My Top 100 Favorite Anime and Manga Battles (30 – 21)


30 – Shiki vs Straw Hat Crew

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The Combatants:

  1. Shiki – Captain of the “Golden Lion Pirates”.
  2. Straw Hat Crew – The crew of “Monkey D. Luffy”.

Location: One Piece Movie 10

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The Battle:

Shiki comes to get Nami, but the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates protect her. They work together, using combined techniques and surprising Shiki with their power. But none of the Straw Hats manage to make a dent in Shiki. Luffy makes first contact, with ” Gomu Gomu no Rocket”. Shiki uses his devil fruit powers to lift the ground, creating lions in the wall. Luffy uses ” Gomu Gomu no cannon”, but it doesn’t work. The try one more team effort, but they fail and are trapped in a spiral mound.

29 – Sakura, Chiyo vs Sasori

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The Combatants:

  1. Sakura – a member of team 7, medical ninja
  2. Chiyo – puppet master of the Sand Village
  3. Sasori – former member of Akatsuki

Location: Naruto Chapters (265 – 274)

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The Battle:

Sakura notices the difference between her and Sasori, in both ” his experience and amount of kills”. Chiyo reassures her that she ” is here”, and that she will protect her. She flings several kunai at Sasori, though he block them with her tail. Its revealed that he is hiding within his puppet. Chiyo explains how to defeat Sasori puppet Hiruko, and that Sakura is important in the strategy. First they have to get close to the puppet, but dodge the poisonous traps it possess.

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Chiyo claims that her battle experience is superior to Sasori, and that she has already made the first move. They succeed in the first part of the plan, as Chiyo takes control over Sakura’s body like a puppet. Sasori is impressed but quickly aims to kill off Sakura and Chiyo. Sasori releases his favorite puppet, the Third Kazekage. Sasori begins his attack with his puppet but he aims to kill Sakura. Trapping her he release poison, however Sakura is determined not to died and uses a explosive tag to disburse the poison.

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Chiyo uses the puppets that Sasori made of his mother and father. Sasori and Chiyo clash in a spectacular display of puppetry. Sasori aims to ” get serious” and release his puppet special ability “Iron Sand”. He quickly attacks with ” Iron Sand Drizzle”. With the Iron Sand making the puppets of Chiyo unusable and forcing her to use her own modified body. The situation turns dire as Sasori has placed Chiyo and Sakura in an unenviable position. Chiyo tells Sakura to run, but she refuses.

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Sakura aims to be a puppet for Chiyo and because she is human and has massive strength at her disposal. Sakura shows her skilled set both in her strength, but also her ability to see through Sasori’s attack patterns. Sasori uses “Iron Sand World Model”, Sakura feints injury and when Sasori comes in for the kill she destroys his puppet. Having developed a antidote for the poison she found in Kankuro. Sasori notes that she had to develops a sophisticate antidote to counter his poison.

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Sakura exhausted from the battle aims to end it quickly. Sasori seems to agree and decides another puppet would be useless, he decides to use his body. Sasori’s use of his body fails, and Chiyo decides to use her ” Secret White Technique: Group of Ten of the Chikamatsu”. Her puppets were used to topple an entire castle. Sasori responses with his ” Secret Red Technique:  Hundred Manipulation ” , which feature hundreds of puppets that destroyed a country.

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There seems to be a quality vs quantity principle in regards to the battle. Chiyo has better quality of puppets but Sasori has a larger number of them. Chiyo gives Sakura a sealing puppet aimed at stopping Sasori. Sasori manages to escape and appears behind Chiyo with a sword and attacks. Sakura steps in between him and Chiyo taking a sword into the stomach. She attempts to heal herself while t pulling out the sword, but the poison prevents her from doing so. Chiyo gives Sakura the last antidote, while Chiyo attacks Sasori with her ” Mom and Dad” puppets. She finally strikes his core, paralyzing him but Sakura is dying of her injury. Chiyo uses her ” Life Transfer ” technique to save her.

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28 – Z vs Luffy

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The Combatants:

  1. Z – Leader of the Neo Marines.
  2. Luffy – the captain of the Straw Hat Pirates.

Location: One Piece Movie Z

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The Battle:

Luffy and Z come face to face, and have a dramatic battle. The fight continues to increase in its intensity.  Luffy uses his Third Gear against Z, he counters with “Smash Blaster”. Both Luffy and Z fight to exhaustion, but they keep fighting. Luffy manages to dent Z artificial arm,  they both activate their “Armament Haki”. They engage in a brutal hand to hand, striking each other continuously depleting themselves. Both Luffy and Z collapse from exhaustion with Z claiming that he was tired but enjoyed the fight. 

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27 – Luffy vs Shiki

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The Combatants:

  1. Luffy – Captain of the Straw Hat Pirates.
  2. Shiki – The Captain of the Golden Lions pirates.

Location: One Piece Movie 10

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The Battle:

Luffy in Gear Second and Billy join forces against Shiki. Shiki, surrounds Luffy with water using his devil fruit powers. Shiki is told that a storm is coming and he should move the Island away from it. Nami is resposible for this information misdirecting him into the storm. The Straw Hats rig Shiki’s palace with explosives. Shiki returns to the palace but Luffy stops him. He uses his Gear Third, lifting his now giant foot above his head into the clouds. Using his rubber body to conduct electricity, Shiki is hit and is defeated.

