The Top 100 Anime and Manga Battles of All Time (20 – 11)

20. Gon vs Pitou

When Gon learn that Kite is dead he snaps. Dark aura surrounds him and Gon transforms. His powers increase to such a level that he rivals the Chimera Ant King. Neferpitou uses her Terpsichora, trying to kill him. Gon vanishes. She gives chase. She attacks him while his back is turned. He dodges, kicks her in the stomach, and uses his Jajanken. He punches with it at point blank range, sending her into the side of a mountain. He then brutally beats her head in, shattering her skull. Lifeless, Pitou corpse is still able to attack. She rips off Gon’s right arm, he’s unharmed. He finally finishes Pitou with another Jajanken.


19. Shimazaki vs Everyone

Shimazaki appears before Sho and Ritsu. Allowing Sho to enter the building, Ritsu attacks Shimazaki with fire extinguishers. Shimazaki starts beating Ritsu. Teru and the scars arrive. They engage in a highly explosive, fast paced group battle. Shimazaki is able to counter most of the attacks, until he’s gets distracted. However, he regains his composure just in time, defeating the group.


18. Luffy vs Doflamingo

Luffy and Doflamingo battle begins with a contest of Haoshoku Haki. Luffy is able to land a few blows against the Shichibukai. They clash with Haki again this time Doflamingo wins out, sending Luffy crashing into the edge of the roof. Using his Second Gear and Haki, Luffy sends Doflamingo flying. However, Doflamingo doesn’t think Luffy’s punches were very powerful. Later, Luffy attacks him with Red Hawk, causing a large explosion. Ineffective, Luffy activates his Third Gear. Doflamingo is able to easily dodge Gear Third Luffy.

Luffy activates Gear Fourth for the first time. In Gear Fourth, Luffy balloons, causing him to constantly bounce. He punches Doflamingo, sending him flying into buildings at high speeds. Luffy, now able to fly, dropkick him into several buildings. Luffy manages to dominate Doflamingo head to head, knocking him out with his King Kong punch.


17. Naruto and Sasuke vs Momoshiki

This is a bit of a remake from the Boruto movie. Naruto and Sasuke join forces to fight Momoshiki. After disrupting the Chunin Exams to kill Naruto when they try remove to the Nine-tails chakra. The fight is one of the best of the Boruto/Naruto series. The animation is spectacular, as Naruto and Sasuke combine their abilities to maximum effect. The two prove to be too much for the Otsutsuki clan member.


16. Saitama vs Genos

Genos kicks towards Saitama, but he misses. He follows that up with a barrage of punches that Saitama dodges. Genos uses his “incineration cannon,” more punches, and a more powerful incineration cannon, all of which Saitama evades. Genos reminds Saitama that he’s suppose to take the fight seriously. Saitama “hits” Genos with his Death Punch, blowing a massive hole in the mountains behind him.


15. Goku & Vegeta (Gogeta) vs Broly

Basically the majority of the new Broly movie is Goku and Vegeta trading fights against Broly. Later in the movie the two fuse to become Gogeta. After this transformation their a greater match for Broly. The battle is a high octane and quick, that is typical for the series. Gogeta gets the better of Broly, but the bout ends when Broly is teleported to safety.


14. Guy vs Madara

Guy’s use of the seventh gate, Gate of Wonder, wasn’t successful. He realizes that he must use the dreaded, eighth gate, Gate of Death. He knows that doing so will cost him his life. Guy uses his Evening Elephant, hitting Madara directly. With his life close to ending he doesn’t have too much time. He hopes to finish this fight with Night Guy. He charges at Madara, altering time, then kicking Madara in the side. He nearly kill Madara, but destroying most of his torso. However, Madara survives.


13. Goku vs Jiren

Ultra Instinct Goku faces off against Jiren once again in the final episodes of Dragon Ball Super. In the conclusion of the Tournament of Power, Goku masters Ultra Instinct and is finally able to dominate Jiren. This forces Jiren to increase his own power. Goku is almost defeat twice, but manages to survive. Jiren attacks Goku’s friends and family sitting on the bleachers. Goku becomes enraged, finally defeating Jiren. However, Goku collapses from the strain of using Ultra Instinct.

