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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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9,718 4,360
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2
8,094 2,437
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
7,740 3,426
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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5,483 1,428
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6,657 2,041
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

6
6,039 2,700
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

7
6,402 2,505
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Dragon Ball Z

8
5,983 2,054
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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9
6,668 1,772
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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10
7,615 1,261
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added One Punch Man

11
4,622 1,787
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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12
4,435 1,139
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

13
6,374 1,844
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4,459 1,025
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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15
4,554 1,618
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4,058 1,349
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3,250 1,234
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3,222 926
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,553 1,183
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2,861 921
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21
2,781 771
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

22
2,899 636
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,946 742
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2,336 691
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

25
1,820 673
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,073 641
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1,631 611
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,761 676
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,374 770
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1,371 668
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1,876 640
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,411 527
The Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,713 550
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,482 644
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,470 489
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1,620 547
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,040 459
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,565 449
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,654 389
Owari No Seraph (Seraph of the... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,158 526
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,104 362
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,178 615
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984 569
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,120 246
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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920 226
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1,047 465
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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807 289
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1,171 395
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

49
801 715
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,288 451
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