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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11,683 4,096
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
13,869 6,683
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
11,392 5,155
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Naruto

4
11,100 3,202
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
8,977 4,294
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

6
9,513 3,797
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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11,367 2,067
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added One Punch Man

8
8,456 2,365
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10,107 2,678
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
nicholas-hui added Tokyo Ghoul

10
8,494 2,960
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kat-dowlin added Bleach

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7,059 3,123
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german-godzz added Sword Art Online

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9,039 2,669
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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6,514 1,869
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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6,678 2,579
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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6,370 1,643
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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5,532 1,902
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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4,344 1,849
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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4,628 1,475
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,493 1,756
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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4,424 1,057
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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4,079 1,227
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,887 1,371
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,536 1,118
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,776 1,118
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2,478 1,049
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,319 939
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,530 987
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,816 969
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1,875 1,106
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2,365 890
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,942 979
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2,595 1,038
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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10,524 185
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,148 883
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,871 302
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,492 721
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,187 1,012
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,445 888
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,015 768
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2,254 688
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,454 603
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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1,641 579
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,664 825
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,572 878
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1,886 465
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,519 444
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angel-smilefamily added Magi: the Kingdom of Magic

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1,475 743
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,348 850
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Reborn!

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1,128 495
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Jasmine Resvaloso added Black Bullet

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1,658 645
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time