Genre Talk: Action

The Action Anime Genre

Popularity: 10/10 (USA), 10/10 (Japan)

Commonly mixed with any other genre.

“If you cling to being alive, you become frightened and your eyes get clouded. If you don’t have that desire to begin with, you can fight on, right until the end of the world.”

– Revy

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Action is an extremely common genre for any form of animation, film, books, etc. Usually this genre is mixed with other genres such as adventure, fantasy, mecha, etc. Action anime’s are typically good if what you want is a bunch of fight scenes. In some cases that is what you get. Although they can get annoying, action anime have the best fight scenes (usually). Sometimes, though, the action genre can lack character development or underlying stories. This is not always the case though. Some actions are longer and allow for more character development.

Examples of Action

Attack on Titan

The story follows what is left of the human race and how they survive amongst giant Titans.

Bleach

The story follows a new Soul Reaper, Ichigo. He must use his powers to save the human race from evil spirits and others to the afterlife.

Fate/Zero

It follows the events of the 4th Holy Grail War. Summoning seven Heroic Spirits, each member fights to obtain the Holy Grail.