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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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19,438 9,200
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
2
16,037 6,305
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
3
15,922 7,223
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4
16,771 4,648
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
5
16,852 3,218
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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6
14,000 3,934
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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7
13,214 5,284
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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8
12,423 5,951
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
9
11,792 4,006
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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10
12,671 3,817
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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11
12,472 3,157
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12
10,259 4,895
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13
9,089 2,681
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
14
8,703 2,402
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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15
7,378 2,562
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
16
6,373 2,127
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
17
5,652 2,582
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
18
5,612 1,869
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
19
6,199 1,506
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
20
4,605 2,432
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
21
5,013 1,838
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
22
4,980 1,652
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
23
3,295 1,467
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
24
3,809 1,535
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3,695 1,326
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