Anime Underground The Best Anime With Tournaments  

Jonah Dorrance
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For those of you bored by standard sporting events, the coolest tournaments in anime provide the entertainment you seek. Featuring everything from martial arts battles to bake-offs, the best anime with tournaments cover a huge range of competitions for every interest. Rather than focus solely on the match itself, anime tournament series offer a cinematic look at all facets of sport and rivalry, highlighting a contender's feelings as much as their actions on the playing field. The best anime featuring tournaments present competition as epic storylines, heroes struggling past rivals, obstacles, and self-esteem issues for the eventual goal of glory. What really makes these series stand out is their celebration of unity, as the team building aspect of a competition really shows how far character relationships have come, such as the “power of friendship."

Some of the coolest anime tournaments ever are arcs within a larger story line, like the grand magic games in Fairy Tail. Other series boast entire plots revolving around a tournament, like Shaman King. Whether it's a sporting event or a food war or a battle between sci-fi beasts, an anime tournament always feels like the right place and time for popcorn.

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1,449 380
Yu Yu Hakusho is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime With Tournaments

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1,375 412
Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime With Tournaments

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1,275 383
Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime With Tournaments

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1,258 393
Naruto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime With Tournaments

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1,412 457
Fairy Tail is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime With Tournaments

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1,003 335
The Seven Deadly Sins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime With Tournaments

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826 280
Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime With Tournaments

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578 263
Haikyuu!! is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime With Tournaments

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420 218
Kuroko's Basketball is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime With Tournaments

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482 261
The Irregular at Magic High Sc... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime With Tournaments

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531 296
Pokemon XY is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime With Tournaments

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404 227
Fate/stay night is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime With Tournaments

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351 208
The Asterisk War is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime With Tournaments
The Asterisk War

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293 178
Shaman King is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime With Tournaments

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251 166
Hajime no Ippo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime With Tournaments

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203 177
Katekyo Hitman Reborn! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime With Tournaments

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181 166
World Trigger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime With Tournaments

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110 156
Flame of Recca is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime With Tournaments

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114 164
Aoharu x Machinegun is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime With Tournaments
Aoharu x Machinegun

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104 153
Basilisk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime With Tournaments

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105 156
Hikaru no Go is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime With Tournaments

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87 142
Chihayafuru is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime With Tournaments

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85 147
The Law of Ueki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime With Tournaments

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69 130
Girls und Panzer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime With Tournaments

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67 140
March Comes In Like A Lion is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime With Tournaments
March Comes In Like A Lion