”.

#4 The Seven Deadly Sins

#4 The Seven Deadly Sins

Number of seasons: 4
Number of episodes: 96
Studio: A-1 Pictures, Studio Deen
 
Trust is firm yet fragile when tested.
 
The Holy Knights of Britannia safeguard the kingdoms of Britannia. The Holy Knights are users of powerful magic that intimidates even the inhabitants.

However, with a sudden betrayal in one of the kingdoms named Liones, the Holy Knights stepped up and defeated them.

A decade later, the saviours were the ones who staged a coup d’état and became the ruler of Liones. Meanwhile, the rumours about the legend of “Seven Deadly Sins” begin to circulate throughout the land of Britannia.

Elizabeth, the third princess of the fallen kingdom of Liones, journeys out to find the Seven Deadly Sins to take back the kingdom.

What Is Related To Knights Here:

The Seven Deadly sins is a gallery of knights. If you love knights, you have to watch this anime.

The knights in The Seven Deadly Sins are not only well designed but are also strong and do justice to the image of a knight.

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#3 Black Clover

#3 Black Clover

Number of seasons: 4
Number of episodes: 170
Studio: Studio Pierrot
 
Only the strongest of the strong can become the Wizard King. Black Clover tells the tale of two orphans, Asta and Yuno. They were abandoned in front of the church on the same day.

While Yuno was blessed with magic from childhood, Asta was devoid of magic. But like any other shonen protagonist, Asta never gave up on his dreams of becoming the Wizard King and continued physical training.

When everyone at the age of 15 received Grimoires and Yuno got the magnificent four-leaf clover grimoire, Asta didn’t get one.

However, while trying to protect Yuno from a threat, Asta got the five-leaf clover grimoire, a rare anti-magic one. And just like that, Asta and Yuno take the first step towards becoming the Wizard King.

What Is Related To Knights Here:

There are nine squads of mages who protect the Clover Kingdom. These mages are known as Magic Knights. Asta and Yuno belong to the Black Bull and Golden Dawn, respectively.

While Black Bull is known for being the worst squad, Golden Dawn is known for being the best squad.

#2 Berserk

#2 Berserk

Number of seasons: 3
Number of episodes: 49
Studio: OLM, Millepensee, GEMBA
 
There are very few names that suit the character, just like Guts.

Guts was born from his mother’s corpse. The only way for him to survive was to shed blood from one battlefield to another. A mercenary group led by Griffith – the White Hawk- soon recruited Guts.

Immediately climbing up the ranks, Guts became the leader of the offensive faction, and understandably so.

As much as he thought there was nothing to life but bloodshed, Guts soon realized there’s a hint of gray in this black & white world.

What awaits him is nothing but tragedy. Can he withstand it and move forward to look for his purpose in life?

What Is Related To Knights Here:

Though the main characters are mercenaries, the story consists of knights as Berserk takes place in the medieval-inspired world.

And swordfights, which is a highlight for any anime with knights, Berserk excels in that aspect and proves to be a worthy contender on this list of knights anime.

#1 Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac (1986)

#1 Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac (1986)

Number of seasons: 5
Number of episodes: 243 (including one movie)
Studio: Toei Animation
 
Saints are the group of young men who protect the Goddess of Wisdom and War, Athena. These men are so strong that they can tear apart anything from hell to heaven with their fists alone.

They contain the power of the Cosmos within themselves and can summon that power as they wish.

With time, the group of young blood worthy of protecting Athena replaced those Saints. Among them, Seiya stands out. A young man ready to put everything on the line for the Scared Armor of Pegasus.

After nearly a decade of hard work, he gets the title of a Saint along with the other new Saints. New adventures await them, but they are anything but peaceful.

What Is Related To Knights Here:

The Saints, who are protecting Athena, are Knights, which you can tell at first glance. They are the knights who protect the queen. i.e. the Saints protecting the Goddess. Word Play it is.

Honourable Mentions

How can I forget to give you some extra anime to watch? So, here are a few more anime with knights you can also add to your watchlist.
 
● Fate/stay night (2014)
● Six Gates Faraway Mon Colle Knights
● Tales of Vesperia: The First Strike (Movie)

With that, I conclude the list of Top 15 Knights Anime. I have added some new ones, some retros, and quite a few forever classics so that you can get a variety of options to choose from.
 
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