Anime Underground The Best Adventure Anime of All Time  

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Ready to go on an adventure? Here's our list of the best adventure anime of all time, ranked by anime fans like you. What classifies an anime as an adventure series? The characters in the show are typically on some kind of journey, traveling unfamiliar territory and working towards some kind of goal. In Samurai Champloo, the main characters are traveling through Japan in search of the samurai who smells of sunflowers, for example. Adventure anime often features a group of heroes, rather than just one or two protagonists. The shows below are both old new, featuring established shows like Cowboy Bebop and newer ones like Sword Art Online and Log Horizon. Give an upvote to the series below that you would highly reccommend to other fans, and downvote any that you've seen and didn't really enjoy. If a series is missing, please add it to the list so that others can vote for that show too!
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3,573 1,456
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Kent Williams, Iemasa Kayumi, Vic Mignogna

2
3,349 1,123
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Shayn Dwyer added Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda

3
4,041 1,292
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Mari Yaguchi, Kappei Yamaguchi, Mayumi Tanaka

4
3,753 953
Fairy Tail is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi

5
3,294 629
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
The Seven Deadly Sins

6
3,323 1,613
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Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

7
1,858 912
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak

8
1,989 884
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Laura Bailey, Chiaki Omigawa, Micah Solusod

9
1,944 679
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Fernando Viteri added

10
2,279 433
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Joseph Anthony Ruiz added Nana Mizuki, Yukari Tamura, Kazuhiko Inoue

11
1,667 529
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Erik Scott Kimerer, Erica Mendez, Cristina Valenzuela

12
1,856 663
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13
1,685 597
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14
1,343 553
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Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka

15
1,058 578
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Nikolas Freeman, Jacob Hope Chapman, Doug Walker

16
1,520 500
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Kappei Yamaguchi, Richard Ian Cox, Satsuki Yukino

17
1,489 354
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Joseph Anthony Ruiz added Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

18
1,373 423
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

19
1,489 491
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time

20
1,362 301
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Haha Hoho added Nobuhiko Okamoto, Johnny Yong Bosch, Tobias Diakow

21
1,007 327
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Kaylyn Dicksion

22
1,458 271
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
StaB added Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle

23
1,192 451
Dragon Ball is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Hiromi Tsuru, Toshio Furukawa, Masako Nozawa

24
940 395
Yona of the Dawn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time

25
1,101 455
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26
817 219
Magi: The Kingdom of Magic is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Kaori Ishihara, Yuki Kaji, Haruka Tomatsu

27
1,008 479
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
maria-tereza added Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart

28
745 323
D.Gray-man is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Sanae Kobayashi, Shizuka Itô, Ken'ichi Suzumura

29
696 224
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Hiromi Tsuru, Johnny Yong Bosch, Toshihiko Seki

30
1,140 679
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Janet Varney, P.J. Byrne, David Faustino

31
590 156
Overlord is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Dachi Nho added Satoshi Hino, Yumi Hara, Manami Numakura

32
556 319
Claymore is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Todd Haberkorn, Houko Kuwashima, Stephanie Young

33
675 174
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Nozomu Sasaki, Justin Cook, Laura Bailey

34
604 207
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added

35
526 335
Spice and Wolf is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Namikawa, Ami Koshimizu

36
624 216
Fate/stay night is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Ayako Kawasumi, Noriaki Sugiyama, Kana Ueda

37
634 373
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
zaid-khan added Yuki Matsuoka, Mai Aizawa, Akira Ishida

38
450 338
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Rie Kugimiya, Kikuko Inoue, Yui Horie

39
537 302
Digimon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
ferb-fletcher added Digimon

40
569 190
Dragon Ball Super is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Codered added Masako Nozawa, Kôichi Yamadera, Hiromi Tsuru

41
369 246
The Legend of the Legendary He... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Ayana Taketatsu, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Ayahi Takagaki

42
448 90
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
hamdiabdirhman added Natsuki Hanae, Michelle Rojas, Sora Amamiya

43
368 144
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
StaB added Nobutoshi Canna, Unshô Ishizuka, Marc Diraison

44
358 260
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Maaya Sakamoto, Takako Honda, Sumi Shimamoto

45
362 235
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Junaid Nizami added Koyasu Taketo, Kazuhiko Inoue, Nobutoshi Canna

46
248 113
Bungo Stray Dogs is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Bungo Stray Dogs

Anime series (2016) based on a manga:
Synopsis (My anime List)

For weeks, Atsushi Nakajima's orphanage has been plagued by a mystical tiger that only he seems to be aware of. Suspected to be behind the strange incidents, the 18-year-old is abruptly kicked out of the orphanage and left hungry, homeless, and wandering through the city.

While starving on a riverbank, Atsushi saves a rather eccentric man named Osamu Dazai from drowning. Whimsical suicide enthusiast and supernatural detective, Dazai has been investigating the same tiger that has been terrorizing the boy. Together with Dazai's partner Doppo Kunikida, they solve the mystery, but its resolution leaves Atsushi in a tight spot. As various odd events take place, Atsushi is coerced into joining their firm of supernatural investigators, taking on unusual cases the police cannot handle, alongside his numerous enigmatic co-workers.

47
249 105
Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
StaB added Houko Kuwashima, Brian Drummond, Kiyoyuki Yanada

48
337 204
Shaman King is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time

49
359 197
Vampire Knight is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
StaB added Yui Horie, Mamoru Miyano, Laura Bailey

50
304 224
Pandora Hearts is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Ayako Kawasumi, Akira Ishida, Daisuke Ono