Have you ever muddled about which would be the best anime to watch?
Well, here we present to you the 50 best action anime which might be helpful to you to choose anime of your interest.
If you are an action fan then what are you further waiting for? Just go through the list and choose the series that might interest you!
1. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Written by: Hirosh Onogi
Directed by: Yasuhiro Irie
Produced by: Hiroo Maruyama, Noritomo Yonai, Ryo Oyama, and Nobuyuki Kurashige
Animated by: Bones
Premiered on: April 5, 2009 – July 4, 2010
Edward and Alphonse are the two teenage alchemists who attempt a human transmutation to bring their dead mother back.
They don’t exactly bring back their mother but Ed loses his left leg and Al’s body gets completely destroyed. Ed sacrifices his right arm to bring Al’s soul back which Ed transmutes in the nearby hulking suit.
They moved to the city, and Ed become Fullmetal Alchemist. Later, two brothers were set on the quest to search for the Philosopher stone to get back their lost body without the necessary equivalent exchange.
Will Al and Ed be able to find the stone and gain their body part back? This action-packed anime series is based on the imagination where science and magic collide. The series shows the brotherhood and sacrifices between our protagonists.
With the highest IMDB rating (9.1) and the combo of the perfect story plus action-packed adventure, this series must fit on your watch list.
Game developed by: Konami
Produced by: Kevin Kolde and Fred Seibert.
Animated by: Frederator Studios
Premiered on: July 7, 2017, on Netflix
Based on the video game the series follows the story of Vlad Dracula Tepesi. He has declared to wipe out all the humans off the Earth in the rage that Tapesi’s wife had been falsely accused of witchcraft and burnt alive.
He gathers the demon army and attacks the country. People are filled with fright and terror.
Trevor Belmont along with his allies, magician Sypha Belnades and Dracula’s dhampir son Alucard fight to stop Dracula and establish peace in the country.
Along the way, they discover more and more about Dracula.
The horror-action-packed anime has a well-written plot worthy to watch!
Written by: Katsuyuki Sumisawa, Junki Takegami, Satoru Nishizono, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Yasuaki Kurotsu, and Masanao Kashoshi
Directed by: Hayalo Date, Masaaki Kumagai, Yusuoki Kurotsu, Osamu Kobayashi, and Chiaki Kon
Produced by: Pierrot
Premiered on: October 3, 2002 -February 8, 2007
Naruto anime series is adapted from Masashi Kishimoto’s manga series. The anime of the manga series is directed by Hayato Date and produced by Pierrot and Aniplex. It was the first time aired on TV Tokyo on 2002.
The story revolves around the village named Konohagakure which was attacked by the powerful fox called Nine-Tails. Thus to prevent the village from its attack the fourth Hokage (the leader of the village), Minato Namikaze sealed the body of the fox inside his newborn child, Naruto Uzumaki.
Minato lost his life in this process. Orphaned Naruto was thus disdained by the villagers for being the host of Nine-Tails. Naruto was unaware of the reason behind the hatred of the villagers as the third Hokage prohibited speaking against it.
The children taking the cues from their parents showed hostile behavior toward Naruto. In a desire to be respected, Naruto vowed to become the best Hokage of the village one day.
In the journey to be Hokage, Naruto has to prove himself as the best ninja and has to pass through the tough, Chunin selection exam. Thus, the anime series shows the adventure of Naruto competing with other ninjas to be the Hokage of the village.
Naruto is one of the best-selling manga series in history with 250 million copies sold worldwide.
4. My Hero Academia
Written by: Yusuke Kuroda
Directed by: Kenji Nagasaki, Tomo Ōkubo, and Masahiro Mukai
Produced by: Kazumasa Sanjōba, Hiroshi Kamei, Naoki Amano, Hirokazu Hara, Natsumi Mori, Wakana Okamura, Kōji Nagai, Yoshihiro Ōyabu, Hayato Saga, Sōkichi Onoda, Mirei Tsumura, and Hiroya Nakata
Animated by: Bones Inc.
The manga series inspired various spin-off manga such as My Hero Academia: Smash!!, My Hero Academia: Vigilantes and My Hero Academia: Team-Up Missions. The first season was aired from April to June 2016 in Japan.
The anime’s plot is set up in a world in which the major population (almost 80%) has developed a superpower called “quirk”. There are endless quirks, and each individual has a unique quirk. The individual with enhanced quirks is given the hero status. They cooperate with the authorities in rescue operations and arresting the criminals who misuse their power.
In a world where almost everyone has a quirk, Izuku Midoriya is born without any powers. He is often bullied by his classmates who had powers. This doesn’t stop him from dreaming of becoming like his idol, All Might.
Hence, he joins the highest-rated Hero Academia in the country, U.A. High School. Later, he obtains a quirk known as “one for all” from his favorite hero All Might. Thus the story of Izuku’s heroic journey starts.
5. Black Clover
Writer by: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu and Kanichi Katou
Directed by: Tatsuya Yoshihara and Ayataka Tenemura
Produced by: Maiko Isatoni, Naomi Konatsu, Hatsu Nara and Masahiro Sugasawa
Animated by: Pierrot Co. Ltd.
Premiered on: October 3, 2017 – March 30, 2021
The Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yuki Tabata, Black Clover was adapted into television series on Tokyo TV. It was produced by Pierrot and its the first time aired from October 2017 to March 2021.
The anime is about an orphan boy named Asta. He was raised with his pal, Yono at the orphanage. In a world where every child is born with the healing power called mage, Asta was born without it. On contrary, Yuno was born with massive magical power with the control of wind magic.
This story shows that both Asta and Yuna plan to become the next Wizard King. These two friends who promised not to be rivals against each other, will they be converted into enemies in a battle to become Wizard King? and who will be succeeded to become Wizard King?
Written by: Takeshi Shudo, Junki Takegami, Atsuhiro Tomioka, Aya Matsui,Shoji Yonemura, Shinzo Fujita, Akemi Omode, Yukioshi Ohashi, Hideki Sonada, Masashi Sogo, and Junichi Fujisaku
Directed by: Kunihiko Yuyama, Masamitsu Hidaka, Norihiko Sudō, Yūji Asada, Tetsuo Yajima, Daiki Tomiyasu, Maki Kodaira, and Jun Owada
Produced by: The Pokemon Company
Premiered on: April 1997 on Tokyo TV
Pokemon are peculiar and powerful creatures of a vast array each possessing different abilities and appearance. They are captured by humans for sports and friendship, for breeding and research propose, and also to train and battle them.
