Promare a new film by Trigger and XFlag that is due to be released in May. Directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi and written by Kazuki Nakashima, both of whom have worked together on Gurren Lagann and Kill La Kill. The character designs will be Shigeto Koyama. The series will focus on “Galo and the Burning Rescue Fire Department as they face off against BURNISH, a group of mutants who are able to control and wield flames, and the fire disaster they have unleashed on Earth.” Promare is scheduled to be released in Japan in May 2019.
MY TOP 100 FAVORITE ANIME AND MANGA BATTLES (5 -1)
5 – Levi vs Female Titan ( Anne )
- Levi – considered to be the best solider of the Survey Corp.
- Female Titan – Anne, Main antagonists of the first season of Attack on Titan
Location: Attack on Titan Episode 22
This battle was short and featured in the beginning of the episode. The Female Titan attacks Levi, he quickly slices up her arm and stabs her in the eyes. He then continues to slice up the titan. Levi single handely subdues the female titan, and manages to save Eren. Leaving the female titan defeated and in tears.
4 – Gurren Lagann vs the Anti – Spirals
- Gurren Lagann – the main mecha of the series.
- Anti – Spirals – the main antagonist of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.
Location: Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Episode (24 -27)
The Battle between the Gurren Lagann and Anti-Spiral is rather long. It features many transformations of Gurren Lagann as the mecha increases in size. The battle also has a great deal of symbolism, centered on human ascension. The Anti-Spirals hate the human race, and attempt to exterminate humans. The Anti- Spirals are beings that have abandoned spiral power, and stunted their own evolution. They are a collective unconscious that are attempting to avert a ” hypothetical event” called the ” Spiral Nemesis”. Gurren grows in its size at its final form, “Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann” reaches 52.8 billion light years in height. I feel it’s better to simply watch the battle than read my description of. Hope you enjoy watching it as I had.
3 – Jiraiya vs Pain
- Jiraiya – Naruto’s sensei, one of the Legendary Sannin.
- Pain – one of the former members of the Akatsuki.
Location: Naruto Chapters ( 368 – 382 )
Jiraiya attempts to invade the hidden village of rain without detection. However, he fails and finds that the intruder is Jiraiya. Pain is mysterious character, who he is and what his powers are unknown. Pain changes bodies to feature a longer haired body. Pain summons a crab like creature that uses a bubble, Jiraiya uses a ” Raging Lion’s Mane Technique” and tangles the crab in his hair. The summon disappears and Jiraiya then uses his hair on Pain, who uses substitution jutsu.
Jiraiya summons a toad as Pain summons a chameleon. Jiraiya decides he’s “I’m going into sennin mode”, Pain hides in the mouth of the chameleon which turns invisible. Jiraiya counters with a barrier detection jutsu, Pain response by summoning a Cerberus like animal. Pain continues to use animal summons to conceal his location. Jiraiya wonders why he hasn’t use a technique other than summons. Jiraiya releases his summon and emerges transformed with two toads on his shoulders. The female toad uses her tongue to sniff out the chameleon, and uses acid to kill it.
Pain summons two other humans to the battlefield, each with their own set of Rinnegan eyes. Confused Jiraiya aims to discover the secret to Pains power. One of the Pains attacks Jiraiya and he uses his Frog Karate to counter. He then uses his “Hermit Art: Deep Fryer”, but another Pain absorbs this jutsu. Jiraiya decides to try close combat, he attacks with a massive Rasengan. The Rasengan is also absorbed, a smoke bomb is used to give cover and Jiraiya attempts to attack Pain from behind.
He fails to land a direct hit, he uses a frog summon as an distraction and uses his “Hermit Art: Hair Needle Barrage”. It’s his fast attack and Pain still manages to counter it, with a summon. Jiraiya realizes somethings up and retreats to come up with a plan. Jiraiya concludes that the eyes of the Pains are linked. He and the frogs determine they need to use genjutsu. The genjutsu has it’s effect and Jiraiya kills the three Pains. However, another Pain shows you, he attacks Jiraiya ripping of his arm.
