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.
Crystal Saga – a very fun free-to-play browser MMORPG set in a vast virtual world that features a captivating and detailed storyline. Players may choose from five available classes: Mage, Paladin, Priest, Ranger and Rogue. Explore and discover the wide variety of attainable mounts, weapons and items. Find a group and take down wild beasts and barbarians, gaining glory and equipment to aid your progress. Tame a slew of available pets, aiding you and your group in battle. Participate in one of the many daily contests, events and dungeons that Crystal Saga has to offer. Join millions of other players, as you explore and progress through the world of Vidalia.
Pockie Pirates – a brand new MMO game still in its open beta phase, Pockie Pirates is a browser-based pirate-themed title with anime-stype graphics. Fans of the One Piece anime will surely enjoy this fun game in which the player takes on the role of a young captain who dreams of becoming the King of the Pirates.
Urban Rivals – a massively multiplayer trading card game that is similar to Magic the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon, players will enjoy having over a hundred characters to discover, collect and develop by fighting in live combat against other players.
Anime MMORPG Games – Client-Based
Elsword – an action MMORPG with hand-drawn graphics and over-the-top battle skill combo animation. With intuitive and straightforward controls, Elsword offers players of all skill levels the chance to experience the thrill of victory in combat either on solo missions or cooperatively in a party of up to four players. For those who welcome a challenge, Elsword also delivers action-packed PvP combat.
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.