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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13,188 6,272
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
11,051 3,848
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
10,757 4,872
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Naruto

4
10,290 2,997
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
8,501 4,029
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

6
8,993 3,577
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Dragon Ball Z

7
10,689 1,913
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added One Punch Man

8
7,938 2,244
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9
9,575 2,524
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
nicholas-hui added Tokyo Ghoul

10
8,075 2,829
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kat-dowlin added Bleach

11
6,653 2,885
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german-godzz added Sword Art Online

12
8,554 2,532
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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13
6,143 1,751
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

14
6,318 2,394
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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15
6,017 1,550
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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16
5,259 1,811
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

17
4,127 1,748
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

18
4,347 1,398
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

19
3,299 1,676
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

20
4,144 995
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

21
3,803 1,159
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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22
3,717 1,302
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
3,322 1,048
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 1,062
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25
2,353 993
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

26
2,178 889
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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27
2,360 942
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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28
2,684 915
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1,777 1,054
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2,473 962
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

31
2,203 827
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,825 932
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10,324 141
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

34
2,005 820
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

35
2,063 942
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,488 268
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

37
1,392 683
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

38
2,308 827
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,917 720
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40
2,120 653
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

41
2,326 568
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
1,530 550
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,557 779
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,509 831
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1,751 426
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,382 412
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angel-smilefamily added Magi: the Kingdom of Magic

47
1,386 700
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

48
1,284 799
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,072 462
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Jasmine Resvaloso added Black Bullet

50
1,575 596
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time