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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2,765 559
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Tomokazu Seki, Jōji Nakata, Daisuke Gōri

2
2,612 978
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Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

3
1,501 386
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

4
1,392 446
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MarkAustinMayfield added Hajime No Ippo

5
1,521 391
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Kaylyn Dicksion

6
1,887 685
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Hiromi Tsuru, Toshio Furukawa, Masako Nozawa

7
1,556 372
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Nozomu Sasaki, Justin Cook, Laura Bailey

8
942 210
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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1,993 669
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Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

10
1,355 567
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

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1,031 264
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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1,134 302
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Kenji Hamada, Naomi Kusumi, Masayuki Omoro

13
1,215 561
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
905 286
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
425 113
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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675 253
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752 284
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Teiyū Ichiryūsai, Banjō Ginga, Daisuke Gōri

18
502 221
Tenjho Tenge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
MadalinCiungu added Kenji Hamada, Aya Hisakawa, Shiho Kawaragi

19
587 249
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Mayumi Tanaka, Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin

20
289 96
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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578 317
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Megumi Hayashibara, Hirotaka Suzuoki, Kenichi Ogata

22
188 56
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
364 189
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
208 91
Samurai 7 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Lee J Peele added Koyasu Taketo, Fumiko Orikasa, Shin-ichiro Miki

25
281 223
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
linda-diasz added Koyasu Taketo

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302 196
The Breaker New Waves is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
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216 115
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time

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212 84
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
148 79
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

30
125 35
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
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224 168
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218 188
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317 266
Dragon Ball GT is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Stephanie Nadolny, Elise Baughman, Andrew Chandler

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228 209
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Yōji Ueda, Eri Sendai, Nobuhiko Okamoto

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197 155
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Chihiro Suzuki, Abe Maiko

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177 107
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

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167 166
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170 159
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130 124
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Shootfighter Tekken

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136 132
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172 178
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132 133
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129 139
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Toshio Furukawa, Koyasu Taketo, Hikaru Midorikawa

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122 137
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Kenichi Suzumura, Takahiro Sakurai, Akemi Kanda

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97 126
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31 12
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 46 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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35 18
Fatal Fury 2: The New Battle is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Kalik Hamilton added Fatal Fury 2: The New Battle

48
30 19
Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hung... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Kalik Hamilton added Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hungry Wolf

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79 126
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11 6
Ben-To is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
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