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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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1,905 373
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Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple Tomokazu Seki, Jōji Nakata, Daisuke Gōri

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998 294
Hajime No Ippo. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
MarkAustinMayfield added Hajime No Ippo.

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943 213
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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1,368 501
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Dragon Ball Hiromi Tsuru, Toshio Furukawa, Masako Nozawa

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1,054 261
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Rurouni Kenshin Kaylyn Dicksion

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1,080 273
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Yu Yu Hakusho Nozomu Sasaki, Justin Cook, Laura Bailey

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1,499 489
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Naruto Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

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535 99
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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998 407
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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914 374
Fairy Tail is listed (or ranked) 11 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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520 119
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Naruto Shippūden Nana Mizuki, Yukari Tamura, Kazuhiko Inoue

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688 214
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Baki the Grappler Kenji Hamada, Naomi Kusumi, Masayuki Omoro

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493 151
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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434 176
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515 207
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Fist of the North Star Teiyū Ichiryūsai, Banjō Ginga, Daisuke Gōri

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333 157
Tenjho Tenge is listed (or ranked) 17 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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313 130
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time

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452 239
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Ranma ½ Megumi Hayashibara, Hirotaka Suzuoki, Kenichi Ogata

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224 99
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 20 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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123 42
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 21 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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71 9
One-Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Coliostro added One-Punch Man

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188 151
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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222 149
The Breaker New Waves is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
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111 44
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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123 46
Street Fighter II V is listed (or ranked) 26 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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83 42
Basilisk is listed (or ranked) 27 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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Chrome Shelled Regios Yōji Ueda, Eri Sendai, Nobuhiko Okamoto

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71 39
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Tokyo Ghoul Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya

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205 171
Dragon Ball GT is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Dragon Ball GT Stephanie Nadolny, Elise Baughman, Andrew Chandler

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33 5
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Coliostro added Berserk Nobutoshi Canna, Unshô Ishizuka, Marc Diraison

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165 150
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146 124
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139 125
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Katanagatari Chihiro Suzuki, Abe Maiko

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143 129
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128 135
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147 145
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112 106
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107 104
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61 37
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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98 100
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74 100
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97 113
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Hero Tales Kenichi Suzumura, Takahiro Sakurai, Akemi Kanda

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92 112
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Air Master Toshio Furukawa, Koyasu Taketo, Hikaru Midorikawa

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55 110
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63 104
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59 97
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Virtua Fighter Shin-ichiro Miki, Kiyoyuki Yanada, Atsuko Tanaka

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9 4
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Nicole Waggerman Maxwell added Akame ga KILL!

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Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran Akemi Okamura, Reiko Yasuhara