Ash Ketchum is a ten years old boy who dreams to become a Pokemon Master. He ends up getting a rebellious electrotype Pokemon named Pikachu. Eventually, Pikachu builds a lifelong friendship with Ash and they start their adventure.
They travel along across the world with the aim to be the best. Along with their other friends Kasumi, a Water-type trainer, and Takeshi, a Rock-type trainer, they battle with lots of hurdles that come along the way.
They encounter danger at every step, Team Rocket is always nearby seeking to steal the powerful Pokemon. Along with his friends, Ash strives to collect the Pokemon that is necessary to challenge the Pokemon League.
Will Ash be able to be the Pokemon Master?
The comedy series filled with action is a must-watch anime series.
7. One Punch Man
Written by: Tomohiro Suzuki
Directed by: Shingo Nakume, and Chikara Sakurai
Produced by: Chinatsu Matsui, Nobuyuki Hosaya, Keita Kodama, Ayuri Taguchi, and Sota Satu
Premiered on: October 5, 2015 – July 2, 2019, on Tokyo TV
Saitama dreams of becoming a hero since his childhood. Hence he restlessly trains himself that he even loses his hair in the process. He becomes powerful enough to defeat his opponent with a single punch.
Soon, Saitama becomes bored as he no longer enjoys the thrill of battling. No opponent can battle against him matching his strength.
One day, Saitama encounters a nineteen years old boy named Genos. Genos soon request him to be his disciple which he agrees.
In the course of time, Genos purposes Saitama to join the Hero Association for recognition and to positively impact society. Saitama, realizing he is not recognized in society agrees quickly.
Thus he embarks on the exciting journey of making new allies and fighting with enemies.
Written by: Katsuhiro Otomo, Hiroshi Takashige and Yautaka Itou
Directed by: Hirotsugu Kawasaki
Produced by: Kazuhiko Ikeguchi, Kazuya Hamana, Haruko Sai, Eiko Tanaka, and Ayau Veda
Animated by: Studio 4°C
Premiered on: September 5, 1998
The story dated back many years back ancient civilizations ruled the earth due to their advanced technology. Later the civilization got destroyed as they misused the power. They have left messages for later generations in the form of indestructible message plates.
Later, the secret organization named ARCAM found the mysterious artifacts deep in the Ararat mountains of Turkey. The artifact believed to be Noah’s Ark is searched by U.S. Machine Corp led by MacDougall as a means of global supremacy.
The special elite agents of ACRAM come forward to stop this alliance from capturing. Hence the Japanese Spriggan, Yu Ominae teams up with French Spariggan, and Jean Jacques Mondo to defend the U.S. Machine Corps.
Will Spariggans be able to save the artifacts from the hand of the U.S. Machine Corps?
9. Dragon Ball
Written by: Takao Koyama
Directed by: Daisuke Nishio, and Shigeyasu Yamauchi
Produced by: Kenji Shimizu, and Kōji Kaneda
Animated by: Toei Animation
Premiered on: April 26, 1989 – January 31, 1996
Goku is peacefully living with his wife and his son Gohan five years after winning the Worlds Martial Arts Tournament.
His peace is however disrupted when a humanoid alien named Raditz approaches him. Raditz reveals that he is Goku’s eldest brother and they belong to the extinct alien warrior race called Saiyans. He was sent to Earth as a baby with the purpose to conquer and destroy this planet.
However, Goku suffered from a severe head injury and lost all of his memories. Even his violent Saiyan nature got changed and he was raised to be the kind-hearted boy who later is dedicated to protecting the world.
Now, Raditz along with his elite Vegeta and Nappa are the only Saiyan warrior left, hence Radiatz had come to insist on Goku’ for his help in conquering the world. On Goku’s refusal to join him, he kidnaps Gohan.
Eventually, as time passes Goku along with his friends will be fighting a war over the seven mystical dragon balls.
10. I am standing on a Million Lives
Written by: Takao Yoshioka
Directed by: Kumiko Habara
Produced by: Akio Matsuda, Terushige Yoshie, Tomoyuki Oowada, Hiroyuki Ao, Keisuke Satou, Akira Yonezawa, Harumi Satou, Takahiro Fujii, and Sumire Itou
Animated by: Maho Films
Premiered on: October 2, 2020 – September 25, 2021
I am standing on a million Lives was written by Naoki Yamakawa and illustrated by Akinari Nao. It was adapted by Maho Film and was aired for the first time from October to December 2020.
Yotsuya Yuusuke is the protagonist in the anime who along with his friends Shindou and Hakozaki were transported to the unknown world inhabited by mythological creatures.
It was shown that the mythological creature asked them to play the game and complete a certain task in a certain interval of time. As a bonus, they were set immortal and could revive back to life if one of them survive in the game.
Every time they played, the creatures answered any of their questions. Later they were joined by other three people, Keita Torii, Yuka Yukitate, and Glenda Carter.
This anime shows the adventure and hardship these six people experience playing the games. Later it was revealed they were playing the games in countless alternate worlds.
11. Seven Deadly Sins
Written by: Nabaka Suzuki
Directed by: Tensai Okamura
Produced by: A-1 Pictures
Premiered on: October 5, 2014 – March 29
Kingdom Liones, where humans and non-humans are not separated. They are protected by powerful magic users called Holy Knight. Seven Deathly Sins, the strongest Knights among other Knights betrayed the Kingdom and built enmity with all the other Knights.
Later, Holy Knights capture Kingdom Britannia and imprison its king and one of his daughters. Another daughter of the king, Princess Elizabeth Liones, search Seven Deadly Sins to seek help from them.
She finds the leader of the Sins, Melodias at a tavern. He promptly agrees to help the princess. They travel through the land of Brittania in order to find the remaining Sins.
Along the way, they struggle to fight against the Holy Knights’ attempt to destroy them completely.
Will Princess, Elizabeth Liones along with Seven Deathly Sins be able to take back her kingdom from Holy Knights?
