My Top 100 Favorite Anime and Manga Battles (90 – 85)


My Top 100 Favorite Anime and Manga Battles (90 – 85)

90 – Naruto (Four tails) vs Oorochimaru


The Combatants:

  1. Naruto – is the title character of the of the Naruto series, and the bijuu with the Nine tails fox.
  2. Oorochimaru – is one of the main antagonist in the Naruto series, and a member of the legendary Sannin.

The Location:

Naruto Chapters (290 – 296)


The Battle:

Naruto, consumed by his anger transforms into his four-tailed form, and attacks Orochimaru. His powers are destructive and he destroys the landscape. Most of Orochimaru’s attacks are useless against Naruto, but he is capable of remaining on even terms with Naruto. Orochimaru strikes Naruto with his “Sword of Kusanagi”, but the sword fails to do damage.


89 – Colonel Mustang vs Envy


The Combatants:

  1. Colonel Mustang – known as the “Flame Alchemist”, he’s also a state alchemist.
  2. Envy – a Homunculus who can shape-shifting.

The Location:

Full Metal Alchemist Chapter (93 -95)


The Battle:

Mustang encounters Envy, who reveals that he was Hughes killer. Seeking revenge for the killing of Hughes, Mustang goes berserk. He’s completely without mercy as he burns Envy’s tongue. Envy transforms into a grotesque monster, Mustang responses by setting Envy’s eye fluid aflame. Envy realizing Mustang could easily kill him, flees. Envy attempts to confuse Mustang by transforms into Hughes, however Mustang isn’t fooled. Envy fails to make any headway as Mustang is to good.


Mustang mercilessly burns Envy. Envy try’s to trick Riza , but Envy falls for a trap she sets. She is able to damage him with her guns, but Envy gets the advantage. When Envy is about to kill her, Mustang furiously attacks him. He burns Envy to the point where Envy reverts back to a smaller parasitic form.  Riza and Edward manage to stop Mustang from killing Envy. Envy doesn’t comprehend humanity’s ability to have compassion, he starts crying and commits suicide.


88 – Monkey D. Luffy vs Blueno


The Combatants:

  1. Monkey D. Luffy – The main protagonist and Captain of the Strawhat pirates.
  2. Blueno –  was an assassin of CP9.


One Piece Chapter (383 – 385)


The Battle:

Unlike their previous fight, Luffy is more prepared to handle Blueno’s techniques. Luffy also reveals his new technique, “Gear Second”. Luffy basically demolishes Blueno after this, preventing him from getting any advantage. Luffy hits him with a devastating “Jet Bazooka”, which Blueno decides use his strongest “Tekkai Gou” to block it. Luffy is prepared to reveal his “Gear Third technique”, but it’s not necessary.


87 – Kamin, Simon vs Viral


The Combatants:

  1. Kamin – the founder of Team Gurren.
  2. Simon – is the central protagonist of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
  3. Viral – one of the four “Beastman”, he’s a shark type.


Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann  Episode 3 (Who Do You Think You Are, Having Two Faces)

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The Battle:

Through out he beast war arc Kamina, Simon and Viral, battle many times. While hunting for food, he encounters Kamina. He attacks Kamina with a cleaver. Viral is in an advantage position in the beginning of the fight. He manages to get several shallow cuts on Kamina. Simon and Yoko interfere in the battle, forcing Viral to use his Gunman (Enki). He defeats Simon and Kamina, but retreats. He returns the following day, having a rematch with Kamina and Simon.  This was the first time that Gurren-Lagann entered battle. Kamina and Simon succeed in defeating Viral, who vowed vengeance. 


86 – Dai – Gurren vs Gunmen force


The Combatants:

  1. Dai – Gurren
  2. Gunmen Force


Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann  Episode 8 (Later, Buddy)


The Battle:

Kamina takes his newly formed “Team Dai-Gurren”, into battle against Thymilph. Kamina to capture the enemies moving fortresses. The mission was successful, however Kamina was injured. Thymilph stabbed him through the chest, then shoots him with a beam.  Kamina and Simon form Gurren Lagann and defeats Thymilph with their new move “Giga Drill Break.” Sadly, Kamina dies telling Simon before doing so “Don’t believe in the Kamina who you believe in. Don’t believe in the Simon that I believe in. Believe in the Simon who believes in himself.”


85 – Mugen vs Sara


The Combatants:

  1. Mugen – one of the main characters of the Samurai Champloo series.
  2. Sara – is a blind musician, and assassin.


Samurai Champloo Episode 20 (Elegy of Entrapment (Verse 1) & Episode 21 (Elegy of Entrapment (Verse 2)


The Battle:

Mugen and Sara fight twice in the series. They fight first by the river, she slashes Mugen across the chest. Before she can finish him off , Fuu intervenes. Sara meets Mugen again nearly defeating him a second time, however using advice from Jin he does better. She intentionally allows herself to be hit by Mugen, due to being distraught of her sons death. Sara’s fighting ability considering she is blind is impressive. She seems to be one of the strongest warriors in Samurai Champloo. She can sense her opponents attacks and respond accordingly.


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