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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10,748 4,857
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
8,903 2,762
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
8,564 3,796
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Naruto

4
6,732 2,997
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
7,114 2,767
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Dragon Ball Z

6
7,707 2,325
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

7
6,192 1,650
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8
7,507 1,948
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
nicholas-hui added Tokyo Ghoul

9
5,272 2,028
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
german-godzz added Sword Art Online

10
8,494 1,408
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added One Punch Man

11
6,586 2,259
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kat-dowlin added Bleach

12
7,004 2,018
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kayla88 added Fairy Tale

13
5,103 1,781
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
divine-spein added Death Note

14
4,969 1,301
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

The Best Ecchi Anime of All Time

15
4,933 1,162
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
laura-de-azevedo added Blue Exorcist

16
4,399 1,453
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

17
3,509 1,353
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

18
3,545 1,037
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

19
2,752 1,301
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

20
3,112 1,019
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

21
3,262 718
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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22
3,056 870
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
2,139 835
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24
2,669 767
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

25
1,988 749
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

26
2,237 708
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27
1,786 673
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Rurouni Kenshin

28
1,922 738
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Yu Yu Hakusho

The Best Adventure Anime of All Time

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1,495 840
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1,495 736
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31
2,061 705
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

32
1,589 596
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
1,768 605
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

34
1,655 715
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
mads563 added Kill la Kill

35
1,890 626
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,589 538
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timothy-bartels added K

37
1,149 514
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

38
1,724 498
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

39
1,853 435
Owari No Seraph (Seraph of the... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
the-random-dude added Owari No Seraph (Seraph of the End)

40
1,224 408
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

41
1,273 594
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

42
1,273 674
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The Best R-Rated Anime Movies

43
1,068 625
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Reborn!

44
1,325 285
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

45
1,052 269
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angel-smilefamily added Magi: the Kingdom of Magic

46
1,518 164
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

47
898 336
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Jasmine Resvaloso added Black Bullet

48
1,135 531
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

49
1,319 440
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

50
876 791
Yu-Gi-Oh! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time