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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. 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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14,420 6,973
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

2
12,156 4,311
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

3
11,832 5,351
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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4
11,692 3,340
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

5
9,317 4,456
One Piece (JP) is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

6
9,863 3,938
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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8,823 2,462
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11,808 2,162
One Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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9
8,800 3,057
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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10
10,481 2,773
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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7,326 3,298
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9,385 2,767
Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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13
6,771 1,952
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

14
6,923 2,710
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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15
6,607 1,718
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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5,709 1,975
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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4,485 1,918
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

18
4,812 1,536
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,618 1,822
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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4,619 1,107
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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4,252 1,293
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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4,026 1,425
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

23
3,687 1,178
No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,892 1,167
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2,579 1,097
Darker than Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,425 977
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,650 1,021
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,920 1,010
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1,944 1,146
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2,495 930
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,022 1,022
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2,691 1,096
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,241 930
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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3,147 330
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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10,662 225
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,572 751
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,268 1,058
Kill la Kill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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2,523 927
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,100 800
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2,339 714
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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2,577 630
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)

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1,721 602
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,728 859
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,616 909
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1,988 493
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,601 466
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1,524 782
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time

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1,383 877
Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time
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1,174 523
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1,186 1,080
Yu-Gi-Oh! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action Anime of All Time