Anime Underground The Best Action Anime of All Time  

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Action anime is hard to define, but if a show has car chases, epic battles and lots of explosions, then it probably fits the genre's description. For example, fantasy anime and mecha anime such as Neon Genesis Evangelion typically fall under that umbrella. Here are the best action anime series of all time, ranked by the votes of anime fans like you. We want to hear your opinion about the shows on this poll, so please give any show you've seen and upvote or downvote depending on whether or not you would recommend it to another anime fan. What exactly makes a series an action anime? Shows with emphasis on sword fighting and heroes dueling like Berserk and Fate/Zero are classified as action, but so are shows that are more gun and crime focused, like Psycho Pass and Cowboy Bebop. Perhaps you could say that if the action is the primary vehicle for the show's plot to move forward, than that series could be classified as action anime. We've included the top action anime we could think of, but we're not perfect! Add your favorite show to this list if it's missing, so that other people can vote on it too.

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9,212 4,090
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2
7,690 2,288
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
7,298 3,196
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Naruto

4
6,130 1,872
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
6,270 1,637
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
nicholas-hui added Tokyo Ghoul

6
5,080 1,307
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7
5,690 1,929
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kat-dowlin added Bleach

8
5,714 2,554
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

9
6,076 2,371
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Dragon Ball Z

10
4,326 1,646
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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11
4,200 1,045
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

12
6,082 1,742
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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13
7,162 1,180
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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14
4,203 953
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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15
4,293 1,507
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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3,881 1,286
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3,128 1,165
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18
3,071 865
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,439 1,120
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20
2,737 874
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21
2,631 721
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

22
2,740 602
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
1,846 696
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24
2,194 647
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

25
1,726 632
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,984 608
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1,552 581
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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28
1,679 647
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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29
1,328 733
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1,784 606
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,317 631
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1,322 493
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
1,626 516
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

34
1,393 613
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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35
1,532 519
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

36
989 434
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

37
1,487 425
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

38
1,568 371
Owari No Seraph (Seraph of the... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
the-random-dude added Owari No Seraph (Seraph of the End)

39
1,054 331
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

40
1,095 499
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,399 462
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1,133 593
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941 540
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,014 223
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

45
998 435
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

46
1,212 425
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Berserk

47
840 210
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754 268
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49
764 676
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

50
1,094 276
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time