Animations Taking Place In Non-Asian Countries
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01 Jan, 2013
About This List
= I tended to add
the starting place
and year for some of the titles. (I decided to include the country in which most of the story takes place.)
= Video versions are excluded. (Titles that were released only as a video will be included.)
= ＊ indicates that the title on the left of this mark has an aproximate time. You could see it when you hover your mouse on the poster.
= This list doesn't include titles from space even if it takes place in a European-styled country/city.
EUROPEAN SETTING (mostly fictional)
EUROPEAN SETTING (MOSTLY FICTIONAL)
Fictional Latin American Country
Prince Edward Island
Fictional Country Named Kuchen
Fictional Town Named Muhlenberg (based on Rothenburg ob der Tauber)
Fictional Island Named Regalo
Seize (inspired by Cuenca, Spain) in Helvetia (another name for Switzerland)
Fictional Village Named Dörfli
Styled After Industrial Revolution (1760-1840)
To be added
Batman: Gotham Knight - 2008 - 6 - 5 - USA - Contemporary -
http://mydramalist.info/title/18920/seisenshi_dunbine - http://mydramalist.info/title/18921/new_story_of_aura_battler_dunbine - medieval
To be added to another list
The Story of Perrine - Europe
Ashita no Nadja - http://mydramalist.info/title/10612/ashita_no_naaja
Blood+ covers a variety of real world locations, and I'm certain it included both Russia and other European locations.
3,000 Leagues in Serach of Mother, Conqueror of Shamballa
Big O - 1999 - 26 - 8 - USA - Future -
Dog of Flanders- 19th century Belgium, based on a true story of a boy and his dog
http://mydramalist.info/title/14502/furandaasu_no_inu info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog_of_Flanders_(1975_TV_series) click flanders.....
Belle and Sebastian - ? Europe?
To be checked
1001 Nights - 1999 - 1 - 5 - Fantasy Middle East - Fantasy -
Anne of Green Gables (turn of the century Canada)
Arc the Lad - 1999 - 26 - 8 - Not Specified - Contemporary -
Area 88 - 2004 - 12 - 8 - Middle East - Contemporary -
Area 88 * - 2004 - 3 - 8 - Middle East - Contemporary -
Aoi Hitomi no Shojou (The Third)
Ancient Books of Ys * - 1989 - 7 - 5 - Fantasy Europe - Famtasy - Medievalish
Ancient Books of Ys II - 1992 - 4 - 5 - Fantasy Europe - Famtasy - Medievalish
Argento Soma * - 2000 - 25 - 8 - USA - Near Future -
Argento Soma Special - 2002 - 1 - 6 - USA - Future -
Argentosoma was mostly centered in the U.S./Canada, as Pilgrimage Point was centered somewhere near Edmonton or Calgary in Alberta...or at least that's how it appeared on the map (and in my slightly fuzzy memory).
Alexander Senki Gekijouban - 2000 - 1 - 7 - Greece - Historic -
Area 88 - Fictional Middle Eastern Country
Berserk - medieval Europe-based world (but no specified country and with fantasy elements) ?
Black Jack (TV) * - 2004 - 61 - 8 - International - Contemporary -
Black Jack * - 1993 - 12 - 8 - International - Contemporary -
Black Jack Special - 2003 - 4 - 8 - International - Contemporary -
Black Jack the Movie - 1996 - 1 - 8 - International - Contemporary -
Black Jack 21 - 2006 - - 6 - International - Contemporary -
Black Jack OVA - Many if not most of the episodes aren't in Japan.
Bastard!! - 1992 - 6 - 6 - Fantasy Europe - Alternate World -
Berserk (+ new movie series) - 1997 - 25 - 9 - Fantasy Europe - Historic - Medievalish
Blue Seed Beyond - America
Chiisana Viking Vickie
Castle in the Sky - 1986 - 1 - 8 - Fantasy Europe - Alternate World -
Cluster Edge - 2003 - 25 - 8 - Fantasy Europe - Contemporary - Early 20th Century
Cyber Formula - World Tour
Devil May Cry - ? - seemed to take place in a American city. - 2007 - 12 - 6 - USA - Contemporary -
DOGS also counts.