Victorious by default, Jiren refuses to knock Goku off at first. He is reminded by the God Belmond of what’s at stake. He resigns himself to defeating Goku, but tells him that ” he
will always live on in his memories even as he ceases to exist.” Frieza saves Goku, with the previous thought dead Android 17 revealing he survived. Jiren becomes exhausted as he fights Frieza and 17. Then Goku recovers and joins the fray. Goku, Frieza and 17 team up to fight Jiren together. Goku and Frieza overpower Jiren, knocking him off.


12. Kakashi vs Obito

At this point in the Naruto series most of the fighting was focused primarily on jutsu that have massive power. This fight was focuses on hand to hand combat. Beautifully directed, the childhood sparring match between Obito and Kakashi is paralleled with current fight to the death. Symbolizing the change in their relationship, this fight also had an emotional tone to it. Kakashi and Obito’s friendship is over and one must die.


11. Saitama vs Boros

Saitama vs Boros

Saitama often defeats his opponents in One Punch, however, Boros is a exception. Saitama’s initial punch destroys the “restraining armor” that Boros wears. After transforming he attacks Saitama. He easily blocks Boros attacks. He finally takes of Boros arm. They end up fighting outside. Boros is impressed that Saitama has survived this long. He regenerates, regrowing his arm. Using Meteoric Burst, he unleashes a torrent of powerful hits on Saitama, eventually knocking him to the moon. None of this effects Saitama. He returns from the moon, finally ready to take Boros seriously. He hit him with “consecutive normal punches” splattering Boros. Using his abilities, Boros returns. Using his strongest move, Collapsing Star Roaring Cannon, he plans to destroy the planet. Finally, Saitama uses Serious Series: Serious Punch, destroying Boros.

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The Top 100 Anime and Manga Battles of All Time (40 – 31)

40. Mob vs Mogami

Mogami is a powerful evil spirit that was once an famous esper considered to be ” The Greatest Psychic of the 20th Century.” In a attempt to save his mother from dying he became an assassin to pay for her bills. During the “Keiji Mogami Arc,” he encounters Mob. Possessing the spoiled child of a rich businessman Masashi Asagiri, Mogami is exposed by Reigen. He attacks the hundreds of espers that Masashi’s father hires. To try to exorcise Mogami from Matsuo’s body Mob uses astral projection to enter her mind. While her, Mob and Mogami have a psychic battle. Mob gets the better of him here. However, he manages to turn the tables on Mob. Placing him in an alternate world.

Mob spends six months in the mindscape that Mogami traps him in. However, Mogami doesn’t like how Mob responds. He becomes enraged, attacking Mob with the spirits that he’s collected over the years. Mob reaches 100% courage, destroying the fabric of the mindscape. Mob defeats Mogami with a powerful blasts. Destroyed, Mogami’s evil spirits gang up on Mob, overwhelming him. Mob awakens his ???% mode and Mob completely erases the mindscape world. The battle could be a bit confusing, but it was a marvelously animated battle. It was an colorful and amazing scene that’s typical of the series.


39. Zenitsu vs Brother

Zenitsu Agatsuma, is the cowardly member of the Demon Slayers Corps and Older Brother Spider Demon, is a spider demon with a human head and spider body. They battle on the Natagumo Mountain. In what is typical for Zenitsu he’s petrified of the spiders that swarm him. He runs up a tree to escape them. Poisoned, he’s in danger of becoming a spider human hybrid. He panics as his hair begins to fall out and passes out. Unconscious, Zenitsu goes into a trance. Using Thunder Breathing, he attacks Brother. The demon counters with “poison sputum,” poison shaped like a web. Zenitsu dodges the attack in mid-air.

The demon spiders surround Zenitsu. He finally enters his Thunderclap and Flash stance. It’s revealed that Zenitsu “only” has one technique. However, he has mastered this singular move. His electric aura explodes, destroying the surrounding spiders. Zenitsu strikes Brother with the speed and strength of a lighting bolt killing the demon.


