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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
15,143 7,338
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
12,681 4,575
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
12,383 5,637
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4
12,427 3,547
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
9,759 4,702
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

6
12,475 2,307
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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7
10,320 4,140
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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8
11,007 2,906
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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9
9,315 2,576
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10
7,752 3,552
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11
9,216 3,185
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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12
9,838 2,921
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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13
7,101 2,056
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

14
7,249 2,865
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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15
6,888 1,832
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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16
5,952 2,066
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

17
4,652 2,010
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

18
5,022 1,622
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

19
3,770 1,905
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

20
4,423 1,384
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

21
4,860 1,169
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

22
4,185 1,495
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
3,890 1,258
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

24
3,040 1,230
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25
2,695 1,149
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

26
2,525 1,025
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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27
2,772 1,075
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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3,057 1,063
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2,014 1,193
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2,119 1,070
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31
2,603 988
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

32
2,805 1,157
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
3,500 365
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

34
2,368 990
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

35
1,659 790
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

36
10,821 265
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

37
2,389 1,105
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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38
2,637 966
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

39
2,200 845
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40
2,451 746
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

41
2,706 661
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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42
1,797 636
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

43
1,802 908
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

44
2,115 522
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

45
1,675 946
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1,684 499
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47
1,581 814
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

48
1,439 908
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,232 543
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50
1,286 587
Durarara!! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time