Whenever an anime fan starts his anime journey, he either looks up MyAnimeList or the good old IMDB. But which list is better?

Today, we will be looking at the top 100 action-anime of all time according to IMDB and MyAnimeList. I will keep my recommendations to myself and what you’re going to read below according to IMDB and MyAnimeList. But those who have visiting the anime world for the first time, you might want to know more about anime and how it’s different from other forms of entertainment. 

What is anime?

Anime is simply animation that’s coming out of Japan. Like what we see in Disney and Pixar animation, we call it a cartoon and the cartoons produced through Japanese studies or in the Japanese sense is called anime. Yes, you’ve heard that right. Anime is a cartoon/animated series that’s being made in Japan. 

There are various methods or observation metrics you can use to differentiate between anime and western cartoons. The first is obviously language. Most anime series are dubbed in Japanese. If the show gets the hype and generates enough traction, the studios then dub the anime episodes into english. The second is the animation method. Most classic anime series are hand drawn and the Japanese studies prefer hand drawn animation over CGI because to maintain the flow of animation and make it more Japan-centric. 

Also Read: The 100 Best Anime series Of All-time According To IMDB And MyAnimeList

Now you know what anime is and how you can differentiate between cartoon and anime, let’s move to our list. First we will start with IMGD and then MyAnimelist. 

Top 100 Action Anime of all time according to IMDB 

  1. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009–2012)
  2. Vinland Saga
  3. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc (2019– )
  4. Hunter x Hunter (2011–2014) 9
  5. Silver Fang (1986– )
  6. Cowboy Bebop (1998–1999)
  7. One Punch Man (2015– )
  8. Attack on Titan (2013–2022)
  9. Fighting Spirit (2000–2002)
  10. Gintama (2005–2018)
  11. Hunter x Hunter (1999–2001)
  12. One Piece (1999– )
  13. Dragon Ball Z (1996–2003)
  14. InuYasha: The Final Act (2009–2010)
  15. Code Geass (2006–2012)
  16. Fullmetal Alchemist (2003–2004)
  17. Berserk (1997–1998)
  18. Rurouni Kenshin (1996–1999)
  19. Super Dimension Fortress Macross (1982–1983)
  20. Mob Psycho 100 (2016–2019)
  21. My Hero Academia (2016– )
  22. Naruto: Shippûden (2007–2017)
  23. Knights of the Zodiac (1986–1989)
  24. Samurai Champloo (2004–2005)
  25. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002–2005)
  26. Dragon Ball (1995–2003)
  27. Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995–1996)
  28. Dororo (2019)
  29. Dragon Ball Super (2015–2018)
  30. Parasyte: The Maxim (2014–2015)
  31. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure (2012– )
  32. Initial D (1998)
  33. Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992–1995)
  34. Dr. Stone (2019– )
  35. Fate/Zero (2011–2012)
  36. Baccano! (2007–2008)
  37. Gyakkyô burai Kaiji (2007–2011)
  38. Guardian of the Sacred Spirit (2007– )
  39. Gurren Lagann (2007–2008)
  40. Hellsing Ultimate (2006–2012)
  41. Trigun (1998)
  42. Grandizer (1975–1977)
  43. Fist of the North Star (1984–1988)
  44. The Seven Deadly Sins (2014–2021)
  45. Space Battleship Yamato 2199 (2012–2013)
  46. Psycho-Pass (2012– )
  47. Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple (2006–2014)
  48. FLCL (2000–2018)
  49. Ranma ½: Nettô-hen (1989–1992)
  50. The Rising of the Shield Hero (2019– )
  51. Yona of the Dawn (2014– )
  52. Mobile Suit Gundam (1979–1980)
  53. Full Metal Panic! (2002– )
  54. Bleach (2004–2012)
  55. Shaman King (2001–2005)
  56. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime (2018– )
  57. Black Clover (2017–2021)
  58. Assassination Classroom (2013–2016)
  59. Fairy Tail (2009–2019)
  60. Bakemonogatari (2009–2010)
  61. Claymore (2007)
  62. Black Lagoon (2006)
  63. Ergo Proxy (2006)
  64. Elfen Lied (2004)
  65. Wolf’s Rain (2003–2004)
  66. Now and Then, Here and There (1999–2000)
  67. Cardcaptor Sakura (1998–2000)
  68. Lupin the 3rd (1977–1980)
  69. Megalo Box (2018– )
  70. Akame ga Kill! (2014)
  71. Durarara!! (2010)
  72. Tokyo Ghoul (2014)
  73. Sailor Moon Crystal (2014– )
  74. Kill la Kill (2013–2014)
  75. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic (2012–2014)
  76. Katanagatari (2010)
  77. Reborn! (2006– )
  78. Soul Eater (2008–2009)
  79. Last Exile (2003)
  80. Hellsing (2001–2002)
  81. Outlaw Star (1998– )
  82. Digimon Adventure (1999–2000)
  83. Space Pirate Captain Harlock (1978–1979)
  84. City Hunter (1987–1991)
  85. Gungrave (2003–2004)
  86. Inuyashiki (2017)
  87. Drifters (2016– )
  88. Overlord (2015– )
  89. Knights of Sidonia (2014–2015)
  90. Sekirei (2008–2010)
  91. Angel Beats! (2010)
  92. Black Butler (2008–2010)
  93. Shigurui: Death Frenzy (2007– )
  94. Darker Than Black (2007–2010)
  1. Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor (2005–2006)
  2. Escaflowne (1996)
  3. Ajin (2016– )
  4. The Devil Is a Part-Timer! (2013– )
  5. High School DxD (2012–2018)
  6. Future Diary (2011–2013)

Now that we’ve covered the IMDB list, let’s see how good the MyAnimeList is. Also, at the end, we will compare the top 10 action anime list from IMDB and MyAnimeList.

