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Get ready to punch, kick, and grapple your way through this list, because we're ranking the best martial arts anime of all time. Although martial arts usually refers to Asian practices of fighting, the term can in fact include any facet of fighting. There are grappling anime shows included below like Baki The Grappler and Shootfighter Tekken, and there are more traditional karate anime, like Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple. Some anime include martial arts with powers, like DBZ and Naruto, and although these can be slightly over the top, they're still some of the best that the genre has to offer. No matter what your favorite fighting martial arts anime is, we want you to vote for the series that you love the most. With the help of your votes, we've created the ultimate list of top martial arts anime shows, but we still need more and more votes to make the list a reliable recommendation guide for other anime fans. Feel free to upvote and downvote any of the shows below, just as long as you've actually seen them enough to form an opinion about them.
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Dragon Ball Z Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

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2,071 428
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Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple Tomokazu Seki, Jōji Nakata, Daisuke Gōri

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1,543 539
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Dragon Ball Hiromi Tsuru, Toshio Furukawa, Masako Nozawa

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1,066 259
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
linda-diasz added Hunter X Hunter Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda

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1,086 348
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MarkAustinMayfield added Hajime No Ippo

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1,172 294
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Rurouni Kenshin Kaylyn Dicksion

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1,198 302
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Yu Yu Hakusho Nozomu Sasaki, Justin Cook, Laura Bailey

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1,655 533
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Naruto Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

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627 131
Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Noël Walter added Samurai Champloo Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka

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1,096 445
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
kat-dowlin added Bleach Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh

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676 152
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Naruto Shippūden Nana Mizuki, Yukari Tamura, Kazuhiko Inoue

12
1,003 421
Fairy Tail is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
laura-de-azevedo added Fairy Tail Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi

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760 244
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Baki the Grappler Kenji Hamada, Naomi Kusumi, Masayuki Omoro

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633 184
Dragon Ball Super is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Dragon Ball Super Masako Nozawa, Kôichi Yamadera, Hiromi Tsuru

The Best Adventure Anime of All Time

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483 197
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386 155
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
One Piece Mayumi Tanaka, Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin

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561 229
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Fist of the North Star Teiyū Ichiryūsai, Banjō Ginga, Daisuke Gōri

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359 178
Tenjho Tenge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
MadalinCiungu added Tenjho Tenge Kenji Hamada, Aya Hisakawa, Shiho Kawaragi

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154 25
One-Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Coliostro added One-Punch Man

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487 260
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Ranma ½ Megumi Hayashibara, Hirotaka Suzuoki, Kenichi Ogata

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265 123
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
SarahOrtiz added InuYasha Kappei Yamaguchi, Richard Ian Cox, Satsuki Yukino

The Best Disney Princess Movies

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155 52
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Soulo Dolo added Afro Samurai Samuel L. Jackson, Phil LaMarr, Yuri Lowenthal

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201 163
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
linda-diasz added Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Koyasu Taketo

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241 160
The Breaker New Waves is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
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132 58
Samurai 7 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Lee J Peele added Samurai 7 Koyasu Taketo, Fumiko Orikasa, Shin-ichiro Miki

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68 14
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Coliostro added Berserk Nobutoshi Canna, Unshô Ishizuka, Marc Diraison

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104 55
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Tokyo Ghoul Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya

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140 56
Street Fighter II V is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Street Fighter II V Jason Douglas, Rob Mungle, Brett Weaver

The Best Adult Anime of All Time

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242 196
Dragon Ball GT is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Dragon Ball GT Stephanie Nadolny, Elise Baughman, Andrew Chandler

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95 52
Basilisk is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Lee J Peele added Basilisk Nana Mizuki, Shô Hayami, Takeshi Aono

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191 179
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Chrome Shelled Regios Yōji Ueda, Eri Sendai, Nobuhiko Okamoto

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173 163
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163 133
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153 132
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Katanagatari Chihiro Suzuki, Abe Maiko

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150 138
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These Disney Princess Were Absolutely Terrible Role Models

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133 145
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116 112
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112 109
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150 153
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83 57
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Sword Art Online Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

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103 106
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77 107
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The Best Yuri Anime of All Time

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101 120
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Hero Tales Kenichi Suzumura, Takahiro Sakurai, Akemi Kanda

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102 121
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Air Master Toshio Furukawa, Koyasu Taketo, Hikaru Midorikawa

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26 16
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Nicole Waggerman Maxwell added Akame ga KILL!

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57 118
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66 113
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62 105
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Virtua Fighter Shin-ichiro Miki, Kiyoyuki Yanada, Atsuko Tanaka

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6 6
Fatal Fury 2: The New Battle is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Kalik Hamilton added Fatal Fury 2: The New Battle

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5 7
Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hung... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time