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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+ - 6,870 3,002
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 5,590 1,702
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 5,828 1,491
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 5,355 1,781
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 5,377 2,395
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 5,718 2,229
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 4,700 1,203
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+ - 3,983 1,486
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 3,895 959
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 5,727 1,633
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 6,680 1,105
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 3,940 880
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 4,001 1,382
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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+ - 2,473 661
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 2,551 554
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 1,723 649
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+ - 1,625 586
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 2,032 595
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 1,876 568
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+ - 1,470 542
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 1,582 602
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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+ - 1,218 457
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 1,532 479
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 1,318 575
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 1,446 484
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 919 408
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 1,391 403
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 994 305
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 1,465 345
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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+ - 913 203
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 945 411
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 730 626
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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+ - 704 246
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Magi: the Kingdom of Magic

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Berserk

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+ - 1,052 332
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time