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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. 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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1
14,760 7,146
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
12,394 4,442
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
12,080 5,493
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4
12,041 3,436
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
9,519 4,573
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

6
10,083 4,034
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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7
9,057 2,525
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8
12,129 2,227
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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9
9,007 3,116
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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10
10,730 2,831
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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11
7,521 3,417
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12
9,603 2,846
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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13
6,934 1,992
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

14
7,072 2,772
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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15
6,750 1,764
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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16
5,811 2,014
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

17
4,554 1,957
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

18
4,907 1,580
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

19
3,689 1,855
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

20
4,730 1,135
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

21
4,339 1,326
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

22
4,105 1,450
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
3,776 1,211
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

24
2,960 1,199
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2,640 1,122
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

26
2,474 998
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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27
2,707 1,042
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,980 1,031
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1,980 1,160
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30
2,557 954
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

31
2,064 1,042
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2,736 1,124
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
2,303 954
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

34
3,279 344
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

35
10,729 243
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

36
1,611 769
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

37
2,325 1,081
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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38
2,572 946
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

39
2,148 821
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40
2,398 728
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

41
2,636 647
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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42
1,766 618
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

43
1,766 879
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

44
1,646 928
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2,043 508
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

46
1,640 484
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47
1,545 800
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

48
1,409 895
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,204 532
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50
1,216 1,104
Yu-Gi-Oh! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time