12. One Piece
Written by: Junki Takegami, Hirohiko Kamisaka, and Shōji Yonemura
Directed by: Konosuke Uda, Junji Shimizu, Munehisa Sakai, Hiroaki Miyamoto, Toshinori Fukazawa, Tatsuya Nagamine, Kōhei Kureta, Aya Komaki, Satoshi Itō
Animated by: Toei Animation
Premiered on: October 20, 1999 – present
The Pirate King Gol D. Roger’s last word before his death unveiled the existence of the greatest treasure of the world “One Piece”.
The treasure is supposed to consist of one-third of the world’s gold which promises unlimited riches and fame and possibly the glory and title of “The Pirate King.”
Meanwhile, a 17 years old boy named Monkey D. Luffy who accidentally had eaten the Devil fruit, gained the rubber power. He is a captain of Straw Hats Pirates. He had dreamed to be Pirate King since childhood and along with his crew he have a goal to discover One Piece.
Hence, Luffy and his crew travel across the Grandline in order to find the treasure. Along the way, they experience crazy adventures revealing dark mysteries. They have an action-packed battle with their strong enemies.
Will they succeed to find One Piece?
One piece is the most popular series and one of the longest-running anime. Its original manga holds the Guinness World Record for “the most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author.”
13. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
Written by: Satoshi Kon and Hiroyuki Kitakubo
Directed by: Hiroyuki Kitakubo
Produced by: Kazufumi Nomura and Tetsuo Daitoku
Animated by: A.P.P.P.
Premiered on: November 19, 1993 – November 18, 1994
It is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hirohiko Akari. The manga’s third part, Stardust Crusaders, was adapted into a 13-episode of video animation series, produced by A.P.P.P. and was released from 1993 to 2002. The studio later released the first part Phantom Blood in 2007.
The plot showcases the universe of JoJo, similar to the real world with additional supernatural beings. Among them, some people could inner spiritual power into a stand.
Each member of the Joester family is shown to be the protagonist. Their mainline descendent possessed a star-shaped birthmark above their left shoulder. The family name is abbreviated to JoJo in short.
The anime is divided into different arcs. Each arc shows the story of each JoJo- their adventure and battle with vampires showing the bizarre consequences till the end.
14. Beyblade Burst
Written by: Hideki Sonoda
Directed by: Katsuhito Akiyama
Produced by: OLM
Premiered on: April 4, 2016 – March 27, 2017
Beyblade Burst is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiro Morita. The anime was adapted by and was aired on TXN TV in Japan on April 4, 2016.
It portrays the story of kids named Valt Aoi, Shu Kurenai, and other of their classmates. They are the students of Beigoma Academy school in Japan.
This group of kids is obsessed with the Beyblade tops. They create groups of Beyblade players and challenge each other for the battle at their Bey stadium.
The anime revolves around the action-packed battles among the friends who turn into enemies throughout the battle to win the title of Japan’s Top Blader.
Later, the plot goes around the international battle fought by the different top bladers in the world to claim the title of World’s Top Blader.
Who became the top blader of Japan and the World? The suspense will be revealed when you will watch the anime.
15. Mob Psycho 100
Written by: Hiroshi Seko
Directed by: Yuzuru Tachikawa and Takahiro Hasui
Produced by: Akio Matsuda and Hirotsugu Ogisu
Animated by: Bones
Premiered on: July 12, 2016 – present
Mob Psycho 100 is also the Japanese manga series created by One. It was adapted to the animated series and produced by Bones. The first season was aired between July and September 2016. The third season is supposed to be premiered in October 2022.
It is the story of the average middle school boy, Shigeo Kageyama who is nicknamed Mob (background character in Japanese) Although he looks like a very normal person, he possesses the powerful sixth sense called Esper.
He tries to live a normal life despite bearing immense psychic power. Yet he is surrounded by constant trouble. Thus, he works with Reigen Arataka, a self-proclaimed spirit medium to learn to have control over his power.
Despite his attempt to control his power, his psychic emotion growing inside him pressurize to break its limits. Eventually, he encounters other espers like the Claws (terrorist associations composed of many espers).
Thus, the plot takes us on the action-packed journey of the Mob facing and battling the terrorist organization.
16. Ghost in the Shell
Written by: Masamune Shirow
Directed by: Mamoru Oshii and Kenji Kamiyama
Produced by: Yoshimasa Mizuo, Ken Matsumoto, Ken Iyadomi and Mitsuhisa Ishikawa
Animated by: Production I.G.
Premiered on: November 18, 1995
Ghost in the Shell is originally the manga series created by Masamune Shirow. It was adapted into a film, directed by in 1995.
Japan on 2029 has the advancement in cybernetic technology. The human body could be completely replaced by cybernetic parts, even the brain can be caused allowing the mind to access the internet and other networks.
Motoko Kusanagi is a cyborg public security agent who is in the search of a mysterious hacker known as Puppet Master who is supposed to hack a person’s brain and bend it according to his will.
Will he be able to find the hacker and what consequences does the event further brings?
17. Baki the Grappler
Written by: Atsuhiro Tomioka
Directed by: Hitoshi Nanba, Hiroyoshi Kawando, and Dynamite Tommy
Animated by: Group TAC
Premiered on: January 8, 2001 – December 24, 2001
Baki Hanma is the son of the most powerful warrior in the world, Yujiro Hanma. Hence Baki has known nothing but fighting since his birth. He is trained in different techniques of Martial art under the supervision of his mother, Emi Akezawa.
He dreams to become strong enough to defeat his father. However, Baki realizes that the traditional technique of his mother is not enough to make him the strongest one.
He set out on a journey to grow into a stronger one in his own way. He seeks the other powerful opponents and forms a strong bond with them. He learns and grows throughout the journey.
Eventually, he comes closer to defeating his father and being the strongest fighter in the world.
18. Fairy Tail
Written by: Masashi Sogo
Directed by: Shinji Ishihira
Produced by: Taihei Yamanishi, Tomonori Ochikoshi, Yoshikazu Beniya et all
Animated by: A-1 Pictures, Satelight, Bridge and CloverWorks
Premiered on: October 12, 2009 – September 29, 2019
Natsu Draganeel, a fire dragon hunter belongs to Fairy Tail which is a reputed guild in the mystical land of Fiore. He is in search of his missing adoptive father the dragon, Igneel.
