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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10,550 3,607
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
12,666 5,940
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
10,272 4,614
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Naruto

4
8,124 3,803
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
9,674 2,835
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

6
8,597 3,396
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Dragon Ball Z

7
10,203 1,782
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added One Punch Man

8
7,538 2,118
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9
9,126 2,404
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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10
6,353 2,668
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german-godzz added Sword Art Online

11
7,704 2,711
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kat-dowlin added Bleach

12
8,181 2,419
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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13
5,870 1,651
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

14
6,049 2,251
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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15
5,774 1,468
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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16
5,078 1,718
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

17
3,995 1,656
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

18
4,151 1,305
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

19
3,168 1,577
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

20
3,947 924
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

21
3,623 1,078
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,596 1,230
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
3,181 974
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

24
2,498 1,013
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2,272 933
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

26
2,085 840
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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27
2,592 856
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2,265 888
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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The 25+ Best Ecchi Action Anime Ever Made

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1,711 1,001
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2,376 886
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,757 866
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2,082 767
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
10,204 90
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

34
1,908 758
The Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

35
1,967 884
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,327 636
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

37
2,220 775
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

38
2,223 244
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,836 680
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2,021 607
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

41
2,223 532
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
1,460 508
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,500 735
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,455 789
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1,655 388
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,300 377
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1,330 659
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

48
1,237 760
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,037 437
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Jasmine Resvaloso added Black Bullet

50
1,520 560
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time