Top 10 Action Animes

Top 10 Action Animes You Must Watch 2022

May 29, 2022

These shows are all about the action and intensity of the plot, whether it’s the characters, battles, or stunts. This genre, more often than not, is responsible for building the hype and excitement. That means it’s there to make you want to jump around restlessly as if you’re in the show itself. Simply told, action anime is the bomb. Top 10 Action Animes are all about fighting. They’re a whirlwind of eye-catching sights and fast-paced action.

List of Top 10 Action Animes Below:

Number 10:

Name: Juuni Taisen (1 Season 12 Episodes)

Juuni Taisen is well aware of how predictable storylines in the Battle Royale genre can be, and it plays with this concept. It’s a show that recognizes the genre’s nature: in a death game, all but one of the opponents will die at some point. It smacks you in the face with its predictability, forcing you to focus on the show’s other aspects rather than trying to figure out who will die next. 

Top 10 Action Animes Juuni Taisen

The setting and plot are very barebones, yet they are strong enough to support the dramatic action and character stories. When the show brings up the behind-the-scenes of the zodiac war, it’s clear that it’s the most underdeveloped aspect of the show. We occasionally witness anonymous bidders watching the battle, but these bits have little purpose other than to show us that important individuals enjoy the game. Side characters briefly note how the zodiac war is some myth that is often referred to as very important in the backstories, but this doesn’t come across at all during the actual conflict, which focuses primarily on the characters.

When it comes to action, Juuni Taisen delivers with intriguing characters and the lore that surrounds them all. It doesn’t have the luxury of slack off because its aesthetics aren’t particularly impressive. That’s why it spends so much time with its characters and includes some intriguing plot twists. In the end, it’s all about having a good time.

Genre: Action, Adventure

Studios: Graphinica

Author: Nisio Isin

Number 9:

Name: Peace Maker Kurogane (1 Season 24 Episodes)

Top 10 Action Animes Peace Maker Kurogane

Tetsunosuke Ichimura is a young kid who aspires to join the Shinsengumi, a group of samurai that fight for the shogun, to revenge for the loss of his parents, who were slaughtered by a member of the Shinsengumi’s adversaries, the Choshu clan. He is appointed to be the personal servant of the group’s deputy commander Hijikata Toshizou due to his diminutive stature, loud personality, and lack of expertise. Even so, after witnessing the group’s top swordsman Okita Souji murder a Choshu clansman who attempted to kill him, Tetsu realizes that avenging his parents isn’t as simple as he thought it would be, and now must learn that in order to become a true swordsman, you must put your emotions aside and transform into a demon.

Genre: Action, Comedy, Samurai, Historical

Studios: Gonzo

Author: Nanae Chrono

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Number 8:

Name: Majutsushi Orphen (1998, 2 Season 47 Episodes)

Orphen isn’t one of those animes that will leave you thinking you’ve just seen one of the best of all time. It’s a good fantasy narrative told in a pleasant manner. 

Top 10 Action Animes Majutsushi Orphen

The plot is the most enjoyable aspect of the anime. An orphan gets an excellent and solid tale thanks to some interesting tweaks to fairly basic story tropes. The balance of comedic parts with action and battle scenes is done really well, and in a way that helps the story rather than feeling like it was thrown in for the sake of it. 

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Studios: J.C.Staff

Author: Yoshinobu Akita

Number 7:

Name: the Garden of sinners (8 Movies)

You can expect the first of a septenary to chronicle the cast’s beginnings or to introduce the series’ setting and conflict. Instead, viewers are thrust into the centre of a plot that appears to have been crafted with prior knowledge of the Kara no Kyoukai franchise in mind. There are few introductions, leaving the reader with little connection to or comprehension of the characters. The picture is steeped in mystery.

Top 10 Action Animes the Garden of sinners

Despite the fact that this film is intended to serve as an introduction/pilot, it is actually quite entertaining and intriguing. It’s absolutely worth watching because of its mix of mystery, spooky, and action. Despite the fact that the film has a lot of dialogue, the action scenes were depicted really well and in a cool manner. Despite the fact that the scenes portraying suicide are quite explicit.

