The top ten Highest-grossing anime film franchises and film series

10. Naruto

Total Worldwide box office gross: $147,064,005

Number of films: 11

Average of films: $13,369,455

Highest-grossing film: Boruto, Naruto the Movie ($39,500,00)


9. Yo-kai

Total Worldwide box office gross: $159,151,900

Number of films: 4

Average of films: $39,787,975

Highest-grossing film: Yo-kai Watch: The Movie ($69,698,865)


8. Neon Genesis Evangelion

Total Worldwide box office gross: $184,343,170

Number of films: 5

Average of films: $36,868,634

Highest-grossing film: Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo ($66,519,752)


7. Glitter Force

Total Worldwide box office gross: $199,966,807

Number of films: 24

Average of films: $8,331,950

Highest-grossing film: Pretty Cure All Stars: Friends of the Future ($12,099,273)


6. Crayon Shin-Chan

Total Worldwide box office gross: $340,744,810

Number of films: 25

Average of films: $13,629,792

Highest-grossing film: Asleep! Dreaming World Big Assault! ($19,100,000)


5. One Piece

Total Worldwide box office gross: $432,607,375

Number of films: 13

Average of films: $33,277,490

Highest-grossing film: One Piece: Film Z ($88,736,587)


4. Dragon Ball

Total Worldwide box office gross: $735,817,583

Number of films: 20

Average of films: $36,790,879

Highest-grossing film: Dragon Ball Super: Broly ($101,963,596)


3. Case Closed

Total Worldwide box office gross: $842,825,010

Number of films: 23

Average of films: $36,644,566

Highest-grossing film: Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer ($108,105,223)


2. Pokemon

Total Worldwide box office gross: $1,050,235,271

Number of films: 21

Average of films: $50,011,203

Highest-grossing film: The First Movie ($163,644,662)


1. Doraemon

Total Worldwide box office gross: $1,218,955,319

Number of films: 39

Average of films: $31,255,265

Highest-grossing film: Stand by Me Doraemon ($183,442,714)


Source: Wikipedia

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Ash and Pikachu start a new adventure

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Pokemon Sun and Moon – Episode 001

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Ash and Pikachu are on vacation in the Aloha region. They ride on the back of a Sharpedo, race on the beach and discover new Pokemon along the way. Ash’s mother, Delia Ketchum and her Mr. Mime are also on the trip. They explore the island together, riding Pokemon and buying fruit. When Ash is attacked by a Grubbin, he and Pikachu chase it, so it can be caught.

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Ash and Pikachu follow it into the forest, while Tapu Koko watches. They encounter a Bewear that appears to be friendly at first before it gets angry and cuts several trees in half with martial arts. It then chases them through the woods with a creepy smile on it’s face, cutting trees in half while it does so. Ash and Pikachu find themselves at a Pokemon school. They meet professor Oak’s cousin, the principle, who looks just like Oak only with a tan and longer hair. He also has a habit of making Pokemon puns and changing his face to look like them.

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While at the school, Ash and the others witness team skull attack Kaki and his Charizard. Team skull challenge him to a battle for Charizard using several Zubat, Yungoos, and Salandit. Ash intervenes with Pikachu, chastising team skull for ganging up on one trainer. However, Kaki tells Ash that he “doesn’t need his aid,” Ash sends Pikachu into battle, and Kaki uses Turtonator. Team Skull orders Salandit to use Venom Shock, Yungoos to use Bite and Zubat Leech Life. Ash counters with Quick Attack from Pikachu showing off it’s speed and defeating the Salandit. Turtonator turns around and when the Zubat and Yungoos fly backwards as the spikes on Turtonator’s back explode.

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Team Skull orders Salandit to use Flame Burst, Pikachu counters with Thunderbolt, defeating the Salandit. Kaki takes over and together with Turtonator he uses a Z-move, Inferno Overdrive. The attack has devastating effect, defeating Team Skull’s Pokemon. Ash witnesses the island guardian, Tapu Koko. During dinner Ash is given a Z-ring from Tapu Koko. The next day he’s talking to his mother thanking her for allowing him to stay. I have already mentioned that I plan on watching this series. The animation is stellar, but I’m not sure there will be enough battles, especially if there are no gyms. Regardless, I’m excited for what could be a new exciting Pokemon series.

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Pokemon Moon and Sun

 

If you were living under a rock, you may have missed the announcement of Pokemon Sun and Moon. The Nintendo direct was short, but if you love Pokemon like I do, you won’t care. Enjoy. 

