Like any other entertainment medium, anime is not limited to a single genre. There are anime that are all about the regular lives of normal people, with dramas and predicaments similar to ours.
However, one of the biggest things that anime is known for are intense fight scenes. With beautifully fluid visuals, great character motivations, and breathtaking action choreography. Whether you’ve seen the entire series or not, it’s undeniable that watching a cool anime fight is always a treat for your eyes.
So, let’s celebrate these amazing action sequences with our list of the Top 6 Best Anime Fight Scenes!
1. Nanashi vs Luo-Lang (Sword of the Stranger)
The ultimate duel between Nanashi and Luo-Lang in Sword of the Stranger is one of the best anime fight scenes of all time. And that’s for good reason!
It’s a realistic fight between the two excellent swordsmen who are willing to stop at nothing until only one man is left standing.
Just like the characters, the animators did not hold back either. Every clash of the blades is fluid and crisp. And everything such as wind, blood, and snow elevates this sequence from what we usually see.
2. Naruto vs Sasuke (Naruto Shippuden)
It doesn’t matter whether you love Naruto or hate it – it’s undeniable that it has some of the best anime fight scenes that we’ve ever seen. And there are so many of them that it’s difficult to pick a winner. Even in Boruto, the Naruto & Sasuke vs Momoshiki fight is amazing and shows us what a team up with these two can be like.
But when you consider the action, animation, and the story behind the fights, the final showdown between Naruto and Sasuke takes the crown. This fight was decades in the making and the animators did an excellent job at making it feel as amazing and massive as it should have been.
Every tool is on the table, such as clones, Rasengan, Amaterasu, and more. And in the end, it just came down to two tired rivals fighting with bare hands until they literally lost limbs. It’s the best conclusion that we could have had to their rivalry and an amazing sequence to watch.
3. Levi vs Kenny’s Squad (Attack on Titan)
Attack on Titan is responsible for some of the most hyped-up and best anime fight scenes, especially when titans are involved. The music, animation, and action choreography are always top-notch and the story that always builds up to it makes it even better.
But surprisingly, the best fight in the show isn’t even one that has any titans. Instead, it’s a fight of brains and brawn between Levi and Kenny’s squad.
The animation is some of the best you’ll ever see in an anime and the way in which Levi fights, outsmarts, and escapes his enemies will keep you on the edge of your seat. If you’ve ever wondered why people love Levi so much, this fight will make you a believer too!
4. Asuka vs Mass Produced Evangelions (The End of Evangelion)
The End of Evangelion contains one of the best and most meaningful action sequences that you’ll find in an anime. As the last line of defense between the people that she cares about and a secretly mass-produced army of EVA units – Asuka has no choice but to fight them and give it all that she’s got.
Using remarkable courage, she fights the threat using brute strength, strategy, and every weapon at her disposal. She doesn’t want to die, but she also doesn’t want to ever go down without a fight. And if you’ve watched the series up to this point, you’ll feel the emotions and intensity of this moment too as it holds a lot of meaning for the world of Evangelion.
5. Kiritsugu vs Kirei (Fate/Zero)
The Fate/Zero franchise has many outlandish elements to its fight scenes. But one of the best anime fight scenes from the series removes all of these aspects and instead focuses on the core strengths of Kiritsugu and Kirei.
As they’re the last fighters left after the events of the Holy Grail War, they give the fight everything that they’ve got. They use time manipulation, inhuman physical abilities, and tons of strategy.
The animation perfectly visualizes the intensity of this chess-like duel where only the smarter and stronger fighter can win.
6. Jotaro vs DIO (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders)
No list of the best anime fight scenes would be complete without the iconic Jotaro vs DIO. This battle to the death is between two stand users who can stop time. So, it’s more than just about brute strength as strategy matters too.
Whether you watch JoJo or not, pieces of this fight are available everywhere because of memes. But even aside from the comedic fame, this fight remains one of the most iconic duels in the world of anime and puts Jotaro as the last line of defense between the potential end of his bloodline and the bloodthirsty vampire.
It was very difficult to pick the top 6 best anime fight scenes. Especially since all of the animes that we picked have so many more of them to choose from too!
But this is our opinion, and we absolutely love everything that we listed. We hope that you enjoy these fights as much as we did.