38. All Might vs Nomu

All Might attacks Nomu with a barrage of fists. Designed to handle All Might’s power, Nomu isn’t phased. To damage the monster, All Might musts go beyond his normal level of power. Surpassing his limits, he and Nomu trade blows. With each hit (at incredible speed) they create shock-waves. Nomu is overwhelmed by All Might’s power. All Might defeats Nomu with a powerful Plus Ultra punch.


37. Levi vs Kenny

The initial battle between Levi and Kenny is more of an aerial assault. During the Uprising Arc, Kenny hires the Reeves Company to try and kidnap Eren and Historia. Kenny attacks Levi and Nifa, killing the later. Levi manages to avoid getting hit. Kenny is armed with ODM gear and two guns. Levi escapes, giving way to an amazing chase scene leaving Levi trapped in a tavern. However, he’s able to escape, despite the presence of Kenny’s squad.


36. Father vs Everyone

Some of my favorite kinds of battles is one vs many. Often this is the big bad verses all the heroes, however, sometimes it’s the reverse. In this case it’s the former. The Briggs Fortress soldiers, allies of Edward, join forces as they take on Father. Trying to exhaust his stone supply, they combine there attack efforts. However, Father’s barrier is too strong. When he lowers that barrier to attempt to absorb Greed’s stone, Edward, Armstrong and Izumi attack. Father loses control of his power, causing a massive explosion. Edward is now pinned to a bolder and his auto-mail right arm. With Edward in danger, Al convinces May to help him transmute his soul for Edward’s right arm. Enraged, Edward goes on a rampage delivering powerful blows against Father.


35. Gurren Lagann vs the Anti – Spirals

The Battle between the Gurren Lagann and Anti-Spiral is rather long. It features many transformations of Gurren Lagann as the mecha increases in size. The battle also has a great deal of symbolism, centered on human ascension. The Anti-Spirals hate the human race, and attempt to exterminate humans. The Anti- Spirals are beings that have abandoned spiral power, and stunted their own evolution. They are a collective unconscious that are attempting to avert a ” hypothetical event” called the ” Spiral Nemesis”. Gurren grows in its size at its final form, “Super Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann” reaches 52.8 billion light years in height. I feel it’s better to simply watch the battle than read my description of. Hope you enjoy watching it as I had.


34. Midoriya, Iida and Todoroki vs Stain

Izuku arrives to save Iida. Immobilized, Tenya is helpless and can’t help. Seeing the situation, Izuku springs into action. Activating One for All Full Cowl, Izuku attacks. He manages to slip through Stains legs, avoiding his katana. Slashing at him, Izuku dodges and uses 5% Detroit Smash. The hit connects. Stain manages to activate his Quirk, paralyzing Midoriya like Tenya. Now also helpless, Midoriya and Iida are rescued by Shoto. What follows is an action pack and exciting battle between the new heroes and Stain. They work together to defeat Stain, rescuing another fallen hero.


33. Levi vs The Beast Titan

At this point it’s clear that Levi is the best fighter in Attack on Titan. After the sacrifice of his fellow Scouts, and enraged Levi dominates the Beast Titan. With quick and powerful strikes, Levi manages to incapacitate the Beast Titan. He rips Zeke from it’s nape, however, Zeke is rescued by the Cart Titan.


32. Julius vs Licht

The fight between Julius Novachrono vs Patolli occurs over the city in the Royal Capital. The battle is a high flying spectacle. With the Wizard King using his time magic, while dodging the light attacks from Licht. They destroy the surrounding buildings during the conflict. Licht intimidated by the Kings Power, resorts to attacking innocent civilians. King Julius stops the spell, but is unable to avoid Licht’s sword.


