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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9,575 3,109
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
11,539 5,236
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
9,288 4,085
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Naruto

4
7,305 3,292
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
7,725 3,014
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Dragon Ball Z

6
8,487 2,510
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

7
6,726 1,828
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8,196 2,123
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
nicholas-hui added Tokyo Ghoul

9
7,046 2,422
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kat-dowlin added Bleach

10
9,207 1,540
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added One Punch Man

11
5,729 2,250
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
german-godzz added Sword Art Online

12
7,487 2,172
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kayla88 added Fairy Tale

13
5,343 1,422
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

14
5,484 1,967
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
divine-spein added Death Note

The Best Ecchi Anime of All Time

15
5,278 1,280
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
laura-de-azevedo added Blue Exorcist

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4,676 1,559
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

17
3,717 1,476
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

18
3,774 1,151
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

19
2,923 1,421
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

20
3,300 1,108
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

21
3,522 810
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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22
3,258 952
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
2,890 845
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

24
2,276 914
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2,103 826
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

26
1,904 746
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Rurouni Kenshin

27
2,375 769
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2,052 800
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Yu Yu Hakusho

The Best Adventure Anime of All Time

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1,578 910
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1,603 789
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2,185 774
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

32
1,716 661
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
1,875 679
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

34
1,778 784
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
mads563 added Kill la Kill

35
2,018 688
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,685 602
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1,215 564
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

38
1,841 539
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

39
1,999 476
Owari No Seraph (Seraph of the... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
the-random-dude added Owari No Seraph (Seraph of the End)

40
1,314 448
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

41
1,376 649
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

42
1,777 191
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

The Best R-Rated Anime Movies

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1,345 726
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1,140 676
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,456 331
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,144 320
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angel-smilefamily added Magi: the Kingdom of Magic

47
1,220 583
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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957 378
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Jasmine Resvaloso added Black Bullet

49
1,402 487
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

50
935 858
Yu-Gi-Oh! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time