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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Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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

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+ - 6,850 2,992
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 5,566 1,695
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 5,807 1,487
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 5,341 1,777
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 5,357 2,391
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 5,699 2,225
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 3,969 1,479
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 4,683 1,202
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Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 5,714 1,626
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 6,665 1,101
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 3,931 876
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 3,990 1,380
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 2,543 554
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 1,623 584
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 2,026 595
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 1,466 540
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 1,575 601
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 1,213 456
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 1,529 478
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 1,315 574
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 1,443 484
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 917 407
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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

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+ - 993 304
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 1,461 345
Owari No Seraph (Seraph of the... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 911 202
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 941 411
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 728 626
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 703 245
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Magi: the Kingdom of Magic

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Berserk

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+ - 1,050 332
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time