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15+ BEST Virtual Reality Anime Of All Time!

Updated September 20, 2022 by Ernie

Have you ever dreamt of living in a virtual world? Well, in 2022 it’s quite possible. Right? Sometimes life pushes you beyond your limits and it gives everyone an existential crisis. That’s where anime supports us! Anime has been there for us through thick and thin. 

Anime makes you experience things that you have never experienced before. So, today, we’re going to talk about 15+ BEST Virtual Reality Anime. These anime are truly one of the most interesting virtual world-based anime and I’m sure you won’t regret watching them too! So, without any further ado, let’s get started! 

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BEST VR ANIME 

 

16. .hack/sign

.hack//Sign

INFORMATION
Title
.hack/sign
Genre
Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Type
T.V
Studio
Bee Train
Premiered
Spring 2002
Episode Count
26
Duration
24 min per ep

Starting off with .hack/sign that tells us the story of a young Wavemaster who woke up in an MMORPG world called, “The World”. He has amnesia and doesn’t have memories of how he ended up this way. In this virtual world, the Crimson Knights get suspicious of him and consider him to be a hacker since our boy was seen with a tweaked character in cat’s form. He couldn’t log out from the game, and as a result, he met the Crimson Knights and other players on his way.

As Tsukasa (MC) discovers new things in this world, he comes across a magical item that can take the form of a “Guardian” and protect him from danger. The knights get confused and start to wonder why Tsukasa is stuck in the game. 

 

15. Serial Experiments Lain

Serial Experiments Lain

INFORMATION
Title
Serial Experiments Lain 
Genre
Avent Garde, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Type
T.V
Studio
Triangle Staff
Premiered
Summer 1998
Episode Count
13
Duration
23 min per ep

Serial Experiments Lain tells us the story of an awkward and introverted teenager named Lain Iwakura. She’s one of the many victims of a disturbing email. These emails were sent by her classmate named Chisa Yomoda. She’s the same girl who ended her life. Lain has zero experience when it comes to handling technology. 

Thus, her life changes upside down when she gets transported to a virtual world through those emails. She also begins to unfold different mysteries there. Some strange men in black appear in front of her and start to ask her weird questions, which enables her to discover many things about herself. In short, this anime is a series of bizarre events taking place in another world. 

 

14. Accel World

Accel World

INFORMATION
Title
Accel World
Genre
Action, Romance, Sci-Fi
Type
T.V
Studio
Sunrise
Premiered
Spring 2012
Episode Count
24
Duration
24 min per ep

Accel World is also one of the VR-themed anime that revolves around Haruyuki Arita – a poor bullied middle schooler who finds peace in playing games. However, one strange day, his life turns upside down as he finds out that the School Council President, Kurouyukihime has topped his high score.

 He gets invited by Kurouyukihime to look at a strange program named Brain Burst. It allows the users to speed up their brain waves to the extent where time seems to stop. Sounds pretty interesting, eh? But it also functions as a fighting game. In order to get more points, the users have to fight and win different duels.In such a world, will you be able to survive? 

To find out more about this anime, watch Accel World! 

 

13. Full Dive 

Full Dive

INFORMATION
Title
Full Dive 
Genre
Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Type
T.V
Studio
ENGI
Premiered
Spring 2021
Episode Count
12
Duration
23 min per ep

Full Dive tells us the story of a high schooler named Hiro who loves to play virtual reality games. He wants to escape reality and he has only one option to do that, it’s by playing VR games. One day, a store manager decides to trick our boy into buying a game named Kiwame Quest. He soon discovers that this game is a lot more than what it seems. 

Unlike other games, this game is very realistic, to the point of trapping you. Now, our boy has no other option than to complete the game. Will Hiro be able to complete the game? To find out, watch Full Dive! 

 

12. Ixion Saga DT 

Ixion Saga DT

INFORMATION
Title
Ixion Saga DT
Genre
Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Type
T.V
Studio
Brain’s Base  
Premiered
Fall 2012
Episode Count
25
Duration
24 min per ep

This anime is a game and anime at the same time. It tells us the journey of a boy that begins in an alternate world called Mira. This world is full of mysteries and mysterious energy called Alma. After Kon Hokaze saves Princess Escarlate from dangerous attackers, he struggles to find Alma. To find out more about Ixion Saga DT, watch it! 