Confused again as all the previously dead Pain are alive. He now has six adversaries to contend with, “The six paths of Pain”. Jiraiya kills one of the Pains and manage to seek refuge inside another toad. Instead of escaping he decides to confront Pain one last time. He realizes that all the Pains are shinobi he’s fought before. At this point Pain crushes Jiraiya’s throat and all six Pains stabs him. Jiraiya uses his last moments leave a message on the back of one of the toads before he drowns.
2 – Gohan vs Cell
- Gohan – Goku’s son, and one of the main protagonist of the DBZ series.
- Cell – is one of the major villains in the DBZ series.
Location: DBZ Episodes (181 – 192)
Goku tells Cell that his son Gohan is a better match for him, at first everyone is skeptical. Gohan powers up stunning everyone with his power level. However, his inexperience and fear of his power leaves him at Cell’s mercy. Cell decides to push Gohan to the limit by hurting his friends with Cell Jr’s.The brutalizing of Gohan’s friends doesn’t push Gohan to his limit, but Android 16 gives Gohan a speech about the meaning of life. When Cell crushes Android 16’s head killing him Gohan finally snaps, unleashing his hidden powers. After this power boost Gohan strength and speed increases tremendously, he quickly destroy’s the Cell Jr’s.
Cell and Gohan begin their fight and it appears that Gohan isn’t even trying, he becomes rather cocky. Cell powers up one more time but it doesn’t matter, Gohan is still stronger. He delivers two devastating punches on Cell, knock him to his knees. Cell becomes enraged at being dominated by a child, Cell uses a series of the Z fighters attacks. He concludes with a massive Kamehameha aim at destroying the earth, Gohan simply reflects it with his own. Cell is damaged by Gohan’s Kamehameha, but Cell heals himself.
Cell increases his size and loses his speed in the process. Gohan continues to damage Cell, resulting in him regurgitating Android 18 and transform back. Cell having lost his power becomes afraid of Gohan and decides to self destruct, Goku uses his instant transition to transport Cell and save the earth. Cell explodes killing Goku, he returns however shooting Trunks through the chest.
Vegeta becomes enraged at what Cell did to Trunks, attacking him. Cell is unharmed and try’s to kill Vegeta, who is saved by Gohan. Cell aims to end this fight with a clash of Kamehameha with Gohan. Gohan struggles to get the lead in the conflict, the remaining Z fighters try to help but are useless. However, Vegeta proves to be powerful enough to at least distracting Cell. Gohan takes advantage with one final push, destroying Cell and saving the Earth.
1 – White beard Pirates vs Marines
- White Beard Pirates – the large pirate crew the was ruled under Captain White Beard.
- Marines – the World Government military force.
Location: One Piece Chapters ( 550 – 580 )
The White beard Pirates with “43 allied crews”, waged a war against over 100,000 Marines and five Shichibukai. Luffy and several criminals from Impel Down show up to save Ace. Many of White Beards crew and allies are killed and injured. Whitebeard is severely injured and later dies at the hands of Black beard’s crew. Luffy takes center stage as he makes his way thorough the Marines and manages to save Ace.
However, the joy is short lived as Akainu kills Ace and severely damages Luffy, who is devastated mentally. Black beard manages to steal White beard devil fruit ability. The war is ceased by Shanks and his crew. There’s more to this battle but this war represents a major change in the series, the death of White beard, Ace and the theft of the White beards devil fruit. Black beard ascends to level of Youkon, and his crew terrorizes the seas.
MY TOP 100 FAVORITE ANIME AND MANGA
BATTLES ( 20 – 11)
20 – Pikachu vs Raichu ( Electric Shock Showdown )/ ( Pika and Goliath)
- Pikachu – ash’s first Pokemon and the form before Raichu.
- Raichu – the evolved for of Pikachu via thunder stone.