During the search, he befriends a young celestial wizard, Lucy Heartfilia, and invites him to join the guild.
Later they are joined by a Happy (cat-like Exceed), Erza Scarlett (knight maze), and Gray Fullbuster (an ice wizard). Further Dragon Slayer and exceed duo, Wendy Marvell, and Carla joins Fairy Tail.
This guild ventures the missions together tackling dark guilds and demons. Their journey is filled with an action-packed adventure.
19. Soul Eater
Written by: Akatsuki Yamatoya
Directed by: Takuya Igarashi
Produced by: Aya Yoshino, Taihei Yamanishi, and Yoshihiro Oyabu
Animated by: Bones
Premiered on: April 7, 2008 – March 30, 2009
Death Weapon Meister Academy is a school run by Death. It trains humans who can shapeshift themself into the Weapons and their beholding warriors known as Meisters.
Maka Albarn with her scythe partner Soul Eater joins the school. Black Star and his Morph weapon Tsubaki; and Death the Kid with his pistol partners, Liz and Patty Thompson also join the school.
All these three have the common goal to make their weapon collect the 99 corrupt souls and one witch soul in a specific order to gain the highest honor. The weapon becomes stronger and ultimately turns them into Death Scythes, servitors of Death himself.
Written by: Yosuke Kuroda
Directed by: Kotono Watanabe
Produced by: Madhouse
Premiered on: October 4, 2012 – December 20, 2012
Ryouta Sakamoto is an unemployed man who lives with his mother. He is one of the top players in the online game named BTOOOM, a game where a player throws a bomb at enemies and grabs their chips.
Suddenly, one day he wakes up on a tropical island with the green crystal embedded in his left hand. He doesn’t remember how he is brought to the island.
Soon, he realizes that he has been thrown into a real-life version of his favorite game with the possibility to be dead. He is forced to fight with other players.
He teams with other players including a high school girl, Himiko, and a real state agent, Kiyoshi Taira to get out of the island. Eventually, they come closer and closer to the truth of the life-threatening game.
Written by: Hiroshi Seko
Directed by: Yuichiro Hayashi
Produced by: Hiroyuki Aoi, Daiki Tomihara, Yuito Hirahara, et all
Animated by: MAPPA
Premiered on: January 12, 2020 – March 29, 2020
In the post-apocalyptic future, three realms are shown. Hole: world inhabited by humans, the Sorceress world, and Hell which is ruled by demons. Sorceresses influenced both worlds.
Caiman is searching for his identity after a sorceress transformed him into a reptile with no memory.
Thus the series is comprised of Caiman’s journey to track the mage and regain his memory back. Accompanied by his female friend Nikaido, will he be able to gain his memory back?
What other adventure does he encounter further? Filled with action and mystery, Dorohedore is worth watching.
22. Vinland Saga
Written by: Makoto Yukimura
Directed by: Shūhei Yabuta
Produced by: Yōko Ueda, Mitsuhiro Sugita, and Naokado Fujiwara
Animated by: MAPPA and Wit Studio
Premiered on: July 7, 2019 – present
Thorfinn Thorsson is the son of Thors Snorresson. He is raised inspired by the tales of warriors and soldiers. He stumbles upon the world of darkness and combat after his father was assassinated by pirates led by Askeladd in front of his eyes.
He seeks revenge for his father’s murder but realizes that revenge doesn’t come at an easy cost. Thus he joins Askeladd’s crew and serves as a scout and assassin.
He constantly challenges his commander, Askeladd to various duels. Will he be able to avenge his father’s murder by killing Askeladd?
Written by: Shōji Yonemura
Directed by: Kenichi Shimizu, Yang Byeong-Gil, Hitoshi Haga, Yoshihiro Kanno, Masayuki Mizutani
Produced by: Toshio Nakatani, Hiroyuki Inage, Sōta Shioiri, Atsushi Kirimoto, Daisuke Fukada, and Sōta Shioiri
Animated by: Madhouse Inc.
Premiered on: October 9, 2014 – March 26, 2015
Shinichi Izumi is attacked by the parasite, a worm-like alien. The parasite tries to take over his brain entering through Shinichi’s nose when he’s sleeping. The attempt of the parasite fails as Shinichi wakes up but enters his body burrowing his hand instead.
He was able to prevent a parasite later named Migi from taking over his hand which also become a part of his life. They gradually form a strong connection with each other.
This duo experience frequent attacks from other parasites as Shinichi’s brain was still intact. He battles over those parasites with the help of Migi.
24. Attack on Titan
Written by: Yasuko Kobayashi, Hiroshi Seko, and Shintaro Kawakubo
Directed by: Tetsuro Araki, Masashi Koizuka, Yuichiro Hayashi, and Jun Shishido
Produced by: TetsuyaKinoshita, Kensuke Tateishi, Toshihiro Maeda et all
Animated by: Wit Studio and MAPPA
Premiered on: April 7, 2013 – present
The town of Shiganshina is the outermost city located inside the three huge walls to prevent attack from the man-eating giants known as Titans. The walls stood substantial for 107 years. Then the outermost wall, Wall Maria was smashed by Titans. This led the people of Shiganshina to move inside into the inner walls, Wall Rose.
Eren Yeager lived in the Shiganshina whose mother was eaten by Titans when the first wall was breached. Eren who survived the attack vowed to finish all the Titans as revenge for his mother’s death.
He along with his adoptive sister Mikasa Ackerman, and his friend Armin Arlert joined the military. Will he be able to accomplish his mission and kill all the Titans?
25. Neon Genesis Evangelion
Written by: Hideaki, et al
Directed by: Hideaki Anno, Masayuki, and Kayuzi Tsurumaki
Produced by: Noriko Kobayashi and Yutaka Sugiyama
Animated by: Gainax Co. Ltd. and Tatsunoko Production Co. Ltd.
Premiered on: October 4, 1995
The world faces Second Impact causing catastrophic events for fifteen years. Even after that monstrous celestial being named Angels attacked Tokyo. Even the advanced military soldier and advanced arms and munitions cannot defend them.
The only hope left then was NERV, an organization that operated humanoid robots called “Evangelion” to combat Angels. Gendo Ikari was the director of NERV.
Shinji Ikari was abandoned by his father Gendau for 14 years. He struggles to battle against the trauma caused by the death of his mother and the emotional neglect caused by his father.
