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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9,218 4,097
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2
7,697 2,292
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
7,306 3,203
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Naruto

4
6,145 1,877
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
5,092 1,307
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6
6,276 1,639
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
nicholas-hui added Tokyo Ghoul

7
5,697 1,931
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kat-dowlin added Bleach

8
5,724 2,556
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

9
6,085 2,372
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Dragon Ball Z

10
4,333 1,649
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
german-godzz added Sword Art Online

11
4,204 1,047
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

12
7,174 1,181
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added One Punch Man

13
6,088 1,746
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kayla88 added Fairy Tale

14
4,209 955
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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15
4,300 1,509
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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3,884 1,289
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3,129 1,168
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18
3,076 866
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,443 1,123
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20
2,737 877
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21
2,634 724
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

22
2,742 604
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
1,850 698
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24
2,195 648
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

25
1,726 634
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,986 609
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1,553 582
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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28
1,680 649
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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29
1,330 734
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1,785 608
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,320 633
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1,322 495
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
1,626 518
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

34
1,395 614
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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35
1,533 521
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

36
989 436
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

37
1,488 426
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

38
1,569 373
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
1,054 333
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

40
1,096 501
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,399 464
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1,135 594
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941 542
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,017 225
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

45
999 437
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

46
843 210
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1,214 426
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Berserk

48
754 269
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49
1,096 276
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

50
765 678
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time