Action, easily one of the best ways to show how amazing Japanese animation can really be. When anime shows off epic battles either by having shounen characters duking it out to the death or a hero proving their justice will save the day, there’s just no looking away. Your eyes will be glued to the screen and you’ll need to cover your keyboard to avoid drooling as your mouth stays open the entire time. That’s why action anime will forever be one of our top genres in anime here at Honey’s Anime and why we love sharing our favorite action anime with you readers every season! Today we look at the Top 5 Action Anime of Fall 2021 and believe us, these are shows you will fall in love with after one episode!
5. Saihate no Paladin (The Faraway Paladin)
A ghost, a skeleton, and a mummy…sounds like the intro to a bad joke right? Oddly enough, in this case, it’s the premise behind The Faraway Paladin, an isekai not getting nearly enough love this fall 2021 season. Let us tell you, this series has a bit of everything, adventure, drama, and above all else, some superb action scenes. Will—the main character of this tale—grows from a shut-in to a reincarnated prodigy in a fantasy world raised by the previously mentioned three beings and eventually heads into this mysterious world to prove his worth. The Faraway Paladin has genuinely been a solid action/adventure anime and we are digging every minute of this very much underrated series.
4. Sekai Saikou no Ansatsusha, Isekai Kizoku ni Tensei suru (The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat)
The World’s Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat shocked many anime fans by producing one of the better isekai anime series in a while. Despite having some ecchi, girls with ample oppai, and a harem vibe, World’s Finest Assassin is also a stellar action series when our main man Lugh goes out into assassin mode. We have to put World’s Finest Assassin a bit lower on our list as it does have a lot of dialogue and calmer moments but when our assassin proves why he was the best killer in his previous life, this anime becomes addicting. We can’t wait for the eventual battle between Lugh and the “hero” as that will certainly be a legendary moment in isekai anime history!
3. Takt Op. Destiny
Imagine a world without anime OPs and endings or just without music at all. That’s the plot to Takt Op. Destiny a rather unique action anime helmed by studio Madhouse and MAPPA. Takt Asahina is a pianist who ends up having to stop playing as aliens called D2s end up invading Earth and ban all music as that is their only weakness. After a slew of strange events, Takt becomes capable of fighting this alien menace and that is where Takt Op. Destiny becomes a truly gorgeous and surreal action series. The battles themselves are ridiculous in nature but never stop being entertaining thanks to incredible animation only achievable by both Madhouse and MAPPA. We highly recommend giving Takt Op. Destiny a shot as it's shaping up to be a hidden anime gem of fall 2021.
2. 86 Part 2
86 gained a lot of attention in the spring of 2021 for delivering not only a strong light novel adaptation but a great military-action anime in recent memory. The 86 squad knows a lot of death, pain, sorrow, and despair but driven by their leaders Lena and Shin, the team has overcome battles that would be the end of other teams. In this second part, the squad is entering yet another war but this battle will push their teamwork and resolve to their limits. 86 Part 2 is shaping up to be a tremendously solid anime this fall 2021 and we know fans of part 1 are loving this new installment as much as we are.
1. Kimetsu no Yaiba: Yuukaku-hen (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Entertainment District Arc)
Shounen fans have no doubt been dying for the anime adaption of the Entertainment District Arc seen in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba and so far, this arc is proving to be why this series has so many fans. A new demon has reared its head in Yoshiwara and its up to Tanjirou, Zenitsu, and Inosuke to join with fellow demon slayers to take this threat down! Our trio has proven their skills are growing with each encounter but this newest demon isn’t a pushover and they will need to up their slaying skills! This newest season/arc has been a real treat so far and we know from the manga—don’t worry no spoilers—the big battles are going to be some of the coolest action moments seen in the entire series so far!
There are quite a bit action anime this fall 2021 season and picking the top 5 was certainly no easy feat! That being said, each anime above has plenty of action to enjoy and we are loving all of them equally. Are you watching any of the anime above or have a series you think should have made this list? Comment below with your thoughts and be sure to keep stuck to our action-craving hive here at Honey’s Anime for more coverage of the fall 2021 anime season!