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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1
12,704 5,963
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
10,581 3,627
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
10,304 4,627
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Naruto

4
8,147 3,817
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
9,713 2,845
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

6
8,623 3,408
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Dragon Ball Z

7
10,238 1,791
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added One Punch Man

8
7,569 2,121
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9
9,157 2,412
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
nicholas-hui added Tokyo Ghoul

10
6,367 2,686
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german-godzz added Sword Art Online

11
7,729 2,717
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kat-dowlin added Bleach

12
8,200 2,428
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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13
5,884 1,662
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

14
6,064 2,261
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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The Best Action Anime on Netflix

15
5,790 1,478
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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16
5,090 1,723
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

17
4,007 1,663
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

18
4,166 1,313
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

19
3,177 1,584
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

20
3,959 929
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

21
3,635 1,081
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,601 1,233
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
3,190 979
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

24
2,503 1,015
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25
2,278 936
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

26
2,090 842
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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27
2,597 859
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28
2,268 891
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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The 25+ Best Ecchi Action Anime Ever Made

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1,712 1,004
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2,385 890
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,760 870
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2,089 772
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
10,207 94
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

34
1,917 762
The Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

35
1,973 891
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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36
1,329 639
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

37
2,224 779
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

38
2,244 245
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,841 681
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2,027 610
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

41
2,235 534
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
1,463 513
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,502 739
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,459 791
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1,660 390
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,306 379
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47
1,332 661
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

48
1,240 762
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,041 440
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Jasmine Resvaloso added Black Bullet

50
1,527 562
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time