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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13,301 6,354
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
11,162 3,897
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
10,873 4,926
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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10,434 3,035
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
8,583 4,074
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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9,086 3,614
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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10,806 1,939
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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8,034 2,259
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9,667 2,554
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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10
8,137 2,848
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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6,726 2,922
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8,637 2,554
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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13
6,209 1,771
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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6,385 2,414
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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6,068 1,570
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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5,302 1,828
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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4,153 1,766
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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4,387 1,410
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,324 1,694
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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4,188 1,008
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,844 1,173
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,740 1,319
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,364 1,058
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,637 1,077
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2,367 1,004
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,194 897
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,382 954
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,702 929
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1,787 1,069
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2,494 974
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,226 840
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,843 941
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10,348 147
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,035 830
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,085 953
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,567 272
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,404 691
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,323 837
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,931 730
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2,143 659
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,347 578
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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1,544 558
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,568 790
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,519 841
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1,778 434
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,406 419
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1,401 711
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,294 808
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,082 470
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1,587 605
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time