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The Best Action Anime of All Time 

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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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One Piece is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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Fullmetal Alchemist: Bro... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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Naruto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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One-Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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Bleach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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Code Geass: Lelouch of t... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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Noragami is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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