Location: Electric Shock Showdown ( Episode 14) & Pika and Goliath (Episode 74 of DP season)
In the Pokemon animated series Pikachu and Ash has faced Raichu twice, in both instances they were epic. The first was in Vermillion city were Ash attempted to get his, Thunder Badge. Pikachu begins with a Thunder Shock, it has no effect. Raichu counter with his Thunder Shock, knocking Pikachu out. Pikachu determined gets back up, but Lt. Surge and Raichu show no mercy and use Mega Punch. Then they use Mega Kick, finally ending the battle with another electric attack.
While in the Poke Center Ash and Pikachu consider using a Thunder Stone to even out the next battle. Pikachu refuses aiming to win without evolving. Ash and Pikachu are ready for a rematch, they’re quickly i distress as Raichu pummels Pikachu with Body Slam. However, Pikachu has superior speed and literally runs circles around Raichu. Raichu uses a devastating Thunder Bolt that destroys the ground and the windows. Pikachu uses its tail as a electric conductor leaving itself unharmed. Raichu runs out of electricity and Pikachu ends the battle with a Quick Attack.
The second battle between Pikachu and a Raichu occurs years later. Pikachu begins the battle with a Thunder Bolt, and a lot like the previous battle it has no effect on Raichu. Raichu response with Thunder, which Pikachu absorbs. Both Pikachu and Raichu use Volt Tackle, both a thrown backwards after impact. Raichu’s larger size is to its advantage and lands on its feet. Pikachu however smashes into a rock and falls to the ground. They both clash with their respective Iron Tails, then Ash counters with Quick Attack which fails. Raichu ends the battle with Hyper Beam, pinning Pikachu to a rock with its tail so it can’t dodge. Like the fight with Lt. Surge Pikachu is hospitalized at the Poke Center.
The Thunder Stone that Ash was given along time ago, was still in his possession and he left it with Pikachu to decide if it wanted to evolve. Like before Pikachu decides against it, with Ash they train. The rematch is held the next day, Raichu starts with Iron Tail. Pikachu evades this attack and each Iron Tail after that by rolling in a circle. Raichu flings Pikachu into the air and uses Volt Tackle. Pikachu counters with Iron Tail and the two Pokemon clash.
Raichu uses a second Volt Tackle but Pikachu dodges it. Raichu uses Iron Tail but becomes exhausted and Pikachu uses Quick Attack. Raichu uses Iron Tail again, Pikachu dodges and uses it’s Iron Tail getting a direct hit. Raichu uses Thunder, Pikachu dodges that and use Volt Tackle.
Raichu uses Hyper Beam and pins Pikachu to a tree like before. Pikachu quickly uses Thunder Bolt cutting Hyper Beams power in half, after the smoke clears Pikachu uses Volt Tackle and Iron Tail in combination. Pikachu and Raichu both use Volt Tackle but they’re even. They Both use Iron Tail with Pikachu and Raichu’s tails locking together. Pikachu fling Raichu into a tree, but it responses with another Hyper Beam. This time however it fails to trap Pikachu with it’s tail. Pikachu rotates quickly in the air dodging the Hyper Beam and strikes Raichu with a Iron Tail, knocking it out and winning the battle.
19 – B vs Sasuke
- B – The 8 tail host.
- Sasuke – one of the last members of the Uchiha clan.
Location: Naruto Chapter ( 410 – 414)
The battle against B begins with Suigetsu attacking him with his sword. B is undisturbed and catches the sword. He handles both Suigetsu and Juugo easily. Sasuke takes be head on and during the exchange he manages to get the sword from B. B unsheathes his eight swords, and uses a odd stance. He then begins to attack Sasuke ferociously, his unorthodox movements make it near impossible for Sasuke to follow even with his Sharingan. Sasuke uses his Chidori Blade, but it doesn’t have any effect. B stabs Sasuke with several of his swords.
