MY TOP 100 FAVORITE ANIME AND MANGA BATTLES (60 – 51)

MY TOP 100 FAVORITE ANIME AND MANGA BATTLES (60 – 51)

60 – Alphonse vs Kimblee and Pride

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The Combatants:

  1. Alphonse –  one of the main characters of the Full Metal Alchemist series.
  2. Kimblee –  the “Crimson Alchemist, is a former State Alchemist.
  3. Pride – was the first Homunculus .

Location: Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood Episode 52

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The Battle:

With the aid of a “philosopher stone”, Al takes on both Kimblee and Pride. It’s a quick battle but one that shows Al fearlessness and in skills with alchemy. Al uses a smoke screen to cover his movements, and he an Kimblee engage in close combat. Kimblee uses his explosive alchemy, while Al counters by using the earth as a shield. Al simultaneously battles Pride, who uses his shadows to cut at Al. Al manages to dodge Kimblee’s assault by riding on earth shaped like a dragon. He then attempts to trap Pride in a dome, but fails an is pierced by his shadows. Al, however uses a flash bang to remove all the shadows finally trapping Pride. Kimblee frees him, but Al is saved by Heinkel.

59 – Yae Shinatsuhiko vs Robbers

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The Combatants:

  1. Yae Shinatsuhiko –  is the Land Goddess and a protector of Sakurashin Town.
  2. 3 masked robbers

Location: Yozakura Quartet OVA 01

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The Battle:

This was a short and dominated battle by Yae. She comes upon three masked robbers they steal anything. Dressed in a nun outfit and a teddy bear head she seems strange.  Armed with a sword the first robber greets her by attempting to hit her with a one of his tools. She side steps while hooking his tool onto her sword, she swings it while hitting the others. They fall to the ground, but recover a shoots her teddy bear head with a bullet destroying it. The first robber then knock it of her head and steps on it. They tie her up, but she angrly beat them up knock one into a garbage can. The other shoots at her, but she parries it with her sword. She crushes the ground with lighting then flings a car at the robber. He passes out ending the confrontation.

58 – Goku and Vegeta vs Kid Buu

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The Combatants:

  1. Goku – the main protagonist of the DBZ series.
  2. Vegeta – main rival to Goku, prince of the saiyans.
  3. Kid Buu –  is the original form of Buu.

Location: DBZ Episodes (279 – 286)

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The Battle:

Kid Buu goes searching the universe for Goku and Vegeta. He them on the “Sacred World of the Kais” .  Kid Buu quickly engages in a battle with “Super Saiyan 2” Goku. Goku seems to have the upper hand, but Kid Buu is fighting to his full capacity. He powers up, in response Goku transforms into “Super Saiyan 3” they fight evenly. Kid Buu, has greater endurance, wins over Goku, because he runs out of power. Vegeta becomes “Super Saiyan 2” to distract Kid Buu so Goku can finish him with spirit bomb. 

57 – Mugen and Jin vs Kariya

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The Combatants:

  1. Mugen – main protagonist of the Samurai Champloo series.
  2. Jin – second main protagonist of the Samurai Champloo series.
  3. Kariya – elite samurai  known as the “Divine Hand”.

Location: Samurai Champloo Episodes 25 and 26.

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The Battle:

Mugen as brash as ever attacks first with his unpredictable fighting style. Kariya’s quick hands puts Mugen on the defensive. He effortlessly counters every move from Mugen, he comments that Mugen needs to use his intellect more. Mugen ignores him and is quickly dispatched into the sea. Next up is Jin, they battle on the pier. Mugen attempt to join the fray but he proves to be a distraction. Kariya appears to defeat Jin on the pier as the latter fall into the sea. Jin survives and challenges Kariya on a cliff. He uses a final attack that leaves himself open for attack, but manages to killing his opponent.