MY TOP 100 FAVORITE ANIME AND MANGA BATTLES ( 20 – 11)

MY TOP 100 FAVORITE ANIME AND MANGA

BATTLES ( 20 – 11)

20 – Pikachu vs Raichu ( Electric Shock Showdown )/ ( Pika and Goliath)

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The Combatants:

  1. Pikachu – ash’s first Pokemon and the form before Raichu.
  2. Raichu – the evolved for of Pikachu via thunder stone.

Location: Electric Shock Showdown ( Episode 14) & Pika and Goliath (Episode 74 of DP season)

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The Battles:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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19 – B vs Sasuke

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The Combatants:

  1. B – The 8 tail host.
  2. Sasuke – one of the last members of the Uchiha clan.

Location: Naruto Chapter ( 410 – 414)

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The Battle:

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.

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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.

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18 – Bardeil vs Shinji

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The Combatants:

  1. Bardeil – the thirteenth Angel of Evangelion.
  2. Shinji – the main protagonist of the Evangelion series.

Location: Evangelion 2.0

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The Battle:

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.

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The Combatants:

  1. Eren – the main protagonist of Attack on Titan.
  2. Female Titan – the traitor Anne.

Location: Attack on Titan Episode

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The Battle:

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

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The Combatants:

  1. Itachi – Sasuke’s older brother,
  2. Sasuke – Itachi’s younger brother and one of the last Uchiha clan.
  3. Kabuto – one of the main adversary in the Naruto series.

Location: Naruto Chapter ( 578 – 587)

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The Battle:

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.

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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.

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15 – Sahaquiel vs Unit 01, 02 and 03

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The Combatants:

  1. Sahaquiel – the 8th Angel of the series.
  2. Unit 01 – an Eva that’s piloted by Shinji.
  3. Unit 02 – an Eva that’s piloted by Asuka.
  4. Unit 03 – an Eva that piloted by Rei.

Location: Evangelion 0.1

The Battle:

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

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The Combatants:

  1. Simon – the main protagonist of Gurren Lagann series.
  2. The Helix King – the main antagonist of the first season.

Location: Gurren Lagann Episode 14

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The Battle:

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.

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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.

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13 – Ramiel vs Unit 01 & Unit 02

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The Combatants:

  1. Ramiel – the sixth angel
  2. Unit 01 – is the Eva of Shinji.
  3. Unit 02 – is the Eva of Asuka.

Location: Evangelion 1.0

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The Battle:

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

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The Combatants:

  1. Genyursi – the former Captain Commander of the Gotei 13.
  2. Juha Bach – the leader of the Wandenreich.

Location: Bleach Chapter ( 505 – 510)

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The Battle:

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.

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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.

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11 – Madara vs The 5 Kages

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The Combatants:

  1. Madara – the main antagonist of the Naruto series.
  2. The 5 Kages – the leaders of the respective villages.

Location: Naruto Chapter ( 560 – )

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The Battle:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

MY TOP 100 FAVORITE ANIME AND MANGA BATTLES (40 – 31)

MY TOP 100 FAVORITE ANIME AND MANGA BATTLES (40 – 21)

40 – Luffy vs Musshuru

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The Combatants:

  1. Luffy – the main protagonist in the One Piece Series.
  2. Musshuru – the second antagonist in the 9th movie.

Location: One Piece Movie Episode of Chopper Plus: Bloom in Winter, Miracle Sakura

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The Battle:

Luffy fights Musshuru, they are initially even. But Musshuru gains the advantage with his speed and poisoning him with his spores. Chopper attempts to defeat him but is easily dismissed. Musshuru is shot with a fire bullet by Usopp.  Robin gives an antidote to Luffy. Luffy recovers a uses his Gear Second, using a powerful Jet Bazooka to defeat Musshuru.

39 – Sanji vs Scarlet

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The Combatants:

  1. Sanji – the cook of the Straw Hat Crew.
  2. Scarlet –  is a giant red gorilla that’s a member Golden Lion Pirates.

Location: One Piece Movie 10

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The Battle:

The was a rather short battle that was utterly dominated by Sanji. Scarlet kidnaps Robin and in a scene similar to King Kong takes her to the top of a tower. He plans on marring her, but Sanji has other plans. Using his quick feet to scale towards the top of the tower. Scarlet attacks but is defeated by Sanji’s “Diable Jambe”.

