Who doesn’t enjoy an anime brawl now and then?
I enjoy watching a good fight. Even if no words are used, they can still wow me with breathtaking animation or tell a compelling tale.
Great conflicts frequently accomplish both of these goals.
However, for this list, we’re focusing on anime with some of the best fight scenes in the genre.
- 25. Gintama
- 24. Soul Eater
- 23. Inuyasha
- 22. Tokyo Ghoul
- 21. Akame ga Kill!
- 20. Dororo
- 19. Log Horizon
- 18. The Seven Deadly Sins
- 16. One Punch Man
- 15. Mob Psycho 100
- 14. The Stranger's Sword
- 13. The God of High School
- 12. Naruto
- 11. Demon Slayer
- 10. Kill la Kill
- 9. JoJo's Bizzare Adventures
- 8. Hunter x Hunter
- 7. My Hero Academia
- 6. Jujutsu Kaisen
- 5. Bungo Stray Dogs
- 4. Black Clover
- 3. Samurai Champloo
- 2. Attack on Titan
- 1. Brotherhood: Fullmetal Alchemist
Ever considered being a samurai?
We follow the swordsmanship of the samurai Gintoki Sakata, his student Shinpachi Shimura, and a foreign lady named Kagura as they take on odd jobs in yet another old-style Japanese animation set in Edo Japan.
The three of them can only hope that this employment will provide them with a roof over their heads and food on the table.
But it’s fair to argue that their work places them in challenging situations where they must battle unlikely foes.
24. Soul Eater
You wouldn’t believe the concept of this anime from the early 2000s unless you saw it.
You have a “meister” and their demonic weapon in this anime.
We follow Soul and Maka as they strive to become a death scythe that Death himself can wield.
You’ll witness in this anime how a meister’s relationship with their weapon parallels their personalities and fighting techniques, resulting in inventive combos and action scenarios that are unique to each squad.
Let’s imagine that despite living in a home that was once a shrine and contains a holy well, you are a happy high school student.
It sounds like fun. Until you plunge into the well and find yourself in feudal Japan. Kagome’s story begins in this manner.
After learning that she possesses the precious diamond shard that must be secured because it is sought after by many demons, she befriends a half-demon named Inuyasha, a monk, and a demon slayer.
You’ll see exciting battle scenes from a different classic anime that deserves praise.
The encounters with the precious jewel shards and the demons who run amok in search of the shards to consume for increased strength give the main and supporting characters in this Japanese-style anime unique powers and storylines.
22. Tokyo Ghoul
If you’re searching for a humorous anime, seek elsewhere because Kaneki turns into a ghoul after a disastrous date with the man-eating beauty.
From there, we witness excellent battles between ghoul after ghoul who look to be hungry for either people as a source of food or one another to gain more strength.
Until you’ve seen ghouls battle, you’ve never seen fight scenes like these.
21. Akame ga Kill!
Even though this show is about assassins, just one character commits murder.
That can come across negatively. But what it means is that fights are happening all the time in this show, and they usually involve both gory and fantastic violence.
This event has a diverse group of warriors, including a guy with a flamethrower, a girl with a cursed sword, and an evil anime Elsa.
Once you start watching the show, you’ll see that there is no PG rating and no plot armor.
One particular character turned me into a cat person and caused me nightmares at the same time. View it to see why.
Dororo is sure to be entertaining to watch if you enjoy watching warriors race across the battlefield and slice anything in their path with a blood-soaked katana.
It’s crucial to realize that this is not simply another samurai movie, though.
The protagonist begins his quest as a large prosthetic doll with katanas for his hands, while the enemies are genuine demons.
Honestly, each battle sequence has very stunning animation.
Additionally, the battles have a rare sense of primal rage and badassness that you won’t typically encounter in other anime.
19. Log Horizon
I have a special place in my heart for Log Horizon.
The amount of strategy that goes into each combat, not because the battles are particularly showy and flowing.
Even though it is a standard MMORPG isekai, it genuinely adheres to its original principles.