His tragic life changes after meeting a high-ranked NERV officer Misato Katsuragi who shows him the motherly kindness that he was lacking forever.
Shinji is the only child capable of efficiently piloting a new robot, Evangelion Unit-01 which also synchronizes with his biometrics. Hence Gendou plots plan and bring back his son to Tokyo-3.
Sinji, unknown of his father’s dark intentions, still defends Tokyo-3 against the threat of Angels.
What may be the evil intention of Gendou and will Shinji be able to come across it?
26. Hellsing Ultimate
Written by: Yosuke Kuroda, and Hideyuki Kurata
Directed by: Tomokazu Tokoro, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Yasuhiro Matsumura, and Kenichi Suzuki
Produced by: Yasuuki Ueda, and Yoshiyuki Fudetani
Animated by: Madhouse Inc., Satelight Inc., and Graphinica
Premiered on: February 10, 2006 – December 26, 2012
Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing leads a powerful army of Hellsing fighting the supernatural forces that are threats to human existence.
Integra and her army are protected by Vampire Alucard, who swore loyalty to the Hellsing family after being defeated by Integar’s father, Abraham Vans Hellsing. She is also joined by Seras Victoria, a human whom Alucard converted into a vampire.
Integra soon discovers the remnants of the Nazi group called Millennium still exist in the world. They intended to revive Nazi Germany by creating a battalion of Vampires.
Thus, this journey shows the clash between Millenium. Hellsing and the Vatican section XIIIIscariot in a three-sided war in London. What will be the consequences of the war?
Written by: Kazuhiro Furuhashi
Directed by: Kazuhiro Furuhashi
Produced by: Wit Studio and Clover Works
Premiered on: April 9, 2022 – present
An action-packed anime with a secret agent, a telepath, and an assassin. It all begins with a secret agent, named Twilight who must undergo a mission to maintain the state of peace between the two rival nations of Ostania and Westalis. He has to spy on a leader of the National Unity Party of Ostania named Donovan Desmond.
Twilight realized the only way to come close to Desmond was to have the fake family. He could enroll his child in the same school as Desmond’s son and be a fellow parent with him.
To implement this idea, he creates a family of him naming himself, Loid Forger. He marries a woman named Yor Briar and adopts a young orphan girl named Anya. Later they bring a dog named Bond who can tell them about the future.
However, he is unknown of the fact of his wife, Yor is a professional assassin and his daughter is runaway physic who could read minds. Both Yor and Loid are unaware of each other real identities.
All of these four must bond together as a family. Twilight must carry out the role of the perfect father to accomplish his mission properly.
28. Kill la Kill
Written by: Kazuki Nakashima
Directed by: Hiroyuki Imaishi
Produced and animated by: Studio Trigger
Premiered on: October 4, 2013 – March 28, 2014
Ryuko Matoi is transferred to Honnouji Academy which is dominated by a student council led by their president, Satsuki Kiryuin.
Satsuki keeps complete control over the school using Goku uniforms which are distributed to high-ranker students. The uniforms grant absolute supernatural power to their wearers.
Ryuko who is in search of her father’s killer suspects Satsuki that he knows about her father’s murder. Ryuko challenges her and declares war. She is armed with a half scissor blade which can destroy the Goku uniform.
She fights to avenge her father and soon she realizes more about the Goku uniform, the life fiber that is woven into it, and its origin.
29. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Written by: Ichirō Ōkouchi
Directed by: Gorō Taniguchi
Produced by: Sunrise
Premiered on: October 2006 – July 2007
The exiled Britannian prince Lelouch vi Britannia is sent to Japan along with his sister Nunnally vi Britannia as political pawns after the murder of their mother. Nunally who had witnessed her mother was so traumatized that he lost her vision and ability to walk.
Lelouch is enraged with his father’s failure to save his mother and failed to pursue her killer. He also considered his father as the reason behind her sister’s condition.
Japan was attacked by Britannia after this brother and sister reached Japan. Lelouch was saddened by the worsened condition of Japan. He vows to his Japanese friend Suzaku Kururugi that he will destroy Britania as an act of vengeance against his father.
In order to fulfill his vow, he eventually becomes involved in a terrorist attack where he finds a mysterious named C.C. (C2). She saves Lelouch from the Britannian Royal Guard.
She also makes a contract with him granting him a power known as Geass and also known as “Power of Kings.” This power allows him to command anyone through eye contact.
Thus, Lelouch decides to use his powers to find his mother’s murderer.
30. Darker than Black
Written by: Tensai Okamura and Shotaro Suga
Directed by: Tensai Okamura
Produced by: Yoshihiro Ooyabu, Ryou Ooyama, Hiroo Maruyama and Osamu Hosokawa
Animated by: Bones Studio
Premiered on: April 6, 2007, to September 28, 2007
Heaven Gates appeared in South America whereas Hell Gate appeared in Tokyo, Japan. It has been ten years since the event, It has been 10 years since the two portals occurred.
The portal was beyond logic and science. The situation gets worse when humans train Contractors to spy and assassinate to get valuable information and objects.
Contractors are the former humans made cold and emotionless for a handful of paranormal abilities. They are made to pay the price each time they use their powers.
He is a Chinese contractor who undertakes the spying and assassination mission in Tokyo directed by Syndicate. He is assisted by an artificial human, Yin, and a contractor trapped in a human body, Mao.
31. Cowboy Bebop
Written by: Keiko Nobumoto
Directed by: Shinichiro Watanabe
Produced by: Masahiko Minami, and Kazuhiko Ikeguchi
Animated by: Sunrise Inc.
Premiered on: April 3, 1998 – June 26, 1998
In 2071, humanity has spread across the Solar System using the Hyperspace Gates. Criminal activities moved along with humanity across space too. Thus, Space Police has instated the Bounty system that whoever catches the Bounty would be paid.
A former ISSP officer, Jet Black, and Spike Spiegel are two bounty hunters who travel across the solar system in their jet named Bebop spacecraft.
Spike was a member of a criminal organization, the Red Dragons, He is haunted by a love triangle he experienced with his former Red dragon’s teammate, Vicious, and a mysterious named Julia. Jet helps him to overcome this trauma.