D.N.Angel - 2003 - 26 - 7 - Fantasy Europe - Alternate World - Late 1800's Early 1900's
Dantalian no Shoka - 2011 - 12 - 7 - Fantasy Europe - Historic - 1920's
Dogs: Bullets & Carnage - 2009 - 4 - 7 - Western Euro - Contemporary -
D.Gray-man - 2006 - 103 - 5 - Fantasy Europe - Future - Late 1800's Early 1900's
D.Gray-Man (set in England mostly)
Dirty Pair Flash
Daphne in the Brilliant Blue - Kamchatka City (Fictional city of the future)
Entaku no kishi: Moero Arthur
eF-Tales of Melodies - They're in Australia!
Earthian - 1989 - 4 - 6 - International - Contemporary -
Earthian: altough 1 episode is set in Japan, the others are set in England and the US.
Fairy Tail - ?
Fantastic Children is set in Europe, in places like Belgium, The Netherlands etc.
Fantastic Children is in the South Pacific and Europe
First Squad takes place in Russia.
Flag - 2006 - 13 - 10 - Middle East - Near Future -
Fullmetal Alchemist - 2002 - 51 - 10 - Fantasy Europe - Fantasy - Early 20th Century
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood * - 2009 - 64 - 10 - Fantasy Europe - Fantasy - Early 20th Century
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shamballa - 2005 - 1 - 9 - Fantasy Europe - Famtasy - Early 20th Century
Fullmetal Alchemist's Amstrian civilization seems mostly based on European 1930-40 themes.
First Squad! XD. A Russian anime/movie. Takes place in Russia
Fullmetal Alchemist some of the TV and the Movie Clearly takes place in Germany
Fullmetal Alchemist - Amestris (a fictional country that resembles early 20th century Europe).
Fantastic Children - 2004 - 26 - 8 - Fantasy Europe - Future -
Full Metal Alchemist. - Alternate Germany ftw.
Gauche the Cellist takes place in a European countryside.
Grenadier - Wild Wild West - ? xD
Golgo 13: Queen Bee - 1998 - 1 - 7 - International - Contemporary -
Golgo 13: The Professional - 1983 - 1 - 7 - International - Contemporary -
Golgo 13 features a lot of stuff in America, and quite possibly Europe as well. - 2008 - 50 - 9 - International - Contemporary -
Gun Frontier - 2002 - 13 - 7 - Fantasy Old West - Fantasy - Late 1800's
Guin Saga - 2009 - 26 - 8 - Not Specified - Fantasy - Medievalish
Gungrave - 2003 - 26 - 8 - USA - Contemporary -
Gun Frontier- has a science fiction bend to it but its basically the only anime Western that exists. It's like Captain Harlock with cowboys
Grenadier - 2004 - 12 - 5 - Fantasy Old West - Fantasy -
Gude Crest - 1990 - 1 - 5 - Fantasy Europe - Fantasy -
Gedo Senki - 2006 - 1 - 6 - Fantasy Europe - Historic -
Gasaraki, IRAQ yes 98 anime in IRAQ
honoo no rabirinsu - Russia?
Hakushaku to Yousei starts in Scotland, I think, then moves to England.
Haibane Renmei takes place in a European town. - - 2002 - 13 - 9 - Fantasy Europe - Fantasy - Late 1800's
Haha wo Tazunete Sanzenri (3000 Leagues ISO Mother) - 1999 - 52 - 9 - Italy - Historic - Late 1800's
Howl's Moving Castle - 2004 - 1 - 10 - Fantasy Europe - Alternate World - Late 1800's
Hatenkou Yuugi - 2008 - 10 - 7 - Fantasy Europe - Fantasy - Late 1800's
Hetalia Axis Powers - 2009 - 52 - 7 - International - Historic - 1940's WWIIish
Hetalia World Series - 2009 - 52 - 7 - International - Historic - 1940's WWIIish
Hajimari no Boukenshatachi: Legend of Crystania - 1995 - 1 - 5 - Fantasy Europe - Famtasy - Medievalish
Hermes: Winds of Love - 1997 - 1 - 4 - Greece - Fantasy -
Hakushaku to Yousei - 2008 - 12 - 8 - Great Britain - Historic - Late 1800's
Haibane Renmei - Town of Glie (where it is- still unknown- somewhere in limbo perhaps) although the architecture is more European influenced.
