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Top Five Epic Anime Fight Scenes

Updated on January 22, 2012

Anime fight scenes are awesome! They are epic! That's why I was compelled to write this hub and list the top five, in my opinion, best all time epic anime fight scenes. But in order to do this I had to lay down some limits and boundaries. I am focusing this list on animes with a definite ending, so no long 300 episode power up series like Naruto. (Sorry I tricked you.) With that many episodes it's hard to pick just one awesome fight scene, so in the very near future I will be doing a top five fight scene list on a specific anime, like Naruto. (Redemption!) And, also, for this list, I am defining fight scene as a one on one battle with little or no weapons such as guns. I had to allow the use of some weapons, however, because some of my favorite fight scenes do include swords and such. So, sit back and enjoy my list and the clips that I've included for your viewing pleasure.

5. Mugen and Jin

This one is classic! When an undisciplined, lone wolf type samurai and a very strict and disciplined ronin cross swords, you know you are in for a treat. This is the first fight between Mugen and Jin so it's epic because firsts often are, and because it gives you a taste of what you can expect in the series. Believe me, there are plenty of awesome fight scenes in Samurai Champloo. Okay, so this one is a little funny thanks to Mugen, but you get the idea.

4. Revy vs. Roberta

Black Lagoon is awesome for many reasons, but Revy is at the top of that list. She is feisty, to say the least. Of all her adversaries I would have to say that Roberta is the most unlikely. You can see from the clip that Roberta is just a nanny--but she's one hell of a fighter--and this is one hell of a fight scene. But anytime two girls cross fists it's interesting.

3. Ed Kills Greed

Oh, yes! I love, love, love Fullmetal Alchemist. I will admit that when Brotherhood came out, as much as I loved it, too, I was disappointed that Greed was this totally different character and Ed doesn't get to kill him. He enjoyed a different fate in Brotherhood, but for the purposes of this top five list, the fight between Ed and Greed at Dante's house is EPIC. I loved Greed from the start. He's such an obnoxious character, but that makes you love him all the more. And in the end, he isn't as greedy as he wants everyone to think he is. I guess from that aspect, the Greed from Brotherhood was the same. Well, grab some tissue and watch this. I apologize that I was not able to find a clip, only an AMV, but this shows the fight, just not Greed actually dying. But the song used in this AMV is from Brotherhood, and one of my faves. Enjoy.

2. Hei vs Wei

Darker than Black is one of my top five favorite animes of all time. It's such a unique story and the characters are so interesting. The fight scenes, of course, are awesome, too. In this scene Hei meets Wei for the first time, so, as I said before, you know this battle will be epic. They meet again, though, and that fight is epic as well, but here's their first encounter.

1. Tenjou Tenge!

The most epic of all fight scenes comes from a fighting anime, no less. This fight scene is also a first encounter of sorts--and it's over a girl. That always makes it more interesting. This fight scene is not only epic it is superb, fantastic, sugoii! I can go on and on. This anime has a lot of epic fight scenes, but this one is truly awesome. Sit back and watch. I dare you to disagree.

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      UberDerp 4 years ago

      Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Final fight: definition of epic.

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      EJ Lambert 5 years ago from Chicago, IL

      How can you exclude Goku vs. Cell. That fight scene was one of the most balance, back-and-forth displays of skill and power I ever saw, cartoon or real life. It was beautiful. This is a good list but I think excluding one of the Dragon Ball bouts was a mistake.

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      ZERLLEL 5 years ago


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      emmaspeaks 5 years ago from Kansas City

      Thanks for all the comments guys!

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      dailytop10 5 years ago from Davao City

      Natsu Dragneel's fights are also intense and action-packed like the ones you mentioned in this hub. Thank you for sharing! I really enjoyed it.

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      5 years ago

      Haha no Black Rock Shooter. Damn. I can't take this list seriously

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      lee13 5 years ago

      You're missing the epic last battle from Sword of the Stranger that relied on pure fighting skill and not some super power boost.

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      Patty 5 years ago from Earth

      Oh of course! I know you could only pick five & you picked some great ones. I just mentioned a few that came to my mind. This is a great list!

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      emmaspeaks 5 years ago from Kansas City

      Thanks! I know there are a lot of other animes with awesome fights, but I had to pick five and these are my top five. I agree with you on Darker than Black. Awesome anime.

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      Patty 5 years ago from Earth

      I love Darker than Black! I just recently started watching it on Netflix and the unique plot has totally drawn me in. The fight scene in Samurai Champloo was epically epic. Kenshin, Beserk, Elfen Lied have some crazily intense fight scenes that come to mind as well. Great list!

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      emmaspeaks 5 years ago from Kansas City

      Thanks for the comments, guys! I appreciate all your input.

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      king 5 years ago

      Sword of the stranger last fight is by far the best anime fight scene ever.

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      Alpha 5 years ago

      Hey, emmaspeaks, you're pretty good looking and like anime? Why don't I know you?

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      ELK 5 years ago

      The last one is undoubatbly the best just because of how brutal it is. Rest of the series was pretty poor in comparison, Masataka is the best character in that series by a long way. Then it's Bob.

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      shin_rocka04 6 years ago from Maryland

      Pretty cool hub. Samurai Champloo is definitely one of my favorites.

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      Nightmarephantom 6 years ago from Columbia, MD

      I really enjoyed this hub! Vote Up!

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      emmaspeaks 6 years ago from Kansas City

      Well, if you read the article at all I made it clear that I was staying away from power up series like Naruto and Dragon Ball Z. I agree that there are plenty of awesome fighting scenes within those, but I decided to devote this list to animes with a clear ending. You don't have to agree with my list, of course.

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      Phil 6 years ago

      These suck, the FMA Brotherhood of Mustang v. Lust was so much better. What about Jiraiya v. pain and Gohan v. Cell when he goes SS2. Even Naruto when he goes total badass on many of occasions. Disappointing, you need to remake this.

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      AnimeHime2011 6 years ago from Greensboro, North Carolina