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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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13,624 4,995
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
16,233 7,912
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
13,269 6,063
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4
13,631 3,858
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
10,528 5,074
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

6
11,873 3,188
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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7
11,100 4,440
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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8
13,629 2,553
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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9
10,226 2,759
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10
9,916 3,415
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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11
8,475 3,941
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12
10,641 3,155
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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13
7,684 2,225
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

14
7,847 3,126
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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15
7,410 1,979
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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16
4,939 2,178
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

17
6,335 2,224
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

18
5,390 1,754
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

19
4,786 1,504
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

20
4,027 2,053
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

21
5,248 1,263
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

22
4,425 1,583
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
4,223 1,367
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

24
3,259 1,320
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25
2,870 1,233
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

26
2,716 1,103
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,965 1,150
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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3,242 1,138
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2,131 1,264
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4,157 411
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

31
2,272 1,132
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2,785 1,068
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
3,001 1,244
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

34
1,794 855
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

35
2,562 1,074
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

36
2,560 1,176
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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37
11,064 318
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

38
2,349 914
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39
2,599 797
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

40
2,780 1,042
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

41
1,852 538
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42
2,896 712
Owari No Seraph (Seraph of the... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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43
2,318 571
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

44
1,926 975
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

45
1,922 685
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

46
1,752 995
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1,309 590
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48
1,667 874
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

49
1,385 638
Durarara!! is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

50
1,529 968
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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