Heroic Legend of Arislan
Irresponsible Captain Tylor
Jing King of Bandits
K-ON! - http://mydramalist.info/title/13498/k_on! - The movie is said to be set in England. - ?
Karigurashi no Arrietty - 2010 - 1 - 9 - Europe - Contemporary -
Kaze to Ki no Uta - take place in European boarding schools. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaze_to_Ki_no_Uta
Kaze no Tairiku - 1992 - 1 - 5 - Fantasy Europe - Historic -
Kemono no Souja Erin - 2009 - 50 - 10 - Fantasy Europe - Alternate World - Medievalish
Kiki's Delivery Service- Takes place in an alternate Europe where WW II never occured - 1989 - 1 - 8 - Fantasy Europe - Alternate World - Late 1800's
Kino's Journey has Kino visiting very European-like countries.
Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - 2003 - 13 - 10 - Fantasy Europe - Famtasy - Early 20th Century
Kino's Journey is set in various places around the world.
Kishin Corps - 1993 - 7 - 7 - Europe - Historic - 1940's WWIIish
Kobato. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobato.
Kōtetsu Sangokushi - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kōtetsu_San…
Last Exile * - 2003 - 26 - 10 - Fantasy Europe - Steampunk - Early 20th Century
Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing - 2011 - 21 - 8 - Fantasy Europe - Steampunk -
Legend of Crystania OVA - 1996 - 3 - 4 - Fantasy Europe - Historic - Medievalish
Legend of Lemnear - 1989 - 1 - 4 - Fantasy Europe - Historic - Medievalish
Licensed by Royal - 2003 - 13 - 4 - Great Britain - Contemporary -
Legend of Duo - 2005 - 12 - 2 - Fantasy Europe - Fantasy - Late 1800's
Legend of Basara - 1998 - 13 - 7 - Fantasy Middle East - Historic - Medievalish
Lupin the 3rd - World Tour
Marco Polo no Boken
Murder Princess - Europe Themed?
Murder Princess - 2007 - 6 - 5 - Fantasy Europe - Fantasy -
Madlax - 2004 - 26 - 8 - Western European/International - Contemporary -
Madlax -- made-up European countries.
Moonlight Mile 2nd Season: Touch Down - 2007 - 14 - 8 - Japan/International - Contemporary -
Mach GoGoGo (Speed Racer) - 1967 - 52 - 5 - International - Contemporary -
Mahou Senshi Louie (Rune Soldier) - 2001 - 24 - 5 - Fantasy Europe - Historic - Medievalish
Majutsushi Orphen * - 1998 - 24 - 5 - Fantasy Europe - Historic -
Minerva no Kenshi - 1994 - 5 - 5 - Fantasy Europe - Fantasy - Medievalish
Macross: Do You Remember Love?
Majutsushi Orphen Revenge - 1999 - 23 - 6 - Fantasy Europe - Historic - Medievalish
Nasu - The Summer of Andalusia, also takes place in Spain, Andalusia. ?
Nijuu Mensou no Musume - Again, mid 20th century USA setting.
Neo Angelique Abyss - 2008 - - 5 - Fantasy Europe - Fantasy -
Nijuu Mensou no Musume - 2008 - 22 - 8 - Fantasy Europe - Contemporary -
Nobody's Boy Remi
Pumpkin Scissors is set in what resembles post war Europe.
Pumpkin Scissors - 2006 - 24 - 9 - Fantasy Europe - Historic - 1930's -1940's
Phantom - http://myanimelist.net/anime/5682/Phantom:_Requiem_for_the_Phantom
Project Arms - All of Season 2
Ranma Â½: Nihao My Concubine - Island in the Pacific
Record of Lodoss War - 1996 - 13 - 8 - Fantasy Europe - Famtasy - Medievalish
Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight - 1998 - 27 - 7 - Fantasy Europe - Famtasy - Medievalish
Reign: The Conqueror - 1999 - 13 - 8 - Greece - Historic - Medievalish
Remi, Nobody's Girl - set late 19th century France http://myanimelist.net/anime/2829/Ie_Nak…
Revolutionary Girl Utena- While not set in Europe as far as I know, it's VERY French influenced.