 

11. Infinite Dendrogram 

infinite dendrogram

INFORMATION
Title
Infinite Dendrogram 
Genre
Fantasy
Type
T.V
Studio
NAZ
Premiered
Winter 2020
Episode Count
13
Duration
23 min per ep

Infinite Dendrogram is set in the year 2043 where the world’s first most successful full-dive VRMMO gets released. This game can stimulate the five senses along with many other features that offer its players a world full of possibilities. 

A college freshman named Reji Mukodori is able to buy a copy of this game and starts playing. Along with the help of his brother, he starts his adventure into the world of infinite possibilities.

 

10. Dragon Drive

dragon drive

INFORMATION
Title
Dragon Drive
Genre
Adventure, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Type
T.V
Studio
Madhouse  
Premiered
Summer 2002
Episode Count
38
Duration
25 min per ep

If there’s one word to describe our MC, Reji Ozora, then it would be a quitter.  He is a lethargic individual who can begin projects but never complete them. He tends to lose interest in thingswithout haste. This all changes as his best friend, Maiko shows him a new game called Dragon Drive. 

In this virtual game, the players are given dragons that match their personalities and strength. Now, our boy hopes to get a strong, beasty dragon but he is stuck with a cute chibi-like dragon that resembles him. How disappointing. But as the story progresses, it is revealed that this chibi dragon is quite rare in this world. Thus, Reji starts working hard and training his dragon to become overpowered in this world. 

 

9. Dennou Coil

dennou coil

INFORMATION
Title
Dennou Coil 
Genre
Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Type
T.V
Studio
Madhouse  
Premiered
Spring 2007
Episode Count
26
Duration
25 min per ep

Dennou Coil is a story taking place in the future. In this futuristic world, Augmented Reality has become a common thing and a part of daily life. A girl named Yuuko has just moved to a brand new city called Daikoku. This city has weird rumours about it. For instance, everybody who enters this place vanishes.Despite knowing these rumours, she came here and started to help her grandmother at her shop that specialises in illegal tools. Now, she starts to interact with the virtual world and finds out a lot of interesting stuff. 

Mega Baa also conducts an unofficial detective organization called Coil who find and handle the corruption inside the virtual world. So, it is a war from two sides. One side specializes in corruption, other side fights it. Sounds pretty interesting, right? 

 

8. Log Horizon

Log Horizon

INFORMATION
Title
Log Horizon
Genre
Adventure, Action, Fantasy
Type
T.V
Studio
Satelight  
Premiered
Fall 2013
Episode Count
25
Duration
25 min per ep

Log Horizon tells us the story of 30,000 people who have been swayed from their everyday lives inside the game, Elder Tale. These people are unable to log out from the game. There is a diversity of people in the game. For instance, there’s an awkward student named Shiroe who is confused and shocked to learn that he can’t log out from the game. As the time passes, he starts to explore a lot of things about the new world.

He must learn that to live  in this new world, he has to learn to deal with the NPCs in order to be able to survive and achieve his goals. He also reunites with one of his unfortunate friends who logged inside the game for the very first time and got trapped inside the game. 

 

7. How NOT To Summon A Demon Lord

How NOT To Summon A Demon Lord

INFORMATION
Title
How NOT To Summon A Demon Lord
Genre
Comedy, Fantasy
Type
T.V
Studio
Ajia-Do  
Premiered
Summer 2018
Episode Count
12
Duration
23 min per ep

How NOT To Summon A Demon Lord is a fantasy MMORPG Cross Reverie. No one can match the powers of the demon king, Diablo. He has the most rare artifacts. He can easily be called the overpowered demon king. 

You guys won’t believe that this overpowered demon king is actually a shut-in gamer who was accidentally transported into this virtual life. And the character that he got was overpowered. Thus, to survive as a demon king is challenging. However, when you’re an OP demon king, you have nothing to worry about except for girls. HAHA! I’m just kidding. Anyways, if you want to know more about this anime, watch it! 

