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Time for an Adventure, or two... or ten!

9/4/2015
By: SpazzySam

Labor Day weekend- the unofficial start of fall. The weather starts to get cooler (if you are lucky), the foliage begins to turn (if you are lucky), and you get an extra-long weekend (if you are really lucky)!

So, whether you have a whole 3-day weekend to spend binging on anime, or just need a quick escape from work and studying - we’ve got you covered!

Here are 10 animes that will take you away on an adventure, be it long or short.

1) Saiyuki

Saiyuki

When demonic forces seek to resurrect a diabolical monster, it's up to a rebel priest and his 3 unruly companions to take down this enemy threat and restore harmony to the land.
TV Series, 50 Episodes
English Dubbed


2) Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water

Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water

A young inventor crosses paths with an enigmatic girl and her pet lion. Suddenly they find themselves pursued by a villainous trio after the magical Blue Water. Thus begins an epic adventure inspired by Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
TV Series, 39 Episodes
English Dubbed, Japanese w/ English Subtitles


3) Allison & Lillia

Allison & Lillia

Believing in a world without war is a hard belief to hold. Allison and Will search for a means to end their hundred year war. Their hope is inherited by their daughter, who strives to unite two nations to spread tolerance and understanding.
TV Series, 26 Episodes
Japanese w/ English Subtitles


4) From the New World

From the New World

Born in a futuristic utopia, Saki and her friends live in an idyllic community where technology is obsolete. But when Saki discovers a lost artifact, the façade is shattered as they face startling truths about their seemingly perfect town.
TV Series, 25 Episodes
English Dubbed, Japanese w/ English Subtitles


5) Akame ga Kill

Akame ga Kill

After a brutal assault of his benefactors reveals a darker truth of corruption that engulfs the whole city, Tatsumi, an eager fighter who dreams of glory, joins the Night Raid to help put a stop to the wicked ways of the Capital once and for all.
TV Series, 24 Episodes
Japanese w/ English Subtitles


6) Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

A fateful encounter - that is what adventuring is all about! This comedy attempts to answer its title’s question as a young adventurer, blessed by the tiny Goddess Hestia, seeks to impress the perfect girl in a dungeon filled with mythical beasts.
TV Series, 13 Episodes
Japanese w/ English Subtitles


7) Atelier Escha & Logy: ~Alchemists of the Dusk Sky~

Atelier Escha & Logy: ~Alchemists of the Dusk Sky~

Alchemists Escha and Logy seem to be total opposites, but when pollution threatens their town's farmlands they must work together to find the cause. Because sometimes when one person alone can't save the world, two of them working in harmony can.
TV Series, 12 Episodes
Japanese w/ English Subtitles


8) Yumeria

Yumeria

When Tomokazu Mikuri wakes up next to the girl of his dreams, it will be up to him and a fleet of lovely ladies to stop an alien invasion that could turn their lives into a living nightmare!
TV Series, 12 Episodes
English Dubbed


9) Ruin Explorers

Ruin Explorers

Ruin explorers Fam and Ihrie are on the hunt for the wish-granting Ultimate Power! Unfortunately, these two adventurers aren’t exactly cut out for the dungeon-diving lifestyle
OVA, 4 Episodes
English Dubbed, Japanese w/ English Subtitles


10) Children Who Chase Lost Voices

Children Who Chase Lost Voices

Asuna is transported to a mysterious world named Agartha, where mythical beasts roam and brave warriors fight for their lives.
Movie
English Dubbed, Japanese w/ English Subtitles