Rozen Maiden Ouverture: prequel that takes place in Victorian England.
Robin Hood no Daibouken
Saint Beast * - 2003 - - 4 - Fantasy Europe - Fantasy -
There's a pair of OAVs which continue the story of Sakura Wars: So Long My Love.The story takes place in New York 1928... with steampunk mecha and a harem of Broadway actresses who fight over-the-top villains. So it's not exactly realistic.
Super Robot Taisen OG: Divine Wars * - 2006 - 25 - 8 - International - Future -
Scrapped Princess - 2003 - 24 - 7 - Fantasy Europe - Future - Medievalish
Spriggan - 1998 - 1 - 7 - International - Future -
Super Robot Taisen OG: The Inspector - 2010 - 26 - 7 - International - Future -
Super Robot Taisen OG: The Animation - 2005 - 3 - 6 - International - Future -
Sci-fi Harry - 2000 - 20 - 8 - USA - Contemporary -
Senjou no Valkyria: Gallian Chronicles - 2009 - 26 - 8 - Fantasy Europe - Historic - 1930's -1940's
Simoun - 2006 - 26 - 8 - Fantasy Europe - Fantasy - Late 1800's Early 1900's
Spirit of Wonder: Shounen Kagaku Club - 1992 - 2 - 8 - Fantasy Europe - Steampunk -
Strike Witches is set in a fantasy version of England...In which no one wears pants T__T
Strike Witches takes place mostly in Europe.
Senkou no Night Raid - 2010 - 13 - 10 - Shanghai - Historic - 1930's
Saint Seiya* - 1986 - 114 - 6 - Fantasy Europe - Fantasy -
Saint Beast: Ikusen no Hiru to Yoru Hen - 2005 - 2 - 5 - Fantasy Europe - Famtasy -
Slayers - 1995 - 26 - 5 - Fantasy Europe - Fantasy - Medievalish
Soul eater (Nevada, US)
Senkou no Night Raid
Saint Tail - something supposed to be France (but isn't anything like it).
Simoun - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simoun_%28anime%29
Star of Cottonland ::: Movie <> - http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclop
Souten Kouro -(brand new Apr 09 - so may be hard to find it) http://myanimelist.net/anime/5226/Souten…
Spirit of Wonder - Prince Edward Island
Stellvia (although some characters are japanese, I can't remember if they actually spent any time in Japan from the little time they spent on earth, launch site was in Peru IIRC)
Strike Witches* - 2008 - 12 - 4 - Fantasy Europe - Historic -
Strait Jacket - victorian England + steampunk ? - England/steam punk - Near Future -
Street Fighter Alpha: Generations - 2005 - 1 - 8 - International - Contemporary -
Street Fighter Alpha: The Animation - 1999 - 1 - 8 - International - Contemporary -
Street Fighter II V * - 1995 - 29 - 8 - International - Contemporary -
Street Fighter II: The Movie - 1994 - 1 - 8 - International - Contemporary -
Texhnolyze - 2003 - 22 - 8 - Western Europe - Future -
Tiger & Bunny - 2011 - 25 - 8 - USA - Future -
Trinity Blood - 2005 - 24 - 8 - Fantasy Europe - Fantasy - Late 1800's Early 1900's - set in a fantasy post apocalyptic scifantasy version of Europe.
Tsubasa Chronicle * (+ movies/ovas) - 2005 - 26 - 8 - Fantasy Western worlds - Famtasy - Late 1800's Early 1900's
Tsubasa Chronicle 2nd Season - 2006 - 26 - 8 - Fantasy Western worlds - Famtasy - Late 1800's Early 1900's
Tsubasa Chronicle: Shunraiki - 2009 - 2 - 8 - Fantasy Western worlds - Famtasy - Late 1800's Early 1900's
Tsubasa Chronicle: Tori Kago no Kuni no Himegimi - 2005 - 1 - 8 - Fantasy Western worlds - Famtasy - Late 1800's Early 1900's
Tsubasa Chronicle: Tokyo Revelations - 2007 - 3 - 9 - Fantasy Western worlds - Famtasy - Late 1800's Early 1900's
The Boy Who Saw the Wind - 2000 - 1 - 9 - Fantasy Europe - Famtasy -
The Cockpit - 1993 - 3 - 9 - International - Historic - 1940's WWII
The Heroic Legend of Arslan - 1991 - 6 - 9 - Fantasy Middle East - Historic - Medievalish
The Sky Crawlers - 2008 - 1 - 9 - Fantasy Europe - Historic - 1940's WWIIish - covering mostly England and Russia.