Overall, I think it’s fantastic. It has its issues, but it’s still a fantastic supernatural/mystery movie with fantastic animation. While the story can be perplexing for the ordinary anime viewer due to a lack of character introductions, the way it is shown piques your interest and makes you eagerly anticipate the next release.

Genre: Action, Mystery, Supernatural, Suspense

Studios: ufotable

Author: Kinoko Nasu

Related: Top 10 Historical Animes You Must Watch 2022

Number 6:

Name: Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan (2 Seasons 48 Episodes)

Rikuo Nura is the main protagonist of the series. Nurarihyon, the Nura clan’s supreme commander, is his grandfather. Nura is one-quarter yokai due to his human mother. Once Rikuo’s yokai abilities are realized, his grandfather wants him to become the Nura clan’s leader. Rikuo grew up around yokai and believed they were cool, not realizing that humans didn’t believe they existed. At a clan assembly, Nurarihyon declares his plan to name Rikuo the next heir of their clan. After a few years, Rikuo wants to embrace his human nature and is no longer interested in becoming the clan’s future leader. Meanwhile, Rikuo is recruited into a new club at school dedicated to tracking down yokai, because the group’s leader is looking for the yokai that saved his life during the bus disaster earlier in the story.

Top 10 Action Animes Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan

Nura Rise of the Yokai Clan has a pretty intriguing concept, in my opinion. In the end, it’s a narrative of a young child who is divided between where he belongs and what he actually wants to do with his life. While yokai and demons play an important role in the tale, the series’ main message is immensely accessible to readers, particularly teenagers.

Genre: Action fiction, Dark fantasy, Supernatural fiction

Studios: Studio Deen

Author: Hiroshi Shiibashi

Number 5:

Name: Akiba’s Trip The Animation (1 Season 13 Episodes)

The premise is quite simple. The vampires are known as “Bugged Ones” have taken over Akiba, and the only way to defeat them is to strip them of their clothing and expose them to sunlight.

Top 10 Action Animes Akiba's Trip The Animation

The story has a very basic premise.  Simply defined, it’s “oh look, evil guys doing bad guy things while the good guys do good man things,” with the added twist that “if you get stripped, you lose.” It’s as stupid as it sounds, but that’s okay. As I previously stated, this anime never takes itself too seriously; it knows who it is and what it wants to be, and it isn’t interested in the melodrama of any kind. Its only purpose is to get a few chuckles, which it does, which is why I give it such a high rating because the story effectively serves the comedy.

Overall, I had a great time watching this series, especially in light of what I feel it was trying to accomplish. It isn’t a flawless series. Definitely not. If it were compared to other shows to see if it could live up to their expectations, it would fail on a number of fronts. However, if other shows attempted to live up to their high standards, I believe they would easily outperform many of them.

Genre: Action, Comedy, Supernatural, Ecchi

Studios: Gonzo

Author: Kazuho Hyodo

Number 4:

Name: Eden of the East (1 Season 11 Episodes)

Saki Morimi, a Japanese university student, travels to the United States in 2011. When she throws something into the White House courtyard, security personnel begin questioning her… then our protagonist, Akira Takizawa, appears outside the White House entirely naked, holding a phone in one hand and a revolver in the other, with no recall of who he is or how he got there.

Top 10 Action Animes Eden of the East

As you’ve probably figured out by now, the premise of this series is completely insane, in the best possible way. It promises to be an anime adaptation of American spy thrillers, and it succeeds admirably. For example, one of the most noticeable aspects of this series is their dislike of English, with the exception of that spoken by the Japanese characters in America. Instead, they pay real American voice actors to do the roles. Of course, this is only one part of the brilliance that went into the creation of this program. It’s clear from watching it that Production I.G. spared no money in creating this series. The animation is absolutely outstanding.

Overall, Eden of the East is a highly enjoyable and entertaining anime with a unique and interesting plot that will keep your attention throughout its 11-episode length. However, because the series is incomplete without the films, some viewers may find the conclusion to be underwhelming. Regardless, this anime really exceeded my expectations, and it’s a fantastic show for anyone searching for a decent plot, likable characters, stunning images, and enjoyable music. I strongly advise everyone to see this anime; I do not believe you will be dissatisfied.

