There are people out there who dwell in anime only for the action genre itself. And that’s why most of the popular streaming websites, including Hulu, have a library where a large portion consists of the action genre.
So, let’s begin with the list of top 20 action anime on Hulu.
Megalo Box beautifully depicts the world of an underdog with sheer excellence.
Megalo BoxAir Date: April 6, 2018 Status: Airing Studio: TMS Entertainment No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 26
Megalo Box is an evolved form of boxing where mechanical limbs known as Gears are used to increase the force and speed behind a punch.
Junk Dog is a Megalo Boxer where he fights in illegal matches to make his living under his boss Gansaku Nanbu.
But soon after getting knocked out by Megalo Box Champion Yuuri in the first round in an illegal match, Junk Dog decides to beat him at his next encounter.
Entering the Megalonia, a world tournament for Megalo Boxing under the alias of Joe, he aims to defeat Yuuri to regain his self-respect as a boxer.
Reborn! is a mafia story molded-in Shonen Style.
Reborn!Air Date: October 7, 2006 Status: Finished Studio: Artland No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 203
Tsunayoshi Sawada is a clumsy and talentless middle schooler, titled as “Loser Tsuna” by his classmates. He is in love with the school idol, Kyouko Sasagawa, who is completely out of his league.
Tsuna’s boring life takes an extraordinary twist when he encounters the Mysterious Reborn, a baby hitman sent from Italy’s strongest Mafia family Vongola, to prepare Tsuna in succeeding the ninth boss of that family, who will retire soon.
18JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure will take you on a vivid ride through its nutty characters.
JoJo’s Bizarre AdventureAir Date: October 6, 2012 Status: Upcoming Season 6 Studio: David Production No. of Seasons: 6 No. of Episodes: 152
After being saved by Dario Brando, English nobleman George Joestar takes in Dario’s son Dio, to repay his debt.
Wanting to seize the Joestar for his own Dio using an Aztec stone mask sets out to eliminate George and his son, Jonathan “JoJo” Joestar, which paved the way for upcoming disasters.
After unearthing the secrets behind the mask a century later, Jonathan’s grandson Joseph Joestar takes upon the responsibility to defeat the mystical figures known as the Pillar Men, responsible for the chaos. He sets out on a journey filled with bizarre adventures.
17Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood reminds us that mortality is a blessing to mankind.
Fullmetal Alchemist: BrotherhoodAir Date: April 5, 2009 Status: Finished Studio: Bones No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 64
After attempting the human transmission, a forbidden act of alchemy, young brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric, pay the price by losing a left leg and a physical body, respectively.
But Edward sacrificed his right arm to affix Alphonse’s soul to a suit of armor. Edward obtained metal limbs called “automail” and became a state alchemist.
Both of the brothers have embarked on their journey to find the Philosopher’s Stone, which can solve their problem. But soon, they encounter a national conspiracy surrounding the Philosopher’s Stone.
Fate/Zero will blow your minds away with the powerful animation of action sequences.
Fate SeriesAir Date: October 2, 2011 Status: Finished Studio: ufotable No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 25
The Holy Grail’s ability to grant wishes has caused three brutal wars without anyone claiming it.
The Einzberg family is sure to win the Fourth Holy Grail war as they have made a contract with “Magus Killer” Kiritsugu Emiya by marrying their daughter Irisviel.
Competing with six other enemies to claim the Holy Grail is a war where there is no bound.
He is accompanied by Saber as his servant for the war and finds his strongest ever opponent in Kirei Kotomine, a priest finding answers to his lonely existence.
Hellsing Ultimate is for those who obsess over vampires.
Hellsing UltimateAir Date: February 10, 2006 Status: Finished Studio: Madhouse, Satelight, Graphinica No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 10
Hellsing is an organization which is dedicated to destroying the creatures of darkness that threatens the existence of humanity.
It is headed by Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, whose vast army pales in comparison to her ultimate weapon, the vampire Alucard who works against his own kind as an exterminator.
Alucard, accompanied by his new vampire servant Seras Victoria stands against those who oppose Hellsing.
14Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan exquisitely depicts the survival of humanity against the Titans.
Attack on TitanAir Date: April 7, 2013 Status: Upcoming Season 4 Studio: Wit Studio, Studio MAPPA No. of Seasons: 4 No. of Episodes: 75
Centuries ago, mankind was forced to live within defensive barriers in fear of Titans, human-eating monsters.