56 – Sachiel vs Shinji

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The Combatants:

  1. Sachiel – the Third Angel of the Evangelion series.
  2. Shinji – the pilot of Eva unit 01, main protagonist.

Location:  Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone (Movie)

The Battle:

Shinji and Eva-01 are launched to the surface to face Sachiel. However, due to Shinji’s inexperience as Eva pilot he has difficulty moving, and falls. Sachiel takes advantage a grabs the Eva by the head, then it breaks it arm.  Sachiel shoots an “energy lance” into Eva-01’s head causing Shinji pain. However, Eva-01 goes into “berserker” mode, jumping on Sachiel but is rebuffed. Eva-01 is stopped by Sachiel’s A.T. Field. The Eva regenerated its arm and deploy’s it own A.T. Field. Sachiel used another blast but it does nothing. Eva- 01  grabs both of the Angel’s arms and breaks them. The Eva takes a piece of bone from Sachiel’s  and starts to crack its core. Sachiel self destructs, but Eva -01 is unscathed.

55 – Gaara vs Rock Lee

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The Combatants:

  1. Gaara – Kazekage of the Sand Village.
  2. Rock Lee – He is a shinobi of Konoha and a member of Team Guy.

Location: Naruto Episode (48 – 51)

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The Battle:

Rock Lee is pitted against Gaara in the preliminary rounds.  Lee is helpless against Gaara’s ” ultimate defense “.  Lee removes his heavy leg weights that results in his speed increasing tremendously. Lee makes his first attempts with his “Front Lotus”. Gaara used a sand decoy a evaded any damage. Lee, is injured by his lotus technique. Lee  opens the “Second Gate”, a heal the damage he sustained.  He opens both the “Third and Fourth Gates”, changing color and increasing his speed beyond natural humans. Lee opens the Fifth Gate, and uses the “Reverse Lotus”. Gaara survived this  because he softened his fall with his sand. He then proceeds to crush Lee’s arm and leg. Gaara attempts to kill Lee, but Guy protects him.

54 – Ash vs Gary

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The Combatants:

  1. Ash Ketchum – The main protagonist in the Pokemon series.
  2. Gary Oak – Ashes main rival in the Pokemon series.

Location: Pokemon Johto League Episode 269

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The Battle:

Ash begins with his Tauros and Gary uses his Nidoqueen. Nidoqueen begins with “rock smash”, while Tauros counters with “horn attack” but is KO’ed with “Hyperbeam”. Ash uses Heracross as Gary recalls his Nidoqueen. He uses Magmar and releases a flamethrower, Heracross dodges and counters with a “fury swipes”. Margar fires a “Fire blast” at Heracross, which in turn uses his wings to blow the flames away. Heracross uses his “Megahorn” to defeat Magmar.

Gary’s Blastoise is next up and it handles Heracross with a powerful “Hydro Pump”. Ash sends out Muk. Blastoise uses Skull Bash, but it doesn’t do damage.  Muk uses sludge bomb, Gary counters by having Blastoise use rapid spin. Blastoise attempts to “send Muk flying” by using rapid spin but fails to budge it. Muk attempts to smother Blastoise, but it escapes with “Hydro Pump”. Ash recalls Muk, and sends out Bayleaf hoping the type advantage will work. Blastoise uses “Hydro Pump”, Bayleaf dodges by using it’s vine whip to propel itself into the air. Bayleaf, uses “Razor Leaf” but is countered by “rapid spin”.

Bayleaf uses “body slam” but is caught by “bite”, tossed and knocked out. Both Gary and Ash switch Pokemon, Gary with Arcanine and Ash with Snorlax. Arcanine uses Take Down , Snorlax responds with Body Slam. Arcanine dodges, but traps Snorlax with Fire Spin. Snorlax then uses Hyper Beam knocking Arcanine out. Nidoqueen returns using Double Kick, then a Hyper Beam. Snorlax ducks the attack and uses Ice Punchwinning the encounter. Gary’s Scizor is up next, Snorlax quickly defeated with a Metal Claw. Muk is sent  back out, Muk is unfazed by Quick Attack. Scizor uses swift to KO Muk.