Before he can finish him, Suigetsu interferes and saves him. Juugo gets a powerful hit on B, while Karin heals Sasuke. With Sasuke, Suigetsu and Juugo working together they manage to get a brief advantage over B. B escapes but Karin locates him, Sasuke follows him. B uses his ” Number 8 ” on Sasuke, who deflects it. B continues on to attack Karin, Suigetsu and Juugo. B attacks Sasuke but is caught in the Sharingan illusion, his eight tails beast wakes him. He surprisingly attacks with a devastating results, blowing ” his next and chest away”. Juugo use his ability to heal Sasuke, while B transforms into his beast form. B uses his Beast Bomb attack, Sasuke then uses Amaterasu. Sasuke manages to put the flames of Amaterasu, ” capturing ” B.
18 – Bardeil vs Shinji
- Bardeil – the thirteenth Angel of Evangelion.
- Shinji – the main protagonist of the Evangelion series.
Location: Evangelion 2.0
Shinji in Unit 01 is unwilling to fight Bardeil, so the 13th angel begins to strangle him. Nerv headquarters activates the ” Dummy System “, under the dummy system the Unit 01 goes berserk. It begins strangling Bardeil breaking its neck in the process. With the pilot no longer able to move, the 13th Angel is at the mercy of the Eva. It crushes the Angel’s head, resulting in a gush of blood ending the confrontation violently. What makes this battle so “great” isn’t necessary the battle itself, but the psychological aspects of the fight.
- Eren – the main protagonist of Attack on Titan.
- Female Titan – the traitor Anne.
Location: Attack on Titan Episode
Enraged at the death of his new comrades, Eren transforms into his Titan form. Eren devastated he rampages toward the Female Titan (Anne). Despite Eren’s determination his fighting was a bit rabid and uncoordinated. The female titan is clearly more skilled and it shows. Eren seems to have more power but the female titan has better at evasion. Eren’s rage is paramount, the fight is brutal and Eren (titan body) ends up decapitated due to The Female Titan’s kick.
16 – Itachi and Sasuke vs Kabuto
- Itachi – Sasuke’s older brother,
- Sasuke – Itachi’s younger brother and one of the last Uchiha clan.
- Kabuto – one of the main adversary in the Naruto series.
Location: Naruto Chapter ( 578 – 587)
Kabuto uses his snakes to attack Sasuke and Itachi. Both Sasuke and Itachi activates their Susanoo. Kabuto reveals that he has become a sage. Kabuto uses ” Hermit Technique, Technique of the White Shock”, which causes a tremendous amount of pain. Even through the pain Itachi manages to predict Kabuto’s next movement.
Sasuke and Itachi work together using a strategy they used during their childhoods. Itachi slices one of Kabuto’s horns, and activates a forbidden doujutsu ” Izanami”. Kabuto uses ” Hermit Technique – Muki Tensei “, which is countered by Sasuke’s Amaterasu. Kabuto uses the techniques from the former sound five, even Orochimaru. Kabuto cuts Itachi in half, he continues to fight with Itachi in what appears to be deja vu. Kabuto seems to notice but its too late he has been trapped in a looping genjutsu.
15 – Sahaquiel vs Unit 01, 02 and 03
- Sahaquiel – the 8th Angel of the series.
- Unit 01 – an Eva that’s piloted by Shinji.
- Unit 02 – an Eva that’s piloted by Asuka.
- Unit 03 – an Eva that piloted by Rei.
Location: Evangelion 0.1
The battle is short, but enjoyable none the less. Together the Eva’s intercept the Angel, and the work together to kill the Angel. They each play a role and they succeed as a team.
14 – Simon vs The Helix King
- Simon – the main protagonist of Gurren Lagann series.
- The Helix King – the main antagonist of the first season.
Location: Gurren Lagann Episode 14
The Helix Kings “Gurren Lagann” is named Razengan, he quickly begins to fight launching himself into the air. He attempts to attack Gurren Lagann creating a crater in the ground. He kicks Gurren Lagann in the air and hits it with a spin kick. It’s clear that Razengan is faster an more agile, Simon attempts to use Giga Drill Breaker. Razengan bites the head of the drill and breaks it. He then pins Gurren Lagann to the wall, and Gurren Lagann collapses to the floor.