38 – Dr. Indigo vs Zoro

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The Combatants:

  1. Dr. Indigo – the mad scientist of Shiki’s crew
  2. Zoro – is a member of the Straw Hat Pirates, and a former Bounty Hunter.

Location: One Piece Movie 10

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The Battle:

Zoro makes quick work of Dr. Indigo. Indigo uses his “Chemical Juggling” ability, firing chemical orbs at Zoro. Zoro slices through them, but is hit.  He is unharmed and Dr. Indigo response by uses ” Mass Juggling”. Zoro uses his “Ashura: Ugui” and defeats Dr. Indigo with ease.

37 – Natsu and Gajeel vs  Sting and Rogue

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The Combatants:

  1. Natsu –  is a Fire Dragon Slayer, a member of the Fairy Tail Guild, the main protagonist of the series.
  2. Gajeel – is an “Iron Dragon Slayer”, a member of the Fairy Tail.
  3. Sting –  the Master of Sabertooth.
  4. Rogue – is a Mage of Sabertooth.

Location: Fairy Tail Chapters (294 – 297)

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The Battle:

The Battle between the Dragon Slayers begins with Natsu and Gajeel clearly Dominating. They appear to effortlessly thrash Sting and Rogue. However, they both activate their White Drive and Shadow Drive respectively. This turns the tide of the battle in their favor. Neither Natsu or Gajeel are afraid as they continue to surprise the audience with their strength.  Sting uses his best move, Holy Nova. Natsu is completely unaffected by this technique.

Sting and Rogue activate ” Dragon Force”, and take over the battle. Natsu aims to prove that both he and Gajeel have been underestimated, by taking on both a the same time. Natsu dominates the two Dragon Slayers, they resolve to combine their attacks into ” Unison Raid: Holy Shadows Dragon Flash Bang”,  Natsu counters with his “Crimson Lotus: Exploding Flame Blade”. Natsu is declared the victor.

36 – Straw Hat Crew vs Island Creatures

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The Combatants:

  1. Straw Hat Pirates – the crew of Monkey D. Luffy
  2. Island Creatures – animal species that inhabit Strong World.

Location: One Piece Movie 10

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The Battle:

During the early scenes in the movie the Straw Hat Crew come in contact with hostile animals species in the Strong World. Luffy is being chased around an island by a flat crocodile like monster.The croc type monster is then attacked by a pink octopus like one. The octopus chases Luffy, then a Mantis attacks Luffy who dodges the attack. The Mantis proceeds to attack the Octopus and cuts its tentacles with it sharp pincers. The Mantis is then attacked by a large Bear type monster, and is defeat when the Bear uses a suplex move. The Bear charges at Luffy who response in kind, Luffy uses his “Gomu Gomu no Pistol” but the Bear dodges. Luffy then goes into his Gear Third and finishes it with a “Gigantic Pistol”.

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The Straw Hats are separated around the Island Sanji is with Usopp, Zoro with Chopper, and  Robin, Franky, and Brook are together . They all fight against odd monsters. Luffy at one point is being chased by Scorpions, but is saved by an electric Duck, called Billy. Sanji and Usopp encounter mini pink Bulls, that shoot themselves like bullets, as well as a six legged Tiger. Franky, Robin and Brooke fight tiny ant like creatures that have helmets and swords. And Zoro faces of kills a massive dinosaur type.

35 – Jiraiya, Tsunade vs Orochimaru

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The Combatants:

  1. The Legendary Three – the Sannin from Konoha

Location: Naruto Chapters (164 – 171)

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The Battle:

Jiraiya decided its finally time to kill Orochimaru. Having been previously drugged by Tsunade, Jiraiya had a difficult time molding chakra. Tsunade fought Kabuto as he was the only one able. Kabuto was completely out of his league, he slits his wrists taking advantage of Tsunade’s” hæmophobia” . Naruto was injured attempting to help her. Tsunade heals him vowing to protect him no matter what.

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Orochimaru, attempts to kill him but Tsunade protects him with her body.  Tsunade got over her blood fear and healed herself enough to summon Katsuya.  Jiraiya is able to summon Gamabunta to fight off against Orochimaru’s Manda. Defeating two sannin was too difficult for Orochimaru to accomplish and he and Kabuto fled.

