Historically themed anime are special in that they provide both entertainment and information. Animes in this genre have gained popularity in recent years. shows like Vinland Saga, Golden Kamuy, etc. They even managed to compete with anime from other popular categories.
In the 19th century, many famous artists based their works on this period. The influence can also be seen in the manga industry. Many mangaka used the 19th century as a setting for their stories or incorporated one or more elements from the period. Some mangakas have done a much better job than others. With that in mind, here are the best anime set in the 19th century.
7 black butler
black butler It is a popular anime series based on the manga written by Yana Toboso. The manga got its first anime adaptation in 2008, followed by a second season and two movies. Black Butler His dark sense of humor and quality fan service made him very popular with viewers.
The anime explores the life of Ciel Phantomhive, a count with absolutely the worst luck.
During an attack on his mansion, Ciel loses both his parents and his dog. His misery does not end there, as he was taken away by perpetrators and sold to a cult. Ciel is constantly harassed by cultists until he is rescued by a demon. The two then team up, and Ciel replaces his father as Queen Victoria’s guardian.
6 patriotic Moriarty
When it comes to mysteries literary works, not many shows can boast of being better than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s. Sherlock Holmes. Ryōsuke Takeuchi was so inspired by the series that he decided to write a story-based manga. This led to the creation patriotic Moriarty. The anime was acquired by Production IG and has a total of 24 episodes.
patriotic Moriarty It takes place in the late 19th century, when the British Empire was at the height of its power. The lower classes have to suffer in silence, while the aristocrats and other rich have all kinds of privileges. The corrupt nature of English society bothers William James Moriarty so much that he decides to take matters into his own hands and save him from his evils.
5 Rurouni Kenshin
Rurouni Kenshin It is one of the few anime set in 19th century Japan. It is considered one of the best anime series of all time. The series gained immense popularity, resulting in the series receiving multiple movie and video game titles.
Rurouni Kenshin It tells the story of assassin Himura Kenshin, a traveler who travels through Japan to help people. Kenshin meets new friends and some old enemies on his adventures. The main premise of the story is redemption, but there are many other ideas explored as well.
4 JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
by Hirohiko Araki JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure It is among the most popular TV series of all time. The series is divided into multiple episodes and each takes place at a different time. Ghost Blood It is the first episode of the series and takes place in the 1880s. The story takes place in England and has perfectly recreated the architecture and some of the characters of the period such as Jack the Ripper.
The life of Jonathan Joestar, the son of a wealthy businessman, changes when his father takes in another young man named Dio Brando. Jonathan tries to make a deal with Dio, but Dio is bewildered about stealing the fortune of their father, George Joestar. The difference in their personalities sets off an epic rivalry that will last for generations.
3 Les Misérables: Shojo Cosette
Les Misérables: Shojo Cosette It is an anime series based on Victor Hugo’s famous novel and applies a distinctive twist. This particular adaptation was produced by Nippon Animation and provided 50 episodes.
The anime explores nineteenth-century France and brings to light many of the problems of that time. At the crux of the story, there is a three-year-old girl named Cosette who is separated from her mother. She is left in the care of an evil family, and they eventually turn her into a maid. Cosette, who has no other choice, obediently serves the family. She continues to live in misery until she is rescued by a random stranger.
2 Count and Fairy
Count and Fairy It is a light novel series written by Mizue Tani. It didn’t take long for the series to gain popularity, which led to the novels getting an anime adaptation by Artland. Count and Fairy It has also inspired a manga and a video game.
The story follows Lydia Carton, a fairy doctor from Scotland. Lydia is a special person who can see fairies, but most people dismiss it as nonsense. Lydia meets Edgar, a man looking for someone extremely knowledgeable about fairies.
Hakouki It is another 19th century anime set in Japan. It is based on a video game released on PlayStation 2 in 2008. Studio Deen worked on an anime adaptation that premiered in 2010, and it turned out to be quite successful.
Hakouki focuses on Chizuru Yukimura, who is searching for her father. Unable to get a response from her father for months, Chizuru decides to disguise herself as a man and sets off for Kyoto, completely unaware of the mess she’s about to get into.