The stand and go head to head with Razengan but Gurren Lagann is pierced by its drill. Simon ejects the head of Gurren Lagann and uses Lagann Impact. It fails however and both Razengan and Gurren Lagann clash with each of their own drills. Simon wins the exchange but The Helix King leaves Razengan, attacking Gurren with his bare hands. When The Helix King thinks he got the advantage, Simon surprises him by stabbing him in the chest with the core drill. He blows a hole in the kings chest ending the battle.
13 – Ramiel vs Unit 01 & Unit 02
- Ramiel – the sixth angel
- Unit 01 – is the Eva of Shinji.
- Unit 02 – is the Eva of Asuka.
Location: Evangelion 1.0
Unit 01 is blindly send to combat Ramiel. Sensing the Eva, Ramiel fire off a powerful beam melting the Eva’s chest almost killing Shinji. Ramiel begins to drill towards Nerv, when they are able to determine that the particle beam is perfect in its accuracy. Ramiel has the most powerful AT field ever recorded. They decided to use a “positron rifle”, when Eva Unit 01 snipes Ramiel. Ramiel uses its particle beam and the same time Eva Unit 01 shoots causing both to miss. Ramiel fires a second shot but it is blocked by Unit 00’s shield. The second shot from Unit 01 is successful in killing it.
12 – Genyursi vs Juha Bach
- Genyursi – the former Captain Commander of the Gotei 13.
- Juha Bach – the leader of the Wandenreich.
Location: Bleach Chapter ( 505 – 510)
Genyursi aims to obliterate Juha Bach, and he instantly goes and uses his Bankai, Zanka no tachi. The Bankai uses all the power in his flames into the edge of his sword. After showing his Bankai’s power, Genyursi uses his Zanka no East. Bach attacks Genyursi but his sword snaps in half. Bach is surprised and Genyursi explains that if there’s an East there must be a west. He reveals his Zanka no Tachi west, which covers himself in flames that rival the sun. Bach uses his Sankt Zwinger but Genyursi uses his sword as a stand to protect himself.
He then uses his Zanka no South, resurrecting the past kills of his. Bach notices that these resurrected corpses were former allies, upset at this Bach rushes Genyursi. Genyursi uses his Zanka no North and cuts Bach nearly in half. Assuming that he’s won he powers down his Bankai, it turns out however that the Bach that was fighting Loyd Royd R. The real Bach emerges and kills off a dying Loyd, when Genyursi uses his Bankai Bach steals it. Bach uses his sword and quickly attacks a depleted Genyursi, cutting him in half. He then cuts off his hand and then destroys him completely.
11 – Madara vs The 5 Kages
- Madara – the main antagonist of the Naruto series.
- The 5 Kages – the leaders of the respective villages.
Location: Naruto Chapter ( 560 – )
The Kages begin with Tsunade healing Gaara and Onoki, while Mei and A go on the offense. Mei uses ” Lava Release: Melting Apparition Technique”, and A uses his ” Lightning Oppression Horizontal Chop”. Madara uses his Susanoo to attack, but Gaara and Onoki use their defenses to stop the attack. Mei uses “Water Mist Technique” to hide the advance of A and Onoki. Onoki and A uses ” Super Aggravated Rock Technique” cracking the ribs of Susanoo.
Madara uses Wood Nature Technique to destroy Onoki golem. Onoki response with his “Dust Element: Atomic Detachment”. Tsunade sites her 4 rules for a medic ninja, releasing her ” Byakuguo”. She attacks with a punch fracturing the ribs of Susanoo, then Madara uses “Katon Wildfire Extermination”. Mei counters with ” Suiton Waterspout ” and “Suiton Dragon Flood”, Weighting Rocks: Lightning Horizontal Chiyo Storm is used by A ans Onoki and Tsunade delivers another kick.
