Fighting in the anime has always been a highlight, with the ability to bend battles beyond humanity and obey the laws of physics to create epic choreographed scenes. So let’s take a look at the best mono-e-mono fighting anime!
10. Saitama vs Lord Boros from One Punch Man
One Punch Man appeared on the anime scene in the fall of 2015 as an hyped adaptation of a popular Web Manga. Saitama is quickly becoming a fan favorite for his laid-back demeanor, showing very little effort in all he does, and becoming a popular hero that defeats any enemy with a single punch. .
One Punch Man’s comedic side may leave fans wondering if the action is worth the attention, as the premise sets the limit for most fights. However, Saitama eventually faces an enemy that demands more attention than he’s familiar with in the form of the Alien Lord Boros, who doesn’t fall after the first punch, instead , witnessed Saitama break the armor. The two battle around the ship in an astonishingly animated feat, with Boros unleashing his Meteoric Burst to knock Saitama back. However, the hero hits back with his consecutive normal punches and delivers his trump card ending the fight in true One Punch Man style.
9. Shigeo Kageyama (Mob) vs Touichirou Suzuki from Mob Psycho 100 II
A villain with a divine complex who thinks of the people around him as complements to his story, battles a high school student with powers beyond his comprehension. ta, is the perfect culmination for an anime with a story like Mob Psycho 100. Mob is Shigeo Kageyama, whose psychic powers he barely understands.
Mobs throughout the anime try to talk to other espers who don’t use their violence or psychic powers to fight evil. Despite all efforts, Touichirou was unable to reach Mob’s pleas, leading to a brawl over psychic skills with both reaching 100% output and buildings flying all over the place. in the city before their power unleashed a massive explosion, ending the stunning clash.
8. All Might vs All For One from Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia)
The clash between the world’s greatest hero and the leader of the villains did not become much larger in terms of combat. It is never a question of whether these two will fight, but rather when, as All Might is responsible for All For One’s disfigurement that limits his ability to steal quirks. is different. All Might’s powers are unparalleled in the hero world, but All For One’s oddities allow him to catch up with someone else’s abilities.
An ailing All Might who is slowly losing his strength must strategically plan this fight against the worsening odds and All For One’s psychological tactics to get inside the hero’s head. Due to the waning strength of the number one hero, All Might was unable to strike a blow against the strongest villain, but used the ultimate strength of defeat to obtain an almighty United States of Smash to defeat. . The outcome of this war shook the entire hero world and shifted the story of My Hero Academia into a new era of villains.
7. Joe vs Yuuri from Megalo Box
The fight between Joe and Yuuri is different from the others on this list in that it’s not based on crushing each other out of defiance or hatred for their views, rather, it’s based on respect for possibilities. . An early match in the series between the two results Yuuri got to know Joe well as he was finding his feet in the boxing world when the time was right and Joe reached his full potential, both meet for a rematch.
Yuuri undergoes a medical procedure to remove his augmented device and confronts Joe in a fight even based solely on physical ability, earning him the ultimate respect as an opponent. . Both give 100% of their energy in the fight, completing it solely based on hard work, with the loser admitting the winner as the better fighter.
6. Saber Alter vs Berserker (Heracles) from Fate Stay Night Heaven’s Feel – II Lost Butterfly
The Fate series is known for its quality battles between skilled servants and heroic spirits. Heaven’s Feel is the third line in the main story of the Fate Series, and Saber Alter appears as an even more powerful adaptation of the main Saber servant.
Berserker (Heracles) is a giant servant who wields great strength against Saber Alter, using his incredible speed and resilience to fight head-to-head. Saber Alter counters this with dark magic that ties Berserker (Heracles) in place before a visually stunning sword fight between the two after he escapes. The fight culminates when Saber Alter uses a dark magic sword attack to blow away the massive servant after attempting to knock down the skilled swordsman with his hands.
5. Thors vs Askeladd from Vinland Saga
Anime fights often use supernatural powers and exaggerated visuals to create an interesting clash. However, the Vinland Saga is the opposite, tapping into the realism of medieval European duels between prominent individuals and the fight between Thors and Askeladd demonstrates this in a special way.
When Thors confronts the wily Askeladd in a duel. Midway through, however, Askeladd realizes that Thors is trying to break his sword, allowing him the opportunity to perform a prolonged attack after breaking Thors’ sword. However, Thors planned this from the start, counterattacking with his fist into Askeladd’s arm. In the end, Thors took Askeladd’s sword and demanded that Askeladd admit defeat. The skills of these two fighters are well showcased in a brilliantly choreographed sword clash. However, Askeladd, in true mercenary fashion, disregards the rules of the game and allows his men to do whatever follows, demonstrating the band’s lack of morality in their pursuit of wealth. .
4. Brawler vs Executioner from Akudama Drive
Akudama Drive is the story of the most dangerous criminals in the world branded Akudama, who come together against a corrupt police system after the public execution of the infamous Akudama “Cutthroat” is interrupted by a desk. invisible hand is providing money for his escape.
Brawler is the typical fist-bombing character who opposes the Executioner, who is leading the police efforts to take down Akudama who aided Cutthroat. These two display great martial arts prowess throughout this fight, with the Brawler’s massive size able to counter the Executioner’s tactical intelligence. The visuals and scores for this fight are astounding and watching these two play the game is one you don’t want to miss.
3. Diva vs Yuugo from Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song
Another hit, Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song, was released this spring full of sequels and the highly anticipated manga adaptation. Even so, Vivy has garnered a huge following thanks to its stunning visuals and intricate backstory of time-traveling cyborgs, all set to a soundtrack that can stand on its own as a track media release.
Sci-fi anime animators often have more freedom when it comes to choreographing battles because cyborgs and cyborgs can go beyond human capabilities in their movements. Yuugo going up against a fighting android like Vivy and matching her moves for a long time is a remarkable feat given the characters’ abilities and visuals of the two fighting in the snow. This particular visual of the battle is accompanied by an equally great soundtrack, with heavy guitar riffs slamming into the background as Vivy uses metal limbs to beat Yuugo in a dance to death.
2. Levi vs The Beast Titan from Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)
Attack on Titan is sure to become one of the best anime series of the past 20 years after it ends its airing in Winter 2022. Witness the Scouts battling towering giants using the using their omnidirectional device (ODM) to access the backs of the monsters, that eye-catching slash is beautifully animated with a story behind it to grab everyone’s attention. see.
Levi is the strongest man in the world of Attack on Titan, Mikasa may appear in the near future, but his fight against the Beast Titan has cemented his position as humanity’s best fighter against Titan. Erwin’s brave sacrifice offered the scout captain a chance, as he saw Levi close the gap on the Beast Titan and amputate the Beast’s limbs in an epic sequence of animations. The skills demonstrated by Levi to dodge the attacks of the Beast Titan are incredibly vivid, and the entire clash provides a real sense of hope for humanity in the Attack on Titan world.
1. Rengoku vs Akaza from Demon Slayer
Demon Slayer is a great anime that has showcased stellar animation with some of the best battles of the past ten years. Rengoku is the “pillar of fire” of the demon slayer army. Akaza is one of the highest ranking demons under the demon king Muzan Kibujsuji, holding the 3rd position of the 12 Kizuki.
The sheer stature of the two involved in this fight makes it an awe-inspiring fight, and the animation quality matches the character’s abilities. Akaza’s demonic body was twisted and disfigured with great attention to detail, only to face Rengoku’s fiery sword strikes, illuminating the entire scene with scarlet and gold. The clash between a high-ranking demon and a pillar of fire is a must-see, with its emotional weight bringing significant changes to the world of Demon Slayer.