Ash is down to his last Pokemon, Ash sends out Charizard. Scizor uses Steel Wing, and Charizard response with Flamethrower. Charizard uses a super-effective Flamethrower to the face. Gary, sends Golem out. Golem quickly uses Magnitude, that shocks Charizard. Charizard attempts to use Seismic Toss, but Golem is too heavy.  Charizard uses Dragon Rage, which KO’s Golem. Gary and Ash are now even and down to their final Pokemon Charizard’s and Blastoise.

Charizard opens using Flamethrower, but it is deflected by Rapid Spin. However, Charizard is hit in face with a Hydro Pump. Blastoise, has the type advantage. Ash commands Charizard to” burn the field” .  Blastoise tries to cool the field with Hydro Pump, but steam emerges. Charizard uses Seismic Toss slamming Blastoise to the ground. When the smoke clears both Pokemon are still standing, but Blastoise faints. Ash defeats his rival moving on to the next round.

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53 – Byakuya vs Tsukishama

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The Combatants:

  1. Byakuya –  Captain of the 6th Division in the Gotei 13.
  2. Tsukishama – is a Fullbringer .

Location: Bleach Chapters (468 – 472)

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The Battle:

Byakuya says “he is lucky he is the one fighting him”, as “Ichigo is too lenient and he cannot imagine Ichigo killing Tsukishima”. Byakuya, calls Tsukishima a coward for his fighting style. Tsukishima, “inserts” his presence into the ground, creating a trap that Byakuya triggers. Tsukishima, also inserts himself into Byakuya’s Zanpakuto learning all of his techniques. He learns that Byakuya’s Zanpakuto has a ” Hurtless Area”, and plans to exploit it.

Tsukishima, manages to slices Byakuya’s blade in half but he still uses his Bankai. Byakuya, is able to predict where Tsukishima will strike. He moves so close to Byakuya, that he can’t use use his blades without injuring himself. Byakuya grabs some of his blades from senbonzakura and throws them through Tsukishima. Byakuya is pleased with the battle as ” enjoyed fighting in the situation”, as Tsukishima collapses.

52 – Neji vs Kidomaru

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The Combatant:

  1. Neji – member of the Hyuga clan of Konoha
  2. Kidomaru – member of the sound five.

Location:  Naruto Chapters (193 – 198)

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The Battle:

Neji is the only one capable of defeating Kidomaru as his “gentle fist”, is naturally built to counter his webs.  Kidomaru is able to cleverly deduce Neji’s defense and able to determine that he has a blind spot. He summons a large spider that releases small spiders. This forces Neji to use his “Eight Trigrams One Hundred Twenty-Eight Palms”.

Neji was severely wounded by Kidomaru’s long range arrows. He dodges another arrow but can’t muster the energy to do it again. This time he takes advantage of the string attached to the arrow, and channels chakra through it damaging Kidomaru’s insides. Neji delievers a final strike into forehead of Kidomaru with gentle fist, killing him.

51 – Shamshel vs Shinji

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The Combatants:

  1. Shamshel – the fourth angel of Evangelion series
  2. Shinji – the main protagonist of the Evangelion series.

Location: Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone

The Battle:

Shinji shoots Shamshel with a Pallet Rifle, but the A.T. Field blocks it. Shamshel then strikes with whips, doing so Shinji destroys the “palette rifle”.  The Angel destroys the buildings with its whips. Unit-01’s “umbilical cable” causing the Eva’s battery to countdown. Shinji begins to panic, and Eva-01 is flung into the air. As the Eva reaches it’s final minute Shinji charges down the mountain toward Shamshel, it peirces Eva-01 with its tentacles. Shinji, in turn stabs it core with a knife. Shinji , apply’s pressure as the clock run’s down and finally kills the angel as the runs out of power.