26 – Ash vs Tucker

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The Combatants:

  1. Ash – the main protagonist of the Pokemon series.
  2. Tucker – one of the Frontier Brain.

Location: Pokemon Battle Frontier  Episode 430

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The Battle:

The battle between Ash and Tucker begins. Tucker uses his Swampert and Arcanine, Ash uses his Swellow and Corphish. Swellow uses Quick Attack on Swampert, Arcanine counters with his own speed. Corphish uses Bubblebeam , Swampert jumps in front of Bubblebeam using Protect. Arcanine and Swellow clash once again with their speed. Corphish uses Vice Grip, and Swampert uses Mud Shot.

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The team work between Arcanine and Swampert is superior to that of Corphish and Swellow. Swampert uses Water Gun and Corphish dodges a uses a powerful Crabhammer. Swampert response with Dynamic Punch. Tucker uses the a unconventional combination of fire and water, knocking Ashes Pokemon to the ground. Ash uses smoke to confuse Swampert and Arcanine, Ash then takes over the battle. With a combination of Crabhammer and Aerial Ace, Tuckers Pokemon are KO’ed giving Ash the win.

25 – Mizukage vs Gaara

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The Combatants:

  1. Gaara – current leader of the hidden sand village.
  2. Mizukage – the former leader of the hidden water village.

Location: Naruto Chapters (556 – 558)

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The Battle:

Mizukage shows his disappointment in the weakness of the Shinobi Alliance, commenting on how they assumed that he was the weakest Kage. Gaara states how his water is more like oil and destroys his sand. The Mizukage has rendered psychical attacks useless, by having a battlefield wide genjutsu. Onoki succeeds in destroying the genjutsu creating clam. Gaara gets the upper hand and attempts to seal Mizukage in sand. This fails as Mizukage activates his technique, ” Jokey Boy”.

Hail begins to pour down, as a result of the steam from the explosion. Onoki explains that a “clone is made from oil and water found in Mizukage’s body”. The oil takes the form of a little boy, and has water inside. As it moves the oil heats up as the water evaporates increasing its size. Then it explodes resulting in steam causing more hail, and continuing  the process over again.

Mizukage is very weak during this technique, an needs to hide. The clone itself is very quick, an saves Mizukage from sealing. The clone continues to attack, charging into Gaara but it turn out to be a clone. Before the clone explodes it turns into gold, Mizukage is shocked. Gaara uses gold sand from a previous fight and mixed it into his sand clone. The sand that was cold was enough to chill the gold making it hard, stopping the clone and ending the fight.

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24 – Goku vs Vegeta

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The Combatants:

  1. Goku – the main protagonist of the DBZ series.
  2. Vegeta – the prince of the Saiyan race.

Location: DBZ Episodes (23 – 28)

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The Battle:

Goku and Vegeta battle for the fate of the earth. At first they seem equal but it becomes quickly apparent the Vegeta has the advantage. In order fill the gap Goku uses Kaio Ken times 2 and he does some serious damage. Vegeta powers up finally, dominating Goku afterwards. Goku desperate pushes his body to the max using Kaio Ken time 3 , this seems to do the trick. Vegeta’s angrily decides to destroy the earth along with Goku and uses his “Galic Gun”, Goku counters with his ” Kame Hame Ha” power by Kaio Ken time 4. Vegeta isn’t defeated and returns to earth transforming into his giant monkey form.

Gohan and Krillin return to the battlefield afraid of what has happened. Vegeta is ten times stronger than he was as a human, Goku is floundering. Goku hopes to use the ” Spirit Bomb”, but he needs time to do so. He uses his ” Solar Flare ” to blind Vegeta and gets some distance so he could gather energy needed for his attack. However, just before Goku can use his technique Vegeta recovers and uses his ” Super Galic Buster”. Goku get’s hit and loses all the collected energy.

Incapacitated Goku can dodge Vegeta, who crushes his legs and begins to squeeze him. Gohan and Krillin arrive and with Yajirobe devise a plan to cut off Vegeta tail. Gohan distracts Vegeta while Krillin uses “Distructo Disk”. Vegeta dodges this attack, but to everyone’s surprise Yajirobe cuts off his tail. Vegeta furious begins attacking Gohan and Krillin, Gohan is defeated but encouraged to fight by his father. After, Vegeta attacks Goku again Gohan becomes enraged fighting Vegeta on equal grounds.

