Best Anime like Frieren Beyond Journey’s end if you loved Madhouse’s latest fantasy

Delicious in Dungeon, Wandering Witch, and To Your Eternity are one of the best anime like Frieren

Frieren Beyond Journey’s End is one of, if not the, best anime in recent years. So much so that fans are now on a quest to find the best anime like Frieren. Quite a baffling reaction for a show so young in the community, but very deserving, considering it has been able to even compete on an equal grounds with Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood in MyAnimeList popularity rankings.

Well, folks, I am here to let you know that your search is over. Here are some of the best shows that would give you that ecstasy Frieren has made you crave for. Ranging from a fantasy tale to an action thriller, this list has it all. Buckle up and let’s get started!!

Top 7 Best Anime with a Story like Frieren Beyond Journey’s End

7. Delicious in Dungeons

Laios and his party in Delicious in Dungeons
Delicious in Dungeons | Courtesy of Trigger
  • Studio: Trigger
  • Episodes: 24
  • Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Gourmet

Laios and his party get caught up in a sudden Dragon attack, which completely annihilates their progress and devours his sister Falin. Respawning at a point further than where they were, Laios is left with an elf named Marcille and a thief named Chilchuk in the party who are determined to rescue his sister. However, they are at standpoint with zero resources at hand. Finding no other way but to consume monsters as a way to survive in the dungeons, they begin their culinary journey under the guidance of the dwarf named Senshi.

One of the most fascinating anime of the January line-up, boasting an experience as exhilarating as Food Wars with a toned-down sexualization, Delicious in Dungeons inherits Frieren’s will of learning a new dish [in her case a new spell] every day. With a new culinary dish to explore each moment in their journey, Laios and his party are bound to make you look forward to your meals!

6. Mushi-shi

Ginko in Mushi-shi
Mushi-shi | Courtesy of Artland
  • Studio: Artland
  • Episodes: 26
  • Genre: Adventure, Slice-of-Life, Mystery, Supernatural

Mushi are the most basic forms of life in the world, capable of imitating anything in nature, being beyond the meager human notions of good and bad. Such are these mysterious beings. Uncertain of what they truly are and what their motives are, a certain group called Mushishi researches their occurrences to understand their reasons. Ginko is a Mushishi who wanders from place to place, trying to dissect Mushis to find the ultimate meaning of life.

Mushishi explores the nature of humans with respect to nature. Exploring the ills of mankind and their bonds with each other, Mushishi and Frieren both focus on the intimacy that human fragility begets and the extent of human desires when faced with a force far superior to their own.

5. To Your Eternity

Fushi in To Your Eternity
To Your Eternity | Courtesy of Brain’s Base
  • Studio: Brain’s Base
  • Episodes: 20
  • Genre: Adventure, Drama, Supernatural

To Your Eternity is a story of a supernatural immortal being, who is sent on earth to grow and experience life. Fushi, as it takes on the name, lives within humans, experiences the intricacy of human life, and tries to understand what it means to be truly human. His journey is however not so pleasant, as he is being pursued by Nokkers who aim to completely absorb him and gain his abilities.

The show explores themes of loneliness, sadness, desperation, beauty in bonds, and temporariness. A wonderful demonstration of how an immortal would look at humanity and its imperfections. Fushi and Frieren fall into the same category of being completely oblivious to emotions and the weight they carry. While Frieren receives a time forward to show her progress, To Your Eternity delves intricately into Fushi’s everyday progress.

4. Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina

Elaina in Wandering Witch The Journey of Elaina
Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina | Courtesy of C2C
  • Studio: C2C
  • Episodes: 12
  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy

Elaina has always wanted to be a witch, inspired by the stories of the renowned witch Nikke, who travels countless places. Determined to become a witch, she works hard to overcome countless trials to be officiated as one. Finally becoming a witch, she ventures out onto the world, experiencing the various different lands as they come and their people with them.

While not on the same emotional level as Frieren, Wandering Witch will take you on a journey that is bound to get you to your knees sobbing. The stories are intricately connected and sprinkled with all the right amounts of sadness, the perfect elements that make the Fantasy genre so mesmerizingly beautiful.

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3. Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions

Manato, Haruhiro, Yume, Shihoru, Moguzo, and Ranta in Grimgar ashes and illusions
Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions | Courtesy of A-1 Pictures
  • Studio: A-1 Pictures
  • Episodes: 12
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Manato, Haruhiro, Yume, Shihoru, Moguzo, and Ranta are thrown into a desolate world, forced to form a party together to survive. In a world where it’s do or die, the 6 must find a way to survive and protect the peace of the world they now reside in.

Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions are centered around human suffering and human perseverance in a world of chaos. While it is a fantasy tale, it consistently deals with themes we would find in the real world. While not as lighthearted as Frieren, Grimgar is a grim story that explores the intricacies of human bonds and desires.

2. Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms

Maquia and her son in Maquia when the Promised Flower Blooms
Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms | Courtesy of P.A Works
  • Studio: P.A Works
  • Episodes: 1
  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Maquia belongs to a race of immortal mystical beings called Iorph, who live detached from the world of Humans. However, human greed knows no bounds and thus they suffer the consequences of human unrestricted want for power. Controlling the barely remaining Giant Dragons, Renato, the kingdom of Mezarte now set their sights on the immortality of Iorphs. Escaping from the annihilation of her homeland, Maquia finds herself in a desolate land with an orphaned baby by her side. Despite her barren conditions, she decides to care for the baby, even when she knows nothing of how humans live.

If Frieren’s message of how fragile humans are has touched your heart, Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms is going to have you crying rivers. The emotional gravity it possesses is unparalleled and the musical authority it exerts is simply mind-boggling. The show will make you grow closer to your mother, understanding all the sacrifices she made to raise and nurture you.

1. Violet Evergarden

Violet in Violet Evergarden
Violet Evergarden | Courtesy of Kyoto Animation
  • Studio: Kyoto Animation
  • Episodes: 13
  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Recovering after the Great World, Violet Evergarden is searching for her superior officer, Major Buggainvillea, hoping to understand his final words. With no leads to go on about, she sets to work under an acquaintance of her major as an Auto Memoir Doll. Writing letters for others, will Violet find the meaning of her Major’s “I Love You.”

Remember how up the list I said Maquia would make you cry, yeah scrap that. This is the show that makes you cry rivers. Each episode carries a depth in it that will make you look at humanity and your bonds from a different perspective, cherishing every moment since then with your loved ones. Focused on the intricacies of familial and romantic bonds, Violet Evergarden covers every aspect of life you can think of. From childhood to old age, from love to envy, from sadness to happiness, the show has it all.


Frieren Beyond Journey’s End came as a storm in the Fall 2023 line-up bolstering through all of our watch list becoming a tough contender in popularity to the rest of the line-up. If you liked Frieren, you are bound to like these shows as well. So give it a try and let us know what you think of them by commenting below.

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