31. Madara vs The 5 Kages

The Five Hokage join forces and prepare to battle Madara
The Five Hokage join forces and prepare to battle Madara

The Kages begin with Tsunade healing Gaara and Onoki, while Mei and A go on the offense. Mei uses ” Lava Release: Melting Apparition Technique”, and A uses his ” Lightning Oppression Horizontal Chop”. Madara uses his Susanoo to attack, but Gaara and Onoki use their defenses to stop the attack. Mei uses “Water Mist Technique” to hide the advance of A and Onoki. Onoki and A uses ” Super Aggravated Rock Technique” cracking the ribs of Susanoo. Madara uses Wood Nature Technique to destroy Onoki golem. Onoki response with his “Dust Element: Atomic Detachment”. Tsunade sites her 4 rules for a medic ninja, releasing her ” Byakuguo”. She attacks with a punch fracturing the ribs of Susanoo, then Madara uses “Katon Wildfire Extermination”. Mei counters with ” Suiton Waterspout ” and “Suiton Dragon Flood”, Weighting Rocks: Lightning Horizontal Chiyo Storm is used by A ans Onoki and Tsunade delivers another kick.

Tsunade damages Madara further knocking him to the ground, and Gaara attempts to seal him. Tsunade is then pierced through the stomach with Susanoo’s blade. Tsunade breaks the blade and hurls it at Madara, Onoki use his Duck Element to try to kill Madara, but it fails. Madara uses Wood Clones to “balance” the battle, 5 clones for each Kage. The Kages have a hard time fighting the now Susanoo activated clones. The Kages take one last stand, a use a collective attack. Madara isn’t harmed but his clones are destroyed, he activates his “Perfect Susanoo”. Madara uses Susanoo to cut the tops of several mountains showing his power. Edo Tensei is ended but Madara releases it. Madara thoroughly defeats the Kages, leaving them near death and Tsunade cut in half.

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The Top 100 Anime and Manga Battles of All Time (70 – 61)

70. Ash vs Paul

Ash leads with Pikachu and Paul use his Aggron. Aggron starts with Metal Claw, Pikachu counters with Iron Tail. Then 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. 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. Then 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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

Electrivire vs Infernape
Electrivire vs Infernape

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. Ash sends Pikachu out and uses his speed. Using Quick Attack it 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.

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.


69. Gaara vs Kimimaro

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. 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. 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.


68. Grimmjow vs Ichigo

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.

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. He becomes 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.


67. Mizukage vs Gaara

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.


66. Nanashi vs Luo Lang

The final duel between Luo-Lang and Nanashi. This scene is hands down one of the best animated sword fights ever. The direction, sound effects, music, camera and overall drama are worthy of praise. I would recommend this movie just to watch this scene.


65. Naruto, B, Itachi vs Nagato

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. 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. 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.


64. May vs Drew

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.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. He begin’s to give off a lot of heat, Absol uses Razor again.

Then 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.


63. 3rd Hokage vs Orochimaru

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.


62. B vs Sasuke

The battle against B begins with Suigetsu attacking him with his sword. B is undisturbed and catches the sword. He handles both Suigetsu and Juugo easily. Sasuke takes be head on and during the exchange he manages to get the sword from B. B unsheathes his eight swords, and uses a odd stance. He then begins to attack Sasuke ferociously, his unorthodox movements make it near impossible for Sasuke to follow even with his Sharingan. Sasuke uses his Chidori Blade, but it doesn’t have any effect. B stabs Sasuke with several of his swords.Before he can finish him, Suigetsu interferes and saves him. Juugo gets a powerful hit on B, while Karin heals Sasuke.

With Sasuke, Suigetsu and Juugo working together they manage to get a brief advantage over B. B escapes but Karin locates him, Sasuke follows him. He uses his ” Number 8 ” on Sasuke, who deflects it. Then 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, and captured B.


61. Simon vs The Helix King

The Helix Kings “Gurren Lagann” is named Razengan, he quickly begins to fight launching himself into the air. He attempts to attack Gurren Lagann creating a crater in the ground. He kicks Gurren Lagann in the air and hits it with a spin kick. It’s clear that Razengan is faster an more agile, Simon attempts to use Giga Drill Breaker. Razengan bites the head of the drill and breaks it. He then pins Gurren Lagann to the wall, and Gurren Lagann collapses to the floor.

