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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10,361 4,666
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2
8,596 2,650
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
8,261 3,653
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Naruto

4
7,324 2,226
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
6,462 2,872
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

6
5,920 1,585
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7
6,836 2,678
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Dragon Ball Z

8
7,181 1,883
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
nicholas-hui added Tokyo Ghoul

9
6,364 2,192
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kat-dowlin added Bleach

10
5,027 1,928
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
german-godzz added Sword Art Online

11
8,166 1,355
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
JuanGabrielGomezAlvarado added One Punch Man

12
6,755 1,954
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
kayla88 added Fairy Tale

13
4,761 1,240
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

14
4,747 1,120
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
laura-de-azevedo added Blue Exorcist

15
4,891 1,714
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4,275 1,410
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3,407 1,307
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18
3,409 998
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

19
2,671 1,252
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20
3,010 980
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21
3,127 682
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

22
2,951 828
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
2,056 797
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24
2,542 741
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

25
1,923 718
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,178 679
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1,728 649
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
TriciaLeavitt added Rurouni Kenshin

28
1,856 713
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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29
1,449 815
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1,446 710
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1,988 684
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

32
1,530 571
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
1,592 687
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
mads563 added Kill la Kill

34
1,824 595
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,546 518
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36
1,706 588
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

37
1,102 491
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

38
1,652 481
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

39
1,770 417
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
1,178 393
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,229 571
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,246 649
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1,032 605
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,248 271
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,009 249
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1,376 151
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

47
1,106 506
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

48
862 318
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Jasmine Resvaloso added Black Bullet

49
1,267 420
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

50
843 768
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time