After centuries of peace, a colossal titan manages to breach the defensive wall and begins the survival against man-eating abominations where Eren Yeager lost his mother and joined the Survey Corps to dedicate his life for his revenge against titans by eradicating each of them.
In this brutal journey, he is accompanied by his adopted sister, Mikasa Ackerman, and childhood friend Armin Arlert.
Dragon Ball will take you on a ride to the world of martial arts through a humorous story.
Dragon BallAir Date: February 26, 1986 Status: Finished Studio: Toei Animation No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 153
Dragon Balls are magical objects which, when collected, can grant any wish of the collector. Bulma is such a Dragon Ball collector who wants to wish for a perfect boyfriend.
But after coming across Goku, who has possession of a Dragon Ball, she has no choice but to bring him along the journey if she wants to fulfill her wish.
On their journey, they meet Kuririn and Master Roshi, who teaches Goku to be the strongest Martial Artist in the world.
But they are also pursued by the ones who have evil intentions behind using the Dragon Balls.
12Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba
Demon Slayer will make your heart throb with its heartwarming story and brilliant animation.
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No YaibaAir Date: April 6, 2019 Status: Upcoming Season 2 Studio: ufotable No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 26
Tanjirou Kamado has been supporting his family ever since his father’s death by selling charcoal.
When coming back from a local village after a day selling charcoals, Tanjirou finds his whole family slaughtered except his sister Nezuko who has been turned into a demon.
Following which Tanjirou joins the Demon Slayer Crops to avenge his family and find a way to turn Nezuko back into a human.
Black Lagoon is a high octane thriller delving into the depths of human righteousness.
Black LagoonAir Date: April 9, 2006 Status: Finished Studio: Madhouse No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 24
Rokurou Okajima, an average Japanese businessman, was kidnapped by a mercenary group called Black Lagoon while on his delivery trip to Southeast Asia.
Rokurou joins Black Lagoon after being betrayed by his former employee during negotiations to save him.
To survive, he must quickly adapt to the new environment where bloodshed is a common spectacle.
Samurai Champloo is the coolest samurai show you’ll ever watch.
Samurai ChamplooAir Date: May 20, 2004 Status: Finished Studio: Manglobe No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 26
While saving Fuu Kasumi from a group of Samurai, Mugen and Jin destroys an entire shop and ends up killing the local magistrate’s son accidentally.
Just when they were going to be executed for their crimes, Fuu saves them by hiring them as her bodyguard.
Fuu wishing to find a certain samurai with the smell of sunflowers enlists both of them to do so.
They agreed to help, but it will be Fuu’s liability to stop Mugen and Jin from killing each other on this mission.
9Akame ga Kill!
Not everything in life is everlasting be it happiness or life itself, Akame ga Kill portrays that beautifully.
Akame ga Kill!Air Date: July 7, 2014 Status: Finished Studio: White Fox No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 24
To stop the evil doings of Prime Minister Honest, the Revoltuniary Army has formed an assassination group called Night Raid.
The members of Night Raid are all expert killers fighting to save the people from poverty and ruin. Soon the Night Raid finds its new member is Tatsumi, a young boy who wants to save his hometown.
Following the Night Raid’s ideals, he, along with Akame, a trained assassin, is on an adventure where nobody’s life is safe.
8Parasyte: The Maxim
Parasyte: The Maxim displays the idea of coexistence with sheer brilliance.
Parasyte: The MaximAir Date: October 9, 2014 Status: Airing Studio: Madhouse No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 24
After a sudden attack of parasitic aliens on Earth, the humans are unaware of the fact that they take full control of their after burrowing into their brains.
Shinichi Izumi was a victim of such parasites that took control over his right-hand, failing to take over his brain.
Having no choice but to cooperate, Migi, the parasite, helps Shinichi to eradicate the threat upon humanity.
7Kill la Kill
Kill la Kill dynamically proves the power of clothing through a mind-boggling story.
Kill la KillAir Date: October 4, 2013 Status: Finished Studio: Trigger No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 24
Ryuuko Matoi arrives at Honnouji Academy to find her father’s murderer following the lead of the Scissor Blade, the missing half of his father’s invention.