The stand and go head to head with Razengan but Gurren Lagann is pierced by its drill. Simon ejects the head of Gurren Lagann and uses Lagann Impact. It fails however and both Razengan and Gurren Lagann clash with each of their own drills. Simon wins the exchange but The Helix King leaves Razengan, attacking Gurren with his bare hands. When The Helix King thinks he got the advantage, Simon surprises him by stabbing him in the chest with the core drill. He blows a hole in the kings chest ending the battle.

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80. Ash vs Gary

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.


79. Neji vs Kidomaru

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 delivers a final strike into forehead of Kidomaru with gentle fist, killing him.


78. Kurama vs Karasu

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.

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.


77. Genyursi vs Juha Bach

Genyursi aims to obliterate Juha Bach, and he instantly goes and uses his Bankai, Zanka no tachi. The Bankai uses all the power in his flames into the edge of his sword. After showing his Bankai’s power, Genyursi uses his Zanka no East. Bach attacks Genyursi but his sword snaps in half. Bach is surprised and Genyursi explains that if there’s an East there must be a west. He reveals his Zanka no Tachi west, which covers himself in flames that rival the sun. Bach uses his Sankt Zwinger but Genyursi uses his sword as a stand to protect himself.

He then uses his Zanka no South, resurrecting the past kills of his. Bach notices that these resurrected corpses were former allies, upset at this Bach rushes Genyursi. Genyursi uses his Zanka no North and cuts Bach nearly in half. Assuming that he’s won he powers down his Bankai, it turns out however that the Bach that was fighting Loyd Royd R. The real Bach emerges and kills off a dying Loyd, when Genyursi uses his Bankai Bach steals it. Bach uses his sword and quickly attacks a depleted Genyursi, cutting him in half. He then cuts off his hand and then destroys him completely.


76. Sasuke vs The 5 Kages

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.


75. Straw Hat Pirates vs Neo Marines

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”.


74. Goku and Vegeta vs Kid Buu

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.


73. Sasuke vs Diedara

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.

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.


72. Natsu and Gajeel vs Sting and Rogue

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. He 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.


71. Mayuri Kurotsuchi vs Pernida Parnkgjas

This fight ends up being between Mayuri and Pernida, however, it starts with Kenpachi mindlessly attacking the unknown Pernida. When Kenpachi attacks, Pernida attacks his arm. Mangled, Kenpachi rips his arm off. He did manage to split Pernida’s head. Kenpachi, ignoring Mayuri’s advice, attack again. This time Pernida breaks both Kenpachi’s legs. Mayuri decides to save Kenpachi from himself. He stabs Kenpachi with his Ashisogi Jizo. He activates Ashisogi Jizo, Kyodo Yon, resulting in Jizo emitting an unpleasant sound.

Mayuri does what he does best. He meticulously probes Pernidas power. He learns that Pernida ability “The Compulsory” isn’t linked to his main body. Pernida “sends its nerves into its opponents’ bodies to forcibly control and break them.” When Pernida attacks with his nerves, Mayuri counters with a liquid that exposes Pernida’s nerves. Pernida reveals his true form, as the left hand of the Soul King. As character design goes, Pernida isn’t well throughout. A hand feels like the type of villain you create as a five year old. Anyway, Mayuri and Pernida engage in a back and fourth.

Pernida can use his nerves to control inorganic objects and is able to create duplicates of itself. Pressured, Mayuri uses his new Bankai, Konjiki Ashisogi Jizo: Makai Fukuin Shotai. A modified Bankai, Jizo can “create a modified Konjiki Ashisogi Jizo using the information he gives it.” A screaming Konjiki Ashisogi bursts out. Pernida fails to use its Compulsory on Jizo. As the “baby’s skin merely peels away,” Mayuri explains that “how it cannot be controlled because its nerves are divided into 70000 layers, each of which will simply peel away if infiltrated by Pernida’s nerves.”

