Top Best action anime list
List of top action anime series of all time. This list is for those who want to see only the best quality action anime. Not average, but only the best action Anime series. Information like number of episodes, year of release, age rating is also provided. Only the best action anime is listed, so some of the average Anime series have been omitted. The list is purely based on high quality action content in the series. These are Japanese Anime series which is ideally to watched with Japanese audio and English subtitles. Almost all the action Anime is for viewers of age 13 and above.
Q. Which action Anime to watch first?
A. You can start with Anime series with lesser episodes in the following order: OnePunch Man, Flame of Recca, Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, The Seven deadly sins, Soul Eater, and Basilisk. Watch Hunter X Hunter, Fullmetal Alchemist and Attack on Titan last because if you see the best series first then other series might seem average.
Naruto and Naruto Shippuden
At first the series was called just ‘Naruto’. It refers to the first season and the period when Naruto Uzumaki was a boy. The series was later called ‘Naruto Shippuden’. It is where Naruto is a teenager. The anime series Naruto had good amount of comedy but Naruto Shippuden does not. There is plenty of action which involves martial arts and super powers. Naruto is for viewers of age 13 and above. After 500 episodes of Naruto Shippuden the series has ended. Currently Naruto series is one of the most popular action anime in the world.
Katekyo hitman reborn aka Reborn
Genres are action, super powers, comedy. The Anime has total 203 episodes. There is plenty of comedy in the early episodes and after that there is plenty of action. Action involves use of super powers. Some characters use weapons while some use magic. The action is not too violent. Reborn is for viewers of age 13 and above.
Genre action, supernatural, comedy. This Anime was aired on television between April 2008 and March 2009. It has total 51 episodes. It is for viewers of age 14 and above and 16 and above for sensitive viewers. Soul eater is an action packed Anime series. Most of the times the anime is dark and scary. Action involves use of magical weapons.
Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
Genres are action, thriller, drama, super powers, comedy. Fullmetal Alchemist aka FMA was aired between October 2003 and October 2004. It had 51 episodes. FMA Brotherhood was was telecast from April 2009 to July 2010. It had 64 episodes. The Anime is for viewers of age 13 and above and 16 and above for sensitive viewers. FMA is great series but it is not action packed so I decided to post it a bit lower. Note that FMA Brotherhood has more action than FMA. It has all type of action except car chases and aerial fights. The story and drama is of highest level.
Q. Should I watch Fullmetal Alchemist or Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood first?
A. First you should watch Fullmetal Alchemist then watch Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood.
Q. Should I watch Fullmetal Alchemist in English dub?
A. Fullmetal Alchemist in English dub is quite good. Normally I would recommend watching with Japanese language and English subtitles but Fullmetal Alchemist is a good exception.
Hunter X Hunter
This refers to Hunter X Hunter Anime series which started telecast in 2011. The genres are action, adventure, fantasy, superpowers. Hunter X Hunter is a remake of the old anime with the same name. The old series was released in 1999 and ended in 2001. The new version has more action in it. It started airing on October 2nd, 2011 and ended on September 23rd, 2014. It has 148 episodes. The story in this new action anime moves at a good pace. The story has some drama and some comedy. Overall it is fun and thrilling. Except for a couple of recap episodes every episode is worth watching. The action is violent on some occasions. This anime series is for viewers of age 17 and above. This is one action anime series which I enjoy watching over and over. The manga is still ongoing with a new adventure. Hunter X Hunter season 2 is also expected to come out.
The Seven Deadly Sins.
Japanese Anime title “Nanatsu no Taizai”. The Seven Deadly Sins is primarily an action Anime series with genre action, adventure, super-power, fantasy with some comedy. There is cutting and killing and some naughty scenes which makes it for viewers of age 16 and above. Two seasons each with 24 episodes have been telecast. The action is spread throughout the episodes with maximum and continuous action in the last 8 episodes. The story is quite good and keeps one interested throughout the Anime series. Also, the Anime series has no religious theme based story or association.
My Hero academia
My Hero academia, Japanese title ‘Boku No Hiro Akademia‘. Genre are action, super-powers. This action anime follows to life of Izuku Midoriya who lives in a time when almost everyone has certain powers or abilities which are called ‘quirks’. He joins a school which trains students to make them ‘Heroes’ in order to protect the society. What makes My Hero academia interesting to watch is that Izuku Midoriya is not your typical hero and he uses his brains as much as his brawn to defeat his opponents. The Anime started airing on April 3rd 2016 and is ongoing.
