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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Dragon Ball Z Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

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

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Hajime No Ippo. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
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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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Dragon Ball Hiromi Tsuru, Toshio Furukawa, Masako Nozawa

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1,020 254
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Rurouni Kenshin Kaylyn Dicksion

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Yu Yu Hakusho Nozomu Sasaki, Justin Cook, Laura Bailey

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Naruto Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

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504 89
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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965 394
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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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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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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Baki the Grappler Kenji Hamada, Naomi Kusumi, Masayuki Omoro

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

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321 153
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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One Piece is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time

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Ranma ½ Megumi Hayashibara, Hirotaka Suzuoki, Kenichi Ogata

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211 90
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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179 144
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
linda-diasz added Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Koyasu Taketo

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97 36
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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216 142
The Breaker New Waves is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
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Samurai 7 is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Guest_ead48ef8-18d0-4b66-9506-0e2e5d50e192 added Tokyo Ghoul Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya

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Chrome Shelled Regios Yōji Ueda, Eri Sendai, Nobuhiko Okamoto

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Street Fighter II V is listed (or ranked) 27 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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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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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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Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Guest_60d7c99d-762c-4e02-8762-69816fc1875d added Sword Art Online Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

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One-Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
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Katanagatari Chihiro Suzuki, Abe Maiko

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Berserk is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Coliostro added Berserk Nobutoshi Canna, Unshô Ishizuka, Marc Diraison

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Hero Tales Kenichi Suzumura, Takahiro Sakurai, Akemi Kanda

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Air Master Toshio Furukawa, Koyasu Taketo, Hikaru Midorikawa

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

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Shigurui is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Guest_c0d632fb-87be-4ac4-8d51-74c7a7714549 added Shigurui Houko Kuwashima, Emi Shinohara, Daisuke Namikawa

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