Tears to Tiara - 2009 - 26 - 7 - Fantasy Europe - Historic - Medievalish
Tegami Bachi (Letter Bee) * - 2009 - - 7 - Fantasy Europe - Famtasy - Late 1800's
Tegami Bachi Reverse - 2010 - - 7 - Fantasy Europe - Famtasy - Late 1800's
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
Time Travel Tondekeman
Trinity Blood is in Italy
The Sky Crawlers is in Europe
The Big O is in the US - Paradigm City (fictional city)
Texhnolyze - The fictional underground city of Lukuss
The Chihiro story of ef: a tale of memories...
The Laws of Eternity - 2006 - 1 - 5 - International - Fantasy
The Third: Aoi Hitomi no Shoujo - 2006 - - 7 - Fantasy Middle East - Future - Future
Valkyria Chronicles: 1930s Europe
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust has a lot of influence from all sorts of continents-- America, Europe.
Vampire Hunter D * - 1985 - 1 - 8 - Fantasy Europe - Fantasy - Late 1800's
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust - 2000 - 1 - 8 - Fantasy Europe - Fantasy - Late 1800's
Virtua Fighter - Most of the series, anyway.
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust .... in Europe?
Wellber no Monogatari: Sisters of Wellber * - 2007 - 13 - 7 - Fantasy Europe - Historic - Medievalish
Wellber no Monogatari: Sisters of Wellber Zwei - 2008 - 13 - 7 - Fantasy Europe - Historic -
World Masterpiece Theater series
Yugo the Negotiator spends most of its time in European settings - takes place in other countries, including the Middle East and Russia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yugo_the_Negotiator
Yugo the Negotiator - Pakistan (first story arc) and Russia (second story arc)
Yokoyama Mitsuteru Sangokushi http://myanimelist.net/anime/970/Romance…
Yugo the Negotiator - 2004 - 13 - 8 - International/Russia - Contemporary -
http://mydramalist.info/title/12518/yumeiro_patishieeru_2 <-- good part of it was in Paris maybe at the end they went back to japan
You're Under Arrest: No Mercy! - LA
Ragnarok (Sword of the Dark Ones)
Record of the Lodoss War
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen
Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Seirei No Moribito (Guardian of the Spirit)
Soul Eater's based in the USA, but the characters travel the world over on missions.
Zero No Tsukaima (another world)
Ima, Soko Ni Iru Boku (either another world/our world in the very distant future)
Marco (Haha O Tazunete Sanzen-ri)" outside Japan.
The second season of Darker Than Black briefly takes place in Russia.
01 Jan, 2013
@bluenvision Emma has a
01 Jan, 2013
@zaharisa Just added it to the list. *_*
01 Jan, 2013
@bluenvision Sorry, bluen. I must have been more thoughtful. :) Have a nice work.
01 Jan, 2013
@zaharisa @0@ No need to say sorry. In fact I am happy that you have warned me about it. I may have missed that out, you know? :D Thanks. *_*
01 Jan, 2013
@bluenvision Aria takes place in a different planet XD. Not suited to be here :P.
Vampire Hunter D - fictional universe.
Kino no Tabi - not really fit for the list as there is no certain place. Kino wanders between lands, some of them are European, some aren't.
Black cat - takes place in fictional japan, as far as I can remember.
Claymore - alternative universe
I think you should open a different list for alternative universe, because I can randomly think of 400 titles to fit there o.o. Everything is basically alternative universe in this manner XD. All you listed under 'unknown' is also not smth they ever refer to, it's just a random place, random time and stuff are happening. Trigun happens in a parallel universe.
01 Jan, 2013
@bluenvision Hellsing has an
P.S. Random's right about that "other universe thing" .
02 Jan, 2013
@Random chan Hmm I guess you are right about fictional universe. But first I have to find a way to make distinctions. Gotta think about it. XD