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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9,689 3,162
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
11,646 5,298
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
9,397 4,134
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Naruto

4
7,395 3,339
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
7,831 3,043
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Dragon Ball Z

6
8,616 2,543
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

7
6,815 1,859
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7,128 2,443
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kat-dowlin added Bleach

9
8,296 2,151
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
nicholas-hui added Tokyo Ghoul

10
9,314 1,563
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added One Punch Man

11
5,796 2,293
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german-godzz added Sword Art Online

12
7,582 2,189
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kayla88 added Fairy Tale

13
5,395 1,444
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

14
5,539 2,002
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
divine-spein added Death Note

Famous Schizophrenics

15
5,344 1,298
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
laura-de-azevedo added Blue Exorcist

16
4,713 1,578
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

17
3,740 1,498
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

18
3,825 1,172
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

19
2,954 1,439
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

20
3,325 1,128
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

21
3,303 968
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

The Best R-Rated Anime Movies

22
3,558 829
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
2,314 928
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24
2,915 864
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

25
2,115 847
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

26
1,936 760
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Rurouni Kenshin

27
10,011 17
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

28
2,094 810
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Yu Yu Hakusho

The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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2,396 786
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1,600 924
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1,633 802
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2,216 791
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
1,744 679
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

34
1,919 688
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

35
1,806 797
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
mads563 added Kill la Kill

The Best Wineries in France

36
2,041 700
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,704 616
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timothy-bartels added K

38
1,227 579
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

39
1,870 551
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

40
2,018 487
Owari No Seraph (Seraph of the... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
the-random-dude added Owari No Seraph (Seraph of the End)

41
1,340 458
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

42
1,391 664
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

The Best Ichigo Kurosaki Quotes

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1,355 740
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1,822 197
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

45
1,149 690
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Reborn!

46
1,481 342
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

47
1,165 330
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angel-smilefamily added Magi: the Kingdom of Magic

48
1,235 598
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

49
962 392
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Jasmine Resvaloso added Black Bullet

50
1,418 498
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time