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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9,721 4,363
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2
8,100 2,438
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
7,745 3,428
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Naruto

4
5,487 1,430
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6,664 2,041
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

6
6,040 2,703
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

7
6,406 2,507
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Dragon Ball Z

8
5,990 2,054
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kat-dowlin added Bleach

9
6,671 1,773
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
nicholas-hui added Tokyo Ghoul

10
7,620 1,262
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added One Punch Man

11
4,626 1,787
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
german-godzz added Sword Art Online

12
4,436 1,140
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

13
6,377 1,844
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kayla88 added Fairy Tale

14
4,460 1,026
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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15
4,555 1,619
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4,059 1,349
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3,251 1,234
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18
3,222 927
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,553 1,184
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2,862 921
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21
2,782 771
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

22
2,902 636
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
1,948 742
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24
2,338 692
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

25
1,821 673
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,075 642
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27
1,634 611
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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28
1,761 677
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,375 770
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1,372 668
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1,876 641
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,411 529
The Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
1,714 552
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

34
1,483 644
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,470 490
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1,621 548
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

37
1,041 459
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

38
1,565 450
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

39
1,655 389
Owari No Seraph (Seraph of the... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
the-random-dude added Owari No Seraph (Seraph of the End)

40
1,158 527
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

41
1,104 363
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,179 615
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984 570
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,122 246
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

45
920 227
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46
1,047 466
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

47
807 290
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1,172 395
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

49
801 716
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

50
1,289 451
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