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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9,561 3,103
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
11,525 5,228
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
9,275 4,079
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Naruto

4
7,296 3,287
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
7,716 3,008
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Dragon Ball Z

6
8,473 2,507
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

7
6,713 1,825
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8,184 2,122
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
nicholas-hui added Tokyo Ghoul

9
7,035 2,420
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kat-dowlin added Bleach

10
9,194 1,538
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added One Punch Man

11
5,720 2,249
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
german-godzz added Sword Art Online

12
7,475 2,170
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kayla88 added Fairy Tale

13
5,338 1,420
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

14
5,477 1,963
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
divine-spein added Death Note

The Best Ecchi Anime of All Time

15
5,273 1,278
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
laura-de-azevedo added Blue Exorcist

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4,670 1,556
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

17
3,715 1,475
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

18
3,771 1,151
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

19
2,922 1,418
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

20
3,299 1,107
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

21
3,519 809
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,256 950
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
2,887 843
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,275 913
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2,102 824
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

26
1,904 744
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Rurouni Kenshin

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2,374 768
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2,051 799
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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1,578 908
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1,603 787
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2,184 772
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,713 659
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
1,872 679
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

34
1,774 784
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
mads563 added Kill la Kill

35
2,017 686
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,682 600
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1,214 563
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

38
1,839 538
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

39
1,996 474
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
1,312 447
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,375 648
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,772 190
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

The Best R-Rated Anime Movies

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1,343 724
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1,139 674
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,452 329
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,142 319
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angel-smilefamily added Magi: the Kingdom of Magic

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1,217 581
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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955 377
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Jasmine Resvaloso added Black Bullet

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1,399 486
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

50
933 855
Yu-Gi-Oh! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time