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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13,256 6,316
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
11,108 3,875
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
10,822 4,907
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4
10,373 3,017
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
8,548 4,057
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

6
9,047 3,595
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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10,763 1,925
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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8
7,992 2,249
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9,628 2,539
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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10
8,110 2,840
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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6,699 2,905
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8,598 2,548
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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6,180 1,762
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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6,361 2,401
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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6,039 1,560
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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5,286 1,818
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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4,142 1,756
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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4,366 1,405
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,313 1,685
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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4,167 1,003
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,824 1,165
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,729 1,309
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,347 1,051
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,628 1,068
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2,363 998
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,186 891
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,692 919
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2,368 950
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,783 1,063
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2,484 969
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,214 831
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,835 937
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10,334 143
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,022 823
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,075 948
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,530 269
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,400 687
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,318 831
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,928 725
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2,134 657
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,336 574
Owari No Seraph (Seraph of the... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,538 556
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,565 785
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,517 836
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1,768 429
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,391 416
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1,394 705
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,293 804
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,079 467
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1,580 601
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time