34 – Ash vs Paul

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The Combatants:

  1. Ash – the main protagonist of Pokemon series.
  2. Paul – one of Ash’s rival.

Location: Pokemon Sinnoh League 29 – 31

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The Battle:

Ash leads with Pikachu and Paul use his Aggron. Aggron starts with Metal Claw, Pikachu counters with Iron Tail. Aggron uses Metal Sound, Ash tells Pikachu to use thunderbolt followed by Volt Tackle. Aggron stops Pikachu using Flash Cannon. Ash recalls Pikachu for Infernape. Aggron uses double edge, Infernape counters with Flare Blitz and they collide. Infernape is hit with recoil, Aggron is burned. Infernape uses Mach Punch knocking Aggron out of the battle.

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Next up for Paul is Gastrodon. Ash recalls Infernape for Staraptor. Gastrodon begins with Muddy Water, Staraptor gets a direct hit with Quick Attack. Staraptor uses Aerial Ace and Gastrodon uses Body Slam. Gastrodon use Water Pulse but Staraptor uses Close Combat to escape from under Gastrodon. Gastrodon knocks Staraptor down with Ice Beam, Ash subs Staraptor with Buizel. Gastrodon uses Ice Beam, Ash uses it to his advantage in combination with Aqua Jet. Buizel KO’s Gastrodon with Ice Punch.

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The poison Pokemon Drapion is Paul’s next battler. Drapion attacks with Pin Missile, Buizel uses Water Gun as a counter. Drapion uses Cross Poison but Buizel dodges and uses Sonic Boom. Its blocked by Drapion’s Tail  and Drapion captures Buizel in his claws. Buizel “inflates his flotation sack” and uses Water Gun to escape. Drapion uses Toxic Spikes poisoning Buizel then KO’ing it with Pin Missile.

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Ash sends Staraptor back out, and Paul quickly uses Pin Missile. Staraptor evades them and uses Ariel Ace, but Drapion captures it in it claws. Using Cross Poison followed by slamming Staraptor into the ground, Drapion wins. Torterra is sent out and is quickly poisoned buy Toxic Spikes, Drapion uses Cross Poison but is stopped by Energy Ball. Torterra uses Leaf Storm scoring a direct hit on Drapion. Drapion uses Pin Missile once again and Torterra uses Rock Climb which is blocked by Drapion. Drapion uses Poison Fang, but Torterra uses Synthesis but Drapion wins with Pin Missile.

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Gliscor is used next, and Paul recalls Drapion for Ninjask. Ninjask uses its agility to increase its speed, and strike with Fury Swipes. Gliscor fails in its attempt to use Fire Fang and is knocked into the ground becoming poisoned. Ash recalls Gliscor and uses Infernape who is quickly poisoned. Ash plans to get rid of the Toxic Spikes, he has Infernape dig then use Flare Blitz burning the Toxic Spikes.  Ninjask uses Giga Drain but its slower due to effects from Flare Blitz. Infernape knocks Ninjask out with Mach Punch.

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Ash gives Infernape a rest and sends Pikachu out against Froslass, it uses Hail. Pikachu use his Thunder Bolt but its ineffective, he’s hit by Ice Shard. Volt Tackle is used but easily evaded, and Froslass uses Ice Shard. Pikachu gets a clean hit on Frosslass with Iron Tail. Pikachu is hit with an Ice Beam, and gets trapped but takes out Frosslass with Volt Tackle. Paul sends out Drapion and Ash calls Pikachu back and sends Gliscor out. Drapion starts with Pin Missile, Gliscor fly’s up and uses Stone Edge. Drapion counters with Cross Poison but Gliscor uses Giga Impact, Paul uses Pin Missile. Gliscor dodges the Pin Missile then fails to connect with X-Scissor. Cross Poison is uses but Gliscor quickly use Fire Fang that burns Drapion until it faints.

Paul is left with his final Pokemon, Electivire. Gliscor has taken a lot of damage, and Paul uses Thunder on the field resulting in Gliscor being hit by rocks. Gliscor tries to use Giga Impact but is caught an Knocked out with Brick Break. Pikachu is up and uses his speed. Pikachu uses Quick Attack and hits Electivire and Pikachu gets caught in Electivire’s tails. Pikachu frees itself with Iron Tail, Electivire uses Brick Break while Pikachu counters with Quick Attack. They seem to be even, Pikachu uses Volt Tackle increasing Electivire’s speed. Pikachu fails to counter Electivire’s Thunder Punch and is knocked out with Brick Break.