Later they are joined by a child skilled in hacking named Edward; an amnesiac con artist, Faye Valentine; and a genetically engineered dog, Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
In the journey to find the bounty, they share their tragic past with each other.
32. Black Lagoon
Written by: Sunao Katabuchi
Directed by: Sunao Katabuchi
Produced by: Jun Nishimura, Mitsutoshi Ogura, and Junya Okamoto
Animated by: Madhouse Inc.
Premiered on: July 2010 – June 2011
Lagoon Company is a team of a pirate mercenary with an old torpedo beat named Black Lagoon.
This team attacks Rokuro Okajima, a Japanese employee of a large company who is traveling the seas of Southeast Asia. He is given the task to deliver a disc containing secret and vital data about his company.
Lagoon company captures the disc and also takes him to Black Lagoon. Rokuro had faith in his company that it would do anything to help him. He was unknown of the truth, his corrupt superiors hired those pirates to destroy all the record’s evidence and to silence him.
Eventually, in the series, Rokuro decides to join the adventure of Pirates giving up his job and life in Japan.
Written by: Masashi Sogo, Tsouoshi Kida, Kento Shimoyama
Directed by: Noriyuki Abe
Produced by: Ken Hagino, Noriko Kobayashi, Yukata Sugiyama, and Yukio Yoshimura, Shunji Aoki, Aya Mizobuchi, Mai Nagai, Haysuo Nara,
Animated by: Pierrot
Premiered on: October 5, 2004 – March 27, 2012
Ichigo Kurasaki is 15 years, ordinary high school girl who is turned into a Soul Reaper when her family was attacked by Hollow. It is a corrupt spirit that seeks to feed on the human soul.
Ichigo had accepted Rukia’s proposal to take her family to save his family and become a Soul Reaper instead. Thus, Ichigo is given the task to hunt down the Hollows.
He is accompanied by his classmates: Orihime Inoue, Yasutora Sado, and Uryuu Ishida. They all belong to their unique abilities and power.
Thus the story roams around the four friends supporting each other on the battlefield to fight against the Hollows. As they continue in their journey soon they realize the Hollows are not the real threat to humans.
34. Samurai Champloo
Written by: Shinji Obara
Directed by: Shinichirō Watanabe
Produced by: Takatoshi Hamano, Takashi Kochiyama, and Tetsuro Satomi
Animated by: Manglobe Studio
Premiered on: May 20, 2004 – March 19, 2005
Fuu Kasumi is a young 15 years old waitress working in a teahouse. She is abused by the son of the town’s corrupt magistrate. She was saved by a mysterious rogue swordsman named Mugen.
His style of fighting looks more like breakdancing, but his technique puts Fuu’s harassers in their place.
He also unintentionally picks up the fight with another young local ronin named Jin. All of them started to fight with each other which destroys the tea house and inadvertently caused the death of the local magistrate’s son.
Jin and Mugen were executed for their action and sentenced to death. However, they escape the execution with the aid of Fuu.
In return for Fuu’s favor, they are asked to travel with her to find the Samurai who smells like a sunflower. She has a condition that they are allowed to fight with each other until the end of the journey.
Both of them agreed with her. This trio begins to know each other as they travel together. Will they be able to find Samurai who smells like sunflower and how will they together face the hurdles that come in between?
35. Hunter × Hunter
Written by: Nobuaki Kishima
Directed by: Kazuhiro Furuhashi
Produced by: Shunichi Kosao, Keiichi Matsuda, Daisuke Kawakami
Animated by: Nippon Animation
Premiered from: October 16, 1999, to March 31, 2001
A 12 years young boy Gon Freecss was told both of his parents were dead. Apparently, he finds out his father is alive who was a Hunter. So, believing to find his father, gon decides to be a Hunter himself.
Hunter is the elite and licensed members who devote themself to accomplishing life-threatening tasks such as discovering the secrets treasure or monsters. Hunters have to pass high-risk hunter examinations to be considered as Hunter.
Along Hunter Examination, Gon became friends with the medical student Leorio Paladiknight and Kurapika who was the last remaining member of the Kurta clan. He also befriends ex-assassin Killua Zaldyck.
These three begin their venture into a dangerous world for fulfilling their own aim and also to fulfill a common goal.
Will they achieve their goal and Will Gon be able to find his father?
Written by: Makoto Fukami
Directed by: Shin Itagaki
Produced by: Liden Films
Animated by: GEMBA and Millepensee
Premiered on: 1 July 2016 – 23 June 2017
Guts, renowned as a black swordsman is a former mercenary and wanderer. He travels across the world in a constant internal struggle between pursuing his own end and protecting his loved ones.
He had once found the purpose of living by joining the mercenary group known as Band of Hawk led by Griffith. He helped the band succeed in hundreds of years of war as a captain of the war.
Eventually, he becomes dissatisfied with clinging to Griffith’s evil dream. Hence, he departs from the group in pursuit of his own.
Following the horror prompted by Griffith, Guts embarks on two years long war against God’s hands and Apostles to find and kill Griffith.
Will he be able to succeed in killing Griffith?
37. Dr. Stone
Written by: Yuichiro Kido
Directed by: Shinya Iino
Produced and animated by: TMS Entertainment/8PAN
Premiered by: July 5, 2019 – present
A mysterious and blinding green light flash strikes on earth and petrifies whole human life. It converts all humans into stones.
Taiju Ooki is also converted into a stone when he was confessing his love to her high schooler crush, Taiju Ooki. 3719 years later, he awakens as a human to find humanity was still with the flourishment of nature. Mean
Meanwhile, Taiju encounters another awakened, science-loving friend Senkuu who had set up a base camp in order to study the petrified humans, the cause of that, and the way to bring them back.
Thus, Taiju’s physical strength and Senku’s intelligence meet together to discover the method to revive the stoned humans. Even they succeed in uncovering the very method.
However, their ideologies are challenged by the revived humans. Even the cause of certification remained still a mystery.
38. Jujutsu Kaisen
Written by: Hiroshi Seko
Directed by: Sunghoo Park
Produced by: Hiroaki Matsutani, Makoto Kimura, Toshihiro Maeda, Yoshiaki Takagaki and Yuriha Murai
Animated by: MAPPA Co., Ltd.
Premiered on: October 3, 2020 – present
Yuji Itadori is an extremely strong high school student whose life was running aimlessly. Things start to change when his grandfather dies whose final words were to “be kind to the people” and “to die surrounded by the people.”
