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The 20 Best Supernatural Action Anime, Ranked

February 4, 2021 21.8k votes 3.1k voters 60.2k views20 items

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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    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.

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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. 

  • 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. 

  • When Ichigo Kurosaki's family is attacked by a Hollow, he ends up accepting Soul Reaper Rukia Kuchiki's powers in order to fend it off and protect his loved ones. With Rukia unable to use her powers, Ichigo has to take her place and defend humanity from Hollows. After fighting alongside his classmates Orihime Inoue, Yasutora Sado, and Uryuu Ishida, they soon discover that Hollows are far from the only problems they have to deal with - in fact, some of the biggest problems originate from Soul Society itself.