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30+ Best Magic School Anime of All Time | (2024 Updated)

This article is updated based on new theories and knowledge. 

Magic School Anime is one of the categories under High School Animes which is a very popular genre. Magical World is an escape from reality for all of us. Similarly, in some animes esteemed magic schools exist that are attended by students to hone their magical skills and put them to good use.

Among them, some animes like The Irregular at Magic School and Little Witch Academia have been popular for a long time and have set the bar for others to follow. Today in this article, we are going to rank the Top 30+ best magic school anime 2024. It is safe to say that we will discover many new animes along the way and see some surprises on the list.

30+ Best Magic School Anime of All Time

36) Magical Warfare

Magical Warfare

In the world of Magical Warfare, magic users co-exist with normal humans without them knowing. One such normal person, Takeshi Nanase, saves a girl who ends up turning him into a magic user.

Takeshi then enters into the world of magic and discovers all the mysteries in it. Along with two new magicians, Kurumi Isoshima and Kazumi Ida, he gets enrolled in Subaru Magic Academy and starts a new life.

  • MAL Ratings: 5.97
  • Number of Episodes: 12
  • Studio(s): Madhouse
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

35) Ange Vierge

Ange Vierge

Another adventure-fantasy anime with a good plot is Ange Vierge. Here, the story begins when “Hairou,” a magical portal, opens and joins the five different realms.

This leads to a disturbance in the energy flow, and as a result, mysterious powers are started to awaken in teenage girls. Now, to educate how to control these powers, an academy is formed called “Progess” on an isolated island in the Pacific Ocean.

  • MAL Ratings: 6.00
  • Number of Episodes: 12 
  • Studio(s): SILVER LINK., Connect
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

34) Quiz Magic Academy

Quiz Magic Academy

Quiz Magic Academy is an action fantasy OVA with a lot of comedy scenes. It has quite a good plot where the magical school is located somewhere in the sky on a floating island. Ordinary people don’t know its existence, the same as Harry Potter.

Now, the story revolves around the students of one of the academy classes. They have to pass the semester by winning a magical competition, and everyone is ready to give their 100 percent.

  • MAL Ratings: 6.08
  • Number of Episodes: 1 (OVA)
  • Studio(s): AIC PLUS+
  • Where to Watch: 

33) Sky Wizards Academy

Sky Wizards Academy

In this post-apocalyptic world where humanity got destroyed by giant armoured insects forcing them to live in floating cities, watch as wizards from famous wizard academies take on these monsters and try to keep humanity alive.

The protagonist of this story is Kanata Age who needs to restore his reputation after being labelled as a traitor. This involved him taking command over the team E601 which comprised of 3 girls Misora Whitale, Lecty Eisenach and Rico FlamelThe task is easier said than done as they lead him to trouble one after the other.

  • MAL Ratings: 6.33
  • Number of Episodes: 12
  • Studio(s): Diomedéa
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

32) Absolute Duo

Absolute Duo

This popular anime is about people called Blazers who can create equipments from their souls. Kouryou Academy High School specializes in training these Blazers where they are required to partner up with a fellow Blazer and unlock their true potential.

The protagonist of this story Tooru Kokonoe enrols himself in this academy to become stronger and take revenge for his sister. He joins with a foreign student, Julie Sigtuna and starts their journey to become the Absolute Duo.

  • MAL Ratings: 6.40
  • Number of Episodes: 12
  • Studio(s): 8bit
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

31) Lapis Re: LiGHTs

Lapis Re: LiGHTs

If you are looking for a magical-music anime, then Lapis Re: LiGHTs is best for you. It has a beautiful plot that revolves around a princess of Waleland, Tiara, who takes admission in a prestigious academy of magic after clearing the entrance test.

There, she reunites with her old friend, Rosetta, and soon they form a group with Lavie, Ashley, and Lynette. They enjoy the academy to the fullest. In the institution, a rank is assigned to the groups based on their academic performance, and Tiara’s group gets the last rank.

Now they have to take things more seriously, and then Tiara determines to become the number 1 student of the academy.

  • MAL Ratings: 6.66
  • Number of Episodes: 12 
  • Studio(s): Yokohama Animation Lab
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

30) Blade Dance of the Elementalers

Blade Dance of the Elementalers

The Magic School of this anime is Areishia Spirit Academy where students are trained as elementalists so that they can contract a spirit and strengthen their power.

The main character of this story Kamito Kazehaya accidentally contracts a powerful spirit on his way to the first day of his school.

This enrages Claire Rogue who was originally supposed to contract that spirit.

