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. So, what is the best fighting 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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1
14,804 7,166
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
12,419 4,451
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
12,112 5,503
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4
12,080 3,440
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
9,541 4,585
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

6
10,112 4,044
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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7
9,078 2,530
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8
12,166 2,232
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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9
9,029 3,118
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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10
10,749 2,835
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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11
7,540 3,426
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12
9,620 2,851
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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13
6,948 2,002
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

14
7,091 2,781
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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15
6,762 1,773
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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16
5,821 2,021
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

17
4,560 1,964
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

18
4,917 1,585
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

19
3,696 1,859
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

20
4,741 1,139
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

21
4,347 1,332
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

22
4,108 1,456
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
3,789 1,216
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

24
2,968 1,202
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2,644 1,123
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

26
2,479 999
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,713 1,043
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,987 1,034
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29
1,982 1,162
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2,560 957
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

31
2,070 1,043
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2,739 1,130
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
2,312 956
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

34
3,302 345
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

35
10,738 244
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

36
1,614 772
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

37
2,334 1,081
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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38
2,580 948
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

39
2,154 823
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40
2,401 729
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

41
2,640 649
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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42
1,768 620
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

43
1,771 882
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

44
1,649 930
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45
2,050 510
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

46
1,642 485
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47
1,548 802
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

48
1,411 896
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,205 533
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50
1,217 1,108
Yu-Gi-Oh! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time