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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1,943 377
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Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple Tomokazu Seki, Jōji Nakata, Daisuke Gōri

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1,891 674
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Dragon Ball Z Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

3
1,026 297
Hajime No Ippo. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
MarkAustinMayfield added Hajime No Ippo.

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969 216
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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1,384 508
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Dragon Ball Hiromi Tsuru, Toshio Furukawa, Masako Nozawa

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1,066 266
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Rurouni Kenshin Kaylyn Dicksion

7
1,092 277
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Yu Yu Hakusho Nozomu Sasaki, Justin Cook, Laura Bailey

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1,519 495
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Naruto Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

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546 104
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

10
1,014 411
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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931 382
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

12
542 129
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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704 219
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Baki the Grappler Kenji Hamada, Naomi Kusumi, Masayuki Omoro

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515 157
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 Best Adventure Anime of All Time

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442 179
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520 209
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Fist of the North Star Teiyū Ichiryūsai, Banjō Ginga, Daisuke Gōri

17
339 160
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

18
330 135
One Piece is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
One Piece Mayumi Tanaka, Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin

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460 242
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Ranma ½ Megumi Hayashibara, Hirotaka Suzuoki, Kenichi Ogata

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233 102
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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88 10
One-Punch Man is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Coliostro added One-Punch Man

The Best Ecchi Anime of All Time

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129 45
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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190 154
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
linda-diasz added Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Koyasu Taketo

24
226 150
The Breaker New Waves is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
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115 45
Samurai 7 is listed (or ranked) 25 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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127 47
Street Fighter II V is listed (or ranked) 26 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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41 7
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Coliostro added Berserk Nobutoshi Canna, Unshô Ishizuka, Marc Diraison

28
77 41
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Tokyo Ghoul Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya

The Best Adult Anime of All Time

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87 45
Basilisk is listed (or ranked) 29 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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186 168
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Chrome Shelled Regios Yōji Ueda, Eri Sendai, Nobuhiko Okamoto

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211 175
Dragon Ball GT is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Dragon Ball GT Stephanie Nadolny, Elise Baughman, Andrew Chandler

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166 150
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148 125
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145 125
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Katanagatari Chihiro Suzuki, Abe Maiko

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143 130
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The Best Re-Casting of Famous TV Roles

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129 135
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113 106
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147 146
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107 104
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100 100
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63 41
Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Sword Art Online Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

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74 101
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The Best Yuri Anime of All Time

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98 115
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Hero Tales Kenichi Suzumura, Takahiro Sakurai, Akemi Kanda

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94 112
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Air Master Toshio Furukawa, Koyasu Taketo, Hikaru Midorikawa

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55 111
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63 105
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12 6
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Nicole Waggerman Maxwell added Akame ga KILL!

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59 98
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Virtua Fighter Shin-ichiro Miki, Kiyoyuki Yanada, Atsuko Tanaka

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0 1
Fatal Fury 2: The New Battle is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time
Kalik Hamilton added Fatal Fury 2: The New Battle

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0 1
Fatal Fury: Legend of the Hung... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Martial Arts Anime of All Time