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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9,928 4,466
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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8,255 2,503
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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7,904 3,505
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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6,861 2,100
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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5,631 1,486
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6,165 2,758
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

7
6,547 2,562
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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6,111 2,092
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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6,829 1,803
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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7,787 1,295
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4,736 1,835
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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12
6,494 1,880
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4,523 1,175
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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4,553 1,054
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4,662 1,642
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4,115 1,371
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3,296 1,253
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3,276 944
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,592 1,206
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2,909 938
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2,829 787
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,956 650
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,991 756
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2,396 706
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,855 685
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,103 656
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1,663 621
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,797 684
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,394 780
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1,395 679
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1,910 651
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,439 536
The Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,747 563
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,509 656
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,486 498
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1,651 557
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,061 469
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,596 457
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,690 396
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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1,183 537
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,127 371
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,195 629
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993 584
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,156 254
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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946 236
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1,059 478
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,247 135
Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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823 299
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1,197 400
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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816 731
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time