The 20 Best Supernatural Action Anime, Ranked

Do you action anime but find conventional weaponry boring? Would you rather that the heroes fend off demons or vampires than other human beings? Then you should be watching supernatural action anime. In fact, if the previous description resonates with you, you probably already are. But you may not have seen everything the genre has to offer. This list is counting down some of the best. 

Some exceptional supernatural action anime are older shows like Yu Yu Hakusho, Hellsing Ultimate, and Darker Than Black. Others, like Jujutsu Kaisen, Demon Slayer, and Mob Psycho 100, appeared on the anime scene more recently. But whenever they debuted, they all provide thrilling battles and intriguing supernatural elements. Vote up your favorites to help guide your fellow fans to their next greatest pick. 

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    3,111 VOTES
    Jujutsu Kaisen
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    While trying to save his classmates from a Curse attack, Yuji Itadori swallows Sukuna's finger, a cursed object that gives him unimaginable power - and also turns his body into Sukuna's host. Initially given a life sentence for being a dangerous monster, he gets a second chance to train as a Jujutsu Sorcerer and collect and neutralize the rest of Sukuna's fingers.

    3,111 votes
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
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    After Tanjiro Kamado's sister Nezuko is transformed into a demon, he makes it his mission to change her back. But to do that, he'll have to get strong enough to face a demon in the first place. That means becoming a professional Demon Slayer. Together, the sibling duo searches for answers, and protects humanity from demon attacks. 

    3,315 votes
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    Yato used to be the god of calamity, but these days he'd rather be known as the "Delivery God." In his new role, he does odd jobs in order to build a following of worshippers and earn enough money to buy a shrine. Meanwhile, he fights fight off ayakashi - dangerous spirits who threaten humanity - with help from a human girl named Hiyori whose spirit keeps escaping her body and Yukine, a human boy who transforms into a weapon. 

    2,465 votes
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    1,585 VOTES


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    After Hyakkimaru's father trades away his body parts to demons in exchange for the prosperity of his land, no one thinks that the newborn will survive. But Hyakkimaru grows up to become a talented swordsman capable of fighting demons - and determined to get his body back from them by force. 

    1,585 votes
  • 5
    1,690 VOTES

    After getting kicked out of an orphanage when he's suspected of a magical tiger attack, Atsushi Nakajima has nowhere to go. He ends up finding his home with the Armed Detective Agency, whose job is to deal with supernatural problems that are beyond the police's capacity. Not only do they solve the mystery behind the tiger, they go on to handle countless other problems - many of which are caused by the cutthroat criminal group, the Port Mafia. 

    1,690 votes
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    2,329 VOTES

    Asta's dream is to become the Wizard King. This is a tall order for anyone, but it's especially for Asta, who doesn't have any magical abilities whatsoever. At first, it looks like his childhood friend Yuno is going to achieve his goal for him, but Asta ends up getting a rare five-leaf clover grimoire, which opens up the pathway towards his dreams. 

    2,329 votes