First of all the anime has nothing to do with the chemical called ‘Bleach’. The genre are action, superpowers and supernatural. Bleach was first aired on 5th October, 2004 and ended on 27th March, 2012. It has total 366 episodes including fillers. For viewers of age 14 and above or 17 and above for sensitive viewers. Bleach is different from other action anime because the action and the characters are cool. Fillers would pop up at the wrong time and is frustrating. Apart from that the it is good action series.
Ghost Fighter aka Yu Yu Hakusho. Genres are action, superpowers. The Anime was telecast between October 1992 and January 1995. It had 112 episodes. It is for viewers of age 13 and above and 17 and above for sensitive viewers. The story is not great. However this action anime series plenty of fights. The action is usually versus fights in fighting tournaments and other places using super powers and martial arts.
Genres are action, super powers, romance, light drama. Basilisk aired on television between April 2005 and September 2005. It has 24 episodes. Basilisk is strictly for adults. The action is very violent in nature. Action involves use of super powers, and weapons. There is decent amount of drama and romance. In terms of cold blooded action Basilisk would be the top action Anime.
One Punch Man
Genres are action, super powers and comedy. One Punch Man is based on ongoing Manga by the same name and Japanese title ‘Wanpanman‘. One Punch Man Anime aired between between October 5th 2015 and December 21st, 2015. It has 12 episodes. One Punch Man is for General audience. Action involves use of super powers, and physical combat. Due to the comedy element and the way Saitama our hero is portrayed One Punch Man is fun to watch. There is decent amount of comedy throughout the episodes except towards the end where action is intense. One Punch Man season two is due to be released soon.
Attack on Titan
Genre action, suspense, fantasy. Attack on Titan aka Shingeki no Kyojin is an ongoing Anime series. Attack on Titan started telecast on April 6, 2013. The English dubbed version started airing from 3rd May, 2014. The Anime series and manga is ongoing. The plot is about a self enclosed city’s fight against human eating creatures called ‘Titans‘. The story at first looks seems to like the average Zombie series. However the story is pretty deep and griping. The best part is that the story moves at a good pace and there are no boring episodes or fillers. The fight scenes are bloody which makes it for adult viewing only.
Genres are adventure, action, super powers, fantasy, comedy. One Piece started airing on television on October 1999 and it is still ongoing. It has already aired 801 episodes. It is for viewers of age 13 and above and 16 and above for sensitive viewers. One Piece has plenty of adventure, action, super powers, fantasy. The adventure and the fantasy aspect of One Piece is good. However the pace of the Anime is slow and painfully slow at times. It also has plenty of recaps and long filler episodes. Action involves use of super powers and weapons for some characters.
Genres are action, superpowers, magic, adventure, comedy, drama. Fairy Tail was first telecast on 12th October, 2009 and is ongoing. Over 277 episodes have been telecast. The final season of Fairy Tail would be telecast in 2018. Fairy Tail has good story with unique fantasy and adventure. There is good amount of action and comedy with good bit of drama relating to friendship and romance. Fairy Tail does not have any fillers. Fairy Tail is for viewers of age 13 and above and 15 and above for sensitive viewers.
Flame of Recca
Genres are action, super powers. Flame of Recca aired on television between July 1997 and July 1998. It has total 42 episodes. It is for viewers of aged 14 and above and 18 and above for sensitive viewers. Action involves use of super powers and weapons with magical powers. The final fight tournament action is where it gets interesting.
Kenichi The Mightiest Disciple
“Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple” aka “History’s Strongest Disciple Kenichi”. Genres are action, martial arts, comedy. The Anime first aired on 7th October, 2006 and ended on 29th September 2007. It has total 50 episodes. Action involves martial art fights. This can be called an action comedy anime series. It does have some naughty stuff or semi ecchi content. So the series is for viewers of age 14 and above or for people of age of 18 and above for sensitive viewers.
Genres action, super powers. Dragonball Z aired on television between April 1989 and January 1996. It has 291 episodes. It is for viewers of age 13 and above or 16 and above for sensitive viewers. It is an action Anime with some adventure. Action involves fights using super powers. Note: When compared to above Anime series; Dragonball Z has an average story. It is however one of the earliest action Anime and probably has been telecast worldwide. Hence the popularity.