Anime series has been captivating audiences around the world since the 1950s. Not only do they tell intriguing stories, but they also provide a unique window into different cultures and mythologies. From Greek and Norse gods to Hindu deities, anime series featuring mythological gods never fail to entertain viewers. Here are five of the best anime series that showcase the power of mythological gods:
1. Saint Seiya:
Also known as Knights of the Zodiac, Saint Seiya is a classic shounen anime that follows five young warriors known as Saints who protect Athena, the goddess of war. The Saints are tasked with protecting Athena from her enemies in various battles around the world. This anime features Greek mythology heavily and introduces viewers to various characters from Greek mythology including Hades, Zeus, Poseidon, and Athena herself. The show also features an array of powerful attacks based on different constellations from Greek mythology such as Pegasus Meteor Fist and Andromeda Chain Whip.
Noragami is an action-adventure series that follows Yato, a minor god who’s struggling to gain recognition for his shrine and become a major deity. Along with his human partner Hiyori Iki, Yato must battle against powerful gods such as Bishamon who rules over war and fortune in Japanese Shinto mythos while trying to protect those he cares about from harm’s way at all costs. This series introduces viewers to many different Shinto deities such as Izanami-no-Mikoto (goddess of creation) or Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto (god of the night) while providing amazing fight scenes between Yato and other powerful gods throughout its runtime.
3. Fate/Stay Night:
Fate/Stay Night is an epic saga about seven mages competing for control over powerful artifacts known as Servants in order to win ultimate power in a tournament called Heaven's Feel which has been recurring for centuries according to ancient legend. Viewers get introduced to many famous figures from both European and Asian mythology such as Gilgamesh (King of Uruk), Medusa (Gorgon), King Arthur (Legendary British ruler), Alexander The Great (King of Macedonia), Cú Chulainn (Irish demigod warrior). Throughout its runtime, we get to see these mythical figures battle each other using the powers granted by their respective artifacts while engaging viewers with exciting action sequences filled with intense magical powers not seen anywhere else in Anime mediums before its arrival
InuYasha is set in feudal Japan where Kagome Higurashi finds herself transported back in time after being pulled down a mysterious well near her grandmother's shrine located by Mount InuYasha where she meets InuYasha himself - a half-dog demon legendary figure from Japanese folklore. InuYasha helps her on her mission which is stopping evil forces led by Naraku from obtaining sacred gems that would give him immense power capable enough even rival those possessed by Gods themselves. Throughout this journey, Kagome meets various characters based on Japanese myths including Kohaku - son of demon slayer Sango - Kaguya princess based on a Chinese folklore tale or Totosai blacksmith capable enough to create weapons even able wielders like Inuyasha can't break which gives us insight into vast amount characters Japan folklore has to offer us
5. Kamisama Kiss:
Kamisama Kiss is another great example showcasing the Power of Mythological Gods through Anime mediums following the story of Nanami Momozono whose father abandons her leaving enormous debt she has no means to pay off resulting in her becoming homeless. Until she meets Mikage's former Land God shrine is now abandoned leaving Nanami responsible for taking his place without any prior experience of how it works. Accompanied by Tomoe fox spirit Nanami embarks journey figuring out ways to manage responsibilities comes land god encounters other deities or mythical creatures like demons, vengeful spirits, and dragon kings along the way giving us a look into Japanese mythology
All these anime series provide fascinating stories inspired by diverse mythologies all around the world giving us a glimpse into cultures we might not be familiar with allowing us to explore unfamiliar territory without ever leaving the comfort of our homes.