To add to his troubles Kamito needs to face off with the strongest elementalist who is contracted with a dark spirit in the Blade Dance.

  • MAL Ratings: 6.71
  • Number of Episodes: 12
  • Studio(s): TNK
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

29) Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero 

Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero

This unique anime involves a disease called Samon Syndrome which allows people to travel to fantasy worlds. What’s even more fascinating is the fact that people could keep their abilities in the real world that they learned in the fantasy world.

Akatsuki Ousawa was one such people having the Samon Syndrome who decided to leave the peace of his fantasy world and come back to earth with the daughter of the Demon King, Miu.

Together they try to infiltrate Babel and discover the true purpose of the organisation.

  • MAL Ratings: 6.75
  • Number of Episodes: 12
  • Studio(s):Arms
  • Where to Watch:

28) Demon King Daimao

Demon King Daimao

Demon king Daimao has an exciting plot where the protagonist Akuto Sai and a ninja clan member, Junko Hattori, vow to become good people and make the world a better place. But a prophecy is made where Akuto Sai is chosen as the next Demon King.

And from there, everything changes. No one talks to him because of fear. And now, he is surrounded by a harem of beautiful girls who have different motives to accomplish his new powers, so how will Akuto deal with the sudden change of environment?

  • MAL Ratings: 6.75
  • Number of Episodes: 12
  • Studio(s): Artland
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, HIDIVE

27) Rosario+Vampire

Rosario + Vampire

A normal school from the outside but training monsters from inside is the speciality of Youkai Academy. They train the monsters to peacefully live together with humans without causing any trouble.

In a sudden turn of events, Tsukune Aono, a normal human being gets close to Moka Akashiya and his life changes completely after he comes to know that she is a frightening Vampire. 

  • MAL Ratings: 6.76
  • Number of Episodes: 13
  • Studio(s): Gonzo
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

26) Freezing


In this Anime, humanity is threatened by the alien species of Novas, who wreak havoc whenever they appear on earth. The main character of this story is Kazuya Aoi, who enrolls himself in West Genetics Military Academy. He partners up with a powerful Pandora and starts their training to clash with the Novas shortly.

  • MAL Ratings: 6.81
  • Number of Episodes: 12
  • Studio(s): A.C.G.T.
  • Where to Watch: Funimation

25) Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon

Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon

Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon has the story of a new world where one must face magical dangers and threats at every point. Therefore to eliminate them, amazing warriors are appointed, known as Inquisitors.

In addition, there is a specialized school built to educate and train the Inquisitors so that they can learn teamwork and know how to deal with various magical dangers and threats. 

The plot revolves around the 35th Test Platoon, considered the lowest rank platoon due to its incompetent members. However, things changed when a powerful former Inquisitor, Ouka Ootori, was forced to join this platoon due to the rules she broke. Now how will she treat and make everyone strong in this weakest platoon?

  • MAL Ratings: 6.82
  • Number of Episodes: 12
  • Studio(s): SILVER LINK.
  • Where to Watch:

24) Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!

Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!

Cute High Earth Defense Club Love! has many comedy scenes and magic school as a theme. It has a normal story where the five main characters are relaxing and enjoying the weather, and suddenly, a pink wombat appears out of nowhere and forces them to become “Battle Lovers.

Their task is to protect the Earth from the loveless and other villains. Now, here is the twist, all five characters are boys, not girls. It means the pink wombat gives them magical love power to save the Earth. 

  • MAL Ratings: 6.83
  • Number of Episodes: 12
  • Studio(s): Diomedéa
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

23) The Asterisk War

The Asterisk War

In a strange event which was known as Invertia the world as we knew changed completely and the nations began losing their power. This phenomenon also led to some people being born with insane physical capabilities who were named Genestella.

Ayato Amagiri was one such Genestella who attended Seidoukan Academy like any other people of his talent. However, his deep underlying motive was to search for his missing sister while uncovering a hideous plot.

  • MAL Ratings: 6.83
  • Number of Episodes: 12
  • Studio(s):A-1 Pictures
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

22) Myriad Colors Phantom World

Myriad Colors Phantom World

If you are looking for a funny, slightly serious, and goofy magic school anime, then this anime is the perfect watch for all of your needs.

This series is set in a world where ghosts and phantoms are common appearances. Soon enough, mythical creatures are also spotted after the whole of humanity is infected by a virus.

Surprisingly enough, this virus also gave humans special power to defend against all of these threats. In such a world, we follow the daily lives of Haruhiko Ichijou and Mai Kawakami, who have such special powers.

