The Top 100 Anime and Manga Battles of All Time (50 – 41)

50. Ramiel vs EVA Unit 01 & EVA Unit 02

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.


49. Jiraiya, Tsunade vs Orochimaru

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.

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.


48. Kisuke Urahara vs. Askin Nakk Le Vaar

This battle is the most interesting largely due to the fact that Kisuke finally uses his Bankai. The problem I had with this fight (and maybe this final Bleach arc) is that I CANNOT REALLY UNDERSTAND Askin’s power or Urahara’s Bankai’s powers. After Askin uses his Vollstandig, Hasshein which “will adapt to mutations in any “poison” he is resisting.” His description of his power is long winded. Anyway, Urahara attacks Askin, but he dodges. He uses his Gift Ring on Urahara’s eye, causing it to burst.

Realizing the danger that he’s in, Urahara releases his Bankai, Kannonbiraki Benihime Aratame. The first time he’s using his Bankai, there’s not much information on it. Askin’s arm split open and he jumps back, resulting in his arm begin sewed back up. Urahara’s Bankai can ” restructure anything it touches.” Urahara restructures his eyes and then his left hand increasing his power. Askin increases the power of his Gift Ball Deluxe. Surprisingly, the hand of Grimmjow rips the heart out of Askin’s chest.


47. Straw Hat Crew vs Hody Jones pirates

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”.

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.


46. Ichibe Hyosube vs. Yhwach

One of the difficulties witnessing this fight was knowing that Yhwach couldn’t loss to Hyosube. Regardless of what he did he was always going to fail. This is true of most, if not all the battles in anime. What’s different in this fight is you get the impression that Hyosube would have won if it made sense for the story. Hyosube is an interesting character. He manages to maintain his stern manner, while being upbeat personality. During this battle he’s ruthless, but manages to smile regardless.

His personality shines through, along with his power. He’s constantly condescending towards Yhwach, especially as he cuts Yhwach’s power in half. He’s given the title of “Monk Who Calls the Real Name,” he created the names for everything in Soul Society. He can manipulate “true names the metaphysical representations of sentient being – which grants him a certain amount of power over the target.” After Hyosube continues to outclass Yhwach in the battle, the later uses The Almighty. Now Yhwach “can see far into the future with his eyes opened, which allows him to know and understand all abilities.” This is largely an Ass Pull, but up until this moment the battle was exciting.


45. Sakura, Chiyo vs Sasori

Sakura destroys Sasori's puppet with Chiyo's aid
Sakura destroys Sasori’s puppet with Chiyo’s aid

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. 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.

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. 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.

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. 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.


44. Mob vs Koyama

When Koyama tries to capture Mob for Claw, he mistakenly kidnaps Ritsu. Mob intervenes to save his brother. Koyama brutalizes Mob with his Telekinetic Helix. Eventually, Mob reaches 100% Animosity, due to the violent abuse that Koyama inflicted on him and his brother. Despite Mob dominating him and beating to a pulp, Koyama does manage to escape with Ritsu. As most Mob Psycho 100 battles this one was highly entertaining and well animated.


43. Escanor vs Estarossa

During the Defensive Battle for Liones arc, Escanor challenges Estarossa, assuming that he’s the strongest of the Ten Commandments. Escanor enters the battle to protect his fellows knights. Estarossa is surprised that he can with stand his power. Estarossa upper cuts, then knocks down Estarossa. When Escanor attacks Estarossa, it appears as if the sun is coming towards him. Even though he blocks the attack, he still falls to the ground. Excited, Estarossa summons his sword. Escanor cuts Estarossa, but he starts gushing blood. Estarossa reveals that his power if Full Counter, that ” allows him to reflect any physical attack with more than double its original strength.”

Escanor decides to take the fight seriously and creates a miniature sun. The heat causes the armor of the other Knights to melt. He uses Cruel Sun, then Pride Flare evaporating an entire lake. Estarossa uses his darkness to heal himself. Escanor uses Cruel Sun, but Estarossa covers it with darkness. Sensing that he’s winning and there’s an opportunity to end the fight, Estarossa uses Full Counter. Escanor attacks with a strike so fast that Estarossa couldn’t see it. Escanor asks “who decided that his attacks could not reach him, and who decided his sun was blocked out.” The sun Escanor created breaks free, he uses his Cruel Sun on last time, sending Estarossa into the ocean.


42. Goku vs Vegeta

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.


41. Gaara vs Rock Lee

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.

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