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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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9,961 4,480
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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8,283 2,513
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
7,926 3,517
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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6,888 2,108
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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5,648 1,497
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6,182 2,770
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

7
6,567 2,570
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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8
6,131 2,100
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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9
6,856 1,811
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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10
7,811 1,305
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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11
4,755 1,838
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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12
6,508 1,887
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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13
4,540 1,180
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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4,563 1,062
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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15
4,677 1,650
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4,128 1,375
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3,303 1,259
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3,286 951
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,598 1,209
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2,916 943
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2,840 791
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,968 653
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,995 760
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2,406 710
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,862 690
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,108 660
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1,672 624
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,806 687
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,398 787
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1,402 683
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1,918 657
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,444 541
The Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,520 660
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,751 570
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,492 500
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1,654 560
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,065 472
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,606 459
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,697 398
Owari No Seraph (Seraph of the... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,187 541
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,134 373
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,201 630
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998 587
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,166 256
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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953 238
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1,060 482
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,257 138
Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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827 302
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1,203 402
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

50
821 733
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time