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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10,704 4,837
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
8,864 2,752
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
8,531 3,780
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Naruto

4
6,699 2,990
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
7,072 2,760
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Dragon Ball Z

6
7,662 2,315
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

7
6,157 1,646
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7,468 1,940
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
nicholas-hui added Tokyo Ghoul

9
8,459 1,399
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added One Punch Man

10
5,243 2,018
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
german-godzz added Sword Art Online

11
6,554 2,253
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kat-dowlin added Bleach

12
6,970 2,013
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kayla88 added Fairy Tale

13
4,943 1,297
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

14
5,070 1,774
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
4,909 1,157
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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16
4,375 1,447
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

17
3,496 1,348
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

18
3,527 1,035
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

19
2,743 1,299
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

20
3,102 1,015
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

21
3,249 714
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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22
3,044 867
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
2,128 832
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24
2,651 766
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

25
1,981 746
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

26
2,230 705
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27
1,780 671
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Rurouni Kenshin

28
1,916 736
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 Anime Series of All Time

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1,490 837
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30
2,054 703
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,486 734
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1,578 594
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
1,756 603
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

34
1,646 712
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
mads563 added Kill la Kill

35
1,883 622
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,588 536
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37
1,142 512
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

38
1,713 495
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

39
1,842 433
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
1,217 407
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

41
1,266 591
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

42
1,269 671
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The Biggest Anime Perverts of All Time

43
1,065 623
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Reborn!

44
1,315 284
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

45
1,049 267
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angel-smilefamily added Magi: the Kingdom of Magic

46
1,500 164
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

47
1,131 528
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

48
894 335
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Jasmine Resvaloso added Black Bullet

49
1,315 438
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

50
874 789
Yu-Gi-Oh! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time