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.

1
13,215 6,283
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
11,071 3,860
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
10,779 4,884
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4
10,316 3,006
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
8,517 4,038
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

6
9,011 3,583
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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7
10,715 1,916
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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8
7,956 2,247
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9,595 2,527
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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10
8,081 2,832
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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6,666 2,891
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8,567 2,536
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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13
6,154 1,756
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

14
6,332 2,396
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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6,026 1,555
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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5,271 1,815
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

17
4,134 1,750
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

18
4,350 1,402
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,306 1,681
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

20
4,152 999
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,810 1,163
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,718 1,306
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,332 1,050
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,622 1,066
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2,357 996
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,181 890
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,363 945
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,686 917
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1,780 1,057
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2,476 965
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,207 828
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,827 935
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10,324 142
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,009 823
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,065 944
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,499 268
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,393 685
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,313 829
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,919 722
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2,125 655
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,328 570
Owari No Seraph (Seraph of the... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,533 552
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,560 781
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,512 832
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1,754 428
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,384 414
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1,387 702
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,287 800
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,075 463
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1,111 486
Durarara!! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time