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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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13,574 4,961
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
16,160 7,887
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
13,218 6,043
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4
13,549 3,843
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
10,480 5,053
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

6
11,817 3,167
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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7
11,046 4,427
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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8
13,547 2,540
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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9
10,149 2,748
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10
9,868 3,402
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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11
8,427 3,916
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12
10,574 3,146
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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13
7,642 2,216
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

14
7,807 3,107
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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15
7,371 1,971
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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16
4,913 2,167
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

17
6,311 2,215
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

18
5,363 1,748
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

19
4,759 1,497
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

20
4,007 2,042
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

21
5,214 1,257
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

22
4,408 1,580
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
4,198 1,364
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

24
3,250 1,315
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25
2,860 1,229
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

26
2,702 1,100
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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27
2,954 1,146
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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3,234 1,136
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2,125 1,262
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30
4,103 410
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

31
2,261 1,130
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2,771 1,065
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
2,989 1,242
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

34
1,789 853
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

35
2,553 1,069
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

36
2,546 1,173
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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37
11,052 317
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

38
2,340 911
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39
2,589 794
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

40
2,769 1,038
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

41
1,837 537
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42
2,877 711
Owari No Seraph (Seraph of the... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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43
2,304 570
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

44
1,911 972
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

45
1,916 684
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

46
1,749 994
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1,304 589
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48
1,662 873
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

49
1,380 638
Durarara!! is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

50
1,522 968
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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