Anime Underground The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time  

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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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Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple Tomokazu Seki, Jōji Nakata, Daisuke Gōri

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Dragon Ball Z Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

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1,335 338
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 3 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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1,400 349
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Rurouni Kenshin Kaylyn Dicksion

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1,264 413
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MarkAustinMayfield added Hajime No Ippo

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Dragon Ball Hiromi Tsuru, Toshio Furukawa, Masako Nozawa

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1,438 351
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Yu Yu Hakusho Nozomu Sasaki, Justin Cook, Laura Bailey

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841 179
Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Naruto Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

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1,260 522
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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924 210
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

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Baki the Grappler Kenji Hamada, Naomi Kusumi, Masayuki Omoro

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1,137 515
Fairy Tail is listed (or ranked) 13 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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816 251
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

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334 79
One-Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Coliostro added One-Punch Man Makoto Furukawa, Kaito Ishikawa

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

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520 217
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
One Piece Mayumi Tanaka, Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin

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451 205
Tenjho Tenge is listed (or ranked) 19 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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248 74
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Ranma ½ Megumi Hayashibara, Hirotaka Suzuoki, Kenichi Ogata

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328 160
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
SarahOrtiz added InuYasha Kappei Yamaguchi, Richard Ian Cox, Satsuki Yukino

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143 38
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Coliostro added Berserk Nobutoshi Canna, Unshô Ishizuka, Marc Diraison

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257 196
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
linda-diasz added Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Koyasu Taketo

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184 75
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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183 85
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Tokyo Ghoul Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya

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276 179
The Breaker New Waves is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
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191 72
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

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133 70
Basilisk is listed (or ranked) 29 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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294 240
Dragon Ball GT is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Dragon Ball GT Stephanie Nadolny, Elise Baughman, Andrew Chandler

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150 84
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Sword Art Online Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

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Chrome Shelled Regios Yōji Ueda, Eri Sendai, Nobuhiko Okamoto

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Katanagatari Chihiro Suzuki, Abe Maiko

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88 25
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Nicole Waggerman Maxwell added Akame ga KILL!

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Air Master Toshio Furukawa, Koyasu Taketo, Hikaru Midorikawa

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Hero Tales Kenichi Suzumura, Takahiro Sakurai, Akemi Kanda

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24 12
Fatal Fury 2: The New Battle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Kalik Hamilton added Fatal Fury 2: The New Battle

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Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hung... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
The Superhero Nerd added Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Kent Williams, Iemasa Kayumi, Vic Mignogna

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Virtua Fighter Shin-ichiro Miki, Kiyoyuki Yanada, Atsuko Tanaka

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