The 21 Greatest Anime Team Battles Of All Time, Ranked
Vote up the anime fights that are a testament to the power of teamwork.
While it can be exhilarating to watch a lone warrior defeat their enemy with no backup, sometimes it's even more exciting to see what teamwork can accomplish. The best anime team battles prove that no enemy is too powerful to defeat if the members support each other.
Group melee is not new. That's why this list of the best anime team fights contains epic showdowns from older shows like Bleach and Sailor Moon, as well as brand new series like Jujutsu Kaisen and Tokyo Revengers. Which one do you think best displayed the benefits of teamwork?
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Team Uzui Vs. Gyutaro & Daki - 'Demon Slayer'Photo: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba / ufotable
When it comes to defeating an Upper Moon Demon, even a Hashira can't do it alone. In order to infiltrate the Entertainment District and find his missing wives, Uzui forms a team with Tanjiro, Nezuko, Inosuke, and Zenitsu. The mission eventually results in an unexpected battle with the true holder of Upper Moon 6 - Daki's brother, Gyutaro.
Since the only way to eliminate both Daki and Gyutaro is to slice their heads off simultaneously, the team must work together and coordinate their attacks. Like most Demon Slayer fights, it boasts visually stunning animation and impressive choreography.
- 2210 VOTES
Gotei 13 Vs. Aizen - 'Bleach'Photo: Bleach / Studio Pierrot
After betraying Soul Society, Aizen is eventually defeated by Ichigo Kurosaki and sealed away by Kisuke Urahara. But before that happens, the entire Gotei 13 takes him on. It's a fantastically done, high-energy showdown that shows off both the villains' immense strength and cunning, and the raw power of many of the top Shinigami.
- 3220 VOTES
Everyone Vs. Pain - 'Naruto'Photo: Naruto: Shippuden / Studio Pierrot
Defeating Pain and his army of chakra controlled bodies takes the entire village of Konoha to pull off.
Though the ultimate showdown is a one-on-one between Naruto and Pain that's resolved through both fighting and empathy, the whole-city brawl beforehand is filled with great moments. Whether it's Kakashi sacrificing himself to save Choji or Hinata protecting Naruto, everyone is working together to protect their home and their comrades against a full-scale invasion.
- 4178 VOTES
Itadori & Nobara Vs. Cursed Brothers - 'Jujutsu Kaisen'Photo: Jujutsu Kaisen / MAPPA
At the end of the first season of Jujutsu Kaisen, Nobara and Itadori team up to take Eso & Kechizu, two special grade Cursed Womb: Death Paintings.
While JJK has a lot of great team battles, this one stands out because Nobara and Itadori both get the chance to work together and show off their training, without adult characters like Gojo popping in and stealing the show. The two support each other as equals in battle - noteworthy because unfortunately, female characters often take a backseat in shonen anime.
- 5186 VOTES
Everyone Vs. Father - 'Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood'Photo: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood / Bones
When you're up against a homunculus who turned himself into a god, it takes more than just one alchemist to take him down. While Ed is the one who lands the fatal blow through Father's chest, he'd never have gotten to that point without help from a whole battlefield of fellow fighters from all over the world.
Perhaps the biggest help Ed gets is from Greed, a homunculus who was once on Father's side. By letting Father absorb him, he turned his formerly impenetrable body into weak grapheme, turning the tide on a fight that once seemed impossible.
- 6203 VOTES
Kenny's Squad Vs. Levi's Squad - 'Attack on Titan'Photo: Attack on Titan / Wit Studio
In the world of Attack on Titan, fights that don't center on Titan transformations are rare. That's part of what makes the showdown between Levi's squad and Kenny's squad so notable. The two teams fight not with supernatural powers, but with guns, omni-directional mobility gear, agility, and speed.
With AoT still unfinished, it's hard to say if this is the best fight of the series, but it's certainly in the Top 10.