Tsunade damages Madara further knocking him to the ground, and Gaara attempts to seal him. Tsunade is then pierced through the stomach with Susanoo’s blade. Tsunade breaks the blade and hurls it at Madara, Onoki use his Duck Element to try to kill Madara, but it fails. Madara uses Wood Clones to “balance” the battle, 5 clones for each Kage. The Kages have a hard time fighting the now Susanoo activated clones. The Kages take one last stand, a use a collective attack.
Madara isn’t harmed but his clones are destroyed, he activates his “Perfect Susanoo”. Madara uses Susanoo to cut the tops of several mountains showing his power. Edo Tensei is ended but Madara releases it. Madara thoroughly defeats the Kages, leaving them near death and Tsunade cut in half.
My Top 100 Favorite Anime and Manga
Battles (70 – 61)
70 – Choji vs Jirobo
- Jirobo – a member of the Sound Four.
- Choji – member of the Akimichi clan.
Naruto: Chapter (188 – 190)
In order to save time and prevent Sasuke from getting away, Choji takes on Jirobo. Jirobo started out too strong for Choji, but Choji uses “Three Colored Pills”. The pills have a tremendous effect both in increasing his chakra and power. The pills also have a negative effect on the users body. Jirobo’s constantly insult’s Shikamaru, and Choji responds with rage. Jirobo uses his curse seal and increases his strength ” 10 times”. Choji usses his final pill resulting in his body losing all of his fat. He kill’s Jirobo with a fist into his stomach.
69 – Guame vs Simon
- Simon – is the main protagonist of the series, Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann.
- Guame – is one of the Four Supreme Generals.
Gurren Lagann Episode 11
The battle between Simon and Guame is projected around the world. Simon states that even though his brother (Kamina) is dead he lives on in his heart and on his back. He proclaims that he can “dig a hole to pierce the heavens, even if that hole is his grave-if he pierces through, it will be his victory”. Everyone is amazed by him, as he states that he’s himself. His true self is revealed. Gurren Lagann frees itself by drilling into Gember. Guame uses his “Gember Press technique”. Simon recalls Kamina and use “Giga Drill Break”, destroying the Gember.
68 – Ringo vs Ikki
- Ringo – Ikki’s childhood friend, and a member of “Sleeping Forest”.
- Ikki – main protagonist of the manga and anime “Air Gear”.
Air Gear Manga chapter ( 133 – 140)
Ringo challenges Ikki to a “one-on-one Dash-Type Battle”. The goal is simply to reach the end before the other. She has an advantage due to her experience. However, Kururu Sumeragi aides him giving him a fake “Bagram prototype cores”. Ikki is able to match Ringo, even with the fake prototype. He finally uses “Wind Regalia’s Infinity Atmosphere”, Ringo counters with her “Infinity Atmosphere” preventing him from taken over. The battle ends when Ringo collapses before the finish line.
67 – Cytomander vs Simon
- Simon – is the main protagonist of the, Teppa Tengen Gurren Langann .
- Cytomander – is one of the Spiral King’s “Four Supreme Generals”.
Gurren Lagann Episode 13
Cytomander the swift, arrives with an air flee and begins his assalt on Team Dai -Gurren. Being bombarded with bombs, Team Dai-Gurren returns fire. Gurren Lagann gains the ability to fly and heads toward Dai-Gunten. However, Viral in Enkidu interferes preventing Simon from progressing. Viral and Simon crash into the Dai-Gunten. The battle between Simon and Viral badly damages the Dai-Gunten’s insides. Simon and Gurren Lagann, best Viral but Cytomander intervenes putting Yoko in danger. Simon is helpless in this moment, but before Viral can capitalize his sense of honor kicks in ending the combat.
66 – Shikamaru vs Tayuya
- Tayuya – only female member of the Sound Four.
- Shikamaru – He is a chunin-level shinobi of Konohagakure’s, and a member of the Nara clan.