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My Top 100 Favorite Anime and Manga Battles (70 – 61)

My Top 100 Favorite Anime and Manga

Battles (70 – 61)

70 – Choji vs Jirobo

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The Combatants:

  1. Jirobo – a member of the Sound Four.
  2. Choji – member of the Akimichi clan.

Location:

Naruto: Chapter (188 – 190)

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The Battle:

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

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The Combatants:

  1. Simon –  is the main protagonist of the series, Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann.
  2. Guame –  is one of the Four Supreme Generals.

Location:

Gurren Lagann Episode 11

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The Battle:

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

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The combatants:

  1. Ringo – Ikki’s childhood friend, and a member of “Sleeping Forest”.
  2. Ikki – main protagonist of the manga and anime “Air Gear”.

Location:

Air Gear Manga chapter ( 133 – 140)

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The Battle:

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

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The Combatants:

  1. Simon – is the main protagonist of the, Teppa Tengen Gurren Langann .
  2. Cytomander –   is one of the Spiral King’s “Four Supreme Generals”.

The Location:

Gurren Lagann Episode 13

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The Battle:

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

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The Combatants:

  1. Tayuya –  only female member of the Sound Four.
  2. Shikamaru – He is a chunin-level shinobi of Konohagakure’s, and a member of the Nara clan.

The Location:

Naruto Chapter (206 – 209)

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The Battle:

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

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The Combatants:

  1. Kurama – a low level S class demon, from the Yu Yu Hakusho series
  2. Shigure – a “doctor” in the demon world.

The Location:

Yu Yu Hakusho Episode 108 (Farewell, Kurama)

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The Battle:

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

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The Combatants:

  1. Kenpachi – the current captain of the 11th Division in the Gotei 13.
  2. Nnotria – the fifth espada in Aizen’s army. 

The Location:

Bleach Chapter (307 – 313)

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The Battle:

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.

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63 – Gaara vs Diedara

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The Combatants:

  1. Gaara – Kazekage of the Sand Village.
  2. Diedara – former member of the Akatsuki. 

The Location:

Naruto  Chapters (248 – 249)

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The Battle:

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

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The Combatants:

  1. Guy – jonin from Konoha and taijutsu master.
  2. Kisame – member of the Akatsuki. 

The Location:

Naruto Chapters (506 – 508)

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The Battle:

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

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The Combatants:

  1. Charmander – the first evolution of Charizard, a fire type.
  2. Squirtle – The first evolution of Blastoise, and water.

The Location:

Pokemon Origins Episode 1

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The Battle:

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.

My Top 100 Favorite Anime and Manga Battles ( 79 – 71 )

My Top 100 Favorite anime and manga battles ( 79 – 71 )

79 – 3rd Hokage vs Orochimaru

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The Combatants:

  1. 3rd Hokage – the third Hokage of Konoha
  2. Orochimaru – is one of the main antagonist in the Naruto series, and a member of the legendary Sannin.

Location: Naruto Chapter (118 – 124)

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The Battle:

Orochimaru and the Third Hokage begin their battle. Orochimaru revealed he has created a ninjutsu that makes him immortal. He has also mastered the jutsu “Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation”. He uses this technique to summon the first to Hokage’s. The Third manages to stop the third coffin containing the Fourth Hokage. The previous Hokage show off their jutsu’s, the second Hokage uses massive water techniques showing tremendous water creating ability.

The first Hokage uses his “wood jutsu”, he also traps Sarutobi who then summons “Monkey King: Enma”. The Hokages can’t be “killed”, since their bodies simply regenerated. The Third decided to used the “Dead Demon Consuming Seal”, he sacrifice two Shadow Clones to seal the first Hokage’s. He fails to do so in regards to Orochimaru. However, he decided to seal Orochimaru’s arms. Preventing him from using jutsu’s. He succeeds in doing this and died’s smiling.