Meaning that effective team composition, agro juggling, and cooldown windows are all crucial components of combat.
And the fact that no one overpowered character saves the day is just so wonderful to witness rather than merely a well-organized team of people.
The main character is even a support mage!
18. The Seven Deadly Sins
The first three seasons of The Seven Deadly Sins still feature plenty of top-notch fights, despite the audience’s disappointment with the fourth season.
Every time Escanor took the stage, he in particular stole the show.
I was always psyched up by his uncompromising ego, soul-crushing one-liners, and godlike abilities.
Meliodas has fought in other epic battles as well. And Ban is someone I would still adore even if he did nothing.
16. One Punch Man
One Punch Man must be highlighted if we’re discussing the caliber of the animation in fight scenes.
The animation team and sound design team were such S-class artists while working on this show, even though the battles themselves have little narrative significance.
Every battle is a breathtaking spectacle that you could watch thousand times without getting tired of it.
And even if you like more practical skill-based fights rather than showy ones, the second season is still likely to catch your attention.
15. Mob Psycho 100
Because they share the same creator and a similar tone, I like to group this anime with OPM.
But do not enter Mob Psycho 100 anticipating a One Punch Man clone.
There is a ton more content in the show.
Here, conflicts are like riots of color. And in contrast to OPM, most bouts here still appear to have some significance.
Furthermore, all the talk of sweat, blood, and tears is supported by an actual story.
14. The Stranger’s Sword
It’s safe to say that this is one of my favorite samurai films.
The plot is really simple: a father, a child, and the cutest puppy go on an adventure.
They continue to be targeted because a particular person believes he may become immortal.
But the final clash, where the animators just flex on us and make me want to buy a katana, even more, is the highlight of the entire film.
13. The God of High School
Everyone was astounded by the animation quality and detailed combat scene designs of this anime when it initially debuted.
Characters represented a wide range of combat philosophies, and each move and strike had such force that you could feel it in your crotch.
In the latter section of the story, a particular power system is established, and the more conventional martial arts start to disappear.
However, the quality of the combat does not decrease; rather, they simply get much flashier.
Naruto is frequently criticized and labeled as trash by people. You cannot, however, look me in the digital eyes and deny that Naruto features some of the best anime battle scenes.
Gaara vs. Lee became an immediate classic and is still lovingly recalled.
When it comes to animation quality, Kakashi vs. Obito is right up there with the finest. It did a fantastic job conveying a tale.
And of course, Sasuke and Naruto’s ultimate confrontation effectively marked the end of an era. And despite having such a significant title, I don’t believe it disappointed.
The Ninja War and everything involving the Akatsuki is off-limits to me.
11. Demon Slayer
Do you want to know how impressive the battles in Demon Slayer are?
They’re so good that the outcome of one particular fight became a global trend.
Indeed, even your strange uncle, who still refers to anime as “those odd cartoons,” has undoubtedly heard of this particular Demon Slayer battle.
And I believe that the hype was justified.
You’ll notice right away that the program employs a very particular visual language to represent a sword’s actions.
And it is breathtaking (once you’ve seen the play, you’ll understand the pun, too).
10. Kill la Kill
This anime has no business being as fantastic as it was.
The only character in the program is a half-naked woman who jumps around while wearing a talking costume and beats up pupils whose clothing abilities are inferior to hers.
It is as foolish as it sounds. And yet, it’s the most enjoyable anime you’ll ever watch.
The comedy is top-notch, there is a ton of fanservice, and the fight scenes are far superior to what you would expect from a show like this.
Kill la Kill is so full of surprises, I swear.
9. JoJo’s Bizzare Adventures
When it comes to combat, JoJo’s is divided into two distinct eras.
At first, the conflicts were nothing more than testosterone-fueled brawls in which big men would exhale deeply while trying to punch a bird person off a volcano.
However, the inclusion of stands in the second half made every combat feel like a very masculine game of 3D chess.
Every move resulted in a knuckle sandwich, the rules were continuously changing, and half the pieces were unclear.