The academy is ruled by council president Satsuki. Beaten by one of the students using a cloth granting superhuman abilities called “Goku Uniforms,” Ryuuko retreats to her home.
There she stumbles across Senketsu, the rare “Kamui” or God Clothes, which coming in contact with her blood provides her immense power. With Senketsu, she stands against Satsuki to uncover the culprit.
Gurren Lagann deals with much more than the emotions and survival of humankind through an exhilarating mecha adventure.
Gurren LagannAir Date: April 1, 2007 Status: Finished Studio: Gainax No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 27
Simon is a young man with no real aspirations while Kamina is free-spirited, both of them born and raised in an underground village stumbles upon an ignition key to an ancient war artifact which they name Lagann.
With the help of Lagann, they set off on a journey under the bright sky with Yoko, to fight against “Beastmen,” humanoid creatures terrorizing humanity in robots called “Gunmen.”
5One Punch Man
One Punch Man firmly depicts that hard work is the key to success.
One Punch ManAir Date: October 5, 2015 Status: Finished Studio: Madhouse, J.C.Staff No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 24
Saitama has become incredibly powerful after relentless training for three years to become a hero but has gone bald in this process.
He is no longer able to enjoy the thrill of battling as he defeats his enemies with a single punch. All of this changes when he meets Genos, a cyborg who wishes to be his disciple.
Genos then proposes to Saitama to join the Hero Association to become a certified hero, and he agrees after seeing that he is not well known in society.
4Hunter x Hunter
Hunter x Hunter is one of the most unique Shounen shows out there.
Hunter x HunterAir Date: October 2, 2011 Status: Finished Studio: Madhouse No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 148
Hunters exist to perform tasks like capturing criminals and searching for treasures. Gon Freecs is determined to become a Hunter to find his father, who abandoned Gon as a child and went to become a hunter himself.
Along the way of becoming an official Hunter, Gon befriends Leorio, Kurapika, and Killua. The four of them take the Hunter Exam to attain their goals and desires.
Following which they embarked on a journey of hardships and struggles.
Bleach will take you on an exhilarating ride of the soul society, making it one of the most memorable fiction ever.
BleachAir Date: October 5, 2004 Status: Upcoming Season 2 Studio: Studio Pierrot No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 366
Ichigo Kurosaki is a normal high schooler until his family is attacked by a corrupt spirit, Hollow.
He soon meets Rukia Kuchiki, a soul reaper who, while protecting Ichigo’s family, gets hurt and transfers her power to Ichigo, making him a soul reaper. Ichigo is given the task to hunt down hollows until Rukia regains her power.
He is later joined by his friends Orihime, Sado, and Uryuu in his journey to save the human world from threats more terrifying than hollows.
2My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia deals with a hero that you always dreamt of becoming.
My Hero AcademiaAir Date: April 3, 2016 Status: Airing Studio: Bones No. of Seasons: 5 No. of Episodes: 89
Izuku Midoriya, an ambitious middle schooler, has always wanted to be a hero but cannot as he doesn’t have any quirk.
But soon his fate changes, when the number one hero and his personal idol, All Might, chooses him as his successor to inherit his quirk.
Izuku enrolls in UA High after enduring months of grueling training. Soon, he will understand what it means to be a hero as danger looms over the school.
Naruto will teach you the value of friendship and trust while reminding you to never give up on your dreams.
NarutoAir Date: October 3, 2002 Status: Finished Studio: Studio Pierrot No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 720
The Hidden Leaf Village Konohagakure was saved by the Fourth Hokage after the monstrous Nine-Tailed Fox attacked it and was trying to destroy it.
To stop its rampage, the Fourth Hokage sacrificed his life and sealed the Nine-Tailed Fox inside the newborn Naruto.
Soon after growing up, Naruto is shunned and feared by the people of Konohagakure for being the vessel of Nine-Tailed Fox.
While trying to adjust to a society where he is not welcome, Naruto’s dream of becoming Hokage is solid as a stone.
Though famous for being a notorious kid, Naruto makes some of the greatest friends on his journey to be the best, where he also faces some of the most formidable foes.
There are a few other action anime that you should definitely watch, they are:
Yu Yu Hakusho, Claymore, Rurouni Kenshin, Gungrave, Kingdom.Originally Written By Epic Dope