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78 – Spike vs Pierrot Le Fou

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The Combatants:

  1. Spike – is the main protagonist of Cowboy Bebop
  2. Pierrot Le Fou – aka Mad Pierrot, is  an mentally disturbed man, he attempts to kill Spike.

Location: Cowboy Bebop Episode 20

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The Battle:

Spike accidentally comes upon a massacre of several men. Mad Pierrot notices him an begins to fire several shots at Spike, with his cane gun. However,  his bullets don’t have an effect on Pierrot as he seems to have a shield of some sort. Mad best Spike in hand to hand combat. Staring down the barrel of a gun, Spike is given a reprieve in the form of a stray cat. While distracted, Spike takes this opportunity to blow up a propane tank and flee. However, Mad is untouched and wound’s Spike with a throwing knife. Spike flee’s from him and manages to get away.Spike and Mad do battle at an amusement park. Spike steps on a mine field an is propelled on a roller coaster then he falls into a river.

Having successfully swam to the shore, Mad shows up a  tells him “its Showtime”. He fires a series of rockets at Spike who manages to evaded them. Mad appears to finally gain and insurmountable advantage, then a toy cat falls to the grown and starts meowing. He loses his mind like before in the alley allowing Spike to have another advantage, and he flees. Mad catches up to him and shoots him in the shoulder. Spike throws a dagger a him, resulting in Mad falling to the ground and cry’s like a child. As he cry’s on the floor in a tantrum he’s stepped on by a giant robot mascot and dies.

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77 – Luffy vs Caesar Clown

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The Combatants:

  1. Monkey D. Luffy – that the main protagonist of the One Piece series.
  2. Caesar Clown – is an evil scientist and user of the Gasu Gasu no Mi” devil fruit.

Location: One Piece Chapter (689 – 691)

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The Battle:

This was a short battle, although it was the third in a series of encounters between Caesar and Luffy.  Luffy is in a rage as Caesar mistreats his subordinates, he devastates Caesar with his fists. Caesar uses his “Gastille”, which Luffy dodges. When the gas floods into the room, Caesar absorbs it and increases in size. He betray’s his own men, pissing off Luffy. Luffy prepares to use his “Gear Third” attack. The attack sends Caesar flying through a gate , knocking him out. 

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76 – Kimimaro vs Rock Lee

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The Combatants:

  1. Kimimaro – was a member of the Kaguya clan the Sound Five.
  2. Rock Lee –  He is a shinobi of Konoha and a member of Team Guy.

Location: Naruto Chapter (210 – 211)

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The Battle:

While trying to retrieve Sasuke, Naruto encounters Kimimaro. Naruto fails to make a head way with Kimimaro, however Rock Lee intervienes. Initally Kimimaro has the natural advantage as Rock Lee’s fighting style is too “linear”. However, Lee drinks some “medicine” that was actually sake. He appears drunk and starts using a “drunken style” technique, he began’s to beat Kimimaro. Lee starts to sober up losing his edge and Kimimaro attempt to kill him. Gaara arrives just in time to save him.

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75 – Asuma and team 10 vs Hidan and Kakuza

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The Combatants:

  1. Asuma – was a jonin of Konoha, a Sarutobi clan member,  and a former member of the “Twelve Guardian Ninja”.
  2. Kakuza – he was a S-rank missing-nin from Takigakure and a member of Akatsuki.
  3. Hidan – he was Kakuza’s partner, also a S-rank missing-nin  from Yugakure and a member of Akatsuki.

Location: Naruto Chapter (322 – 328)

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The Battle:

Asuma along with Shikamaru, Kotetsu Hagane, and Izumo Kamizuki, battle against  Hidan and Kakuzu. They are shocked to learn that Hidan is immortal. Hidan’s uses a ritual to link himself with Asuma such that any damage he sub-stain any damage so would Asuma. Shikamaru in his brilliance managed to break figure out how to counter Hidan’s ritual. Asuma decapitates him , but Hidan survives. Kakuzu enters the fray and sews Hidan’s head back on. Hidan continues his ritual reconnects with Asuma, and impaled himself in the heart. This doesn’t instantly kill Asuma, but it does prove life ending. Before his death Asuma say’s his final words to his students, and smokes his final cigarette.