MAL Ratings: 6.85

  • Number of Episodes: 13
  • Studio(s): Kyoto Animation
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

21) Mahou Sensei Negima!

Mahou Sensei Negima!

This series involves a 10-year-old wizard known as Negi who wishes to become a Great Wizard in the future. However, to achieve his goal he needs to complete one final task of being the teacher in an all-female school.

Thus, he starts his new journey accompanied by a student named Asuna and work together to do various tasks from fighting wizards to helping their class pass their exams.

  • MAL Ratings: 6.94
  • Number of Episodes: 26
  • Studio(s): Xebec
  • Where to Watch: HIDIVE

20) Magic-Kyun! Renaissance

Magic-Kyun! Renaissance

Magic-Kyun! Renaissance is a magic-romance anime. Here the story revolves around a transfer student Kohana Aigasaki who is planning to make the best Hoshinomori Summer Festa Cultural Festival.

And for this, she chooses six talented boys who are best in their magic arts. Now everyone is doing their best to create the best festa, and on the other hand, every boy also aims to become the prince of Kohana.

  • MAL Ratings: 7.02
  • Number of Episodes: 13
  • Studio(s): Sunrise
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

19) Strike the Blood

Strike the Blood

Strike the Blood is yet another cliched but good watch if you are searching for more magic school anime series. The series also has five seasons and some OVAs, so you are set for a long ride.

Kojou Akatsuki is a normal high school student, but his whole world is turned upside down after he is granted the abilities of a vampire.

As if this wasn’t the end of his troubles, his powers are derived from a legendary vampire, which makes him immensely powerful.

And Yukina Himeragi is also sent to monitor each and every moment of Kojou. How will the Kojou manage between his daily life and saving the world?

  • MAL Ratings: 7.03
  • Number of Episodes: 24
  • Studio(s): Silver Link, Connect
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Netflix

18) Unbreakable Machine-Doll

Unbreakable Machine-Doll

Go on a magical journey in the Royal Academy of Machinart which involves giving life and intelligence to mechanical dolls known as “automaton.” Their goal is to train the automatons and bolster their military prowess. Raishin Akabane an aspiring candidate fails the entrance exam of the academy.

However, he is given a second chance and he can enter the forbidden arts by defeating one of the top 100 students along with his automaton Yaya.

  • MAL Ratings: 7.06
  • Number of Episodes: 12
  • Studio(s): Lerche
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

17) Trinity Seven

Trinity Seven

In this adventurous anime, a “Breakdown Phenomenon” leads to the destruction of Arata Kasuga’s hometown. Although he manages to reconstruct it artificially using a Grimoire, Lilith Asami appears and demand the Grimoire back.

Instead, Arata decides to enrol in Royal Biblia Academy along with Lilith and form the Trinity Seven with five other students. Thus, starts his journey of saving his hometown and bringing his best friend back.

  • MAL Ratings: 7.07
  • Number of Episodes: 12
  • Studio(s): Seven Arcs Pictures
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, HIDIVE

16) Knight’s and Magic

Knight's and Magic

In this magic school anime, we see Tsubasa Kurata being born into a medieval world after dying in a car crash. He gets reborn with great magical abilities and joins Royal Laihaila Academy to train himself and become a Silhouette Knight. In school, he teams up with two twins and thus begins his epic journey in a new world.

  • MAL Ratings: 7.08
  • Number of Episodes: 13
  • Studio(s): 8bit
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

15) Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor

Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor

This story is based in the Alzano Empire which is famous for its Alzano Imperial Magic Academy. Sistine Fibel and Rumia Tingel attend this academy to bolster their magical skills. However, they need to overcome the obstacles of the dark forces hidden within the empire as they deal with their personal problems. 

  • MAL Ratings: 7.15
  • Number of Episodes: 12
  • Studio(s): LIDENFILMS
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

14) The Familiar Of Zero

The Familiar Of Zero

Immerse yourself in this magical world of wands, cloaks and royalty as Louise undergoes her magical studies in Tristain Academy. However, things are rather difficult for her and she earns the nickname of “Louise the Zero” from her classmates after not being able to perform magic properly.

In a rather unforeseen situation, she ends up summoning a familiar named Saito who has strong connections to Gandalf and thus begins their journey to redeem herself and showcase her talents.

  • MAL Ratings: 7.24
  • Number of Episodes: 13
  • Studio(s): J.C.Staff
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Netflix

13) The Misfit of Demon King Academy

The Misfit of Demon King Academy

Moving on to some of the best magic school anime series, we have this popular series, which recently received a Season 2 and an announcement of a Season 3 too.

