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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9,704 4,357
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2
8,081 2,432
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
7,724 3,425
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Naruto

4
5,477 1,424
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6,639 2,038
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

6
6,031 2,696
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

7
6,393 2,502
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Dragon Ball Z

8
6,657 1,769
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
nicholas-hui added Tokyo Ghoul

9
5,969 2,050
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kat-dowlin added Bleach

10
7,602 1,260
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added One Punch Man

11
4,614 1,783
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
4,429 1,137
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

13
6,364 1,842
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kayla88 added Fairy Tale

14
4,452 1,024
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
laura-de-azevedo added Blue Exorcist

15
4,544 1,616
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4,053 1,347
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3,246 1,232
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18
3,219 925
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,549 1,182
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20
2,860 920
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21
2,779 769
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

22
2,893 635
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
1,944 742
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24
2,332 691
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

25
1,819 672
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,072 640
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27
1,630 611
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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28
1,758 675
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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29
1,374 770
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1,875 639
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,369 667
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1,409 527
The Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
1,711 549
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

34
1,482 643
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,465 488
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36
1,618 546
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

37
1,039 459
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

38
1,563 449
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

39
1,650 389
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
1,158 526
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

41
1,102 362
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,178 615
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983 569
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,118 245
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

45
917 226
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46
1,046 464
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

47
806 289
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Jasmine Resvaloso added Black Bullet

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1,171 395
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

49
800 715
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

50
1,287 451
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