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74 – Goku vs Burter and Jeice

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The Combatants:

  1. Goku – the main protagonist of the DBZ series.
  2. Burter –  is the fastest member of the Ginyu Force.
  3. Jeice –  member of the mercenary Ginyu Force squadron.

Location: Manga chapter (279 – 282), Anime episodes (65 -66)

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The Battle:

After Recoome’s quick defeat, Burter and Jeice attempt to defeat  Goku. After dodging effortlessly dodging their attacks , he appears behind Burter. Burter, considers himself to be “fastest being in the universe” is pissed. Burter charges directly at Goku, with Jeice following him. Goku continues to evade their attacks, he switches gears and knocks Burter out. Goku decides to give Jeice two choices, leave the planet or stay and fight. Jeice takes the first offer and “leaves”. Vegeta takes advantage and kill both Burter and Recoome, Vegeta tells Goku ” he is too soft to actually be a Super Saiyan”.

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73 – Umbreon vs Alakazam

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The Combatants:

  1. Umbreon – a evolution of eevee.
  2. Alakazam – a psychic Pokemon evolved from Abra.
  3. Gary Oak – one of the main antagonist of Ash Ketchum.

Location: Episode “Power Play”

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The Battle:

In a battle between a trainer and Gary, we get a rare glimpse at Gary’s battle prowess. He pits his Umbreon against his opponents Alakazam. Gary is cocky, precise, and calm in his intrusion as he thoroughly dominates this battle. His opponent is brash. Gary’s  Umbreon has the type advantage making this battle even more one sided.  Alakazam uses “Zap cannon”, which Umbreon dodges. Alakazam then uses “psychic”, which has no effect due to typing.

Frustrated, Alakazam’s trainer switches to physical attacks trying headbutt. Umbreon dodges this then uses tackle, this hit lands. Alakazam uses “dynamic punch” and Umbreon counters with agility. Alakzam then uses double team, though this manages to fail as well. Umbreon uses “quick attack”, which Alakazam counters with “teleport”. Alakazam attempts to end the battle with “hyper beam”, but fails and Umbreon uses hidden power. Umbreon and Gary manage to win without getting hit.

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72 – Naruto, Kakashi, Guy vs  Obito

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The Combatants:

  1. Naruto – is the title character of the of the Naruto series, and the bijuu with the Nine tails fox.
  2. Kakashi – he is one of the main characters of Naruto, sensei and leader of team 7.
  3. Guy – is a konoha ninja,  he is also the leader of Team Guy.
  4. Obito – was a shinobi of Konoha, and one of the main antagonist of the series.

Location: Naruto Chapters (322 – 328)

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The Battle:

Obito  protects the demonic statue from Naruto, B, Guy, and Kakashi. Obito remain’s elusive, using his “time – space” technique to evade their attacks. However, “lightning-infused kunai” that Kakashi uses his Kamui on seems to scratch Obito masks. Kakashi notices this and decides to test a theory as to why.  When Naruto hits Obito with his Rasengan, it passing through Obito. Kakashi uses his Kamui on it causing damage to Obito. Kakashi realizes how Obito’s “Space–Time Ninjutsu” works.

With Kakashi’s new knowledge he and Naruto, B, and Guy coordinate their attacks.  Naruto’s shadow clone attacks Obito, but his clone disappears in Obito’s “space – time” jutsu. Naruto then uses his” Tailed Beast Ball”, forcing Obito to uses his jutsu. While in the other dimension, Obito is attacked by Naruto’s “shadow clone” . He is quickly hit in the face with a Rasengan, shattering his mask revealing his identity.

