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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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10,342 4,656
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2
8,578 2,646
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
8,250 3,646
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Naruto

4
7,310 2,219
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
6,450 2,867
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

6
5,905 1,582
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6,821 2,669
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Dragon Ball Z

8
7,166 1,876
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
nicholas-hui added Tokyo Ghoul

9
6,352 2,188
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kat-dowlin added Bleach

10
5,016 1,922
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
german-godzz added Sword Art Online

11
8,149 1,353
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added One Punch Man

12
6,745 1,953
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kayla88 added Fairy Tale

13
4,749 1,239
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

14
4,735 1,117
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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15
4,874 1,711
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4,268 1,408
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3,400 1,304
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3,398 996
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,666 1,250
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3,006 977
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3,120 680
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

22
2,946 825
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,054 793
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2,535 740
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

25
1,919 715
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,176 677
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1,724 646
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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28
1,852 711
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,446 813
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1,441 708
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1,984 682
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,526 567
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,586 686
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,822 594
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,543 516
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1,705 584
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,101 489
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,649 478
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

39
1,768 415
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)

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1,174 391
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,227 569
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,245 647
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1,031 603
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,242 269
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,008 248
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1,371 150
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,104 505
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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862 317
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1,264 419
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

50
840 768
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time