As they fight , Goku gives Krillin the rest of the energy from the ” Spirit Bomb”. Krillin forms a sphere from the energy and  throws it, but Vegeta dodges it. Goku telepathically tells Gohan to ” bounce the Spirit Bomb back “, he does and Vegeta is hit. Vegeta is severely damaged, but not dead Vegeta. Vegeta can barely stand as he fly’s toward Gohan, he is shock to see that Gohan’s tail has grown back. Goku tell Gohan to look at the artificial moon turning to a Giant Gorilla. Vegeta is successful in cutting Gohan’s tail but fails to move out of the way and with Gohan’s size he crushes Vegeta. Vegeta no longer able to fight attempt to flee, Krillin tries to kill him with Yajirobe’s sword. Goku convinces Krillin to have mercy, and they allow Vegeta to leave.

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23 – Nanashi vs Luo Lang

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The Combatants:

  1. Nanashi – a ronin
  2. Luo Lang – a very skilled swordsmen.

Location: Sword of the Stranger

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The Battle:

The final battle between these two was tremendous. There’s nothing that I could write that would give this fight its due. I strongly encourage that you watch it yourself. You’ll be glad you did.

22 – Naruto, B, Itachi vs Nagato

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The Combatants:

  1. Naruto – the main protagonist of the Naruto series.
  2. B – the eight tails beast host
  3. Itachi – the brother of Uchiha Sasuke.
  4. Nagato – a former of the Akatsuki.

Location: Naruto Chapters (549 – 551)

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The Battle:

Itachi attacks Naruto with a “Fire Ball Jutsu”, B cuts it in half. Natsu uses ” Ban Shou Tenin” drawing Naruto in, Naruto counters with his nine tails chakra. Nagato summons two creatures to the battlefield. Itachi and B fight head on, Itachi uses his ” Red Tails ” jutsu. B blocks it by enlarging his hand and using it as a shield, he then uses a tentacle to attack Itachi from the ground. However, Itachi uses a genjutsu but the eight tails counters the genjutsu.

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B then uses his eight sword stance, meanwhile Naruto uses rasengen on the dog summon. Using his Sharingan Itachi activates a jutsu within Naruto, and a crow emerges from his mouth.  This crow was planted with the intention of saving Sasuke but Itachi used it to free himself from Kabuto’s control. Nagato use his Shira Tensei, and attacks B who response by using his ” Lariat “. Nagato uses his ” Perta Path ” to absorb his chakra. He uses the ” Human Path” on Naruto pulling his soul out.

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Before Nagato can absorb Naruto’s soul B intervenes using a sword, but Nagato is unfazed and chokes B with his mechanical arm. Both B and Naruto are saved by Itachi using his “Susanoo”. Nagato uses his most powerful attack, ” Chibaku Tensei “. While, Naruto and B panic Itachi uses his calmness to great effect. He concludes that the way to defeat Nagato’s attack is to send their most powerful to its core. This is a success and Nagato is sealed by Itachi ending the battle.

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21 – May vs Drew

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The Combatants:

  1. May – a Pokemon coordinator and Drew’s main rival.
  2. Drew – a Pokemon coordinator and May’s main rival.

Location: Pokemon Battle Frontier Kanto Grand Festival

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The Battle:

May sends out Squirtle and Combusken, while Drew uses his Flygon and Absol. Squirtle starts of by using Rapid Spin, Flygon response with Sandstorm. Combusken rides on top of Squirtle. Combusken then uses “Mega Kick” on Flygon, but is blinded by Absol’s Flash.  Absol lands a direct hit with ” Iron Tail”. May, orders Squirtle to use his Bubble and Combusken to use Sky Uppercut. Flygon dodges while Absol uses Razor Wind. It directly hits Combusken and forces a collision between May’s Pokemon losing her some points.

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Flygon uses Flamethrower and Combusken counters with Fire Spin. Absol and Flygon use Razor Wind and Dragon breath in combination, both Squirtle and Combusken are hit losing May more points. Iron tail is used by Absol and Flygon uses his Steel wing attack. Taking note from a previous battle May combines water and fire attacks, Fire spin and Bubble. This does damage to Drew’s Pokemon costing him some points. Absol uses Flash while Squirtle uses Rapid Spin, Squirtle is unaffected by Flash. Flygon attacks Squirtle but it fails and Squirtle uses Bubble, while Absol uses Razor wind and Combusken use Fire Spin.

Squirtle’s Bubble makes a clean hit, and it follow’s it up with a direct Ice Beam knocking Flygon out. Absol strikes Squirtle with an Iron tail KO’ing it. With only two minutes remaining they continue their battle one on one, Absol verses Combusken. Combusken uses Mega Kick, Absol counters with Iron tail, then Razor Wind doing multiple hits. Combusken uses Fire Spin but it doesn’t work against Water Pulse. Combusken begin’s to give off a lot of heat, Absol uses Razor again. Combusken uses a powerful Overheat, May is behind in points and needs to take the lead before time runs out. Overheat is used again and so is Water pulse, Absol then uses flash. Combusken dodges the flash and lands a Mega Kick, then an Overheat.

Absol uses razor wind it makes a clear hit, they now have less than a minute. Absol uses Water Pulse and Combusken response with a weak Overheat, and is hit with the Water Pulse. Combusken still stands and Absol uses Iron Tail, May counters with Sky Uppercut winning the battle.

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