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The 20 Most Satisfying Anime Punches of All Time

June 8, 2020 23.6k votes 4.2k voters 118.6k views20 items

Complicated anime powers can be awesome, but sometimes the most satisfying thing in the world is a straight-up punch to the face. This is especially true when it's a well-deserved one. With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the best anime punches that have ever been thrown.

It'd be possible to make an entire list worth of punches thrown by Saitama of One Punch Man, but he appears just once on this list. Other amazing punches were thrown by characters like All Might, Leorio Paladiknight, and Eren Jaeger. There's even one from an anime that isn't focused on action - Seishuu Handa knocking out that calligraphy appraiser was both relatable and satisfying - if kind of a bad idea.

Which of these moments got your blood pumping?

  • It doesn't matter if it's technically a war crime, it doesn't matter if he's being shot at, and it doesn't matter who tries to stop him - Luffy is furious with the Celestial Dragons for hurting his friend, and he expresses that feeling with his fists. 

    A satisfying punch?
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    Despite not being one of the strongest characters in the series, Leorio is extremely loyal and is willing to throw down if you mess with his friends. That's why when he sees Ging, Gon's estranged father, he punches him straight in the face for the crime of abandoning his child.

    A satisfying punch?
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    Edward Elric Gives A Monster What He Deserves In ''Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood'

    Because of his horrific experimentation on his daughter and his dog, Shou Tucker is one of the most hated anime characters in history. That's why watching Edward Elric slam a fist right into his face is so cathartic - many fans wish it were their fists doing the job. 

    A satisfying punch?
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    All Might Defeats His Nemesis In 'My Hero Academia' 

    All Might's final showdown against his nemesis All For One is one of the most epic moments in My Hero Academia so far. He puts all of his strength into his show-stopping move, United States of Smash, and successfully defeats him - a fitting end to an incredible career.

    A satisfying punch?