Anime Underground The Best Military Anime of All Time  

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A common theme among popular action anime is that some kind of military force or army is often the driving force behind the show's story. If you're a fan of these kind of plot lines, then help us vote on this list of the best military anime of all time. Many of the anime on this list revolves around the ranks of an army or military, including Code Geass, Full Metal Panic! and Strike Witches. However some of the shows listed here have a military in them, but don't strictly revolve around it. Full Metal Alchemist, for example, follows Edward Elrich and his journey to find the Philospher's Stone, all while showing him become a dog of the military and dealing with the higher ups that give him orders. The shows on this list include both older and new military anime, so vote for your favorites and watch them rise to the top! If one of your top anime about a military or army is missing, then please add it to the list so others can vote on it too.
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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Reb... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time

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636 174
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time

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Gate Jieitai Kanochi Nite Kaku... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time
efhraim-hanz-miranda added Gate Jieitai Kanochi Nite Kaku Tatakaeri

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198 72
Drifters is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time
vdhg added Drifters

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Will Fox added

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248 150
Neon Genesis Evangelion is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time

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114 35
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time
Mark Daniel G. Dacer added

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Saga of Tanya the Evil is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time
William Nicholas Baker added Saga of Tanya the Evil

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Jake Maveryck added

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Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time
Cap'nIronFury added Kingdom

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124 94
Legend of Galactic Heroes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time
jean-koehler added

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Appleseed is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time
EmmettEdgar added

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Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time

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Girls und Panzer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time
Max Theiner Holzknecht added

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Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

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88 76
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God Eater is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time
Joel Hamilton added

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Nanamie added Tenya of the Devil

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Jdoggy added

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Darling in the FranXX is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time
Jeff Hudson added Darling in the FranXX

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Heavy Object is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time
黄黄请亮 added Heavy Object

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Super Dimension Fortress Macross

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Utawarerumono

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38 37
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Jasmine Huynh added 07-ghost

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38 47
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unakite-emmett-gem added

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52 59
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Star Blazers 2199

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42 56
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37 51
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Zipang is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time
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Sound of the Sky

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32 51
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Now and Then, Here and There

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29 47
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Banner of the Stars

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29 48
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Banner of the Stars II

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Venus Wars is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time
Darron Newton added

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Rideback

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Big Wars is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time
Darron Newton added

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Mohamed Adel added