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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9,411 4,187
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2
7,846 2,342
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
7,447 3,289
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Naruto

4
6,323 1,941
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
5,241 1,350
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6,423 1,686
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
nicholas-hui added Tokyo Ghoul

7
5,796 1,974
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kat-dowlin added Bleach

8
5,840 2,608
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

9
6,185 2,423
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Dragon Ball Z

10
4,438 1,698
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
4,298 1,072
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

12
7,339 1,206
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added One Punch Man

13
6,189 1,779
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kayla88 added Fairy Tale

14
4,313 976
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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15
4,405 1,543
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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3,949 1,308
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3,172 1,189
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3,136 882
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,487 1,143
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2,783 888
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21
2,700 737
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

22
2,804 613
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
1,886 715
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24
2,240 662
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

25
1,762 643
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

26
2,020 616
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1,579 589
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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28
1,702 655
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,343 747
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1,819 617
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,339 641
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1,357 501
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
1,655 526
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

34
1,424 624
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
mads563 added Kill la Kill

35
1,565 528
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

36
1,012 440
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

37
1,522 434
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

38
1,595 376
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
1,070 340
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

40
1,123 508
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,426 474
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1,152 601
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955 551
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,057 231
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

45
1,021 444
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

46
872 215
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1,240 431
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Berserk

48
779 273
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49
1,120 279
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

50
1,136 373
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time