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

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2,291 851
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Dragon Ball Z Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

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1,226 309
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 3 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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1,319 327
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Rurouni Kenshin Kaylyn Dicksion

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1,683 605
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Dragon Ball Hiromi Tsuru, Toshio Furukawa, Masako Nozawa

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1,187 391
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MarkAustinMayfield added Hajime No Ippo

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1,371 327
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Yu Yu Hakusho Nozomu Sasaki^! Justin Cook^! Laura Bailey

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763 159
Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 8 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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1,797 582
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Naruto Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

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1,192 492
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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814 189
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Naruto Shippūden Nana Mizuki, Yukari Tamura, Kazuhiko Inoue

12
1,083 484
Fairy Tail is listed (or ranked) 12 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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857 275
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Baki the Grappler Kenji Hamada, Naomi Kusumi, Masayuki Omoro

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743 224
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

The All-Time Greatest Martial Art Movies

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545 221
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639 256
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Fist of the North Star Teiyū Ichiryūsai, Banjō Ginga, Daisuke Gōri

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470 197
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
One Piece Mayumi Tanaka, Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin

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249 60
One-Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Coliostro added One-Punch Man Makoto Furukawa, Kaito Ishikawa

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418 197
Tenjho Tenge is listed (or ranked) 19 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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209 65
Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 20 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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529 284
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Ranma ½ Megumi Hayashibara, Hirotaka Suzuoki, Kenichi Ogata

The Best TV Shows of The Last 20 Years

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302 148
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 22 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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166 66
Samurai 7 is listed (or ranked) 23 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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217 184
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
linda-diasz added Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Koyasu Taketo

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260 175
The Breaker New Waves is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
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100 32
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Coliostro added Berserk Nobutoshi Canna^! Unshô Ishizuka^! Marc Diraison

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146 76
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Tokyo Ghoul Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya

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168 66
Street Fighter II V is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Street Fighter II V Jason Douglas, Rob Mungle, Brett Weaver

The Deadliest Martial Arts Weapons

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280 222
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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196 143
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114 66
Basilisk is listed (or ranked) 31 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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193 173
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200 193
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Chrome Shelled Regios Yōji Ueda, Eri Sendai, Nobuhiko Okamoto

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168 138
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Katanagatari Chihiro Suzuki, Abe Maiko

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122 76
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Sword Art Online Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

The Greatest Geeks in TV History

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148 154
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155 148
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62 20
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Nicole Waggerman Maxwell added Akame ga KILL!

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157 160
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123 121
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115 113
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116 117
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8 Craziest Training Methods in Martial Arts

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110 127
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Air Master Toshio Furukawa, Koyasu Taketo, Hikaru Midorikawa

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83 115
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105 127
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Hero Tales Kenichi Suzumura, Takahiro Sakurai, Akemi Kanda

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18 9
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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15 9
Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hung... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time

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71 117
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60 123
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67 109
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Virtua Fighter Shin-ichiro Miki, Kiyoyuki Yanada, Atsuko Tanaka