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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+ - 6,905 3,024
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 5,641 1,717
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 5,865 1,505
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 5,385 1,802
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 5,412 2,408
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 5,751 2,242
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 4,014 1,503
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 3,919 963
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 5,757 1,639
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 6,722 1,109
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 3,961 884
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 4,018 1,396
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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+ - 2,566 557
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 2,046 598
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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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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+ - 1,224 459
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 1,536 481
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 1,322 579
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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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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+ - 1,473 346
Owari No Seraph (Seraph of the... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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Trigun 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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+ - 920 205
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 949 411
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 732 627
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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Magi: the Kingdom of Magic

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Berserk

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+ - 1,057 334
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time