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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 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time

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766 214
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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706 238
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477 139
Gate Jieitai Kanochi Nite Kaku... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time
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380 158
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350 143
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248 86
Drifters is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time
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174 38
Saga of Tanya the Evil is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time
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197 74
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239 111
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157 50
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time
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287 168
Neon Genesis Evangelion is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time

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242 122
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176 104
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121 53
Kingdom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time
Cap'nIronFury added Kingdom

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155 106
Legend of Galactic Heroes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time
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130 82
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188 126
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172 127
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90 46
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time

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96 56
Girls und Panzer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time
Max Theiner Holzknecht added

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122 98
Appleseed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time
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81 59
God Eater is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Military Anime of All Time
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