Anime Underground The Best Action Anime of All Time  

Ranker Anime
Originally by
263.0k votes 35.4k voters 935.4k views 170 items Embed

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.

list ordered by

1
9,959 4,478
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

The Best Ecchi Anime of All Time The Best Wedding Shows on TV

2
8,279 2,511
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
7,924 3,516
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Naruto

4
6,885 2,108
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
5,645 1,497
Ranker Video

6
6,179 2,770
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

7
6,565 2,570
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Dragon Ball Z

8
6,129 2,100
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kat-dowlin added Bleach

9
6,853 1,811
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
nicholas-hui added Tokyo Ghoul

10
7,809 1,305
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added One Punch Man

11
4,753 1,838
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
german-godzz added Sword Art Online

12
6,507 1,886
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kayla88 added Fairy Tale

13
4,537 1,180
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

14
4,562 1,061
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
laura-de-azevedo added Blue Exorcist

15
4,676 1,650
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
divine-spein added Death Note

The Best Anime Series of All Time A Random Collection of 30 Hilarious YouTube Comments

16
4,125 1,375
Ranker Video

17
3,302 1,258
Ranker Video

18
3,285 951
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

19
2,597 1,209
Ranker Video

20
2,915 943
Ranker Video

21
2,839 791
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

22
2,966 652
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
1,994 760
Ranker Video

24
2,406 709
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

25
1,861 690
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

26
2,107 660
Ranker Video

27
1,670 624
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Rurouni Kenshin

28
1,805 687
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Yu Yu Hakusho

29
1,398 786
Ranker Video

The Greatest Anime Characters With Tattoos Experiences Every Person Who Wants To Be Outgoing But Has Social Anxiety Has Had

30
1,400 683
Ranker Video

31
1,917 656
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

32
1,444 540
The Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
1,518 660
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
mads563 added Kill la Kill

34
1,749 570
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

35
1,490 500
Ranker Video
timothy-bartels added K

36
1,652 560
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

37
1,064 472
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

38
1,606 459
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

39
1,696 398
Owari No Seraph (Seraph of the... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
the-random-dude added Owari No Seraph (Seraph of the End)

40
1,187 541
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

41
1,134 373
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

42
1,200 630
Ranker Video

43
998 587
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Reborn!

The Most Annoying Anime Characters of All Time The Best Sports Movies Streaming on Hulu

44
1,165 256
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

45
953 238
Ranker Video
angel-smilefamily added Magi: the Kingdom of Magic

46
1,060 482
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

47
1,256 138
Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

48
826 302
Ranker Video
Jasmine Resvaloso added Black Bullet

49
1,202 402
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

50
820 733
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time