Meanwhile, Yuji unwittingly swallowed a rotten finger talisman to protect his friends. The rotten finger was supposed to be of a powerful King of Curse named Ryomen Sakuna whose host was now Yuji.
Then, Yuji is brought to Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School by Satoru Gojo. He is thus trained under Gojo to consume all of Sakuna’s fingers to destroy the King of Curse completely.
Thus, Jujutsu Kiesun follows the journey of Yuji to find all the fingers of Sakuna to destroy him completely.
This action-packed series with an interesting storyline surely deserve your watch.
39. Land of Lustrous
Written by: Haruko Ichikawa
Directed by: Takahiko Kyogoku
Produced and animated by: Orange Animation Studio
Premiered from: October 7 to December 23, 2017
Land of Lustrous is the land far away from the earth consisting the crystalline landforms made up of gems. These gems take the form of people
Every unique gem must fight for its survival due to the constant threat of Luranians who constantly kidnap the gems to make them jewels. Thus all gems decide to battle against them.
Among the gems, Phosphophyllite being the weak gem is considered useless for the battle. Instead, he is given the task of creating natural history encyclopedia.
During this task, he befriends Cinnabar, a gem that is forced to live in isolation. Phos and Cin begin the journey of growth. Even the tiring historical tasks result in the fulfillment of their desire.
40. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
Created by: ND Stevenson
Produced and animated by: DreamWorks Animation Television
Premiered on: November 13, 2018
Adora is an orphan raised as a soldier in Lord Hodark’s Army led by Hodark. One day she discovers a magical sword that transforms her into She-Ra, the legendary Princess of Power.
Meanwhile, she learns she has been on the evil side all her life. Hodark is actually evil and is the reason behind the suffering of her planet, Etheria.
Along the way, she decides to join the rebellion to fight against the Horde. Also, she reunites a group of princesses to fight against him.
Will she be able to save her planet against the ruthless Hodark and his alliance?
Written by: Yasuko Kobayashi
Directed by: Kazuhiro Furuhashi
Produced by: Tezuka Productions, and MAPPA Co. Ltd.
Premiered on: January 7, 2019 – June 24, 2019
Daigo Kagemitsu is hungry for power that he would do anything to gain the power. His wish is fulfilled when 48 demons granted him his desired powers with the price of his firstborn son would be born without limbs and sense.
Thus his son is born without limbs, nose, ears, and even a sense of touch. He is abandoned by his father and hence disposed of near the river.
Luckily, doctor Jukai who is a specialist in giving prosthetic limbs finds him. Dr. Jukai adopts him and named him Hyakkimaru. He gives him prosthetic limbs and weapons that help him to survive and fend for himself.
When Hyakkimaru grows up, he is attacked by demons. He then develops the ability to see their silhouette to fight back. As a defeats the first demon, he regains his ability to feel the pain.
Then, Dr. Jukai sends him off on the journey to regain his body. He was all alone until he meet a girl child named Dororo who follows him. She helped him to live and fight against the demon.
Thus, Hyakkimaru with Dororo battle for survival against the cruel world and demons.
Dororo the anime series filled with action-packed adventures and an interesting story certainly fits into your watch list.
Written by: Katsuhiko Manabe, andKensaku Kojima
Directed by: Yō Moriyama
Produced and animated by: TMS Entertainment, and 3xCube
Broadcast on: April 6 – June 29, 2018
In the city of Japan, citizens with citizenship live in the metropolis, and citizens without citizenship live in a slum called Restricted areas.
Megalobox is a sport same as boxing which is played wearing the powered exoskeletons in arms called gears. Those gears are invented by Shirato Corporation which announces a worldwide competition, Megalonia to prove the potentiality of its gears.
Junk Dog is a megalobox fighter who plays fixed matches in underground boxing matches in Restricted areas. He wishes to fight the real battle instead of losing the battle purposely.
His world begins to change after he crashes into the CEO of Shirato Corporation, Yukiko Shirato, and meets his bodyguard Yuri who is also Megaloboxing Champion. Junk is challenged to fight in Megalonia by Yuri.
Junk has to manage the citizenship for participating in the Megalonia. Will he be able to manage that and Will he be able to fulfill his dream of becoming the Megalobox champion?
43. The Promised Neverland
Written by: Toshiya Ono and Kaiu Shirai
Directed by: Mamoru Kanbe
Produced by: CloverWorks, Inc.
Premiered on: January 11, 2019 – March 26, 2021
Grace Field House is an orphanage surrounded by a forest and a strict gated entrance. The orphanage is looked after by “Mama” where the orphan children happily live together.
The children are made intelligent. Although they have to take daily tests, they are free to spend their time, usually playing outside. Although they are strictly prohibited to go far from orphanages. Every month a child is said to be adopted, who is never heard about again.
Ema and her best friends Norman and Ray are among the orphans who always excel in their exams. One night Conny is sent away to be adopted. Emma and Norman finding something suspicious follow her.
They find her dead and they are unveiled to the suspense that they are raised in the orphanage to be eaten by demons one day.
Hence this trio plan to escape from the orphanage but Norman is taken for adoption. Will they be able to save Norman and escape from the Grace Field House?
44. Avatar: The Last Airbender
Written by: Aaron Ehasz
Created by: Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko
Produced by: Nickelodeon Animation Studios.
Premiered on: February 2005 – July 2008 on Nickelodeon
In a world where people are able to bend one of the four elements: earth, water, air, and fire, Avatar is the one who can bed all of them. The duty of the avatar is to maintain balance acting as a mediator between the four nations named after those four elements.
A century ago a young avatar, Aang fled away from his home afraid of his responsibility. He was encased in the iceberg frozen for hundred years until the two water benders Kotara and Sokka find him. They are later joined by Air nomads and earth bender Toph who strive to end the Fire Nation’s war against other nations.
Meanwhile, Zuko, the exiled prince of the Fire Nation is seeking his respect back by capturing Aang.
Will Aang be able to fulfill his responsibility to restore the peace among the four nations?
45. Dota: Dragon’s Blood
Game developed by: Valve
Series Produced by: Studio Mir, Kaiju Boulevard
Premiered on: March 25, 2021, on Netflix
The television series inspired by a video game is a story of Davian, a Dragon Knight. He is all set to save the world hunting the dragons along with other knights.
