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Action anime is hard to define, but if a show has car chases and epic battles, 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 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
15,154 7,341
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
12,690 4,578
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
12,394 5,641
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4
12,437 3,551
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
9,764 4,707
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

6
12,486 2,307
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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7
10,325 4,143
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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8
11,020 2,906
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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9
9,323 2,580
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10
7,761 3,554
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11
9,223 3,187
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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12
9,842 2,925
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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13
7,107 2,056
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

14
7,256 2,867
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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15
6,893 1,834
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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16
5,955 2,066
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

17
4,656 2,011
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

18
5,026 1,624
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

19
3,772 1,907
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

20
4,425 1,386
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

21
4,861 1,169
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

22
4,186 1,495
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
3,895 1,259
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

24
3,041 1,231
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25
2,696 1,149
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

26
2,526 1,025
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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27
2,773 1,076
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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3,059 1,063
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29
2,015 1,193
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2,120 1,071
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31
2,603 989
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

32
2,805 1,158
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
3,505 365
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

34
2,370 991
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

35
10,821 266
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

36
1,659 791
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

37
2,390 1,105
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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38
2,640 966
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

39
2,201 846
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40
2,451 747
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

41
2,708 661
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
1,798 637
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

43
1,804 908
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

44
2,116 522
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

45
1,676 946
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46
1,686 499
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47
1,582 814
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

48
1,439 909
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,233 543
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50
1,287 587
Durarara!! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time