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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
14,059 5,193
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
16,736 8,151
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
13,696 6,296
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4
14,174 4,025
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
10,859 5,264
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

6
12,239 3,311
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
nicholas-hui added

7
11,472 4,577
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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8
14,090 2,661
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added

9
10,594 2,834
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10
10,269 3,518
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kat-dowlin added

11
8,841 4,117
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12
11,044 3,250
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kayla88 added

13
7,966 2,307
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

14
7,640 2,054
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
laura-de-azevedo added

15
8,077 3,250
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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16
5,077 2,264
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

17
6,529 2,279
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

18
5,583 1,815
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

19
4,974 1,575
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

20
4,165 2,135
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

21
5,423 1,304
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

22
4,558 1,634
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
4,387 1,422
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

24
3,381 1,363
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25
2,955 1,278
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time