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The 20 Best Anime Fights Of 2021, Ranked

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Vote up your favorite anime fights that aired in 2021.

If you love watching anime characters fight, then you have a lot to love from this past year. From returning shows like My Hero Academia and One Piece to 2021 exclusives like Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song and Takt Op. Destiny, this past year has seen some spectacular fight scenes

For this list, we're counting down the best anime fights of 2021. Would you name any of them as your personal anime fight of the year 2021?

Photo: Jujutsu Kaisen / MAPPA

  • 1
    192 VOTES

    Asta And Yami Vs. Dante - 'Black Clover'

    Asta And Yami Vs. Dante - 'Black Clover'
    Photo: Black Clover / Studio Pierrot

    This is one of the best fights of 2021, but it's also one of the best fights in the entirety of Black Clover. With his ability to use both Body Magic and Gravity Magic, Dante is one of the toughest opponents that Asta and Yami have faced. His seemingly endless regeneration ability means that even Yami's Death Thrust isn't enough to take him down.

    It takes Asta adding some regeneration-stopping Anti-Magic to Yami's katana to defeat Dante once and for all. It's an emotional scene that really shows off how far Asta has come.


    192 votes
  • 2
    249 VOTES

    Todo And Itadori Vs. Hanami - 'Jujutsu Kaisen'

    Todo And Itadori Vs. Hanami - 'Jujutsu Kaisen'
    Photo: Jujutsu Kaisen / MAPPA

    What starts off as school-sanctioned tournament with a nefarious goal ends in an unexpected Curse attack. In an attempt to retrieve Sukuna's fingers, Hanami uses a wide range of plant-based cursed techniques. His biggest showdown is with Todo and Itadori, who combine Itadori's Black Flash with Todo's Boogie Woogie.

    The moves are impressive, but what's really cool about this fight is how much fun everyone is having. Hanami learned the importance of enjoying battle from Mahito, but he's not the only one - Itadori and Todo are really vibing with each other as they fight. 

    249 votes
  • 3
    238 VOTES

    Naruto And Sasuke Vs. Isshiki - 'Boruto'

    Naruto And Sasuke Vs. Isshiki - 'Boruto'
    Photo: Boruto: Naruto Next Generations / Studio Pierrot

    If you're a Naruto fan, you need to be watching Boruto. Why? Because it has fights like this. Naruto and Sasuke face off against Isshiki, the strongest opponent they have ever faced.

    In order to stand a chance, Naruto has to activate Baryon Mode. Naruto and Kurama combine their chakra to create a new form of blisteringly powerful energy. Naruto is at his peak, but the power comes with a devastating cost - the life of the Tailed Beast that's lived inside of him for decades. 

    238 votes
  • 4
    208 VOTES

    Itadori And Nobara Vs. Eso And Kechizu - 'Jujutsu Kaisen'

    Itadori And Nobara Vs. Eso And Kechizu - 'Jujutsu Kaisen'
    Photo: Jujutsu Kaisen / MAPPA

    In some shonen series, the female protagonist will get tossed to the side so that the male protagonist can save the day. That's not what happened when Nobara and Itadori took on two Cursed Womb: Death Paintings.

    Both of their powers were needed to overcome Eso and Kechizu, and both of them were awesome AF. The combination of Nobara's Resonance and Itadori's Black Flash is effective, even against frightening moves like Eso's Rot Technique.

    208 votes
  • 5
    199 VOTES

    Eren Vs. Warhammer Titan - 'Attack on Titan' 

    Eren Vs. Warhammer Titan - 'Attack on Titan' 
    Photo: Attack On Titan / MAPPA

    The best part of this fight might be its beginning. After listening to Reiner's explanation for why he destroyed the wall and completely understanding where he was coming from, Eren still decides to go forward with his plan to declare war on the rest of the world. He starts off by devouring Willie Tybur, then finds himself up against the Warhammer Titan.

    MAPPA's take on the animation is a little different than what fans are used to with Wit Studio, but it still looks great. The fight itself is intense. Eren has to fight off multiple Titans and has particular trouble with the Jaw Titan, but his ultimate foe is the nigh-indestructible Warhammer Titan, which is controlled by Willie's sister. Eventually, he's able to reach its core and devour it, taking its powers for himself. 

    199 votes
  • 6
    132 VOTES

    Shigaraki Vs. Re-Destro - 'My Hero Academia'

    Shigaraki Vs. Re-Destro - 'My Hero Academia'
    Photo: My Hero Academia / Bones

    This fight was the crux of the My Villain Academia arc, which saw the League of Villains nearly get taken over by the Meta Liberation Army. The Meta Liberation Army wants everyone to be free to use their quirks as they please. While the League has similar goals, they don't like being forced to comply with anyone's goals but their own.

    Shigaraki and Re-Destro take each other on as the leaders of their respective groups. Shigaraki shows off the enhanced version of his Decay ability while flashing back to his traumatic past. Meanwhile, Re-Destro is amping up his ability using his Stress quirk. This proves not to be enough - Shigaraki destroys the area using Decay, and whatever he doesn't wreck, Gigantomachia does. Re-Destro only manages to save his entire body from decaying by slicing off his own feet.

    Ultimately, the Army is taken over by the League.

    132 votes