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Both Ash and Paul have one Pokemon left, Electivire and Infernape. Thunder punch and Mach Punch clash as both Combatants are equal. Infernape uses Flamethrower and is countered by Protect. Electivire uses Thunder and Infernape uses Dig. Infernape uses Flamethrower, and Electivire uses Brick Break. The seem even but thing appear to change as Infernape is grabbed by Electivire. To everyone’s  surprise when Infernape activates its Blaze ability. In his new state Infernape uses Flamethrower, then a powerful Flare Blitz knocking out Electivire for the win.

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33 – Byakuka vs Zommari

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The Combatants:

  1. Byakuka – Captain of the 6th Division.
  2. Zommari – the 7th Espada of Aizen’s army.

Location: Bleach Chapter (297 – 302)

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The Battle:

Byakuka prevents Zommari from killing Rukia. They exchange words then begin to show off their speed, with a series of techniques. Zommari challenges Byakuka’s arrogance claiming that they are about equal. Zommari uses his “Resurrección, Brujería”. Using his Amor he “steal sovereignty over anything it sees”. He takes control over various parts of Byakuka who then cuts the tendon’s of the controlled body parts. Even without the use of his arm and leg Byakuka still maintain’s that he’s superior. Zommari takes over Rukia’s entire body, but Byakuka counters this with Kido, prevent Rukia from moving.

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He activates his Bankai, Senbonzakura Kageyoshi. Zommari attempts to take control over the blades, but is limited due to the fact that he only has 50 eyes. Byakuka’s Bankai has over a million little blades, Zommari uses a defensive sphere to protect himself. Zommari releasing his defeat begs for his life, but Byakuka has no sympathy for him.

32 – Gaara vs Kimimaro

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The Combatants:

  1. Gaara – Kazekage of the sand village.
  2. Kimimaro – the fifth member of the sound five.

Location: Naruto Chapters (213 – 217)

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The Battle:

Kimimaro is hasty and attacks Gaara with ” finger bullets”, Gaara’s ultimate defense swiftly blocks them. Gaara goes offensive with his sand, but Kimimaro is too agile. He uses “Suna Shigure”, causing sand to rain to the ground. But it was a distraction designed to keep Kimimaro from noticing his feet. He grabs him with sand and covers Kimimaro with sand then uses ” Sabaku SouSou” crushing him. Kimimaro survives due to the strength of his bones.

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Gaara uses “Desert Avalanche” covering most of the forest with sand, including Kimimaro. He then compacts the sand with ” Desert Requiem”. Kimimaro emerges unscathed and in his curse seal level 2 form. In this form Kimimaro isn’t being stopped by Gaara’s sand attacks. He manages to land a hit on Gaara breaking through Gaara’s sand shield. Kimimaro pulls out his own spine, and uses it to wrap around Gaara, who’s sand instantly protects him.

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Kimimaro releases his strongest bone, Gaara counters with his ” Supreme Absolute Defense Shield of Shukaku “. Gaara’s shield trumps Kimimaro’s bone, and Gaara uses sand to trap him under ground. Kimimaro uses his final “dance” and a series of bones protruded from the ground. Gaara uses his sand to lift himself and Rock Lee into the air. Just when they appear safe Kimimaro appears behind them, but he died’s before he can strike.

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31 – Grimmjow vs Ichigo

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The Combatants:

  1. Grimmjow – the 6th Espada of Aizen’s army.
  2. Ichigo – the main protagonist of the Bleach series.

Location: Bleach Chapters (279 – 287)

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The Battle:

Ichigo and Grimmjow clash swords, with his spare hand Grimmjow use his cero. After trading threats with Ichigo, they begin to fight in mid-air. Looking to provoke Ichigo’s anger he uses his, Gran Ray Cero aiming it toward Orihime.  Grimmjow finally activates his  Resurrección, Pantera. They clash in mid-air once again, Grimmjow launches his ” Garra de la Pantera “. Ichigo initially dodges this but the projectiles are heading toward Orihime, he takes the hits. After being hit Ichigo’s mask begins to crack.

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Ichigo removes the crack, and they continue to trade blows. Grimmjow gets slashed down the chest by Ichigo, leaving him to believe that he has won. Grimmjow is angry that Ichigo would conclude that he could be defeated. Grimmjow releases his technique ” Desgarron “, he claims its his strongest attack. Ichigo shatters this attack and stabs Grimmjow through the chest ending the battle.

