Tiny mythical beings with cute wings flapping around with magical powers – that are what fairies look like, don’t they?
Be it the tooth fairy or fairy godmother, fairies have been moulded into our lives since childhood to make us do something without explaining it in detail.
By reading picture books or watching animated movies and shows from Disney, fairy tales were and are a source of joy.
Though Disney has entertained the world for decades through their fairy stories, some anime titles too display fairies in their own unique way.
So, without further ado, let’s begin with the list of top 10 fairy anime.
Bottle Fairy displays the life of fairies who have come to the human world to enjoy the traditions.
Bottle FairyAir Date: October 3, 2003 Status: Finished Studio: Xebec No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 13
In hopes of enjoying human traditions, four fairies Hororo, Sarara, Kururu, and Chiriri have come from the fairy world.
Not knowing anything about the human world, they were lucky to make friends with a university student whom they call Sensei-san and with a first grader, Tama-chan.
Living in the bottles in Sensei-san’s desk, they are on a journey full of misadventures.
Pretty Cure deals with the cliche story of Good vs. Evil with fairies as the victims of the evil and humans as the savior.
Pretty CureAir Date: February 1, 2004 Status: Finished Studio: Toei Animation No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 96
Nagisa and Honoka are the opposite poles of a magnet, very different from each other.
While Honoka is known for her knowledge prowess, Nagisa hates anything related to studying.
But soon after encountering Mipple and Mepple, who have escaped from their planet named Garden of Light after being conquered by the Dark Zone’s evil forces, their life changes drastically.
The evil forces now have their eyes on earth. To save both their own planets and earth, Honoka and Nagisa were given powers by Mipple and Mepple.
With that power, they have to find the Prism Stones to defeat the evil forces.
8A Little Snow Fairy Sugar
A Little Snow Fairy Sugar displays the daily life of fairies hanging out with a human in search of a magical item.
A Little Snow Fairy SugarAir Date: October 2, 2001 Status: Finished Studio: J.C.Staff No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 24
The fairies which control every aspect of the weather from sunshine to rainfall using their musical instruments are known as Season Fairies.
Sugar and her friends Salt and Pepper are apprentice Snow fairies looking for Twinkles, a mysterious object that will bloom their magical flowers.
Not knowing anything about Twinkles, they come across Saga, a girl who can see seasonal fairies. Together they search for the Twinkle while enjoying their unusual friendship.
7La Corda d’Oro: Primo Passo
La Corda d’Oro: Primo Passo is about a girl starting his musical journey with a magical violin gifted by a fairy.
La Corda d’Oro: Primo PassoAir Date: October 2, 2006 Status: Finished Studio: Yumeta Company No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 25
Seiso Academy is an institution where students join either for the General Studies or for Music Studies.
Kahoko Hino is a student from General Studies whose sudden encounter with a fairy named Lili changed her life.
During an announcement for the school’s traditional musical competition, the name of Kahoko Hino was announced.
Not knowing what to do, Hino was presented with a magical violin by Lili, who told her that she can play the violin if she believes in herself.
And thus started a new life for Hino, where she has to face far more experienced competitors in this field than her.
Shugo Chara is about every kid who prayed to the fairies every night before sleeping for miracles to happen when they wake up.
Shugo Chara!Air Date: October 6, 2007 Status: Finished Studio: Satelight No. of Seasons: 3 No. of Episodes: 127
Amu Hinamori is a shy elementary school girl who wants to be the desired self, which is to be cool and straight-forward.
After the night she makes that wish, she finds three eggs in her bed the next morning in red, blue, and green colors.
From those eggs hatch the guardian characters Ran, Miki, and Su, who help a person to become their desired self.
Recruited by the student council, who has one guardian character for each member, she now has to find the eggs with corrupted desires in them.
Mirmo Zibang displays the chaotic life of a shy girl who wants to date her dream guy with a fairy’s help.
Mirmo Zibang!Air Date: April 6, 2002 Status: Finished Studio: Studio Hibari No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 172
Kaede is an eighth-grader who is usually energetic, but she is the shyest person ever when it comes to boys.
While walking home Kaede buys a colorful cocoa mug, which has an engraved note in the bottom.
The note said that if any individual reads the note loudly while pouring hot cocoa into the mug, a love fairy named Muglox will grant every wish.
Wanting to date Yuuki for a long time, she does as written in the note, and a Muglox named Mirumo appears.
However, Mirumo has brought a lot of trouble from his homeworld, which created trouble for Kaede instead of granting her wishes.
4Earl and Fairy
Earl and Fairy is a cute love story that has fairies in it.
Earl and FairyAir Date: September 29, 2008 Status: Finished Studio: Artland No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 12
Lydia Carlton is a fairy doctor who can communicate with fairies. But being able to communicate with fairies is something supernatural that no simple human being could do.
For that reason, no one believes her. Meanwhile, Edgar is looking for someone who has knowledge of fairies, and Lydia is the perfect person for that.
Coming across her, Edgar becomes her employer while claiming himself to be the Earl of Blue Knight.
Yumeiro Patissiere is the perfect show for sweet-tooths.
Yumeiro PatissiereAir Date: October 4, 2009 Status: Finished Studio: Studio Pierrot, Studio Hibari No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 63
Ichigo Amano, who has a deep passion for cake, has been recognized by Henri Lucas, a famous patissier, for her amazing tasting abilities.
Lucas offered Ichigo to attend St. Marie Academy, a prestigious culinary school specializing in desserts.
Due to Henri’s recommendation, she was placed in the topmost group with the “Sweet Princes” who are famous for their magical treats.
Ichigo and the Sweet Princes, accompanied by their “Sweets Spirits,” fairies who make patissiers’ dreams come true, all work together towards their goal in the competitive world of sweets.
2Amagi Brilliant Park
Amagi Brilliant Park takes you on an amusing ride along with a group of whimsical characters.
Amagi Brilliant ParkAir Date: October 7, 2014 Status: Finished Studio: Kyoto Animation No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 13
After being invited on a date by the beautiful Isuzu Sento to an amusement park, the self-loving Seiya Kanie is excited.
But after reaching the amusement park named Amagi Brilliant Park, he finds out that he was being baited to work as the manager there.
Princess Latifa Fleuranza, the owner, wants him to save the park from being closed down. They have to bring in 5,00,000 guests within the next few months to save the park.
Though not wanting to do the job at first, after hearing that magical beings known as Maple landers work there, he was ready to take on the job of bringing Amagi back to its former glory.
1Humanity Has Declined
Humanity Has Declined displays the humorous side of a post-apocalyptic world.
Humanity Has DeclinedAir Date: July 2, 2012 Status: Finished Studio: AIC A.S.T.A. No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 12
Humanity is near extinction due to declining birth rates. It is now a world where the rest of the humans co-exists with fairies, tiny creatures with advanced technologies, and a disregard for human safety.
A young girl has been designated as an official United Nations arbitrator to keep the peace between humans and fairies intact.
But controlling the disasters created by fairies for their obsession with candies is not easy as it sounds.