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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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14,828 7,177
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
12,433 4,463
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
12,132 5,514
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4
12,105 3,450
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
9,557 4,598
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

6
10,129 4,052
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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9,101 2,533
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8
12,191 2,241
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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9
9,045 3,125
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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10
10,775 2,843
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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11
7,561 3,438
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12
9,635 2,863
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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13
6,961 2,007
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

14
7,104 2,786
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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15
6,774 1,777
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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16
5,829 2,026
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

17
4,571 1,967
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

18
4,927 1,587
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

19
3,705 1,861
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

20
4,750 1,141
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

21
4,355 1,336
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

22
4,113 1,460
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
3,796 1,219
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

24
2,976 1,205
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2,649 1,124
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

26
2,485 1,000
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,718 1,044
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,991 1,036
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1,988 1,163
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2,565 960
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,076 1,046
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2,745 1,133
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
2,318 957
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

34
3,322 346
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

35
1,620 773
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

36
10,749 246
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

37
2,344 1,083
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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38
2,587 949
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

39
2,160 827
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40
2,403 732
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

41
2,647 649
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
1,774 621
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

43
1,777 882
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,652 932
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2,055 510
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

46
1,649 486
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1,552 802
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

48
1,414 897
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,211 533
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1,220 1,111
Yu-Gi-Oh! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time