Naruto Chapter (206 – 209)
Tayuya activates her curse seal and summons “three demons”, she controls them with her flute. Shikamaru uses his intellect to outwit Tayuya, and devises a strategy “in nine moves”. Through pure observation Shikamaru figures out her summons movement based on her finger movements. He manages to take control of her summons, though Tayuya cancels the summons in response. Surprised by Shikamaru’s intelligence Tayuya uses her second level of the curse seal. Shikamaru uses his “Shadow–Neck Binding Technique” attempting to choke her.
Tayuya traps Shikamaru in a genjutsu, that hinders his movement. Tayuya picks up a kunai that “missed” her when Shikamaru threw it at her earlier. She attempts to stab Shikamaru and he punches her in the stomach. Surprised again, Shikamaru uses his shadow bind technique to break his own finger breaking the genjutsu. Shikamaru explains “his plans and how he missed with that kunai on purpose to get her to come closer while he then prepared his Shadow–Neck Binding Technique”. However, the level 2 curse allows Tayuya to suppress the shadow bind and she almost able to kill Shikamaru.
65 – Kurama vs Shigure
- Kurama – a low level S class demon, from the Yu Yu Hakusho series
- Shigure – a “doctor” in the demon world.
Yu Yu Hakusho Episode 108 (Farewell, Kurama)
Kurama fights against Shigure, also known as “The Demon Surgeon.” Shigure is a better fighter from the beginning. Kurama is at a disadvantage at his original level, but he transforms into Yoko. Once he does this he becomes a superior fighter managing to compete much better. His speed increases and he’s able to dodge Shigure’s attacks effortlessly. However, Kurama forces himself back to his original form. He didn’t want to “resort to using Yoko”. Despite being weaker, he uses a “large dormant tree” that he previously planted. After a brief exchange, Shigure realizes he’s been defeated a forfeits handing Kurama the win.
64 – Kenpachi vs Nnotria
- Kenpachi – the current captain of the 11th Division in the Gotei 13.
- Nnotria – the fifth espada in Aizen’s army.
Bleach Chapter (307 – 313)
This was a battle of brute force, with both Kenpachi and Nnotria showing the strength. Anyone that’s a fan of Kenpachi knows that this type of fight is his favorite. Nnotria takes pride in his Hierro, claiming “his Hierro is unsurpassed by any former or current Espada and states Kenpachi’s blade will never cut him”. The combatants go back and forth, increasing their strength and challenging the other to surpass the previous increase. Kenpachi is generally gleefully throughout the fight. Kenpachi’s lack of defense prove to put him in danger a least for a while. Kenpachi finally uses his “Kendo”, he states that “Yamamoto made him learn it”. He explains that ” states a sword is stronger if its wielder holds with two hands instead of one”. Kenpachi finally strikes Nnotria with his sword, and is surprised that he’s still alive. He concludes that Nnotria as being done and proceeds to leave. Nnotria disagrees that this fight is over, but Kenpachi end it with one slash.
63 – Gaara vs Diedara
- Gaara – Kazekage of the Sand Village.
- Diedara – former member of the Akatsuki.
Naruto Chapters (248 – 249)
The Akatsuki hawks their next victim, the new Kazekage Gaara. The Akatsuki member Deidara is charge with capturing Gaara. He aim’s to be “stealth”, an appears to succeed in by killing three sand-nin with clay spiders. However, Gaara is not fool by the bird Deidara showed up on. They proceed to have a intense air battle. Gaara has a “geographical advantage”, and is able to muster a tremendous amount of sand. Gaara uses his trademark sand techniques, crushing Deidara hand in the process. Deidara, cleverly takes advantage of Gaara’s ” Ultimate Defense ” defeating him.
62 – Guy vs Kisame
- Guy – jonin from Konoha and taijutsu master.
- Kisame – member of the Akatsuki.
Naruto Chapters (506 – 508)
The third battle between Guy and Kisame. Guy and Aoba battle Kisame, to prevent him from fleeing with their location. Guy uses “the Eight Gates”, opening the Sixth Gate to pursue Kisame. Kisame summons one of his sharks and conceals a scroll with the information. Guy chases after the shark to stop it, but Kisame uses a thousand shark jutsu to hide the shark. Guy uses his “Morning Peacock”, but it fails to destroy all the sharks. Guy, out of desperation opens the “Seventh Gate” and uses “Daytime Tiger” countering Kisame’s “Water Release: Great Shark Bullet Technique”.