Despite the humor, stand battles are one of the anime’s more meticulously planned battle systems. Furthermore, predicting how a conflict would play out is rare.
Who could have anticipated the arrival of that enormous road roller?
8. Hunter x Hunter
We have Hunter x Hunter and the idea of Nen, two incredible power systems that have just led to even more amazing fight situations.
However, I can’t argue that the combat in Hunter x Hunter is as strategic as those in JoJo’s because power cliffing is much more obvious here.
But there are some great bangers on the show.
The murderous diddler clown never fails to exaggerate the virtues of rubber and gum as well as playing cards.
My edgelord heart is warmed by Killua. And as for Gon, well, let’s just say that he astonished me.
Never mind Netero vs. Meruem; it was a masterpiece in and of itself.
7. My Hero Academia
There are a few storylines in the program where the students are merely practicing or participating in school events, like preparing for a festival, and it almost seems like a slice-of-life show at times.
However, once the activity begins, it doesn’t stop until your pants are destroyed.
The revamp arc? Amazing fights back-to-back between individuals with such distinct abilities that you can never guess who would prevail or how they will prevail.
One for All against One for All One of the most moving boss fights ever, without a doubt.
arc of the competition? I guess you get the idea.
6. Jujutsu Kaisen
Even though this show is the youngest on the list, it has already had a significant impact.
The only thing I can truly say to describe what makes the bouts so entertaining is how unpredictable they are.
Yes, I agree that the animation is flawless. But what makes the program so great is how strangely powerful the bad guys, the curses, are.
Additionally, the protagonists are quite particular. You just have to sit back and take in the chaotic beauty that is unfolding on your screen—one of them is a panda, for goodness sake.
5. Bungo Stray Dogs
Everything you could want from a top-notch contemporary shounen is in Bungo Stray Dogs.
The skills are quite unusual (the dude who gets stronger when he spends money is a prime example).
There isn’t just one overpowered character who can fix every issue, and the animation is excellent as well.
The majority of the characters in this program have engaged in a few good fights. And variety is the spice of life, as they say!
Additionally, I’m in awe of how fierce the Port Mafia characters are. They must all be wearing suits, so that explains it.
4. Black Clover
Not appropriate for this list is Black Clover.
But yeah, those 10% get me excited! The issue with Black Clover is how skillfully the adversaries are talked up.
Once the fight has started, you’ll see dozens of episodes with tantalizing fight sequences involving everyone and everyone.
The fact that Yami was such a badass sold me on this anime, in my opinion. And it was a certain demon and his conflict with the protagonists that gave me hope for this show’s future.
The animation may not be on pace with the majority of the other series on this list, but the excitement that has been created undoubtedly is.
3. Samurai Champloo
I wanted to incorporate one more work of art in the art of the sword in case you don’t enjoy superpower-based battles.
Two incredible warriors are shown in Samurai Champloo, one with razor-like accuracy and discipline, and the other with such unbridled enthusiasm that you never know what attack he’ll make next.
This performance features excellent choreography. especially if a conflict occurs in a small area.
And the soundtrack simply makes it possible for you to fully immerse yourself in this jazzy samurai universe.
2. Attack on Titan
The conflict in Attack on Titan is primarily split into two sides.
The protagonists spend the majority of the show zooming around on their rides, slicing titans, and trying desperately not to turn into mince meat.
However, there are giant fights as well.
These are uncommon, but wow, can they make your blood boil?
These fights seem so exciting, even though they are just fistfights. because you are aware that one mistake could result in the deaths of many.
Boy, that season was something, especially the most recent season.
1. Brotherhood: Fullmetal Alchemist
One of the most intriguing concepts for a fight story in this program is alchemy.
Because every confrontation emphasizes wits more than brawn.
But in my opinion, what makes Fullmetal Alchemist stand out is its ability to weave narrative into the action.
Mustang vs. Envy didn’t stand out in terms of animation or, you know, a real fight.
And yet, just because you grow so devoted to the characters, it still made me scream at the top of my lungs.