MY TOP 100 FAVORITE ANIME AND MANGA BATTLES (50 – 41)

MY TOP 100 FAVORITE ANIME AND MANGA BATTLES (50 – 41)

50 – Mewtwo vs Charizard

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The Combatant:

  1. Mewtwo – the psychic legendary Pokemon.
  2. Charizard – the final evolution of charmander.

Location: Pokemon Origins Episode 4

The Battle:

Red battles against the legendary,Mewtwo. his Pokemon have very little succeeds , even his Articuno fails. Charizard, manages to put up a good fight. Red attempts to capture Mewtwo with an Ultra Ball, but Mewtwo breaks out. Mewtwo flings Charizard and Red into the water, suddenly Charizard begins to glow, and so do the Mega Stones. Charizard to Mega Evolves and gains offensive power, he unleashes a devastating Mega Punch knocking Mewtwo into a nearby column, allowing Red to catch it.

49 – Straw Hat Crew vs Hody Jones pirates

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The Combatants:

  1. Straw Hat Crew – Monkey D. Luffy’s pirate crew.
  2. Hody Jones pirates – The crew of fish-man pirate Hody Jones.

Location: One Piece Chapter (639 – 647)

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The Battle:

Each member of the Straw Hat Crew, battles against a member of the Hody Jones pirates. Luffy attacks Hody and sends him flying into the ship, Noah. Luffy activates his Gear Third. Hody uses the water in the ship to sending shark shaped water bullets towards Luffy. he dodges them and crushes Hody with “Gum Gum Elephant Gun”. Brook battles against  Zeo,  Zoro faces Hyouzou. Franky ends his battle with Ikaros Much with his “giant attack” . Usopp calls “Humandrake” to attack Daruma, then he calls “Trampolia”.

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Hyouzou tries to attack Zoro from behind. Sanji, Jinbe, fight the massive Wadatsumi, Wadatsumi plans to “flatten” the plaza. Brook moves behind Zeo, and is defeated by Brook’s ice sword. Usopp knocks Daruma with a shock wave. Chopper uses his strength to win his battle, while Franky roasts Ikaros with a laser beam. Jinbe uses his fish man karate against  Wadatsumi, his attack travels through Wadatsumi and sends him airborne. Sanji  uses fire kicks to set him ablaze.  Zoro uses his new “Onigiri” move on Hyouzou defeating him, ending the battle against the Hody pirates.

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48 – Genkai vs Shishiwakamaru

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The Combatants:

  1. Genkai – a psychic that trains Yusuke.
  2. Shishiwakamaru –  is a demon.

Location: Yu Yu Hankusho Episode 49

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The Battle:

Shishi battles against a weaken Genkai, Shishi uses the “chorus of a thousand souls” killing many in the audience. Genkai quickly evaded this technique, enraging Shishi. Shishi fails to kill her, due to Genkai reflectshis energy back at him. Genkai easily overpowers him, steal most of his energy and using it to power her “Spirit Reflection Blast.

47 – Unohana vs Kenpachi

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The Combatants:

  1. Unohana – former Captain of the division of the Gotei 13.
  2. Kenpachi – Captain of the 11th division of the Gotei 13.

Location: Bleach Chapter (524 – 527)

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The Battle:

Unohana lands a series of direct hits on Kenpachi.  Unohana, dominates the early stages of the fight with unhindered brutality. She say’s that Kenpachi is smart for removing his eye-patch prior to the battle. Unohana, call out Kenpachi’s fighting style calling it lazy. She’s unimpressive by his strength claiming that Kenpachi is, weak. She pins him against another rock wall shedding a tear, Kenpachi asks “if he is about to die a miserable death without ever having defeated her”.

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Unohana, stabs him through his throat, and he appears to lose consciousness. He regains consciousness, going through a cycle of blacking out then regain consciousness. Each time this occurs he regains some of his previous skill. Seeing that he finally is reaching his true potential, she announces that “playtime is over” and uses Bankai. Both combatants are loving this battle,but Kenpachi finally lands the death blow. Before dying Unohana  states that “Kenpachi was the only man in the world who could make her happy”.

46 – Ryuko vs Satsuki

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The Combatants:

  1. Ryuko – the main protagonist of the Kill La Kill series.
  2. Satsuki – The main antagonist of the Kill La Kill series.