The story starts with the common tropes of Demon Lord and Heroes before moving into the main plot. The Demon Lord kills himself to end all wars so that everyone can live in peace.

But he awakens 2000 years later only to find discrimination and a world in which the level of magic has decreased since his time.

He also enrolls in the Demon King Academy and finds the same issues prevalent over there too. Now that the Demon King is stamped as a misfit in this new world, how will he change the world and find the true imposter behind these changes? This is the main crux of the story.

  • MAL Ratings: 7.37
  • Number of Episodes: 13
  • Studio(s): Silver Link
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Netflix

12) The Irregular at Magic High School

The Irregular at Magic High School

One of the most popular Magic School Animes takes 6th place in this list. Set in the 21st century where magic is systematized and taught in school, we follow the journey of siblings Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba.

The school categorises students into Blooms and Weeds where Miyuki and Tatsuya get assigned respectively. Despite being place under Weeds Tatsuya possessed great knowledge, physical combat capabilities and unique magical skills which made him an irregular in the school.

  • MAL Ratings: 7.42
  • Number of Episodes: 26
  • Studio(s): Madhouse
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

11) Tokyo Ravens

Tokyo Ravens

This series involves Onmyoudou magic which was used by Japan during the second world war. However, Japan was eventually defeated and the magical technique became far more simple over the years.

Moreover, only a handful of people were able to use that power and one among them was Harutora. Although he decided to live a simple life at first, he was forced to act on his promise and fight by Natsume’s side when someone tries to bring about Japan’s downfall again.

  • MAL Ratings: 7.44
  • Number of Episodes: 24
  • Studio(s): 8bit
  • Where to Watch: Funimation

10) Chivalry of a Failed Knight

Chivalry of a Failed Knight

This popular magic school anime involves Blazers who can manipulate their souls and produce equipments. Ikki Kurogane, a F-Rated Blazer goes to Hagun Academy to train and become a Mage-Knight.

However, things turn complicated for him when he sees Stella Vermillion without clothes and she challenges him to a duel. It proves to be a difficult task for Ikki as she is an A-Rated Blazer and also marks the beginning of Ikki’s magical journey.

  • MAL Ratings: 7.45
  • Number of Episodes: 12
  • Studio(s): SILVER LINK., Nexus
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, HIDIVE

9) Baka and Test

Baka and Test

Baka and Test, as the title refers to, the story is all about getting good marks on academy tests. Fumizuki Academy is a place where number matters the most, and the ones who score good marks will get all the luxury in the class, and the lowest ones will get broken tables and the worst facilities.

Two main characters, Akihisha Yoshii and Yuuji Sakamoto, end up in the same F class due to bad luck. And now, all the students of class F have decided to score the best numbers in the final term so they can also enjoy all the luxury.

And their only hope is the genus girl, Mizuki Himeji, who has also ended up in the same class due to a fever on the day of the test.

  • MAL Ratings: 7.53
  • Number of Episodes: 13
  • Studio(s): SILVER LINK.
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, HIDIVE

8) The Legend Of The Legendary Heroes

The Legend Of The Legendary Heroes

The story is based around people possessing Alpha Stigma, an eye that can analyze every type of magic. Ryner Lute is one such person who studies in Roland Empire’s Magician Academy.

His main goal is to prevail peace in his nation along with his best friend, Sion Astal. After Siol becomes the king of Roland, he orders him to go on a search of relics that will come in handy to their empire. 

  • MAL Ratings: 7.53
  • Number of Episodes: 24
  • Studio(s): Zexcs
  • Where to Watch: Funimation

7) Majo no Tabitabi

Majo no Tabitabi

Majo no Tabitabi or Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina is the best adventure anime related to witches. It has a minor part comprising academy competitions, so we have added it to this list.

The story revolves around a witch girl, Elaina, who dreams of traveling worldwide. She always studies her favorite book, the story of Nike, a renowned and desires to travel to all those areas mentioned in the book.

So, after completing her training, she starts her journey to travel across the world, where she experiences both the bright and dark sides of society. The best part I like about this anime is that not every story has a happy ending. 

  • MAL Ratings: 7.55
  • Number of Episodes: 12
  • Studio(s): C2C
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

6) Mashle


Although this anime might be called a Black Clover copy, it is still a spending magic school anime. As soon as Season 1 ended, it was also instantly announced for Season 2.

Mash Burnedead is an anamoly in this world filled with people who have special marks on their faces to mark the level of their magic capacity and strength.

Mash, meanwhile, does not have any magic but has his superhuman strength and power. Soon enough, magic authorities discover that he does not have any magic.

