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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+ - 7,520 2,217
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 7,091 3,137
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 5,882 1,808
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 6,079 1,578
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 4,902 1,264
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+ - 5,549 1,881
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 5,585 2,486
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 5,938 2,316
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 4,175 1,579
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 4,061 1,002
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 6,951 1,141
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 5,920 1,704
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 4,086 922
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 4,158 1,455
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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+ - 2,652 583
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 1,683 608
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 2,122 625
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 1,516 567
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 1,633 628
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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+ - 1,266 477
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 1,579 499
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 1,358 596
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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+ - 954 423
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 1,443 416
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 1,522 357
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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+ - 1,026 320
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 1,370 452
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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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+ - 964 215
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 973 424
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 805 204
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Magi: the Kingdom of Magic

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+ - 1,161 418
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Berserk

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+ - 730 257
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+ - 1,090 348
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 743 657
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time