Top 10 Action Anime
THAT ARE GOING TO GET YOUR EYES GLUED TO THE SCREEN!
Action is a very diverse genre that has managed to become very important in the world of anime. Action anime can get us hooked from the very first episode thanks to their amazing animation and plots. With that being said, what are the best action anime that are a must-watch for everyone?
This genre is very flexible in the world of anime! Some action anime give us straight-up fighting, while some give us fully thought-out strategical battles. Today, I have compiled a list of the best action anime that are going to make you jump out of your seat in excitement.
Now, without any further ado, let’s get started!
10- Kill la Kill
Let’s start this list off with a casual anime that can be enjoyed by any type of fan. Kill la Kill is a fast-paced action anime that gives us a perfect blend of comedy and ecchi. Just like every other anime by studio Trigger, Kill la Kill has a pretty unique and exaggerated art style. Kill la Kill takes all of the overused tropes of anime and presents them in a whole new manner.
My favorite thing regarding Kill la Kill is the fact that fanservice is not the main focus of this anime! This anime gives us a serious and enjoyable story whilst maintaining its wholesome atmosphere. With a huge cast of loveable characters and an amazing plot filled with suspense, Kill la Kill is a definite must-watch anime!
In Kill la Kill, we follow the story of a young girl named Ryuuko Matoi, who is in search for the murderer of her father. This brave girl’s search leads her to the prestigious institute, Honnouji Academy. This strange high school is a place unlike any other, and it is ruled by the cold-hearted student council president, Satsuki Kiryuuin. Satsuki gives special uniforms called the Goku uniforms to the students who are at the top of this academy. These uniforms give the wearers unique special powers.
After getting badly beaten by a student wearing the special uniform, Ryuuko finds Senketsu. Senketsu makes a contract with Ryuuko using her blood and gives her special abilities. Now, the girl must fight her enemies in order to find out the truth!
9- Code Geass
Code Geass is a strategical masterpiece that gives us a very complex and heart-touching story. This anime is an original masterwork by studio Sunrise that gets you hooked from the very first episode. From afar, Code Geass just looks like a simple mecha-fighting anime, but it is much more. The story is filled with mindboggling twists and turns, and it keeps on getting complex with every new episode.
Code Geass does give us some amazing action sequences, but it is not an action anime at its core. This anime shows us that fights are won using your brain and not just raw strength! The animation in this anime is quite beautiful, but the art style can seem a bit odd. Code Geass’ amazing cast of characters is one of its many strong suits as all of them seem extremely realistic, and you can’t help but fall in love with them.
The story of this anime is set in an alternate universe in which Britannia has taken over Japan. Japan has been stripped of its power, rights and identity!
The protagonist of Code Geass is a young boy named Lelouch who has big ambitions. Now living in secrecy with his sister, Lelouch is the former prince of Britannia who was abandoned by his father after the death of his mother. This boy seeks to wage war against his father’s entire empire using the power of Geass.
8- One Punch Man
One Punch Man is another comedic masterpiece in this list! This short anime is the perfect recommendation for someone who is new to the world of anime. One Punch Man is packed to the brim with amazing fights, and all of those fights have been beautifully animated by studio Madhouse. Despite the fact that most of the fights in this anime end in a split second, studio Madhouse still manages to make everything seem extremely interesting.
My favorite thing regarding One Punch Man would be the fact that this anime focuses a lot on the stories of all the side characters. The show does not seem repetitive at all as it keeps on giving us something new in every single episode.
The plot of this anime follows the story of a young man named Saitama. Saitama is a very ordinary bald guy who does not stand out in any way. However, this guy likes to play a hero in his spare time. Saitama is so strong that he can beat every single villain using a single punch. This power sounds quite amazing, but it has actually become a curse for Saitama. Being able to defeat every villain using a single punch, Saitama’s life has become extremely dull and eventless.
7- Parasyte the Maxim
Parasyte the Maxim is another masterwork on our list by studio Madhouse. This psychological anime is going to give you a lot of dark-themed action! Parasyte the Maxim has a very unique story which will get you hooked from the very first episode. Just like One Punch Man, this anime has solid animation and a somewhat realistic art style. The characters in Parasyte the Maxim are also quite relatable. There is not a single dull moment in this fast-paced anime, so you can rest assured that you’ll be entertained.
One day, some parasitic aliens started to attack the inhabitants of planet Earth. These parasites can appear in many forms and sizes, and they can completely take over their host’s body.
Our protagonist is a young boy named Shinichi Izumi who is attacked by one such parasite. Luckily, Shinichi was able to stop the parasite before it reached his brain. Now, the parasite has taken over Shinichi’s right hand, and the two must live together in order to survive.