Top 100 action anime of all time according to MyAnimeList

  1. Shingeki no Kyojin
  2. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  3. Sword Art Online
  4. One Punch Man
  5. Boku no Hero Academia
  6. Tokyo Ghoul
  7. Naruto
  8. Hunter x Hunter (2011)
  9. Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2
  10. Kimetsu no Yaiba
  11. Boku no Hero Academia 2nd Season
  12. Naruto: Shippuuden
  13. Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
  14. Angel Beats!
  15. Noragami
  16. Mirai Nikki (TV)
  17. Boku no Hero Academia 3rd Season
  18. Shingeki no Kyojin Season 3
  19. Nanatsu no Taizai
  20. Akame ga Kill!
  21. One Piece
  22. Sword Art Online II
  23. Ao no Exorcist
  24. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
  25. Shingeki no Kyojin Season 3 Part 2
  26. Mob Psycho 100
  27. Fairy Tail
  28. Bleach
  29. Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu
  30. Jujutsu Kaisen (TV)
  31. Tokyo Ghoul √A
  32. Cowboy Bebop
  33. Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2
  34. Kill la Kill
  35. Neon Genesis Evangelion
  36. Soul Eater
  37. Psycho-Pass
  38. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
  39. Elfen Lied
  40. Shingeki no Kyojin: The Final Season
  41. Fullmetal Alchemist
  42. Boku no Hero Academia 4th Season
  43. Darling in the FranXX
  44. Highschool of the Dead
  45. Fate/Zero
  46. One Punch Man 2nd Season
  47. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka
  48. Durarara!!
  49. JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken (TV)
  50. Overlord
  51. Noragami Aragoto
  52. Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari
  53. Black Clover
  54. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 2nd Season
  55. Mob Psycho 100 II
  56. Owari no Seraph
  57. Deadman Wonderland
  58. Guilty Crown
  59. Samurai Champloo
  60. Dragon Ball Z
  61. Mononoke Hime
  62. Bungou Stray Dogs
  63. Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken
  64. Kuroshitsuji
  65. Log Horizon
  66. Enen no Shouboutai
  67. Fate/Zero 2nd Season
  68. Vinland Saga
  69. Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu
  70. Tokyo Ghoul:re
  71. Dororo
  72. JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 3: Stardust Crusaders
  73. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
  74. Gintama
  75. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei
  76. Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works
  77. Goblin Slayer
  78. Devilman: Crybaby
  79. Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Ressha-hen
  80. Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha
  81. Fate/stay night
  82. Fairy Tail (2014)
  83. Black Lagoon
  84. JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 3: Stardust Crusaders 2nd Season
  85. JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 4: Diamond wa Kudakenai
  86. Sword Art Online: Alicization
  87. Black Bullet
  88. Baccano!
  89. High School DxD New
  90. Overlord II
  91. Hellsing Ultimate
  92. Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry
  93. Btooom!
  94. Boku no Hero Academia 5th Season
  95. Magi: The Kingdom of Magic
  96. Kekkai Sensen
  97. JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken Part 5: Ougon no Kaze
  98. Zero no Tsukaima
  99. Youjo Senki
  100. Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works 2nd Season

Top 10 action anime according to IMDB

  1. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009–2012)
  2. Vinland Saga
  3. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc (2019– )
  4. Hunter x Hunter (2011–2014) 9
  5. Silver Fang (1986– )
  6. Cowboy Bebop (1998–1999)
  7. One Punch Man (2015– )
  8. Attack on Titan (2013–2022)
  9. Fighting Spirit (2000–2002)
  10. Gintama (2005–2018)

Top 10 action anime according to MyAnimeList

  1. Shingeki no Kyojin
  2. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  3. Sword Art Online
  4. One Punch Man
  5. Boku no Hero Academia
  6. Tokyo Ghoul
  7. Naruto
  8. Hunter x Hunter (2011)
  9. Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2
  10. Kimetsu no Yaiba

Top 10 action anime according to IMDB and MyAnimeList

Top 10 action anime according to IMDBTop 10 action anime according to MyAnimeList
Fullmetal Alchemist: BrotherhoodShingeki no Kyojin
Vinland SagaFullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District ArcSword Art Online
Hunter x HunterOne Punch Man
Silver FangBoku no Hero Academia
Cowboy BebopTokyo Ghoul
One Punch ManNaruto
Attack on TitanHunter x Hunter (2011)
Fighting SpiritShingeki no Kyojin Season 2
GintamaKimetsu no Yaiba

Ashish

Ashish Khaitan is a content writer based out of New Delhi. He usually writes content for business owners, websites, and filmmakers. He likes anime, mangas, and Kdramas and often spends a lot of time reading books. He enjoys his own company and rarely goes outside unless there is a sale in the local clothing stores.

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