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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9,454 4,215
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2
7,887 2,360
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
7,485 3,319
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Naruto

4
6,374 1,963
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
5,275 1,365
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6,464 1,701
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
nicholas-hui added Tokyo Ghoul

7
5,822 1,991
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kat-dowlin added Bleach

8
5,874 2,624
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

9
6,217 2,437
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Dragon Ball Z

10
4,466 1,716
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
4,320 1,085
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

12
7,386 1,216
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added One Punch Man

13
6,214 1,794
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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14
4,336 985
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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15
4,434 1,553
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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3,971 1,315
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3,187 1,201
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18
3,159 890
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,503 1,151
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20
2,800 897
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21
2,723 745
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

22
2,822 620
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
1,893 725
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2,264 667
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

25
1,776 652
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,027 623
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1,590 595
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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28
1,714 660
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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29
1,351 752
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1,833 623
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,348 649
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1,371 508
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
1,668 532
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

34
1,436 628
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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35
1,578 531
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

36
1,016 445
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

37
1,531 436
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

38
1,603 379
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
1,076 345
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

40
1,129 512
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,430 477
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1,156 606
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961 556
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,069 233
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

45
1,028 449
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

46
877 218
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1,249 436
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Berserk

48
788 275
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49
1,124 283
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

50
783 694
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time