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Action anime is hard to define, but if a show has car chases and epic battles, 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 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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1
15,657 7,646
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
13,162 4,775
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
12,799 5,868
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4
13,009 3,712
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
10,123 4,897
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

6
13,021 2,438
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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7
10,710 4,295
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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8
11,419 3,039
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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9
9,729 2,668
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10
9,579 3,307
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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11
8,107 3,750
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12
10,231 3,037
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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13
7,395 2,139
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

14
7,531 2,990
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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15
7,134 1,904
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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16
6,142 2,149
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

17
4,792 2,093
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

18
5,208 1,695
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

19
3,885 1,976
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

20
4,606 1,447
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

21
5,045 1,212
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

22
4,302 1,542
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
4,044 1,318
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

24
3,155 1,268
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25
2,784 1,188
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

26
2,628 1,061
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,887 1,115
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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3,155 1,102
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2,079 1,219
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2,198 1,094
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31
2,700 1,020
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

32
2,905 1,196
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
3,794 390
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

34
2,464 1,029
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

35
1,732 819
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

36
10,957 287
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

37
2,468 1,146
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,712 1,001
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

39
2,274 877
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40
2,527 772
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

41
2,786 686
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
1,862 939
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

43
1,852 663
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

44
2,206 547
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

45
1,717 970
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1,750 518
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47
1,616 844
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

48
1,476 938
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,264 564
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50
1,341 613
Durarara!! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time