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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13,248 6,310
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
11,100 3,872
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
10,812 4,902
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4
10,360 3,015
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
8,540 4,052
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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9,039 3,591
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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10,751 1,922
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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7,985 2,248
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9,616 2,535
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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10
8,102 2,837
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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6,690 2,901
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8,590 2,544
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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6,173 1,759
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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6,353 2,398
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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6,037 1,558
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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5,282 1,818
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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4,139 1,756
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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4,364 1,403
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,311 1,684
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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4,163 1,002
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,819 1,164
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,725 1,309
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,341 1,050
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,624 1,068
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2,362 997
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,185 890
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,367 948
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,688 919
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1,783 1,060
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2,480 967
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,213 829
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,831 937
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10,332 142
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,015 823
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,072 945
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,519 268
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,398 686
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,316 831
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,923 724
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2,130 656
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,331 573
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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1,536 555
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,563 782
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,514 835
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1,763 429
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,388 414
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1,394 703
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,288 802
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,079 464
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1,578 601
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time