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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
15,567 7,596
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
13,087 4,747
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
12,734 5,831
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4
12,919 3,685
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
10,073 4,867
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

6
12,926 2,417
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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7
10,644 4,270
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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8
11,347 3,022
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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9
9,668 2,656
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10
8,053 3,716
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11
9,532 3,286
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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12
10,167 3,017
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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13
7,350 2,123
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

14
7,487 2,969
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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15
7,100 1,892
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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16
6,106 2,137
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

17
4,771 2,079
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

18
5,188 1,682
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

19
4,582 1,433
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

20
3,866 1,963
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

21
5,014 1,202
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

22
4,282 1,536
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
4,019 1,310
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

24
3,140 1,262
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25
2,772 1,182
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

26
2,615 1,057
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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27
2,875 1,112
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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3,137 1,100
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29
2,074 1,213
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2,184 1,090
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31
2,690 1,016
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

32
2,887 1,191
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

33
3,746 388
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

34
2,450 1,024
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

35
1,721 813
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

36
10,934 282
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

37
2,459 1,139
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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38
2,707 994
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

39
2,266 872
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40
2,523 769
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

41
2,771 682
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
1,857 934
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

43
1,847 659
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

44
2,185 545
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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1,740 515
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47
1,609 841
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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1,258 562
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50
1,336 610
Durarara!! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time