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
13,841 6,662
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
11,660 4,085
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
11,362 5,143
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4
11,064 3,192
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
8,956 4,286
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

6
9,489 3,786
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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7
11,332 2,060
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added One Punch Man

8
8,435 2,358
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10,086 2,673
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
nicholas-hui added Tokyo Ghoul

10
8,471 2,954
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kat-dowlin added Bleach

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7,041 3,116
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german-godzz added Sword Art Online

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9,017 2,661
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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13
6,499 1,866
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

14
6,666 2,571
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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6,356 1,641
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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5,525 1,897
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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4,341 1,843
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

18
4,615 1,472
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,490 1,752
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

20
4,414 1,056
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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4,066 1,224
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,880 1,369
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,522 1,115
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,773 1,117
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2,474 1,047
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,314 938
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,522 987
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,811 968
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1,872 1,105
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1,939 978
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2,361 889
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,592 1,035
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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10,517 183
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,141 882
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,855 301
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,491 721
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,184 1,011
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,438 885
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,014 768
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2,247 687
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,449 603
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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1,641 579
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,662 825
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,568 878
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1,883 464
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,514 444
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1,473 742
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,343 850
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Reborn!

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1,127 495
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Jasmine Resvaloso added Black Bullet

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1,655 645
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time