Location: Kill La Kill Episode 3

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The Battle:

Ryuko and Satsuki, square off for the first time. Satsuki is wearing her very own, Kamui. Sengetsu, tells Ryuko that Satsuki is more powerful than she is. Its clear from the onset that this is true. Satsuki releases a devastating wind that impresses even Ryuko. Ryuko clashes swords with Satsuki, she fails to scratch her but Satsuki lands several shallow cuts on Ryuko.

Satsuki simply taps Ryuko on her Kamui and sends her flying into a building. Ryuko finally comes to understand that she must embrace her Kamui’s reveal aspects, becoming one with it. She fights Satsuki on more equal terms after that. She introduces her “Scissor Blade: Decapitation Mode”, destroying the surrounding area with one slash. They continue to destroy the surrounding environment until Satsuki ends the battle without a conclusion.

45 – Kisame vs B

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The Combatants:

  1. Kisame – former member of Akatsuki
  2. B – the 8 tails host

Location: Naruto Chapters (470 – 473)

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The Battle:

B  attacks Kisame, but Samehada  absorbs his chakra and grows stronger. He decides to use the “Eight-Tails’ chakra”, and succeeds in landing a brutal hit on Kisame.  Kisame fuses with Samehada restoring his body to its original state. More agile underwater, Kisame creates a massive water dome. B has limitations underwater , so he tries to escape.  B becomes exhausted and Kisame tries to cut off B limbs. However, Samehada has “grown fond of B’s chakra”, and protects him instead. B’s brother Raikage arrives and together they decapitate Kisame, ending the battle.

44 – Kurama vs Karasu

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The Combatants:

  1. Kurama – one of the main protagonist in the Yu Yu Hakusho series.
  2. Karasu – member of team Toguro.

Location: Yu Yu Hakusho Episode 55 -56

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The Battle:

Karasu and Kurama fight in the first battle of the finals. Karasu quickly gains the upper hand, easily destroying Kurama’s petals. He reveals that how his powers work. He creates”demon shaped dynamite sticks”. Kurama stabs Karasu in the right hand. Kurama transforms into his Yoko form. Karasu creates” a swarm of Trace Eye Bombs”,  Yoko avoids them but is surround .  

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Yoko releases a “Ojigi Plant”,  this plant destroys the bombs then attacks Karasu.  He gets “caught and swallowed up by several of the plant’s leaves” , Karasu’s mask falls off int the process. He emerges from the plant having turned his own body into an explosive. Kurama reverts back to his original state. Kurama appears to become erratic and begin to attack senselessly. He plants a  seed into Karasu’s chest, Kurama releases a “vampire tree” that kills Karasu.

43 –  Sasuke vs The 5 Kages

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The Combatants:

  1. Sasuke – one of the last members of the Uchiha Clan.
  2. The 5 Kage – the strongest five shinobi in their respective villages.

Location: Naruto Chapter (460 – 467)

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The Battle:

Sasuke and his team are aiming to kill Danzo. He is stopped by the Raikage, A. A’s strength is greater than the cocky Sasuke could have imagined. He snaps Suigetsu’s sword, and defeats Jugo rather easily. A is capable of countering Chidori, so Sasuke activated his “Mangekyo Sharingan”.  A sacrifices his arm trying to hammer through Sasuke’s defenses. Gaara intervenes trying to determine if Sasuke can be redeemed.

Sasuke cut several columns, causing the room to collapse. Sasuke, abandons his comrades in search for Danzo. Danzo escapes but before Sasuke can chase him the Mizukage, Terumī blocks his path with “Lava Release”. Her “acidic mist” almost kills Sasuke but  Zetsu aids him. Onoki the Tsuchikage, uses his “Dust Release” on Sasuke but he’s again save this time by Tobi.

42- Straw Hat Pirates vs Neo Marines

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The Combatants:

  1. The Straw Hat Pirates – the pirate crew of Monkey D. Luffy.
  2. Neo Marines – the marines that are under the command of Z.

Location: One Piece Movie Z

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The Battle:

The Straw Hats face off against Neo Marines.They begin using their various skills to fight. Chopper  uses his “Guard Point”, shooting many rifles by himself.  Zoro fights with Ain, as she aims to protect Z. Sanji fights with Binz, Luffy easily dispatches a group of Neo Marines. He, dodges multiple shots as he looks for Z. Zoro and Ains battle, nut she is clearly out matched. Sanji lands many hard kicks on Binz. Robin uses her “Gigantesco Mano” move, crushing many enemies with giant legs.

