For those players who love Japanese animation, here is a list of anime-themed RPGs and MMO games with cute anime-style graphics. In contrast to Western titles that mainly use realistic art and computer-generated graphics, the ones listed here have stylized, unrealistic and sometimes over-the-top graphics and animation. You might also notice that anime-style art is rather colorful and bright.
Browser Anime MMO and RPG Games – Free Online Multiplayer Games
These free online multiplayer rpg games online require no download and can be played directly on your browser.
Starlight Story – new! launched March 8, 2013 (review coming soon)
Crystal Saga – a free-to-play browser MMORPG. There are five available classes: Mage, Paladin, Priest, Ranger and Rogue. Crystal Saga is a full-featured fantasy virtual world where you can explore and discover a wide variety of mounts, weapons, pets, items, daily contests, events and dungeons.
SD Gundam Capsule Fighter Online (North America) – fans of the Gundam series and anime will love this MMO in which players can create, customize and control their own giant robot so that they battle it out in missions based on events from the series.
Pockie Ninja – a free-to-play browser-based brawler MMO incorporating some of the best known characters and special abilities from the fan favourite Bleach and Naruto series. Pockie Ninja does away with the usually rigid class system found in modern day MMO’s, instead allowing players to freely change their class and “school of ninja” whenever they choose, resulting in a unique experience for every character.
Anime MMORPG Games – Client-Based
Eden Eternal – In Eden Eternal, players will trek across a magical realm filled with vibrant races, robust monsters, and prosperous villages, all in anime-style 3D graphics.
- Freely Switch Classes – Players are not restricted to just one class per character. Instead, freely swap between up to 15 unique classes! Begin as a Warrior or Magician. As you progress, you’ll unlock the remaining classes. (12 available during Beta)
- Player Towns – Build a thriving center of commerce, complete with your own staff of NPC merchants. Visit others towns to take advantage of the full range buildings. Be sure to shop around – each town can charge a tax rate to visitors!
- Combat System – Experience smooth, real-time combat as you face off against ferocious beasts in Eden Eternal. For access to hidden loot, reduce your enemy’s BP bar to 0.
- Epic Dungeons – Charge through a variety of solo, 3-man, 5-man instance and raid dungeons. Each dungeon contains unique challenges and treasures for dedicated players.
Note that these anime RPG and MMO games are free to download and that they are not free trial games – they are free to play forever. While Japanese animation-style or manga-inspired graphics are not to every player’s taste, those who do enjoy that type of thing can try these free MMORPGs.