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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10,204 3,424
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
12,259 5,674
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
9,914 4,422
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Naruto

4
7,827 3,601
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
9,246 2,703
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

6
8,329 3,248
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Dragon Ball Z

7
9,855 1,664
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added One Punch Man

8
7,255 2,016
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9
6,128 2,500
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german-godzz added Sword Art Online

10
8,818 2,317
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
nicholas-hui added Tokyo Ghoul

11
7,491 2,607
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kat-dowlin added Bleach

12
7,931 2,330
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kayla88 added Fairy Tale

13
5,682 1,566
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

14
5,836 2,169
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
5,619 1,403
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
laura-de-azevedo added Blue Exorcist

16
4,925 1,657
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

17
3,888 1,589
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

18
4,030 1,251
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

19
3,091 1,517
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

20
3,497 1,026
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

21
3,773 889
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,488 1,192
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
3,076 925
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

24
2,426 978
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25
2,206 901
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

26
2,028 811
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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27
2,513 828
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28
2,202 855
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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1,674 972
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30
2,312 850
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

31
10,136 61
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

32
2,013 735
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
1,707 843
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34
1,843 727
The Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

35
1,898 847
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
mads563 added Kill la Kill

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36
1,289 615
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

37
2,148 742
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

38
2,037 223
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,780 654
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40
1,966 585
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

41
2,131 517
Owari No Seraph (Seraph of the... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
the-random-dude added Owari No Seraph (Seraph of the End)

42
1,419 488
Trigun 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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1,466 708
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,424 772
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45
1,588 367
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

46
1,257 360
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angel-smilefamily added Magi: the Kingdom of Magic

47
1,290 638
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

48
1,196 737
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Reborn!

49
1,007 419
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Jasmine Resvaloso added Black Bullet

50
1,477 535
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time