10 Best Action Anime You Must Watch

What is your favorite for the best action anime?

Action anime is a very popular genre. A genre that is very identic with battle scenes is very entertaining and also thrilling.

These action scenes are usually combined in various things such as Martial Arts, Sword Fighting, or even Magic.

Action anime usually becomes the beginning or entry point for anime lovers to enjoy various other anime genres.

Many successful animes have become iconic for action anime, such as Dragon Ball, One Piece, Bleach, and Naruto.

Well, now we will discuss Animagz’s 10 best anime action versions of all time.

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10. Naruto

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Naruto really deserves to be in the category of the best anime action.

Besides the interesting storyline, the ninja world’s concept is unique, which can present extraordinary battles.

The last arc fight to its climax that made Naruto & Sasuke finally fight was very lasting for the fans who watched it.

The god-class ninja battle finally broke out when the two of them had mastered the ultimate god-level abilities.

Just like one piece, the Manga series from Naruto has also been awarded as the fourth largest selling manga in the world in 2015. No wonder this anime is so popular in the world.

Even though it’s finished and replaced with the story of his son, Boruto, but there are still many Naruto lovers who still expect the deadly action of the Naruto & Sasuke duet in the Boruto story.

Alternative title: Naruto, Naruto: Shippuden

Genres: Action, Adventure, Martial Arts.

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9. Nanatsu No Taizai

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Nanatsu no Taizai, which in English means Seven Deadly Sins, is an anime adapted from a manga series released in 2012.

This anime has an interesting concept. Yup, this interesting concept can be seen from the title.

The seven sins are illustrated by each character led by Meliodas, who bears the symbol of the dragon or the sin of anger.

He meets a girl named Elizabeth, where he is looking for someone to help her protect the kingdom.

After that, they both go on an adventure to find the other members of the Nanatsu no Taizai.

The six other members are Diane, who bears the snake symbol or the sin of envy or jealousy.

Then there is the Ban, who bears the symbol of the fox or the sin of stealing.

Then there is King who bears the symbol of the bear or the sin of laziness, Gowther who bears the symbol of the goat or the sin of lust, Merlin who bears the symbol of the pig or the sin of greed, and the last Escanor, who bears the lion symbol as a form of pride.

Alternative title: The Seven Deadly Sins

Genres: Action, Adventure.


8. Hunter X Hunter

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In eighth place is Hunter x Hunter.

This anime is still eagerly awaited for the story’s sequel because it is still in hiatus status.

Hunter x Hunter is adapted from a manga series released in 1998.

For the anime version, Hunter x Hunter has 2 anime versions.

The first version was released in 1999 and finished in 2001 with 62 episodes.

Then the anime was reworked/remastered in 2011 with a slight improvement in the animation and story.

The second version of Hunter x Hunter finished in 2014 with 148 episodes.

But until now, the manga and anime versions have not continued due to several factors. One of the factors is because the author or manga was sick.

The Hunter x Hunter anime has an interesting story and a fight that really amazes the audience.

This anime tells of a little boy named Gon Freecs, who wants to become a professional Hunter in order to find his father, Ging Freecs.

Assisted by his friends Killua, Leorio, and Kurapika, they start their journey by taking the Hunter Exam and looking for clues where Gon’s father is.

This anime has a unique battle, where in the world of Hunter x hunter, there is a power or a spiritual force called Nen.

Everyone has different types of nen. That is why the battles between nen users are extraordinary.

Alternative title: HxH

Genres: Action, Adventure.


7. Fairy Tail

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The Fairy Tail anime was adapted from the manga series in 2006 and finished in 2017.

However, for the anime series, it continues.

This fairy tail anime serialization was first released in 2009-2013 with 175 episodes. Then it was continued again in 2014-2016 with 102 episodes.

After that, the anime serialization stopped for 2 years, and in 2018, this anime serialization continues towards its final season.

The Fairy Tail story centers on the main character named Natsu Dragneel. He is a mage who joins a magic guild called Fairy Tail.

At first, Natsu wanted to go on an adventure to find his adoptive father, Igneel, a dragon.

On his way, he met a girl named Lucy Heartfilia and her cat named Happy, and then he invited her to join the Fairy Tail guild.

After that, they also met other people and joined the Fairy Tail guild. They also started their journey as members of the Fairy Tail guild.

This anime provides a combination of action with magic, so the presented battles are exciting to watch.

Alternative title: フェアリーテイル

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Magic.


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6. Shingeki no Kyojin

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Shingeki no Kyojin really deserves to be included in the best action anime because the battle presentation is very extraordinary.

