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Action anime is hard to define, but if a show has car chases and epic battles, 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 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. So, what is the best fighting 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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1
15,199 7,362
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
12,719 4,594
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
12,423 5,655
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4
12,484 3,560
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
9,786 4,720
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

6
12,523 2,317
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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7
10,352 4,151
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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8
11,055 2,917
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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9
9,356 2,586
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10
7,785 3,576
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11
9,244 3,198
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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12
9,873 2,932
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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13
7,128 2,061
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

14
7,274 2,872
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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15
6,906 1,837
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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16
5,966 2,070
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

17
4,662 2,016
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

18
5,034 1,627
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

19
3,779 1,912
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

20
4,434 1,388
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

21
4,874 1,172
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

22
4,197 1,497
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
3,903 1,265
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

24
3,051 1,233
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25
2,700 1,153
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

26
2,536 1,028
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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27
2,782 1,081
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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3,068 1,067
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2,019 1,195
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2,122 1,073
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31
2,610 989
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

32
2,813 1,160
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
3,528 367
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

34
2,379 992
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

35
1,665 794
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

36
10,825 268
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

37
2,393 1,109
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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38
2,645 968
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

39
2,207 851
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40
2,455 750
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

41
2,717 662
Owari No Seraph (Seraph of the... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
the-random-dude added Owari No Seraph (Seraph of the End)

42
1,801 641
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

43
1,810 913
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

44
2,123 525
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

45
1,680 947
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46
1,692 501
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47
1,584 818
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

48
1,442 912
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,237 544
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50
1,290 591
Durarara!! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time