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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9,206 4,089
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2
7,688 2,286
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
7,294 3,195
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Naruto

4
6,126 1,871
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
5,078 1,307
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6
6,267 1,637
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
nicholas-hui added Tokyo Ghoul

7
5,688 1,929
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kat-dowlin added Bleach

8
5,710 2,553
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

9
6,071 2,370
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Dragon Ball Z

10
4,322 1,646
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
4,198 1,044
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

12
6,080 1,741
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kayla88 added Fairy Tale

13
7,157 1,179
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added One Punch Man

14
4,201 952
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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15
4,290 1,506
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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3,879 1,286
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3,126 1,165
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18
3,070 865
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,439 1,119
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20
2,736 873
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21
2,630 720
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

22
2,739 602
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
1,845 696
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24
2,192 647
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

25
1,725 632
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,983 608
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1,551 581
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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28
1,678 647
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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29
1,326 733
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1,783 606
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,315 631
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1,321 493
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
1,625 516
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

34
1,392 613
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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35
1,531 519
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

36
988 434
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

37
1,487 424
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

38
1,567 371
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
1,053 331
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

40
1,094 499
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,398 462
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1,132 593
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941 539
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,013 223
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

45
998 434
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

46
1,210 425
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Berserk

47
839 210
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753 268
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49
1,093 276
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

50
763 676
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time