6- My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia is a modern-shounen anime on our list that is one of the best action anime of this generation. My Hero Academia has brilliant animation and an art style that resembles western comics. This anime shows us the real struggles of becoming a hero that protects innocent lives.
My Hero Academia gives us an amazing cast of characters who have their own dreams and ambitions. My favorite thing regarding this anime is the fact that My Hero Academia takes the time to introduce and develop every single character in the story.
The plot of My Hero Academia is set in an alternate universe in which special abilities called quirks have become the norm. 80% of the population is born having some kind of special ability. The concept of quirks gave birth to a special group of people who identify as heroes. These heroes fight evil and protect innocent lives!
Izuku Midoriya is a young boy who aspires to be an amazing hero just like his idol, All Might. However, sadly, Izuku is one of the few people who are born without any kind of special powers. The young boy was about to give up on his dream of becoming a hero, but then he had a meeting with All Might who told him that he can become a hero as well.
5- JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is an extremely bizarre action anime on my list, which is not a good recommendation for the people who are new to the world of anime. This anime can seem boring in the start, but the story gets extremely diverse as you keep on watching. This anime is just filled to the brim with creativity, and it gives us some of the best fights in the world of anime.
The animation in this masterwork is quite captivating with amazing transitions. The art style of this anime is just as quirky as its story!
Every new season of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure follows the story of a brand-new Joestar. Every member of the Joestar family is born having some kind of special ability. This anime shows us how all of these Joestars use their special powers to protect humanity.
The plot of every single part of this anime is extremely creative and fresh. Part 5 of this series is my current favorite, but of course, you should start with part 1.
4- Hunter X Hunter
Yet another classic action anime on our list by studio Madhouse, Hunter X Hunter is a shounen anime which deserves all the praise that it gets! Hunter X Hunter is a show that starts off with a very light-hearted atmosphere but slowly develops into something dark and interesting. This anime is filled to the brim with marvelous action sequences that will get you immensely hyped. As you keep on watching, you will also develop a connection with the amazing cast of characters.
The story of Hunter X Hunter takes place in a world in which hunters exist. These hunters catch different types of criminals and find the lost treasures of this world. Our protagonist is a 12-year-old boy named Gon, who wants to become a hunter to find his father, who is also a hunter.
Along the way, Gon makes a lot of close friends who are all driven by their own separate ambitions and goals. The journey of this little boy is going to be a hard one!
3- Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an unrivaled shounen anime which is loved by fans all around the world. This anime is an all-rounder as it gives us a bit of every single genre. Fullmetal Alchemist will make you cry, laugh, and scream at the top of your lungs with excitement! The fight scenes in this anime are quite rememberable and intense, and the animation has also been handled brilliantly by studio Bones. This anime is the perfect title for someone who is new to the world of anime.
The plot of Fullmetal Alchemist follows the story of the Elric brothers. The ultimate law of alchemy states that in order to gain something, something of equal value must be lost. The two brothers ignored this rule of alchemy and tried to revive their dead mother. This was a very bad idea as Edward lost his arm and leg, whilst Alphonse loses his entire body. After this tragic incident, the two boys decided to embark on a journey to recover their original bodies.
Naruto is an older shounen anime which is filled to the brim with some of the most amazing fight scenes. This title is one of the best action anime that are a must-watch for every fan of the genre. Just like Fullmetal Alchemist, Naruto is a shounen anime that touches every single genre and gives us an amazing story. This long-running anime is a must-watch for anyone who is looking for some fast-paced action and a well-built story.
The animation of Naruto can seem a little outdated, but we can’t ignore the fact that the fights in Naruto are extremely well-choreographed as they are extremely realistic and harsh.
One day, the Village Hidden in the Leaves was attacked by a mysterious 9-tailed fox. In order to stop this demon, the village’s Hokage (leader) had to seal its soul inside a little boy named Naruto. Now, Naruto is a 12-year-old boy who is ready to take on the entire world! This hot-blooded knuckle-headed ninja wants to become the next leader of his village, but his journey is not going to be an easy one.
1- Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan is one of my personal favorites and a must-watch thriller that will take you on a rollercoaster ride. This anime has an extremely serious and chaotic environment, and it gives us an exhilarating story that we just can’t help but fall completely in love with. The animation of this masterwork is unparalleled in the world of anime, and the art style is also quite alluring.
My favorite thing regarding this anime is the fact that the story keeps on evolving with every new season. Attack on Titan is an extremely complex anime that will get you completely hooked!
The plot of this anime shows us a world in which most of humanity has gone extinct. Humongous beings called the titans exist in this world, and they eat the human beings. The remaining humans barred themselves behind colossal walls in order to survive. These walls have protected the humans for about 100 years, but Eren Yeager is not happy. Eren believes that the humans of this world need to go outside the walls and exterminate the titans.