Top 5 Anime with Rich World Building

Top 5 Anime with Rich World Building

Anime gives us a wonderful fantasy setting that allows us to forget all our stress and completely immerse ourselves in this fictional world. While each anime has its own way of doing it, few simply blow our minds with how perfectly they carry it out. In this article, I will list out the Top 5 Anime with Rich World Building that have us gasping for breath with how well it has been done.

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Top 5 Anime with Rich World Building

One Piece

One Piece
One Piece | Courtesy of Toei Animation

When it comes to world building, nobody does it better than One Piece. Its entire story revolves around the forces of Pirates, the World Government, and the Revolutionary. As such each of these factions affect the world in different ways, resulting in various different scenarios for the viewers to experience. While we follow the Straw Hats on their journey, the world continues to move and have their own lives.

  • Such as when the Straw Hats were navigating through their plan of defeating Kaidou with their alliance with Law, the world continued to move on and have Reverie – the meeting of all the Kingdoms under the World Government.
  • This event had many consequences such as the disappearance of Vivi and the murder of King Nefertari.
  • The event also led to the disbanding of the Warlord System.

These small details greatly improve the experience the viewer goes through while watching the series, becoming a testament to the great world building the mangaka had put so much effort into creating.

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation

Mushoku Tensei
Mushoku Tensei | Courtesy of Studio Bind

The world of Mushoku Tensei is vast and the characters who Rudeus continues to meet are not filler characters.

  • These characters are interlinked and continue to influence and affect his development as the main character of the series.
  • The characters are also key pieces of the giant puzzle that the story of Jobless Reincarnation is.
  • The character appears and continues to be effective in the long run. For example, in Season 2, Rudeus meets Linia and Pursena who are the descendants of the Beast Tribe, that he managed to save during his travels with Eris and Ruijerd.

These small connections create an immersive world for the viewers to engage in. It allows the viewers to wonder who else will make an impact and makes them engage even more with the characters in the story.

Avatar The Last Airbender

Avatar The Last Airbender
Avatar The Last Airbender | Courtesy of IMDb

Avatar The Last Airbender is a story that everyone in the anime community considers on par with the Holy Grails of the Anime Community. It has a brilliant world building, one that will make any other series seem pale in comparison.

  • The world of Avatar is a lively world of 4 tribes that continue to interact even behind the scenes.
  • The White Lotus is a mysterious organization in the story that works in the shadows and can be found in every corner of the world.
  • The consequences of Time can be felt as the urgency to master all 4 elements against the doom of war approaching is always present.
  • Both sides of the world are beautifully portrayed – the Fire Nation living in luxury and comfort while everyone else suffering under their atrocious rule.

The world of Avatar The Last Airbender has it all, a fantasy setting riddled with mysteries everywhere you take a turn, which is equipped with a power system and dynamic that keeps its viewers on their feet. The show will make you laugh and cry while wondering if this is the peak fiction experience.

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime | Courtesy of 8bit

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime is one of the most popular shows in the community, and justifiably so. It has a wonderful cast of characters, each offering a unique experience to the viewers, along with the vast world that the characters continuously interact with.

  • There are a lot of factions in the story that keep their world lively.
  • Rimuru has to continuously work towards new heights and as such continuously meets new challenges that do not allow the story to die out. This is only possible as both old and new enemies show up to keep him on his toes.
  • The world has been intricately crafted which makes sure that everything one would experience in the real world, one could find it here.

Slime is a wonderful anime that continues to be a fan-favorite for its light but fun approach to how Rimuru grows in his story.

Violet Evergarden

Violet Evergarden
Violet Evergarden | Courtesy of Kyoto Animation

Violet Evergarden is a series that will make you cry each episode without fail. Each of its episodes hosts a separate world altogether, yet, it all comes together at the end and the way it does will make you cry, again. All of the characters that the show introduces will affect the main character and will help her grow as a human. These characters continue to grow on their own even after their event with Violet, all of which can be seen in newspaper headlines and tiny details in between interactions.

The world grows with its characters, and there is no better example than this show itself. Violet Evergarden is what every short anime should aspire to be. To have a tale that touches the hearts of everyone who witnesses it and to have a world that complements it in just 13 Episodes.


Each item on the list will wow you to your wits. These shows are the greatest in the community, boasting a world that will never fail to amaze you. If you think that the list missed a show, do let us know by commenting down below!!

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