Konjiki Ashisogi eats Pernida. However, this doesn’t matter as Pernida tears Ashisogi from within. Pernida use Heilig Pfeil. He begins to dominate the battle over Mayuri, forcing Nemu to intervene. Mayuri isn’t pleased. He’s furious that she would fight without his orders. Nemu fights on Mayuri behalf, which he hates. However, Nemu’s body is destroyed as the nerves of Pernida tear her to pieces. Pernida consume Nemu’s body without her brain. This causes Pernida’s cells to grow uncontrollably and forcing him to explode.

The Top 100 Anime and Manga Battles of All Time (90 – 81)

90. Shuisui vs Starkk

This battle gets interrupted, splitting it in two. The first half wasn’t taken very seriously by either combatant. However, after the interruption they decided to get serious. 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” and it “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.


89. Genkai vs Shishiwakamaru

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 reflects his energy back at him. Genkai easily overpowers him, steal most of his energy and using it to power her “Spirit Reflection Blast“.


88. Spike vs Pierrot Le Fou

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.


87. Kimimaro vs Rock Lee

While trying to retrieve Sasuke, Naruto encounters Kimimaro. Naruto fails to make a head way with Kimimaro, however Rock Lee intervenes. Initially 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.


86. Goku vs Burter and Jeice

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”.


85. Straw Hat Pirates vs Moria and Ora

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.


84. Kenpachi vs Nnotria

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.


83. Alphonse vs Kimblee and Pride

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.


82. Mugen and Jin vs Kariya

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.


81. Sachiel vs Shinji

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.

The Top 100 Anime and Manga Battles of All Time (100 – 91)

Back in December of 2013, I created a list of “My Top 100 Favorite Anime and Manga Battles.” As 2020 begins I decided that is should create another one. Since 2013 a number of anime and manga series have begun and ended. I also got into series that I didn’t watch when I created the original lists, The Seven Deadly Sins and Hunter X Hunter being among them. Looking at the series that dominated my original lists, the Big 3 were prominent.

With Naruto (30%) being the most represented, followed by One Piece (15%), Bleach (10%), Pokemon (8%), Evangelion and Gurren Lagann (6%), DBZ (5%), Attack on Titan and Yu Yu Hakusho with (3%) and Air Gear, FMA, and Samurai Champloo at (2%) each. I’m certain my new list will increase in diversity, I wonder what the percentages will be. Everyone lists has it’s limits. This list is limited to all the anime fights I’ve seen. I don’t need to have watch the anime series per say, just the fight. Despite the title, I’m certain these aren’t actually all THE bests battles ever. However, I’m sure that many of the entries on this list would be on many other all time battles list. Without further ado lets begin.


100. Sajin Komamura vs Bambietta Basterbine

During the Quincy Blood War, Komamura and Bambietta battle in Wandenreich City. Sajin Komamura is the Captain of the 7th Division. An anthropomorphic wolf, Sajin is a powerful Shinigami with a high sense of honor. Sternritter Bambietta is a Quincy and member of the Sternritter’s. Designated with the power of “E” for Explode, she is cute but sadistic. The battle between Sajin and Bambietta, starts off as a conflict between Shinji, Momo, Sanji and Bambietta. Both Shinji and Momo are quickly defeated.

Sajin realizes that he can’t simply block Bambietta’s “Explode.” Her ability allows her to turn anything her Reishi touches into a bomb. Sajin, having undergoing the Humanization Technique, is now human. He activates his Kokujo Tengen Myo’o Dangai Joe. Having also gone through transformation, Sajin’s Bankai is now only Reiatsu. As a result Bambietta’s ability is nullified and she is defeated.


99. Shikamaru Nara vs Tayuya

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 is almost able to kill Shikamaru.


98. Mayuri vs Szayel

This was the type of battle that’s fought and won mentally. Mayuri is a odd character, he fits the “Mad scientist” archetype. He’s arrogant , rude and condescending. Szayelaporro Granz is similar to Mayuri in that regard. The back and forth of these to combatants is what’s most enjoyable. They keep trying to one up one another with their techniques. Although, this results in some grotesque techniques (Mayuri’s Bankai eating Granz, Granz being rebirth from Nemi’s mouth). Granz attempts to turn Mayuri’s Bankai against him, but he self destructs it. Granz claims he cannot be killed, that he continues to be reborn indefinitely.

