There are a ton of anime series, and if you are a fan of action genre, then you’ll find many titles to suit your taste. In this article, we have listed down the best anime battles of all time from different shows. Now, since this list is limited to only 10 spots, we had to eliminate a lot of anime fights and make do with the ones that were extremely hyped and fans were waiting for a long time to happen. We have tried to limit ourselves with only one fight per show, but there’s an exception and it’s something that you won’t mind in the least.
Before we begin the list, I would like to say that suggestions are welcome as we will be keeping the list updated and so we’ll be adding/removing the battles from the list as new fights are telecasted. So, any and all suggestions are welcome as we would love to hear your favorite anime battles!
Spoiler Warning: The below list contains a lot of spoilers for different anime, so proceed at your own risk!
10. Saitama vs. Lord Boros (One Punch Man)
Let’s make one thing clear, One Punch Man is kind of like a parody on the entire superhero genre as they have made Saitama, the main character, ridiculously strong who can take out his opponents in a single punch. So, we know that he’s never going to lose in a fight and he won’t even get serious enough! So, when you see Lord Boros withstanding the punch of Saitama, you are bound to get all hyped up. The writers and the animators really did a wonderful job in giving us one of the best anime fights in recent years. I was really on the edge of my seat while watching the battle for the first time, and when I saw Saitama getting punched to the moon and him returning back to Earth with just one jump, I completely lost it!
9. Kaneki vs. Jason (Tokyo Ghoul)
Tokyo Ghoul is one of the most popular and one of the best anime ever made! There are a lot of fight sequences and I agree that there are better fights in the anime, but this one is more important than the rest considering what went down. We saw Kaneki trying to keep his ghoulish traits from surfacing and taking control; but he finally snapped after being tortured by Jason and what ensues is one of the most brutal beatdowns, and quite disturbing as well, in the entire show.
8. Team Dai Gurren Vs. The Anti-Spiral (Gurren Lagann)
This is one of the few anime shows that took the fights to a complete new level with each passing arc; and by the end of the series, the protagonists of the show took on the villainous Anti-Spiral in a mech the size of the entire creation. The battle involves them throwing galaxies at each other, firing blasts with the same energy as that of the Big Bang and throwing punches with enough power to tear through the universes. If you think this all sounds ridiculous; then yes, the entire battle is “ridiculously cool”!
7. Naruto vs. Sasuke (Naruto & Naruto: Shippūden)
This was probably one of the finest battles in the history of anime! Naruto and Sasuke have always been at loggerheads with the conflicting feelings and we saw the first real fight between them at the Valley of the End. Not only did Sasuke release the full power of his curse mark, Naruto also unleash the Nine-tailed fox’s chakra. The battle ended in the favor of Sasuke, but not before hyping us for what was about to come.
During the finale of Naruto: Shippūden, the two of them fought again and this time the battle was highly explosive as both of their power levels have gone through the roof. Naruto utilized everything he had – the Sage Mode combined with the Tailed Beast Mode – and Sasuke with his Rinnegan and Eternal Mangekyo Sharingan. There was no clear victor in this fight as both of them fought till the end, but they destroyed the entire Valley of the End in the process.
6. Natsu vs. The Twin Dragons (Fairy Tail)
Fairy Tail has always been one of the most popular anime show for many reasons. Natsu Dragneel is one of those reasons because he’s not just insanely powerful, but is always itching for a challenging fight. So, during the Grand Magic Games, when it was time for the showdown between the Dragon Slayers for Fairy Tail guild and the Dragon Slayers of Sabertooth guild. However, Natsu got rid of Gajeel and went on to fight Sting and Rogue on his own and totally overwhelmed them. This fight not only proved the power of the Fire Dragon Slayer, but also showed his physical strength as he was seen toying with Sting and Rogue’s most powerful attacks like they were nothing.
5. Goku vs. Jiren (Dragon Ball Super)
Dragon Ball series have been the most popular and the most loved anime series in the whole world and it has given us a lot of memorable fights, Goku vs. Freiza being the best one. However, I’d like to say that I really enjoyed Goku vs. Jiren in the recently concluded Dragon Ball Super anime. The fight began with the overwhelming difference between Goku’s strength and Jiren’s strength; but Goku overcame that and achieved the Ultra Instinct. The final battle where Goku completely masters Ultra Instinct and Jiren unleashing every ounce of his power was a truly magnificent moment and so was the entire battle.
4. Isaac Netero vs. Meruem (Hunter x Hunter)
When I first started watching Hunter x Hunter, I wasn’t expecting much but it completely changed my perspective within the first few episodes. So, when it was time for the strongest hunter in the world to go up against the King of the Chimera Ants, I hoped for the best fight and they delivered. To begin with, the chances of Chairman Netero winning the battle were zero from the start, but it was the development of Meruem during the fight that really stole the show. He gained massive respect for Netero and his resolve to fight and not back down and even sacrificing everything to take down the King. It’s also one of the most visually pleasing battles I have ever seen in a long time!
3. Ichigo vs. Ulquiorra (Bleach)
The complete Bleach series has been jam-packed with some of the best battle sequences ever because not only are the good guys super strong and badass, there are villains who give them a hard time too. There were many battles, but we chose Ichigo vs. Ulquiorra simply because this was one of the most hyped battles and there were a lot of twists and turns during the fight as well. Not only did Ulquiorra perform a second release of his Resurrección transformation, he managed to actually kill Ichigo by blowing a big hole in his torso. However, instead of dying, Ichigo transformed and became a complete Hollow and all his latent powers were released. This resulted in an all-out battle between the two powerhouses and we all know who won the fight!
2. Rock Lee vs. Gaara (Naruto)
The Naruto and the Naruto: Shippuden series have a ton of battles that fit this list, but since we are choosing the very best of the best, Rock Lee vs Gaara deserves to be on this list. The Chuunin exam arc was the major arc in the Naruto series and in one of the rounds, they put Rock Lee against Gaara. Now Rock Lee was established as a strong Shinobi but he can only use Taijutsu; while his opponent, Gaara, was the ultimate killer who can’t even get scratched in any battle. In the beginning of the battle Rock Lee was clearly at a disadvantage, but he showed us just how powerful he is and even gave a glimpse of one of the strongest powers in the history of the show.
1. Luffy vs. Rob Lucci (One Piece)
I am pretty sure that none of you will have a problem with this fight being at the top. Sure, there are several battles in One Piece that deserve the shout out, but this one takes the cake as it was the point where Straw Hats realized how strong their opponents are and they had to grow strong in order to protect each other. This was also the first time that Luffy got beaten within an inch of his life and showed that he still won’t go down. He debuted his second and third gear against Rob Lucci, took his most powerful techniques head-on, refused to go down even when he was beaten, and then the final barrage of punches that broke through Rob Lucci’s defenses. All this things make it one of the best fights, in not only One Piece, but also for this list!
Did you like this list? Do you think that some other battles deserve to be here? If yes, then do let us know your suggestions and we will look into it. Also, share the article with your friends who love anime and drop your views in the comments section below about which of these best anime battles deserves the top spot according to you.!