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Anime MMORPG List

Fantasy city in Anime MMORPG setting

Anime MMORPG is one of the most popular and recognizable genres of games. It has a unique visual style, swift animations, colourful graphics and many other features. It’s often simplified and has many shared features with the cartoon style video games. Very often these MMORPGs are based on the original anime series or manga and developed in Japan. However, the MMORPG of any genre and setting can have this type of graphics.

Closers

Closers is a MMORPG project with action combat, featuring the anime-inspired visual style.

Dragon Saga

Dragon Saga is a free-to-play side-scrolling 3D anime MMORPG in fantasy dragon setting.

Aura Kingdom

Aura Kingdom is a free-to-play story-driven MMORPG in anime style with dynamic combat system.

SoulWorker

SoulWorker is a free-to-play anime MMORPG with an action combat system based on skill combinations.

Vindictus

Vindictus is a dungeon-crawler-like action-RPG with many playable characters.

NosTale

NosTale is an action MMORPG in a fantasy setting with the anime-inspired visual style.

Onigiri

An anime-inspired free-to-play Japanese fantasy MMORPG made by CyberStep. Released in 2013.

Mabinogi

A free-to-play Korean fantasy MMORPG in anime style, developed by Nexon. Released in 2004.

Final Fantasy 11

Final Fantasy 11 is a fantasy MMORPG series based off of the core Final Fantasy series.

Fiesta

Fiesta is a classic 3D MMORPG in anime stylistic, developed by Gamigo in 2006.

Dragon Nest

A Hack-and-Slash MMORPG with non-target system, developed by EYEDENTITY GAMES in 2010.

Ragnarok Online

Beautiful isometric RPG with anime-inspired visual stylistic. Developed by GRAVITY Co. in 2002.

Bleach Online

Bleach Online is a browser fighting game in the setting of extremely popular anime, Bleach.

Fantasy city in Anime MMORPG setting

More About Anime MMORPG

The Anime MMORPG is a very specific genre that can’t be mixed up with Cartoon style or other types of graphics. Usually, the characters of these games have a specific appearance with enormous eyes, unrealistic body proportions and colourful hair. Many of the heroes often look cute or even too sweet, with no differences between different genders. Of course, this style contains different archetypes of the appearance, but the most famous and popular is ‘Kawai’ one. The graphics are usually bright and colourful, even a bit too much simplified, and the backgrounds look much more complicated, vivid and picturesque than in other games; sometimes it looks even better than projects with realistic environment. It will not be surprising that most video games of this genre are developed in the homeland of anime, in Japan.

Even though the term Anime MMORPG usually means only visible part of the game, these projects often have a range of specific features which are characteristic only for this genre. For example, these video games usually have a crazy huge number of beautiful characters (especially girls) as NPCs, mercenaries, villains, playable heroes or usual mobs, so even the most boring game can lure you for a long time. Also, anime games often provide players with deep and well-developed character customization.

Best Anime MMORPG

  • Dragon Nest has pretty anime-inspired visual style, with picturesque cartoonish backgrounds and swift animations. It’s nor pure anime nor cartoon, but something in between. This game has an excellent character editor with many appearance features to choose from.
  • Mabinogi is an outstanding game with anime style. Also, it has not only colourful graphics but also a flexible system of skills and unusual mythological fantasy setting.
  • Final Fantasy 14 has an anime-inspired visual style, one of the most beautiful game worlds, and sophisticated character editor with many changeable features. This game is famous for its impressive graphics.