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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2,711 1,049
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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Kent Williams, Iemasa Kayumi, Vic Mignogna

2
2,448 790
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Shayn Dwyer added Hunter × Hunter Junko Takeuchi, Hiroki Takahashi, Hozumi Gōda

3
3,099 957
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One Piece Mari Yaguchi, Kappei Yamaguchi, Mayumi Tanaka

4
2,783 674
Fairy Tail is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Fairy Tail Daisuke Namikawa, Kouichi Toochika, Katsuyuki Konishi

5
2,643 1,204
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Sword Art Online Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook

6
1,396 633
Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Fullmetal Alchemist Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, Romi Pak

7
2,250 483
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
The Seven Deadly Sins

8
1,482 660
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Soul Eater Laura Bailey, Chiaki Omigawa, Micah Solusod

9
1,379 466
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Fernando Viteri added Bleach Johnny Yong Bosch, Michelle Ruff, Stephanie Sheh

10
1,205 376
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Erik Scott Kimerer, Erica Mendez, Cristina Valenzuela

11
1,464 266
Naruto Shippūden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Joseph Anthony Ruiz added Naruto Shippūden Nana Mizuki, Yukari Tamura, Kazuhiko Inoue

12
1,442 513
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13
1,020 415
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Samurai Champloo Ayako Kawasumi, Koyasu Taketo, Akio Ōtsuka

14
1,300 464
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The Best Adult Anime of All Time

15
800 433
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Gurren Lagann Nikolas Freeman, Jacob Hope Chapman, Doug Walker

16
1,151 375
InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
InuYasha Kappei Yamaguchi, Richard Ian Cox, Satsuki Yukino

17
967 287
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Dragon Ball Z Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Doc Harris

18
960 238
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Joseph Anthony Ruiz added Naruto Tony Beck, Laurent Vernin, Junko Takeuchi

19
1,070 373
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time

20
914 348
Dragon Ball is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Dragon Ball Hiromi Tsuru, Toshio Furukawa, Masako Nozawa

21
933 217
Blue Exorcist is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Haha Hoho added Blue Exorcist Nobuhiko Okamoto, Johnny Yong Bosch, Tobias Diakow

The Best Single Season Canceled Shows

22
742 251
Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
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23
704 302
Yona of the Dawn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time

24
869 167
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
StaB added Attack on Titan Marina Inoue, Yuki Kaji, Josh Grelle

25
869 360
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26
746 348
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
maria-tereza added Pokémon Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart

27
566 237
D.Gray-man is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
D.Gray-man Sanae Kobayashi, Shizuka Itô, Ken'ichi Suzumura

28
901 520
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Avatar: Legend of Korra Janet Varney, P.J. Byrne, David Faustino

The Best Yuri Anime of All Time

29
502 154
Trigun is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Trigun Hiromi Tsuru, Johnny Yong Bosch, Toshihiko Seki

30
553 149
Magi: The Kingdom of Magic is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Magi: The Kingdom of Magic Kaori Ishihara, Yuki Kaji, Haruka Tomatsu

31
420 242
Claymore is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Claymore Todd Haberkorn, Houko Kuwashima, Stephanie Young

32
408 258
Spice and Wolf is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Spice and Wolf Jun Fukuyama, Daisuke Namikawa, Ami Koshimizu

33
486 278
The Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
zaid-khan added The Future Diary Yuki Matsuoka, Mai Aizawa, Akira Ishida

34
447 117
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Yu Yu Hakusho Nozomu Sasaki, Justin Cook, Laura Bailey

35
439 146
Fate/stay night is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Fate/stay night Ayako Kawasumi, Noriaki Sugiyama, Kana Ueda

The Best Current Sitcoms

36
413 142
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Fate/Zero

37
359 279
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Zero no Tsukaima Rie Kugimiya, Kikuko Inoue, Yui Horie

38
278 99
Overlord is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Dachi Nho added Overlord Satoshi Hino, Yumi Hara, Manami Numakura

39
390 232
Digimon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
ferb-fletcher added Digimon

40
299 203
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Tsubasa Chronicle Maaya Sakamoto, Takako Honda, Sumi Shimamoto

41
275 189
The Legend of the Legendary He... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
The Legend of the Legendary Heroes Ayana Taketatsu, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Ayahi Takagaki

42
332 119
Dragon Ball Super is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Codered added Dragon Ball Super Masako Nozawa, Kôichi Yamadera, Hiromi Tsuru

The Very Best Anime for Kids

43
239 87
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
StaB added Berserk Nobutoshi Canna, Unshô Ishizuka, Marc Diraison

44
266 173
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Junaid Nizami added Guilty Crown Koyasu Taketo, Kazuhiko Inoue, Nobutoshi Canna

45
248 171
Pandora Hearts is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Pandora Hearts Ayako Kawasumi, Akira Ishida, Daisuke Ono

46
255 158
Shaman King is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time

47
267 213
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Mushishi Kôjun Itô, Yûto Nakano, Travis Willingham

48
227 124
Vampire Knight is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
StaB added Vampire Knight Yui Horie, Mamoru Miyano, Laura Bailey

49
238 123
Wolf's Rain is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Wolf's Rain Johnny Yong Bosch, Kari Wahlgren, Crispin Freeman

50
208 146
Black Cat is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Adventure Anime of All Time
Black Cat Kikuko Inoue, Hideyuki Hori, Shin-ichiro Miki