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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2,524 520
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Tomokazu Seki, Jōji Nakata, Daisuke Gōri

2
2,449 918
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Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

3
1,361 347
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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1,421 356
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Kaylyn Dicksion

5
1,287 416
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MarkAustinMayfield added Hajime No Ippo

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1,781 653
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Hiromi Tsuru, Toshio Furukawa, Masako Nozawa

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1,458 353
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Nozomu Sasaki, Justin Cook, Laura Bailey

8
856 184
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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1,915 620
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Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

10
946 217
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Nana Mizuki, Yukari Tamura, Kazuhiko Inoue

11
1,278 528
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 11 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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1,001 286
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Kenji Hamada, Naomi Kusumi, Masayuki Omoro

13
1,147 524
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
833 258
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
354 85
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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613 235
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696 269
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Teiyū Ichiryūsai, Banjō Ginga, Daisuke Gōri

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535 225
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
458 209
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
255 79
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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550 300
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Megumi Hayashibara, Hirotaka Suzuoki, Kenichi Ogata

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335 163
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
SarahOrtiz added Kappei Yamaguchi, Richard Ian Cox, Satsuki Yukino

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154 40
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Coliostro added Nobutoshi Canna^! Unshô Ishizuka^! Marc Diraison

24
264 198
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
187 76
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

26
191 89
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya

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280 181
The Breaker New Waves is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
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194 75
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

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137 70
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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212 153
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297 244
Dragon Ball GT is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Stephanie Nadolny, Elise Baughman, Andrew Chandler

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97 27
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
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205 179
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218 199
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Yōji Ueda, Eri Sendai, Nobuhiko Okamoto

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155 88
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

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183 146
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Chihiro Suzuki, Abe Maiko

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156 160
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161 150
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130 124
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126 121
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121 115
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Shootfighter Tekken

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165 168
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90 118
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118 132
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Toshio Furukawa, Koyasu Taketo, Hikaru Midorikawa

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109 131
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Kenichi Suzumura, Takahiro Sakurai, Akemi Kanda

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26 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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22 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
12 3
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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76 119
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70 111
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Shin-ichiro Miki, Kiyoyuki Yanada, Atsuko Tanaka