Brook utilizes his “Soul Solid”, paralyzing many soldiers. Chopper transforms into his new “Kung-Fu point”, and defeats several soldiers.  Usopp uses “Hissatsu Midori Bosshi”, raising sharp bamboo from the ground. Nami summons a “lightning storm” on the striking everyone including her fellow straw hats. An army of “Pacifista” arrive and begin attacking. Franky shows up an obliterates them with his “Radical Beam”.

41 – Sasuke vs Diedara

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The Combatants:

  1. Sasuke – one of the main characters from Naruto.
  2. Diedara – a former member of the Akatsuki.

Location: Naruto Chapters (355 – 363)

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The Battle:

Sasuke, attacks Deidara and Tobi and Deidara notes how fast he is. Although makes a clean strike through Tobi, but misses Deidara. Tobi is unaffected, and Deidara counters with his clay explosives. Sasuke  uses “Chidori Senbon”, to diffuse them. Deidara uses his C2 dragon and creates smaller explosives that Tobi hides underground. Sasuke can’t destroy the dragon as it’s out of range. He’s, forcing into activating his level two cursed seal. Sasuke manages cut off one of the dragon’s wings, which falls to the ground destroying itself and the explosive underground.

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Sasuke and Deidara both survive the explosions.  Deidara is reminded how he was recruited into the Akatsuki. Itachi, humiliated him with his Sharingan. Resulting in Deidara hating the Uchiha, he uses his C4 explosive by eating his clay. When C4 explodes microscopic bombs are released into the atmosphere, whatever inhales them disintegrates. Sasuke uses his Sharingan to make it appear that he died, but when he thinks he won Deidara becomes a clay clone. Deidara traps him within a clay clone, but Sasuke nullifies the explosives like before. Deidara can’t accept that he was defeated, he commits suicide by blowing himself up but Sasuke survives.

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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.

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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30 Day Anime Challenge – Day 15

30 Day Anime Challenge

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Favorite Animal Sidekick, Pet or Summoning (Pikachu)

The was easy challenge, Ash’s Pikachu. For those who may not know Pikachu is a electric rodent Pokemon. Considering, the fact that Pikachu is the name of each member of the species I’m singling out Ash’s Pikachu. Pikachu was the first Pokemon Ash’s received. Pikachu didn’t initially take too Ash and would comically shock him with his electricity.  He refused to enter his Poke-ball, and disobeyed him. Pikachu’s tone changed after Ash risked getting injured to protect Pikachu from a group of Spearow. From that moment Ash and Pikachu have been inseparable.

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On average Pikachu’s aren’t terribly powerful, but Ash’s Pikachu manages to overcome the odds. The partnership between Ash and Pikachu is the main reason behind Pikachu’s success. Pikachu has twice refused to evolve via Thunder stone. It has been noted that Pikachu’s power exceeds that of normal Pikachu’s. Pikachu is powerful, determine, loyal not to mention ADORABLE.

Pokemon Origins 1-4 Mini Review

Pokemon Origins 1 – 4

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I already put 20 hours into my copy of Pokemon X and Y (X to be exact my brother got Y) and I’m excited. To honor and promote Pokemon Nintendo decided to create an anime version of the original Pokemon games. They didn’t disappoint one bit. The anime is so true to the games that they even feature the save screens at the beginning and end of each episode. Using the same soundtrack and the same sound effects really adds to the experience. The animation is superb and the action scenes are amazing.

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The tone of the anime was far more serious than the other Pokemon series (team rockets murder of a Marovak was depressing) . The first battle between Red and Green was intense and brutal (charmander’s scream still haunts me). The biggest downside of this mini series is the skipping of the battles (The Gyms, the Elite four and Red versus Green). Showing highlights of the best battles while understandable was still disappointing. Red is impressive unlike Ashe (who has some moments) but Red manages to capture ALL 150 Pokemon instead of befriending and releasing them. Overall, I would undoubtedly recommend Pokemon Origins to all fans of Pokemon.

Rating:

  1. Animation: 9.0
  2. Style: 8.0
  3. Story: 7.5 (Pokemon’s story is simple)
  4. Action: 8.5

Series Highlights:

  • Red versus Green (Squirtle vs Charmander)
  • Red versus Brock
  • Red versus Giovanni
  • Red versus Green (Blastoise vs Charizard)
  • Red versus Mewtwo (Charizard vs Mewtwo)

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