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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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15,614 7,628
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
13,135 4,764
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
12,772 5,852
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4
12,972 3,701
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
10,103 4,891
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

6
12,983 2,431
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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7
10,689 4,285
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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8
11,390 3,032
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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9
9,707 2,664
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9,563 3,300
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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11
8,086 3,735
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12
10,205 3,027
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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13
7,379 2,131
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

14
7,513 2,982
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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15
7,121 1,901
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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6,126 2,144
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

17
4,785 2,085
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

18
5,201 1,689
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

19
4,596 1,441
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

20
3,876 1,971
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

21
5,029 1,207
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

22
4,295 1,541
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
4,033 1,316
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

24
3,148 1,265
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2,778 1,186
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

26
2,622 1,060
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,882 1,114
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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3,146 1,101
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2,077 1,216
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2,194 1,091
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2,697 1,018
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

32
2,898 1,193
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
3,778 389
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

34
2,457 1,027
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

35
1,726 815
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

36
10,946 284
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

37
2,465 1,141
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,710 997
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,272 875
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2,525 771
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,778 683
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
1,861 936
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

43
1,848 662
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

44
2,196 545
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,715 968
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1,746 516
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47
1,613 842
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

48
1,472 935
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,263 562
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1,340 611
Durarara!! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time