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71 – Straw Hat Pirates vs Moria and Ora

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The Combatants:

  1. Straw Hat Pirates – Monkey D. Luffy’s pirate crew
  2. Moria –  was a member of the Shichibukai, and user of the ” Kage Kage no mi” devil fruit.
  3. Ora – the “900th Zombie of Gekko Moriah’s Zombie Army”.

Location: One Piece Chapter (470 -480)

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The Battle:

Moria uses Luffy’s shadow to power the corpse of Ora, a died Giant. Ora comically uses Luffy’s “Gomu Gomu no” technique’s even though he can’t stretch, his incredible height however makes the difference. This is one of the few times in the series that the entire Straw hat crew is needed to defeat an enemy. Ora has a lot of strength, endurance and agility making it difficult to even land hits. The straw hat pirates use a series of improvised combinations and strategies to attack, the succeed in doing some damage. They also use the builds, rocks and other rubble as weapons.

However, when Moria enters Ora’s body he makes the battle more difficult for the straw hats. Ora’s is displeased by his masters control, and asked him to “stop controlling him and allow himself to fight”. The battle shifts in Ora’s and Moria’s favor and just as their about to crush Nami and  Usopp, “Nightmare Luffy” appears. Luffy is now capable of landing the effective hits on Ora. Luffy appears to win the battle by using “Gomu Gomu no Storm”. However, Ora’s recovers forcing the entire Straw Hat crew into one final group attack, finally defeating Ora.

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My Top 100 Favorite Anime and Manga Battles (84 – 80)

My Top 100 Favorite Anime and Manga Battles (84 – 80)

84 – Chun Li vs Vega

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The Combatants:

  1. Chun Li – she’s the first female player character in the street fighter series.
  2. Vega – assassin, shallow fighter with a claw on one hand and a mask.

Location: Street Fighter 2

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The Battle:

Bison sends Vega to New York City to assassinate Chun-Li. He attacks her while she’s in her apartment. Their fight is bloody and violent. Chun Li picks up a couch and throws it at Vega’s head. She then uses her “Spin Bird Kick”, and stomps on his face. This forces Vega into a rage as he’s extremely shallow. He gains the advantage, but at one point in the fight Chun Li runs up the wall and knocks him to the ground. After that she take’s control over the fight, finishing him with her  “the Hyakuretsukyaku”. She knock’s him threw a wall, and passes out due to blood lost.

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83 – Aizen vs Yoruichi , Urahara and Isshin

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The Combatants:

  1. Aizen – is the former captain of the 5th Division in the Gotei 13.
  2. Yoruichi – former captain of the 2nd Division of the Gotei 13
  3. Urahara – is the former captain of the 12th Division of the Gotei 13.
  4. Isshin – is the former captain of the 10th Division, father of Ichigo Kurosaki.

Location: Bleach Chapter (402 – 405)

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The Battle:

Urahara arrives, and after some banter Aizen stabs Urahara without warning . Urahara’s uses a gigai and his body appears to burst. He reappears and uses “Bakudo #61. Rikujokoro”. Aizen asks Urahara “what he will do after constricting him”. Urahara then uses “Bakudo #63. Sajo Sabaku , “Bakudo #73. Kuyo Shibari then he uses “Hado #91. Senju Koten Taiho”. Aizen claims that the “Hogyoku” has “made him invincible”. Urahara puts “energy cuffs” on Aizen.Aizen appears in a new form, and Urahara takes out his Zanpakuto.

Urahara and Isshin uses chains to restrict Aizen, while Yoruichi  attacks from above. She uses her fists, and unleashes a barraged of hits on him. Aizen’s armor is only a little cracked, but proclaim that he will still be victorious. Aizen destroys most of Yoruichi’s armor. Yoruichi uses her “Shunko”and knocks Aizen to the ground. Urahara uses “Shibari, Benihime”, following that attack with “Hiasobi, Benihime, Juzutsunagi”. Isshin uses his “Getsuga Tensho” on Aizen. However, Aizen isn’t phased and defeats Isshin, Urahara, and Yoruichi.

