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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2,554 526
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Tomokazu Seki, Jōji Nakata, Daisuke Gōri

2
2,478 926
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Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

3
1,385 350
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
linda-diasz added Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda

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1,434 359
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Kaylyn Dicksion

5
1,310 422
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MarkAustinMayfield added Hajime No Ippo

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1,796 659
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Hiromi Tsuru, Toshio Furukawa, Masako Nozawa

7
1,471 358
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Nozomu Sasaki, Justin Cook, Laura Bailey

8
867 189
Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Noël Walter added Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka

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1,928 628
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Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

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1,293 534
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
kat-dowlin added Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh

11
960 223
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Nana Mizuki, Yukari Tamura, Kazuhiko Inoue

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1,027 287
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Kenji Hamada, Naomi Kusumi, Masayuki Omoro

13
1,160 532
Fairy Tail is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
laura-de-azevedo added Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi

14
847 261
Dragon Ball Super is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Masako Nozawa, Kôichi Yamadera, Hiromi Tsuru

15
370 88
One-Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Coliostro added Makoto Furukawa, Kaito Ishikawa

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624 238
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702 272
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Teiyū Ichiryūsai, Banjō Ginga, Daisuke Gōri

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549 227
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Mayumi Tanaka, Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin

19
462 210
Tenjho Tenge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
MadalinCiungu added Kenji Hamada, Aya Hisakawa, Shiho Kawaragi

20
261 82
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Soulo Dolo added Samuel L. Jackson^! Phil LaMarr^! Yuri Lowenthal

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553 303
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Megumi Hayashibara, Hirotaka Suzuoki, Kenichi Ogata

22
164 42
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Coliostro added Nobutoshi Canna^! Unshô Ishizuka^! Marc Diraison

23
339 166
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
SarahOrtiz added Kappei Yamaguchi, Richard Ian Cox, Satsuki Yukino

24
269 201
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
linda-diasz added Koyasu Taketo

25
191 79
Samurai 7 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Lee J Peele added Koyasu Taketo, Fumiko Orikasa, Shin-ichiro Miki

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197 93
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya

27
286 182
The Breaker New Waves is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
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195 76
Street Fighter II V is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Jason Douglas, Rob Mungle, Brett Weaver

29
138 71
Basilisk is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Lee J Peele added Nana Mizuki, Shô Hayami, Takeshi Aono

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212 155
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101 28
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
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303 247
Dragon Ball GT is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Stephanie Nadolny, Elise Baughman, Andrew Chandler

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206 181
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158 90
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

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218 200
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Yōji Ueda, Eri Sendai, Nobuhiko Okamoto

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187 147
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Chihiro Suzuki, Abe Maiko

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157 160
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163 151
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128 121
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122 115
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Shootfighter Tekken

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130 125
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166 168
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122 132
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Toshio Furukawa, Koyasu Taketo, Hikaru Midorikawa

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93 118
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112 131
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Kenichi Suzumura, Takahiro Sakurai, Akemi Kanda

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27 13
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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24 12
Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hung... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Kalik Hamilton added Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hungry Wolf

48
14 4
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
The Superhero Nerd added Kent Williams, Iemasa Kayumi, Vic Mignogna

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76 120
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71 111
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Shin-ichiro Miki, Kiyoyuki Yanada, Atsuko Tanaka