Action is one of the most popular genres of anime. One of the main reasons for this is the beautiful art that anime uses to portray the action sequences. Also, there’s a huge range when we talk about the portrayal of action in anime. From simple martial arts and sword fights to big, high energy, kaleidoscopic fight scenes. Here’s the list of top action anime of 2018. The list includes best action romance anime, best action adventure anime and best action thriller anime.
10. Grancrest Senki (January)
‘Grancrest Senki’ is a fantasy and action genre anime which aired in the month of January and ran till June. The anime is set in the continent of Atlatan. The people of Atlatan had recently achieved peace. But the didn’t last long after the occurrence of an event known as The Great Hall Tragedy. The event was by no means meant to cause chaos or havoc. Rather it was meant to be a peaceful and entertaining event where two alliances the Fantasia Union and the Factory Alliance were gonna be united due to the marriage of Sir Alexis and Lady Marrine. But the event was doomed due to the convergence of chaos. Chaos is a dark energy which brings with itself destruction and demons. Demon Lord Diabolos appeared from within the dark energy and murdered the archdukes. Siluca Meletes a mage from the Alliance faction is traveling through the countryside to train under a magician. She is attacked by a few soldiers but is saved by Theo Cornaro who possesses a magical crest. Learning of Theo’s noble aim of ridding his town of Chaos Siluca enters into a magical contract with him. Thus, starting their journey.
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10. Killing Bites (January)
Look, I know many of you may not have enjoyed ‘Killing Bites’ because there wasn’t any good story or interesting characters. Yes, that’s true. But I knew that all along since I had already read the synopsis. I watched it for the same reason you watch a B-movie. There’s gore, there’s action, and there’s fanservice. The last part was one of the main reasons I picked it up (God help me). The story is simple. It’s a bunch of mutated humans fighting each other to death. Yuuya Nomoto is a normal high-schooler. One day he unknowingly ends up participating in the abduction of a girl, Hitomi Uzaki. But there’s more to Hitomi than just sexy looks. She ends up murdering all of them except Yuuya. Yuuya is then forced to take Hitomi to a hidden place. There Yuuya is wagered as a prize for the winner of the match between Therianthropes. Therianthropes are human-animal hybrids. But thanks to Hitomi who defeats the others Yuuya is saved. But now he is the investor of Hitomi, who needs to fight in death matches known as Killing Bites and win that is if Yuuya wants to live.