Pisceans (February 19th – March 20th) belong to the Water element of the zodiac, alongside Cancer, and Scorpio. This sign is ruled by Neptune, which represents illusion, imagination, and creativity. Pisces people are usually very empathetic, compassionate, and wise: everyone wishes to have a Pisces friend when trouble arises, because Pisces can listen endlessly without judging you! Pisceans are very romantic, too; in fact, they are fond of romances like those we can see in fairy tales, or in the best romantic comedies. They tend to be a little elusive when it's time to share their opinions, and what's more, their imagination runs wild, so much so that Pisceans are always drawn to the arts one way or the other. However, they are always interested in human nature, and their natural empathy towards people make them the perfect therapist-like friends.
In this article, we tried to guess what anime Pisceans would enjoy watching, so stick with us until the end to discover our picks!
1. Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai. (Anohana: The Flowers We Saw That Day)
- Episodes: 11
- Aired: Apr 2011 – Jun 2011
After Meiko “Menma” Honma died years prior, Jinta Yadomi and his group of friends grew apart because of what happened to Menma. Years after, Jinta lives as a shut-in, playing video games holed up in his room. One day, Menma appears in front of his very eyes once again. At first, Jinta thinks he's just hallucinating, but Menma keeps pestering him to grant a forgotten wish. Because of Menma's ghost, Jinta and his friends are drawn together once again to help Menma move on, but that won't be the only thing they will solve along the way...
As empathetic people, with a huge imagination, Pisceans would love a story about friendship and love like AnoHana, all the more if mystery and ghosts are involved! In fact, little Menma sticks to Jinta only to save him, and by doing so, she just wants her group of friends to reunite once again. This is a touching story that will bring Pisceans to tears, but not only Pisceans!
2. Nagi no Asukara (A Lull in the Sea)
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: Oct 2013 – Apr 2014
Nagi no Asukara depicts a world in which humans are split into two sides: people who live underwater, and people who live on the surface. Hikari Sakishima and his childhood friends live underwater, but attend school on the surface. One day, Tsugumu Kihara – a boy from the surface – enters the picture by chance, and from that moment onward, the lives of the kids living underwater are bound to change, as they will face discrimination from the surface people, and their personal struggles.
Nagi no Asukara is a wonderful coming-of-age story, revolving around a group of friends who discovers more about the society they live in. As an anime set in the water, it's only natural that Pisceans would find it amusing. Not only that, Nagi no Asukara wields those themes that Pisceans hold dear, such as romance, friendship, and fantasy elements.
3. Kono Oto Tomare! (Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life)
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: Apr 2019 – Jun 2019
The koto is a traditional Japanese instrument, and Takezou Kurata was part of the Koto club. Sadly, after the graduation of the senior members of the club, it risks being disbanded. Therefore, as the last remaining member, Takezou needs to find people willing to join the club, but the task will be very challenging. One day, though, a new student barges into the club room, and arrogantly demands to join the club! Maybe not all is lost for Takezou and his club...
As we said up above, Pisceans are fond of arts, so a shounen anime revolving around a non-conventional instrument like the koto must be a Pisces' cup of tea! Not only that, Kono Oto Tomare wields other important themes, such as the determination to achieve something, the importance of friendship, and the likes. Pisceans will surely enjoy watching it!
4. Sword Art Online
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: Jul 2012 – Dec 2012
It's the year 2022, and Kazuto Kirigaya – “Kirito” – is among the lucky few persons to try the role-playing game called Sword Art Online, with the aid of a “NerveGear” technology allowing players to control their avatars using only thoughts. However, the game turns to reality when the players can no longer log out, as the game's creator has trapped them. Kirito will have to work his way out of there, one level after the other, in what just became a full-fledged survival game in which if you die, you'll die in real life, too.
As they are creative and imaginative, we think Pisceans will enjoy the main concept behind Sword Art Online. The idea of an innocent video game, turning to a survival game is unsettling, and that's why the viewers find themselves cheering for Kirito and Asuna. What's more, as Pisceans enjoy a good romance, Sword Art Online will totally surprise them with a fairytale-like love story!
5. Mahoutsukai no Yome (The Ancient Magus' Bride)
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: Oct 2017 – Mar 2018
Chise Hatori is a 15-year-old Japanese girl. She was sold at an auction, and bought by a tall, masked man. After being abandoned by her relatives, Chise was very at ease with the new situation, as she just wanted a home to go back to. The masked man is Elias Ainsworth, a magus, and he takes Chise in England via teleportation. There, Chise begins her new life: she will be the magus' apprentice, and future bride, too.
Mahoutsukai no Yome wields a lot of elements that Pisceans find very interesting. Firstly, the story revolves around an ancient magus shrouded in mystery, and being Pisceans very imaginative they really enjoy the magic element in a story; secondly, there's a non-conventional romance between Chise and the magus, as she will have to become his bride, and we know Pisces-born enjoy a very good romance. We are positive that Mahoutsuka no Yome won't fail Pisceans!
This is how our list came to an end! We chose these shows trying to keep in mind the general description of Pisceans. As they are fond of romance, arts, and what involves water, we chose these anime which include those elements. Let us know what you think in the comments below! See you next time!