 

6. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters

INFORMATION
Title
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters
Genre
Action, Comedy. Fantasy
Type
T.V
Studio
Toei Animation  
Premiered
Spring 1998 
Episode Count
27
Duration
24 min per ep

Yu-Gi-Oh! is a classic anime that deserves to be remembered. This anime made our childhood amazing, along with other anime. It tells us the story of Yuugi Mutou and his beautiful childhood friend, Anzu Mazaki, who is always there for him. Using the Millenium Puzzle, our boy hopes to get his wishes granted. Doing so, he unleashes a new personality within him who is known as the “king of the games”. He becomes dark, twisted, and cynical. Whoever tries to approach our boy, ends up getting scared of his darkness. If you want to know more about Yu-Gi-Oh, make sure to watch it! 

 

5. No Game No Life

No Game No Life

INFORMATION
Title
No Game No Life
Genre
Comedy, Fantasy
Type
T.V
Studio
Madhouse  
Premiered
Spring 2014
Episode Count
12
Duration
23 min per ep

Sora and Shiro are two hikikomori siblings who are known as Blank in a virtual world. They make a pair of undefeated gamers. Do you guys also team up with your siblings like Sora and Shiro? I believe teaming up with your siblings will make you undefeatable just like our hikikomori players in No Game No Life

One day, these siblings get challenged to a game of chess by Tet. Tet is a God from another virtual world. The two siblings decide to take on the challenge and beat everyone. This was the story of No Game No Life. If you are interested in its storyline, make sure to give it a go! I’m sure you won’t regret watching this banger anime! 

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4. BOFURI

Bofuri

INFORMATION
Title
BOFURI
Genre
Adventure, Action, Comedy
Type
T.V
Studio
SILVER LINK  
Premiered
Winter 2020
Episode Count
12
Duration
23 min per ep

Kaede Honjou was forced to try New World Online by her friend. She sets out on a journey as an in-game character. She named her character Maple and allocated all of her points into vitality just so she wouldn’t get hurt. 

She can easily defend herself but is unable to hit hard or move quickly. Due to her vitality points, she becomes overpowered in the field of defence mechanisms. So, that’s a good sign for her. 

She becomes popular all around the game as an infamous yet powerful character. Kaede still has a lot to learn about this world and we get to see her character develop as the story progresses. If you want to know more about this anime, make sure to watch it. 

 

3. I’m Standing On A Million Lives 

I’m Standing on a Million Lives

INFORMATION
Title
I’m Standing On A Million Lives 
Genre
Action, Drama, Fantasy
Type
T.V
Studio
Maho Film
Premiered
Fall  2020
Episode Count
12
Duration
23 min per ep

Imagine living in a world where you hate living. That’s what our boy Yuusuke Yotsuka went through. All his life, he has lived in Tokyo but he always hated the people inside it. He would rather choose to live in a VR world than to socialize with people around him. On one school day, he comes across an athlete named Iu Shindou who’d spend less time at school due to some illness but when he looks away, the athlete along with his friend disappears! 

After a few moments, our boy experiences free fall and the world around him begins to change! That’s when he realizes that he has entered a virtual reality world. It turned out that Shindou had brought him to the gaming world

 

2. Overlord

overlord

INFORMATION
Title
Overlord 
Genre
Adventure, Action, Fantasy
Type
T.V
Studio
Madhouse
Premiered
Summer 2015
Episode Count
13
Duration
24 min per ep

Overlord is one cool anime where we get to see our boring MC turning into an overpowered demon lord known as Ainz Ooal Gown. He used to be a boring adult, but was stuck out of the game thus, was trapped inside. He was appointed as the demon lord of a virtual world now turned into reality, where he was given many responsibilities to handle. 

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1. Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online

INFORMATION
Title
Sword Art Online
Genre
Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Type
T.V
Studio
SILVER LINK  
Premiered
Summer 2012
Episode Count
25
Duration
23 min per ep

Sword Art Online is also a virtual-based anime that follows Kazuto “Kirito” and Asuna’s adventure through the online game, Sword Art Online. They’re trapped in this world and have to clear all 100 floors in order to log out of the game and defeat the boss at the very end. Will they be able to achieve their goals? To find out, watch Sword Art Online! 

 

Conclusion

Sword Art Online Alternative Gun Gale Online (2018)

I hope you guys enjoyed reading this blog and found the next virtual reality anime. Do let us know which anime you are going to watch next! These anime will surely win your heart and won’t disappoint you at all! Don’t forget to share it with your friends! See you guys on the next blog! 

 

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