61 – Charmander vs Squirtle
- Charmander – the first evolution of Charizard, a fire type.
- Squirtle – The first evolution of Blastoise, and water.
Pokemon Origins Episode 1
Red and Green square of for the first time, pitting Charmander and Squirtle. Charmander use “growl” and Squirtle counters with “tackle”. Charmander uses “ember” which Squirtle quickly evades the attack. Squirtle tackle lands, knocking Charmander to the floor. Charmander responds with “scratch”, but its blunted by Squirtle’s hard shell. Charmander does “ember” again and is countered by “bubble”. Squirtle has the type advantage which makes ember pointless. Bubble is uses a second time, but Charmander swiftly dodges it. He is caught with “bubble”, and is bitten in the face by Squirtle. Charmander, screams in agony and is recalled by Red ending the battle.
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Episode 06 – Don’t Toy With Me on a Whim
After discovering Aikuro’s connection to Tsumugu, Ryuko interrogates him to find out more. She manages to only get the name of his organization, “Nudist Beach” (and a close up of his shining nipples). Uzu Sanageyama seeks permission from Satsuki to fight Ryuko. We are treated to a flash back of Lady Satsuki and Uzu when they were in the third year of middle school. Satsuki, easily dispatches Uzu and his fellow gang members. She then invites him to attend Honnouji Academy to release his potential.
We quickly get to the battle between Uzu and Ryuko. Uzu transforms into a mecha uniform called Three-Star Ultima Uniform: Blade Regalia. Uzu can read all of Ryuko moves with his “Secret Technique: Heaven’s Eye!”. He then uses a second technique “God-Speed Thousand Thrusts!”, gaining the advantage. Ryuko with the help of Senketsu allows Uzu to cut of a piece of her uniform so she could blind him. She quickly capitalizes and uses her “Finishing move: Thread Stripper!”, and destroys his uniform.
Uzu isn’t done yet he begs Satsuki for a second chance, she grants it. His new suit is the Three-Star Ulitma Uniform: Blade Regalia Mk 2! Ryuko assumes she can use her plan from their previous fight. However, Uzu asked Iori to “sew his eyes shut” so he’s no longer susceptible to her plan. Satsuki explains that by sewing his eyes closed Uzu acquired the “Minds Eye”. Ryuko is being thoroughly being thrashed until Uzu uniform conveniently overheats giving her the opportunity to flee. Ryuko is defeated but still determined.
Kill La Kill
Episode 05 – Trigger
Tsumugu Kinagase is an assassin and anti-uniform Guerilla with his sights set on Ryuko. He is interrupted by the gardening club and promptly defeats them. Ryuko rescues Maki from the biology club by using her “Finishing move: Thread Stripper”. Ryuko can now alter the size of her scissor sword so that its pocket sized. Senketsu critizes Ryuko for becoming too cocky, and explains that her can ” immediately spot any change in your physiology” including her weight (as he criticizes her eating habits). Maki is then attacked by Tsumugu and he attempts to strip Ryuko of her kamui.
Aikuro stops him and they meet later to discuss his search for the “God robes”. Maki’s family provides their usually humor as they spy on Ryuko as she has a conversation with Senketsu. Ryuko and Tsumugu face off but before they can complete the fight the are attacked by the ” gardening, rakugo and hyakunin-isshu clubs”. Tsumugu manages to defeat Ryuko and the clubs, he tells her about a woman who once wore (I’m assuming) a god robe that appeared to have betrayed her. Maki continues to save Ryuko when she’s down with one of her rants. Tsumugu finally understands the bond between Ryuko and Sengetsu and escapes with them when “Nonon Jakuzure” arrives.
- Battle between Tsumugu and everyone
- The friendship between Ryuko and Senketsu
- Maki (as always)