Ten years ago, Victoria Island's protector of peace and order, the World Tree, was destroyed, and humans were given the blame. Because of the tree's destruction, each of the five races - warriors, archers, magicians, thieves, and humans - moved to Maple Island, and have been enemies with each other ever since. Al is a young human who wants nothing more than to train and become stronger, and to do so, he disguises himself as a non-human to interact with the other races and learn their trades. Along with the snobbish magician Nina, Al will continue his training and search for adventures along the way; but one question remains: why are the evil Zakuns, as well as the other races, trying to find the seeds of the World Tree which were scattered across the land?
Young Ai has decided to move away from home and start a new life on her own, and her travels take her to the colorful and friendly Animal Village! Upon her arrival, Ai is pushed into a job at the local shop (under the watchful eyes of Tanukichi); and in no time at all, she becomes friends with a variety of friendly and odd characters such as Bouquet the cat and Sally the elephant. As the seasons pass, Ai’s life remains a fun adventure – and one evening, she finds a mysterious message in a bottle telling her that if she plants a tree, on the night of the Winter Festival something mysterious will happen… what will it be?
Tanken Driland and Maple Story are two fantasy tales that could easily be an RPG (in Maple Story's case, it is one in real life), with chibified characters adventuring their hearts out, fighting monsters along the way. They definitely have a similar tone and feel.
Join the king of thieves Jing and his plumed partner Kir as they seek out the greatest treasures in the world - and steal them. From desert bandit fortresses to the innermost sanctums of kings and queens, if there's a magnificent treasure to be had, you can be sure Jing has his eyes (and later his hands) on it.
Jing and Maple Story have one very important thing in common: hordes of absolutely cute (and very Japanese-looking) monsters!! XD I know, I know... I might sound fairly juvenile, but I am a sucker for super-cute-looking monsters. I grew up with RPGs like Dragon Warrior; what can I say? Regardless, both are somewhat random, very game-like, and are filled with cuteness. If you liked one, definitely try out the other!
Over millions of years, there have been many ages – war, gods, and future to name a few. Each of these was infinitely less exciting than the current Animation Age! In this RPG-esque existence, becoming stronger is paramount to one's survival and leveling up is a must. From pacifists to news casting, from fishing woes to love advice, there’s nothing the Animation Age can’t show or teach us about life in a game world! Armed with healing spells, changes of clothes and plenty of summoned familiars, the characters of Master of Epic will do what it takes to level up and live to fight another day!
Master of Epic and Maple Story are two comical looks at an RPG world, with plenty of inside jokes and cute monsters to deal with. If you want another RPG title with plenty of randomness, these will be great for you!
Roan and Yuufa are two travelers in the world of Ragnarok, a place filled with magic, swordsmanship, quests, and of course, Porings! Armed with plenty of spells and potions, the two set off on a journey to find fame and fortune with newfound friends Maya the item-seller, and Takius, a mage who is determined to find the "truth". But with so many harrowing adventures ahead of them, will there be enough heal spells to go around?!
In the realm of anime based off of RPGs, I think Ragnarok and Maple Story are two of the best. Both are filled with cute monsters and other RPG elements, and are flat out fun to watch. If you are in the mood for a good time with some RPG nostalgia, look no further than Ragnarok and Maple Story!