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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13,223 6,294
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
11,084 3,864
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
10,794 4,889
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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10,330 3,009
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
8,526 4,041
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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9,021 3,586
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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10,731 1,918
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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7,968 2,247
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9,601 2,532
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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10
8,088 2,834
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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6,671 2,896
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8,573 2,538
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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6,162 1,757
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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6,338 2,396
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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6,031 1,556
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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5,275 1,816
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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4,135 1,755
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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4,357 1,402
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,309 1,682
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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4,155 1,001
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,813 1,164
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,719 1,308
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,337 1,050
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,622 1,068
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2,358 997
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,183 890
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,364 947
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,686 918
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1,781 1,058
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2,477 965
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,209 828
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,828 936
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10,326 142
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,011 823
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,069 945
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,505 268
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,395 686
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,313 830
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,921 723
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2,127 655
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,329 571
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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1,533 553
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,562 781
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,512 833
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1,755 428
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,386 414
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1,387 703
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,287 802
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,075 464
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1,111 487
Durarara!! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time