Yup, how unusual it is if the battle is not against other people but giants.

In order to maintain the human population within the walls, the humans have to fight against giants who have bodies ten times larger than ordinary humans.

With all the limitations of humans and less advanced technology, humans have to fight against the giants with a tool called 3D Maneuver.

The persistence of humans to find the truth against the giants results in an exciting and extraordinary battle.

But as time goes by and lots of new information is revealed, Eren Yeager, the main character in this anime, suddenly can turn out to be a giant.

So that the battle between giants starts to become an attraction in this anime.

Alternative title: Attack On Titan

Genres: Action, Fantasy, Mistery.


5. One Piece

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One of the most popular anime in the world, One Piece is very much awaited for the story’s continuation.

Both the manga series and the anime series have not finished, and always satisfy fans.

However, there is a lot of information that the One Piece story series has started to reach the final story.

Besides the fight between devil fruit users, The Haki ability that began to be revealed raised this anime’s reputation.

The combination of Haki and Devil Fruit presents an epic overpowering battle.

In order to find One Piece and become the king of pirates, Monkey D Luffy must fight against the strongest ruler of the ocean called “Yonkou,” or the Four Emperor.

Alternative title: –

Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy.



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BTOOOM !, anime with a survival theme, is identic with one of the most popular games globally, PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds).

Unlike PUBG, this anime does not use weapons such as pistols or rifles, but the battles in this anime use bombs.

This anime is adapted from a manga series that was published in 2009.

The anime series itself was released in 2012 with only 12 episodes. But unfortunately, until now, there is no information regarding the continuation of this anime series.

This anime tells of a teenager named Sakamoto Ryouta. In real life, he never socialized and only played games every day.

However, he was suddenly kidnapped by a group of people, and in the end, he woke up on a tropical island.

On the island, he is only equipped with a small bag filled with bombs.

Suddenly someone attacks him by throwing a bomb, and a fierce battle began.

In the end, he realized that his battles on the island were very similar to the game he always played, BTOOOM!

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3. Boku no Hero Academia

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In third place of the best action anime is Boku no Hero Academia. This anime is adapted from the manga series and released in 2016.

This anime has unlimited action elements. Every arc always presents tense battles.

In the world of Boku no Hero, there is a strange phenomenon that allows humans to have special abilities, called quirk.

Since then, a new job called hero has been created.

But not with Midoriya Izuku, he is a young boy born without a quirk, and he dreams of becoming a hero who will protect the world.

With his persistence and struggle to become a hero, the number one Hero at that time, All Might, noticed Midoriya and made him the successor of his quirk.

Since then, Midoriya’s life has changed completely, and he begins her journey by entering the number one hero school in Japan, UA.

Alternative title: My Hero Academia

Genres: Action, Super Power, School.


2. Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu

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An anime that was quite uplifting for anime lovers in 2013 deserves to be one of the best action genre anime.

This anime was adapted from a manga series released in 1989 with the title “Parasyte.”

In Japanese, Kiseijuu means Parasyte.

This anime tells about the arrival of a parasite that can take over the human body by entering the human body and eating/taking over the human brain.

Parasites that have taken over the human body can use the body and even modify it to become stronger.

In this anime, the main character is Izumi Shinichi, an ordinary young boy who is also attacked by this parasite.

But luckily, the parasite didn’t take over Izumi’s brain and was only able to take over her right hand.

From there, Izumi’s story with a parasite in her right hand named (Migi) begins to stop the invasion of parasites that will attack the earth.

Alternative title: Parasyte -the maxim-

Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Psychological.


1. Accel World

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Maybe many of you don’t think that this anime will be number one of the best action on Animagz version.

From all the lists, only this anime is in the mecha or robot genre.

Why this anime interested?

Well, actually, not because of the robot concept presented in this anime, but the overall concept that underlies this anime story.

This anime has a Sci-Fi concept that is different from the others.

In Accel World, there is an application that allows people to accelerate into a digital world called Accelerated World.

Surprisingly, this acceleration ability does not only exist in the world of Accel World but can be used in the real world.

When we accelerate, we can stop time in the real world a bit to avoid difficult incidents.

There is a game in Accel World where we will get a robot avatar that suits us if we enter the game.

This game is intended to earn points so that you can continue to use your acceleration abilities.

Overall, this anime’s battles are quite exciting because many new characters appear in the game with various avatars and unique abilities.

Alternative title: Accelerated World

Genres: Action, Game, Sci-Fi.


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