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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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14,378 6,954
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
12,125 4,298
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
11,802 5,338
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4
11,650 3,332
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
9,293 4,448
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

6
9,838 3,928
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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7
8,796 2,457
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11,769 2,161
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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9
10,454 2,764
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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10
8,780 3,051
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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11
7,302 3,286
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12
9,360 2,762
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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13
6,744 1,951
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

14
6,902 2,702
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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15
6,586 1,715
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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16
5,693 1,971
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

17
4,475 1,914
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

18
4,800 1,534
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

19
3,610 1,819
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

20
4,602 1,104
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

21
4,239 1,289
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

22
4,015 1,421
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
3,671 1,176
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,884 1,164
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2,572 1,092
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,419 973
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,644 1,017
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,914 1,009
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1,939 1,143
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2,486 926
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,017 1,020
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2,686 1,090
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,237 927
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,129 329
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

35
10,652 223
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

36
1,568 750
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,263 1,056
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,519 924
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,094 799
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2,337 714
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,570 630
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)

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1,716 602
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,726 857
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,612 909
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1,981 492
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,597 466
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1,521 781
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,380 877
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,170 522
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1,185 1,080
Yu-Gi-Oh! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time