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82 – Temari vs Shikamaru

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The Combatant:

  1. Temari – She is a jonin-level kunoichi of Sunagakure and a member of “three Sand Siblings”.
  2. Shikamaru – He is a chunin-level shinobi of Konohagakure’s, and a member of the Nara clan.

Location: Naruto Chapter (106 – 108)

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The Battle:

This battle was relatively short, however it was clearly a surprise in its quality both to me and the crowd. Temari being eager to battle unlike Shikamaru who’s lazy and dismissive. He seems to be a bit of a misogynist, claiming that his only motivation is not to lose to “a girl”. As Temari attacks with her fan, he flees gaining cover into the trees.

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Temari annoyed uses her “kamaitachi” , Shikamaru uses his “Shadow bind”. Temari is force to avoid his technique, and marks it’s length in the ground. Both Temari and Shikamaru show of their intellectual abilities, building strategies to defeat on another. Ultimately, Shikamaru wins this with his superior strategy surprising everyone.

81 – Luffy vs Lucci

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The Combatants:

  1. Luffy – is the main protagonist of the One Piece anime and manga.
  2. Lucci – was the strongest member of the CP9.

Location: One Piece Chapter (418 – 422)

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The Battle:

Luffy attempt to run past Lucci in order to get to Robin. Lucci fights back to prevent him from doing so. Franky runs into Luffy and Lucci, it appears that Luffy is losing. Luffy tells Franky to take the key’s and go save Robin. He tries to distract Lucci, so that Franky can get past him. Luffy fails to hurt Lucci, who uses his “Shigan”. Luffy uses his “Gear Second” ability and knocks Lucci out of the way. This allows Franky to succeed in getting past Lucci. Lucci then explains to Luffy that “his gear second ability is wearing his body away and shortening his life span by pumping blood into his legs, causing his blood-flow to speed up”.

Luffy doesn’t care as he’ll do anything to save his comrades. Lucci smashes a wall and it crumbles and water drowns everyone in the room.  Luffy runs out of his Gear 2, Lucci gains advantage over Luffy.  Luffy decides to use his “Gear 3” and explains that “Gear 3 is different from Gear 2 because instead of pumping blood through his body faster, he is blowing air through his bones, inflating them”. His are grows tremendously and he uses his “Gomu Gomu no Gigantic Pistol” knocking through the wall and toward the sea.

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80 – Shuisui vs Starkk

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The Combatants:

  1. Shunsui – is the captain of the 1st Division and Captain-Commander of the Gotei 13.
  2. Starkk – The number one Espada in Aizen’s army.

Location: Bleach Manga Chapter (373 – 374)

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The Battle:

As Starrk is about to kill Love and Rose, Kyoraku takes this opportunity stab him from the shadows. Kyoraku explains the ability of his Zanpakuto. He explains that his Zanpakutō “was not in the mood for that game”. He say’s his sword “doesn’t like playing with it because it jerks him around”. He fights using a “color-based game” that results in Kyoraku killing Starkk, by using the color black.

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

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

90 – Naruto (Four tails) vs Oorochimaru

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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)

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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.

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89 – Colonel Mustang vs Envy

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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)

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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.

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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.

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88 – Monkey D. Luffy vs Blueno

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The Combatants:

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

Location:

One Piece Chapter (383 – 385)

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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.

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87 – Kamin, Simon vs Viral

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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.

Location:

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. 

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86 – Dai – Gurren vs Gunmen force

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The Combatants:

  1. Dai – Gurren
  2. Gunmen Force

Location:

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann  Episode 8 (Later, Buddy)

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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.”

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85 – Mugen vs Sara

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The Combatants:

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

Location:

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

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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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