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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10,279 4,637
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2
8,534 2,624
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
8,199 3,629
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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7,244 2,204
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
6,405 2,856
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

6
5,861 1,574
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6,782 2,655
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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8
7,118 1,868
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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9
6,318 2,182
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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10
8,111 1,346
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added One Punch Man

11
4,971 1,911
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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12
4,720 1,231
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

13
6,705 1,945
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4,707 1,109
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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15
4,851 1,702
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4,246 1,405
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3,384 1,298
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3,382 989
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,657 1,245
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2,996 972
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2,929 822
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

22
3,093 677
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,046 788
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2,512 737
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,911 711
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,166 673
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1,715 643
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,848 707
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,442 808
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1,431 704
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1,978 677
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,514 565
The Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,571 685
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,810 591
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,534 514
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1,698 577
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,099 486
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,646 473
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,758 412
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)

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1,221 562
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,170 389
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,237 644
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1,025 600
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,232 267
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,003 247
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1,356 149
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,095 501
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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853 316
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1,253 419
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

50
836 764
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time