Mayuri is disappointed because Granz “lack of any further abilities”. He explains that by recreating himself inside Nemu, Granz is now “dosed with a sense-enhancing chemical”. This drug increases Granz senses, paralyzing him as seconds become centuries. Mayuri proceeds to breaking off his blade in Granz hand torturing him for eternity.


97. Android 17 vs Piccolo

Piccolo is one of the few characters in the Dragon Ball Series that get to shine, other than Saiyan’s. During the Cell saga he fuses with Kami, becoming a complete and more powerful fighter. In an effort to stop Cell from becoming perfect Piccolo decides to destroy the androids. Piccolo and Android #17 are of equal strength. He’s at a disadvantage, unlike the android’s he doesn’t have unlimited energy. He uses his “regeneration abilities” and his several energy attacks, like his “Hellzone Grenade”. This battle is cut short by the arrival of Cell, but was entertaining while it lasted.


96. Temari vs Shikamaru

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.

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.


95. Kakashi vs Pain

This battle exemplified all of Kakashi’s abilities. He think’s steps ahead, he develops a strategy, and can execute. He’s able to deduce Pain’s Deva Path abilities in a short time, and devises a plan to stop him. With the help of Chōji and Chōza Akimichi they nearly defeat him. The Asura Path arrives to aid the Deva Path, and further complicates things. They were close to becoming successful in defeating the Deva Path, but the Asura Path sacrifices itself. Giving the Deva Path an opportunity to defeat them. Realizing that Kakashi is a major threat, the Deva Path decides to kill him. Pain hurls a nail at Kakashi’s head, appearing to have killed him.


94. Harribel vs Hitsugaya

Hitsugaya’s fight with Harribel changes when she senses that her “Fraccións” were defeat by Captain-Commander Yamamoto. Harribel reveals that she is ranked 3rd Espada. Hitsugaya is surprised by her “low” rank due to Harribel’s tremendous power. Hitsugaya uses his Bankai as Harribel rushes at him and they cross blades. As their battle continues, Hitsugaya is finding himself being dominated by Harribel. He prepares to counter, but Harribel gives him no chance due to using her “Ola Azul” technique. Harribel questions “whether this is the full strength of a captain”. She finally releases her Zanpakuto, Tiburón. Harribel slices through Hitsugaya’s body without him realizes it.

She wrongly assumes that Hitsugaya is dead and sets her sights on Captain Commander. However, before she can attack Hitsugaya does. She manages to dodge the attack but is confuse as to how he survived. An ice clone is seen falling to the ground, Hitsugaya states that “he didn’t want to use that technique so early as it was a one time move that he was waiting to use for later in the battle”. Hitsugaya and Harribel continue to trade attacks, but neither seems to gain the advantage. This is due to the fact that their Zanpakuto’s are opposite elements, ice and water. They continue with a back and forth of changing water to ice and vice versa. Hitsugaya realizes that they are both are waiting for condensation to accumulate.

Harribel asks what he is talking about and Hitsugaya explains that “he actually doesn’t have to wait for water, as Hyōrinmaru is the most powerful ice-element Zanpakuto, and so all water is his weapon, which means that all the heavens are under his command”.He uses his “Hyoten Hyakkaso” when it begins, a huge hole appears in the clouds. She learns that “Hyoten Hyakkaso” is an extension of Tenso Jurin”. Hitsugaya explains that it’s “one of Hyōrinmaru’s basic powers, but also its strongest”. The sky begins to darken, and snow begins to fall. Ice flowers bloom as her her sword touches the snow. Hitsugaya tells her that “Hyoten Hyakkaso” causes anything that touches the snow to freeze into the shape of a flower”. He say’s that “once one hundred flowers have bloomed, she will die”.


93. Kurama vs Shigure

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.


92. Colonel Mustang vs Envy

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

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


91. Monkey D. Luffy vs Blueno

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.