Action anime is a popular genre that features exciting, fast-paced stories filled with thrilling battles and intense emotions. In this article, we’ll list the best action animes according to IMDb, with a breakdown of their stories and characters and some of the most iconic titles in the genre.
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Best Action Animes, according to IMDb.
11. Naruto Shippuden(⭐: 8.3)
No less important and well-known by the people in love with anime, Naruto couldn’t be on this list. Despite being a more recent anime from 2002, it is on this highly-ranked list even.
The plot tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, an orphan boy looking for recognition in the village he belongs to and dreaming of becoming a Hokage. However, as we watch the Shippuden episodes, we see that Naruto’s story goes much further than that.
10. The Knights of the Zodiac (⭐: 8.4)
Premiered in 1994, Cavaleiros do Zodiaco has become a rage among anime fans. This was enough for the production to have a space in this IMDb list.
The Knights of the Zodiac tells the story of five knights on a mission to protect the reincarnation of the Goddess Athena. With this, they must face several opponents to keep Saori safe, who takes the Goddess of Wisdom with her while they defend the Earth.
9. Neon Genesis Evangelion (⭐: 8.5)
Released in 1995, Neon Genesis Evangelion won over audiences with its story tied to the future. The anime has a loyal fan base, which follows the production’s history.
The anime takes place in a future Tokyo, where a big problem has arisen for humanity, known as the “Second Impact.” That’s when a strange organization called NERV recruits fourteen-year-old Shinji Ikari to pilot a machine called the Evangelion.
8. Dragon Ball Z (⭐: 8.7)
An old acquaintance of the public, especially those who had the opportunity to follow TV Globinho when they were still children. Dragon Ball Z was part of the childhood of some anime fans.
The anime story shows a mighty warrior named Goku, who must fight with his allies to protect planet Earth from threats. For this, they need to gather the seven Dragon Balls, which has a giant dragon named Shenlong, and grant wishes to whoever achieves the feat.
7. Hunter x Hunter (⭐: 8.7)
Hunter X Hunter may be a younger anime, as it debuted in 2011, but it has already surpassed many known names on this list.
The plot features 12-year-old Gon Freecss, who desires to find his missing father at any cost. Therefore, he decides to become Hunter, just like his father, and embarks on an adventure to discover the whereabouts of the eldest.
6. One Piece (⭐: 8.7)
One Piece presents Monkey D. Luffy, a pirate who, after eating a demonic fruit, had his body turned into a kind of rubber. He and other pirates in his crew, called the Straw Hat Pirates, set out in search of Gold Roger’s treasure so that Luffy could become the next Pirate King.
5. One Punch Man (⭐: 8.8)
Saitama and the plot of One Punch Man also conquered its space, becoming quite popular. Debuted in 2015, the super-powerful bald man seemed to draw much public attention.
One-Punch Man tells the story of the famous Saitama, well-known even by those who are not so into anime, who is an extremely powerful superhero. The problem is that he gets bored with finding opponents considered easy for his power level and searches for a worthy opponent to face.
4. Attack on Titan (⭐: 8.8)
The seventh anime on this list is well-known for Attack on Titan. It was released in 2015 and surpassed big names on IMDb, even being a “newbie” in the anime world.
Attack on Titan (aka Shingeki no Kyojin) tells the story of Eren Yeager and a world in which gigantic walls surround him to protect himself from the Titans. Humanity is struggling to reclaim its territories and try to understand and clarify the appearance of these giant creatures.
3. Demon Slayer (⭐: 8.8)
Probably the youngest anime on this list, Demon Slayer, in 2019, and it has already won a lot of people and a good position on IMDb.
Tanjiro is a poor child who sells charcoal to survive, as a demon has killed his family. The only survivor of the massacre was Nezuko, her younger sister, who was also turned into a strange creature. Now, bent on avenging the sad event that happened to his family, Tanjiro becomes a demon slayer and intends to bring his sister back to human form.
2. Cowboy Bepop (⭐: 8.9)
Released in 1998, despite being an older title, the Cowboy Bebop premise draws much attention.
The anime’s plot takes place in 2071, which we can consider a time already dominated by machines for being in the future. And in Cowboy Bepop, we meet a group of bounty hunters who travel in a spaceship called the Bepop and help the police at that time to look for bandits scattered across the Solar System.
1. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (⭐: 9,1)
And the best action anime on this list is Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood rated 9.1 on IMDb.
The Elric brothers, Edward and Alphonse, continue their quest to find the Philosopher’s Stone. The hope of finding the object is to retrieve their bodies, which were lost, while they use their alchemist skills to try to resurrect the dead mother.
So, which anime did you like the most from this list? If you could, which anime would you put on IMDb? Tell us in the comments!