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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9,402 4,182
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2
7,838 2,340
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
7,442 3,284
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Naruto

4
6,315 1,937
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
5,234 1,347
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6,417 1,680
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
nicholas-hui added Tokyo Ghoul

7
5,792 1,971
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kat-dowlin added Bleach

8
5,836 2,604
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

9
6,182 2,420
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 1,694
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
4,296 1,068
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

12
7,329 1,205
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added One Punch Man

13
6,185 1,777
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kayla88 added Fairy Tale

14
4,310 975
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
laura-de-azevedo added Blue Exorcist

15
4,404 1,539
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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3,947 1,307
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3,171 1,187
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18
3,135 881
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,487 1,141
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2,781 887
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21
2,695 736
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

22
2,803 611
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,885 714
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2,239 660
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

25
1,760 643
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,018 616
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1,578 589
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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28
1,701 655
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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1,818 617
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,339 640
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1,356 501
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
1,655 525
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,423 624
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
mads563 added Kill la Kill

35
1,564 527
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

36
1,011 440
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

37
1,521 432
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
1,122 508
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,425 472
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1,151 601
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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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1,056 231
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

45
1,021 443
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
778 273
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1,120 279
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

50
775 691
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time