Genre: Action, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, Suspense

Studios: Production I.G

Author: Kenji Kamiyama

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Number 3:

Name: Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin (1 Season 26 Episodes)

Top 10 Action Animes Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin

Rainbow is a story about seven inmates at a unique reform school who have become closer as their time together grows. They’re all there for a variety of offences that have shaped these very different yet very similar people. I was hooked from the first scene of the first episode till the last scene of the last episode. The show drew me in and made me sit down to see what occurred next. Rainbow is violent, mature, dark, and depressing at times. But I was shocked by how light the show can be at times, from the seven convicts’ amusing banter to the way they overcome obstacles by relying on each other and their friendship. The tone shifts from time to time, but Rainbow retains fluid and easy transition. Rainbow had two high points for me, and one of them was the story. The script was excellent because the play didn’t come off as melodramatic and instead managed to be quite inspirational at times, with more twists than one would expect from a production of this nature.

Rainbow is a fantastic character-driven story about seven inmates who become best friends in prison. The program is not for the faint of heart, but gives it a chance; you’ll be amazed at how much you enjoy it.

Genre: Action, Drama, Suspense

Studios: Madhouse

Author: George Abe

Number 2:

Name: D.Gray-man (1 Season 103 Episodes)

The first episodes, like almost all shounen animes, appear to be entertaining. This is because you have no prior knowledge of the setting in which the events will unfold or the protagonists of this story. So meet Allen Walker, a 15-year-old boy with the ability to see Akumas (demons, but in this anime, mechanical killing machines) and an anti-Akuma weapon to free the souls that possess them. This weapon is fuelled by “Innocence,” an enigmatic substance with a cubic shape that was supposedly created by God. Only those who are compatible with it can use it, and only those who are compatible with it can become “Exorcists” and join the Black Order in their war against the Millenary Count, who is destined to destroy the world.

Top 10 Action Animes D.Gray-man

DGM’s strongest feature is its cast of characters. They grow and evolve as the story progresses, and they experience actual emotions that they must embrace and overcome. They aren’t scared to express their feelings, to cry or laugh, and they do it on a frequent basis. It’s incredible how Katsura Hoshino has created believable people and then placed them in various settings, showing them reacting appropriately without the slightest suggestion of forcing or pushing the plot along.

Overall, I believe DGM successfully combines shonen and seinen to create something remarkable and unique. Although it may not appeal to all shonen fans, DGM will appeal to those who want more serious action anime.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy

Studios: TMS Entertainment

Author: Katsura Hoshino

Related: Top 10 Comedy Animes You Must Watch 2022

Number 1:

Name: Legend of the Galactic Heroes (2 Seasons 122 Episodes)

The idea may look simple at first, as a battle between good, democracy, and evil, autocracy; nevertheless, this is not the case. Through the myriad advantages and drawbacks of both political systems, the anime brilliantly represents both sides, the first at its worst and the other at its greatest. For example, democracy, as opposed to dictatorship, is a substantial hindrance to major changes. This makes it impossible for the viewer to root for a certain system, as each side has its own cast of charming/interesting characters. Furthermore, it makes the plot surprising and fascinating by leaving people guessing which is actually beneficial.

Top 10 Action Animes Legend of the Galactic Heroes

With its creative lines, the story captivated me from the first moment, building into an even stronger story and execution. Legend of the Galactic Heroes is a masterpiece, with a brilliant narrative, a complicated and intricate story, a large cast of memorable and fantastic characters, and a magnificent OST suitable for the animation. Naturally, it has problems, such as a lack of study into the reasons for some factions or simplistic characters, but I believe these are minor weaknesses that are easily overshadowed by the many things it does well. LotGH might easily have persuaded me to try other space operas.

Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Studios: K-Factory, Kitty Film Mitaka Studio

Author: Yoshiki Tanaka

Where to Watch?

You can Watch the Animes on Different Platform Like Crunchyroll, Netflix, Funimation, Hulu, Hidive, and Bilibili.

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