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We often dream of it – a world unlike ours, something different, something new. Of course, the theme is anime worlds we want to live in. Life in our world can be so boring, but life as a pirate, ninja, or even a life in a world where your deepest wishes can come true would be awesome. What’s not to like about that? In this list we will dive deeper into some of the wonderful worlds of anime, which we have at some point or another dreamed about... What would it be like if I was there, living the dream and how would I do it. So many people have dreamed about these special anime worlds.
Join me on this journey and perhaps your favorite anime world makes an appearance.
10. Attack on Titan
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: April 2013 – September 2013
Attack on Titan finds itself at 10th place because even though it would be a cool place to live in, it would also be kind of the perfect nightmare to live in as well. Sure, you’d have the happy day-to-day life inside the walls but then just look outside those high walls and you see the Titans, licking their lips upon the mere thought of eating you. But then we have the cool technology mixed with historical times which sounds pretty appealing. You should always conquer your fears, right?
9. The “Hentai” Prince and the Stony Cat.
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: April 2013 – June 2013
A world where your wishes actually can come true... doesn’t that sound pretty great? That’s the reality in the world of The “Hentai” Prince and the Stony Cat. It’s much like the normal world we live in. The main difference is the existence of supernatural, magical stone cats which can make your wishes come true! Better make sure to be careful what you wish for. That said, it is an interesting reality to live in. The only danger would come if you didn’t put enough thought into your wishes. Think before you wish, and it would be an amazing world to live in.
- Episodes: 201
- Aired: April 2006 – March 2010
A highly interesting world to live in would be Gintama’s setting of Edo period Japan, mixed with all kinds of aliens living among the humans. But even though it would be cool to be a samurai in a world like Gintama, it would be very difficult to find work as we can see with Gintoki and his friends. It would be a funny and amusing time to be living in, even though times would be tough. So be sure to try getting used to being a Jack of all trades.
7. Sword Art Online
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: July 2012 - December 2012
Sword Art Online is actually a world we soon might be living in. We’re getting more and more connected and of course, video games will follow in that direction as well. Even virtual reality isn’t too far away. To be living in Sword Art Online and to be trapped in a video game is quite a troubling thought, but in a strange way, it’s very cool at the same time – even though every fight in the game would put your real life at risk.. Nevertheless, Sword Art Online would be a cool and interesting world to live in, if you don’t mind fearing for your life every day.
6. Fullmetal Alchemist
- Episodes: 51
- Aired: October 2003 – October 2004
This is actually one of the worlds which might be a favorite among many anime fans. You have the power of alchemy and the open road. The freedom to do anything. And that is mostly why we dream of these anime worlds and how much better it would be to be able to just live and fight the good fight everyday and have a clear destiny and goal in life... even though by accident, you lose your limbs and almost lose your younger brother. A cool world to be living in for sure.
5. Fairy Tail
- Episodes: 175
- Aired: October 2009 – March 2013
Fairy Tail has an intriguing and interesting feeling when it comes to how the world works. Who wouldn’t want to be living in a world of fantasy, magic, a lot of action and of course a lot of adventure? Sounds like a perfect world doesn’t it? Magic and adventure is the kind of world Fairy Tail is set in, and it’s just interesting to dream about what living there would be like.
- Episodes: 276
- Aired: April 1997 – November 2002
Here we also have one of those worlds were it isn’t necessary to be tied down to a job. In the world of Pokémon you can go on a big adventure, meeting all kinds of people and you have your cool pokémon too. It’s a world many have dreamed about – how it would be like and how much better it would be to live for what you love and to be able to easily go from town to town and earn money as a pokémon trainer. What a truly wonderful world to be living in!
- Episodes: 366
- Aired: October 2004 – March 2012
Bleach is set in a world which we want to live in because of just the thought of being a Death God and all the perks such a gig would have. Every day you’d be slaying Hollows and other kinds of spirits. It can be quite the amusing, interesting and cool world to be living in. Just think of all the adventure and sword fighting. But also, even just for the knowledge about the afterlife, I’m sure it’s a world many of us wish we were born into.
2. One Piece
- Episodes: Unknown
- Aired: October 1999 - Ongoing
It has always been a popular wish to live with freedom and that’s what most people want in life. To live comfortable and to have all the freedom in the world – that is exactly what the world of One Piece allows for. The living comfortably part is debatable since not everyone loves the life of a pirate. But just the thought of sailing with your own crew, searching for treasure and fighting with all your might to be the one who gets that gold or whatever treasure lies ahead... it’s enough to get you pumped! In short, a pirate’s life is a life filled with adventure, action, and perhaps a few superpowers as well.
1. Naruto: Shippuden
- Episodes: Unknown
- Aired: February 2007 - Ongoing
Who hasn’t dreamt of the life of a ninja, samurai, or any ancient warrior, where your daily life was about growing strong as a person, and mastering your skills by fighting to become the best. That is what the world of Naruto is about. In that kind of world, you have so many different superpowers like the Uchiha clan’s Sharingan, which can destroy the world and set a giant infinite illusion upon it.. The Naruto world is about growing as a warrior and studying every day, working hard to become the best. What’s even better is that you have the freedom to travel anywhere and do almost anything (given that you’re focusing on your missions and all). Want to be the hero of the village or the harbinger of doom? It’s your choice. What a magical world to be living in.
The grass is always greener when looking at a different world, at least when taking a look into the worlds anime has to offer. I hope this brought up some thoughts about your favorite anime worlds. Until next time, keep dreaming about life in your favorite anime!