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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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15,591 7,611
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
13,111 4,757
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
12,753 5,844
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4
12,948 3,692
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
10,088 4,882
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

6
12,959 2,423
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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7
10,665 4,278
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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8
11,373 3,027
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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9
9,693 2,662
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10
8,073 3,725
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11
9,548 3,294
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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12
10,187 3,022
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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13
7,362 2,128
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

14
7,501 2,976
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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15
7,111 1,896
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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16
6,115 2,141
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

17
4,776 2,081
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

18
5,195 1,686
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

19
3,871 1,966
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

20
4,589 1,438
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

21
5,020 1,205
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

22
4,288 1,538
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
4,026 1,314
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

24
3,144 1,264
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25
2,774 1,184
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

26
2,617 1,058
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,878 1,113
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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3,142 1,100
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2,075 1,214
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2,189 1,091
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31
2,693 1,017
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

32
2,891 1,192
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
3,761 389
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

34
2,451 1,026
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

35
1,724 814
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

36
10,938 283
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

37
2,463 1,141
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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38
2,708 996
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,268 873
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40
2,523 770
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

41
2,772 683
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)

42
1,857 935
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

43
1,847 660
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

44
2,187 545
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

45
1,714 967
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1,743 515
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47
1,611 841
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

48
1,471 934
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,259 562
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50
1,337 610
Durarara!! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time