Now, to save his grandfather and to live a peaceful life, he must study at the Easton Magic Academy and become a Divine Visionary to change the rules of this world.


  • MAL Ratings: 7.56
  • Number of Episodes: 12
  • Studio(s): A-1 Pictures
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

5) Mairimashita! Iruma-kun

Mairimashita! Iruma-kun

Iruma-kun is one of my personal favorite magical-school anime. Here, the concept is slightly different. The story begins when the Suzuki family sells their hardworking boy, Iruma Suzuki, to the demon Sullivan.

Iruma was worried that demon Sullivan would eat him, but once they reached Netherworld, he discovered that Sullivan had started pampering him. In short, the great demon Sullivan only wants a grandchild, and he is thrilled to get Iruma.

Now, Sullivan enrolls Iruma into one of the best demon schools, Babyls. From here, Iruma’s story begins where he has to live day-to-day life with demons without revealing his identity as a human.

  • MAL Ratings: 7.75
  • Number of Episodes: 23 
  • Studio(s): SILVER LINK., Connect
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll

4) Little Witch Academia

Little Witch Academia

The best magic school anime on our list is Little Witch Academia. It is full of adventures as little Atsuko first sets her foot in this magical world. She used to hold Shiny Chariot as a role model but that opinion gradually changed over time.

It is not all fun and games in her school as she is forced to endure the hardships and overcome her ineptness in magic. However, a chance to prove herself falls at her feet when she gets to stop a ferocious dragon and save everyone at her school.

  • MAL Ratings: 7.82
  • Number of Episodes: 25
  • Studio(s): Trigger
  • Where to Watch: AniDB

3) Magi: The labyrinth of Magic

Magi: The labyrinth of Magic

This highly rated anime involves several labyrinths hidden around the world full of rich treasures. It is believed that these were created by Magi who directs few selected people to these dungeons.

Aladdin, a young magician decides to explore one of these dungeons along with his mentor, Ugo. However, little did he knew that this was going to be a life-altering step for him and the fate of the world will rest upon his actions.

  • MAL Ratings: 8.02
  • Number of Episodes: 25
  • Studio(s): A-1 Pictures
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

2) Black Clover

Black Clover

In terms of magic anime, Black Clover always stands at the top, along with Fairy Tail. It’s not like magic school anime, but here guilds play a crucial role in blooming the magic knights. If you are looking for only magic anime, then Black Clover is best for you.

Here, the story revolves around two orphan boys, Asta and Yuno. Yuno is loved by mana, whereas Asta is hated by it, and they both are best friends. Asta knows he has no magical power, so he always focuses on developing strength through body training exercises.

On the day of selection, Yuno is chosen by a four-leaf clover grimoire, the legendary grimoire, and it is said that the four-leaf clover denotes the mythical level of power. At that exact moment, Asta is chosen by no grimoire.

This is the first time in history that someone returned empty-handed from the church library. After this event, everyone in the kingdom makes fun of Asta, praising Yuno for getting the four-leaf clover.

On a fateful night, Yuno is attacked by a robber who wants his grimoire. Asta decides to fight him without any magic to save Yuno, and at that time, Asta is chosen by the devil, and he gets the five-leaf clover grimoire, the anti-magic grimoire. 

  • MAL Ratings: 8.13
  • Number of Episodes: 170+
  • Studio(s): Pierrot
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

1) Jujutsu Kaisen

Jujutsu Kaisen

Yuuji Itadori is a normal high school student until he lands on a unique cursed item. In order to save his friends, he consumes this cursed item, only to find out that he is now dragged into the world of sorcerers and curses.

This cursed item was coincidentally also the finger of Ryomen Sukuna, who was greatly called the King of Curses.

Now, Itadori enrolls in Jujutsu High School after learning about his newfound powers. He must now walk the deadly path of being a sorcerer, all the while holding home to the King of Curses in his body.

  • MAL Ratings: 8.62
  • Number of Episodes: 24
  • Studio(s): Mappa
  • Where to Watch: Crunchyroll, Funimation

We finally conclude our rankings of the top 30+ best magic school anime of all time.

It is fascinating to see that there are so many varieties of magical anime out there, and each has its unique plot making it engaging for the viewers.

Jujutsu Kaisen took its deserved number one spot in the list, while it was surprising to see The Irregular at Magic High School not make it into the top 3.

Magic school anime are emotionally attached to fans because I know every one of you has dreamed to accidentally summon into the world with magical power.

So that you can become either protagonist or antagonist, that’s why this list is very important to the ones who have already watched too many anime or the ones who start their journey as an Otaku.

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