In a battle between the demon named Terrorblade and the dragon race of Elwurm, an elder dragon named Slyrak merges his soul with Davion. This gave Davion great power but he lost his identity.
Davion with the help of Moon princess, Mirana, and the allies, entered on the journey to stop Terrorblade who killed and collected the dragon souls of the cosmos. Terrorblade had the intention to change reality in his terrifying way.
Will Davian be able to stop Terrorblade and protect the world from his evil intention?
46. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
Written by: Ufotable
Directed by: Haruo Sotozoki
Produced by: Akifumi Fujio, Masanori Miyake, Yūma Takahashi, Hikaru Kondo, Takashi Takano
Animated by: Ufotable
Premiered on: April 6, 2019 – present
Tanjiro Kamado becomes the only person to look after his family after the death of his father. He visits nearby villages selling charcoal to earn the money.
His family had been killed by demons. The only member left was his sister, Nezuko who had been turned into one of the demons. Although she shows human characters and behavior.
Tanjiro thus joins the Demon Slayer Corps to avenge the death of his family and help his sister turn into a human again. He was recruited by Giyu and sent to master Sakanji Urokodaki for training.
The anime series lets you explore the action fights with the demons. Will Tanjiro be able to win against them and will he be able to make his sister human again?
47. Angle Beats!
Written by: Jun Maeda
Directed by: Seiji Kishi
Produced by: P.A.Works and Aniplex
Premiered on: April 3 – June 26, 2010, on the CBC television network
The story focuses on the afterlife high school journey of Yuzuru Otonashi. He had been sent to Limbo to overcome the trauma and hardships that he had experienced during his life before he would reincarnate.
Otanashi meets a girl Yuri and learns that she is part of Afterlife Battlefront aka Shinda Sekai Sensen (SSS). She and her fellow soldier rebel against God for the tragic circumstances of their life. They considered the student council president, Angel their enemy.
Ontanashi also joins SSS and participates in several missions. SSS manages to demote Angel from his position.
Yuzuru who had lost his memory is able to gain his partial memory with the help of deputy president Ayato Naoi’s hypnosis.
He later befriends Angel and was able to remember his whole past in her presence. He also helps Angel to make peace with SSS and learns the true process of the afterlife.
48. Legends of Galactic Heroes
Written by: Takeshi Shudo
Directed by: Noburo Ishiguro
Produced by: Yukio Kikukawa, Masatoshi Tahara, and Yoshio Sugawara
Premiered on: February 6, 1988
In the time of 36th century, humans are spread among the spaces in the stars. They are split among the two great interstellar alliances which are the monarchic Galactic Empire and the democratic Free Planets Alliance. These two states are involved in a never-ending war.
However, after 150 the war ends, and a military genius named Reinhard von Lohengramm belonging to Galactic Empire rises to the power. He not only had to handle the war but also to free his sister Annerose. She was kidnaped by Kaiser and kept as a mistress.
Reinhard had thus developed an intention not only to end the Goldenbaum dynasty but also to defeat Free Planets Alliance and unify the whole galaxy under his rule.
On the other hand, Free Alliance Star consists of genius Yang Wen-li who is aspired to become a historian. He becomes a rival with Reinhard although both respects each other.
The story of Legends of Galactic Heroes comprises the rivalry between both of these military genii. The socio-political action war is definitely going to entertain you
49. Blood of Zeus
Written by: Charley and Vlas Parlapanides
Directed by: Shaunt Nigoghossian
Produced by: Powerhouse Animation Studios
Premiered on: October 27, 2020, on Netflix
Heron is the demigod son of god, Zeus, and queen, Electra born of a union between god and human.
Zeus assuming his identity as an elder mortal man named Alias takes care of Horan and Electra hiding in a village from his wife Hera.
Along with Heron, his half-brother, Seraphim was also born, He later adopted a demon hood via the consumption of the flesh and blood of GIant.
Eventually, Heron discovers his heritage as a son of Zeus and his purpose to save the world against demonic activities.
He battles with his brother, Seraphim, and goddess Hera too as a part of his journey.
The story based on Greek mythology, with outstanding voice effects, deserves to fit on your watch list.
50. Heaven’s official blessing
Written by: Yosuke Kuroda
Directed by: Satoshi Nishimura
Produced by: Shigeru Kitayama
Premiered on: April 1, 1998 – September 30, 1998
Vash the Stampede has got $$60 billion dollar in his head as he had destroyed the whole city with his superpower. He is titled a “Humanoid Typhoon” as he mercilessly causes damage to the one who opposes him. He destroys the surroundings wherever he goes are the things which are rumored against him.
In reality, he is claimed to have a pacifist nature and has never taken the life of anyone. The destructions acclaimed to his head are caused by the bounty hunters.
Vash travels around the wasteland of the planet Gunsmoke. He tries to save lives using non-lethal force. He is followed by two insurance agents, Meryl Stryfe and Milly Thompson. They are set in an attempt to minimize his impact on the public.
Vast has retrograde amnesia. He remembers nothing except the fragments of the destroyed city and his childhood. As the series progresses, we get to see more about Vash’s past and also the history of Gunsmoke’s civilization.
The adventurous journey of Vash packed with the action thriller is a must-watch anime series.
These are some of the action anime series which may be worth watching to kill your boredom.
Which is the #1 action anime in the world?
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is ranked top on almost every ranking website. IMDB ratings have rated the anime at the top with a rating of 9.1.
Similarly, Anime News Network has also rated Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood in #1 with a rating of 9.08.
Who is the strongest Anime Character of all time?
Without a doubt, it’s Saitama of One Punch Man. His strength cannot be compared with other heroes. He is so strong that he can defeat even kill his rivals with a single punch.
Which anime has the longest fight?
The longest fight one anime history is shown in One Piece. It was between Luffy and Kakaturi. The fight between them was so long that it took 22 episodes to finish. It’s like an entire single or two series could fit in that long span of episodes.
Is anime appropriate for kids?
Well, it depends on which anime kids are watching. Some action anime like Pokemon are for both kids and adults. They are entertaining and can be watched by kids too.
But there are several other animes consisting of violence, nudity, and several other adult content that may be unsafe for kids to watch.