The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time

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Get ready to punch, kick, and grapple your way through this list, because we're ranking the best martial arts anime of all time. Although martial arts usually refers to Asian practices of fighting, the term can in fact include any facet of fighting. There are grappling anime shows included below like Baki The Grappler and Shootfighter Tekken, and there are more traditional karate anime, like Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple. Some anime include martial arts with powers, like DBZ and Naruto, and although these can be slightly over the top, they're still some of the best that the genre has to offer. No matter what your favorite fighting martial arts anime is, we want you to vote for the series that you love the most. With the help of your votes, we've created the ultimate list of top martial arts anime shows, but we still need more and more votes to make the list a reliable recommendation guide for other anime fans. Feel free to upvote and downvote any of the shows below, just as long as you've actually seen them enough to form an opinion about them.
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    Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

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    Hiromi Tsuru, Toshio Furukawa, Masako Nozawa

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    Tomokazu Seki, Jōji Nakata, Daisuke Gōri

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    Hajime No Ippo. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time

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    Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

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    Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh

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    Nozomu Sasaki, Justin Cook, Laura Bailey

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    Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi

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    Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda

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    Colleen O'Shaughnessey, Junko Takeuchi, Wil Wheaton

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    Kenji Hamada, Naomi Kusumi, Masayuki Omoro

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    Ranma ½ is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time

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    Megumi Hayashibara, Hirotaka Suzuoki, Kenichi Ogata

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    Grappler Baki Maximum Tourname... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
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    Kenji Hamada, Aya Hisakawa, Shiho Kawaragi

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    Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka

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    Teiyū Ichiryūsai, Banjō Ginga, Daisuke Gōri

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    Masako Nozawa, Kôichi Yamadera, Hiromi Tsuru

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    Koyasu Taketo

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    Chrome Shelled Regios is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time


    Yōji Ueda, Eri Sendai, Nobuhiko Okamoto

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    Nana Mizuki, Yukari Tamura, Kazuhiko Inoue

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    Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
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    The Breaker New Waves is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time

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    Legend of the Condor Hero is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time

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    Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
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    Stephanie Nadolny, Elise Baughman, Andrew Chandler

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    Sengoku Basara: Judge End is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time

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    Getbackers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time

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    Code:Breaker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time


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    Kappei Yamaguchi, Richard Ian Cox, Satsuki Yukino

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    Akemi Okamura, Reiko Yasuhara

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    Katanagatari is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time


    Chihiro Suzuki, Abe Maiko

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    Shura no Toki: Age of Chaos is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time


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    Mobile Fighter G Gundam is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time


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    Shootfighter Tekken is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time


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    Shigurui: Death Frenzy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time


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    Hero Tales is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time


    Kenichi Suzumura, Takahiro Sakurai, Akemi Kanda

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    Toshio Furukawa, Koyasu Taketo, Hikaru Midorikawa

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    Unbreakable Machine-Doll is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
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    Virtua Fighter is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time


    Virtua Fighter Shin-ichiro Miki, Kiyoyuki Yanada, Atsuko Tanaka

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