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The 14 Greatest Anime Brawlers Of All Time 

Anna Lindwasser
Updated January 15, 2019 4k votes 1k voters 17.6k views 14 items

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The best anime fighters aren't always the obvious ones. Sure, they may be completely jacked, but they may also have small muscles that are deceptively strong. Either way, their fighting skills are not to be trifled with, as their opponents could attest. 

While there are plenty of anime characters with special abilities, the following brawlers don't rely on supernatural powers to defeat their enemies. Some of them do have incredible magical abilities that they use in battle, but they also have fast hands that can cause as much damage as any mystical power. Goku can use the Kamehameha, but he can also break an opponent's face with his fist. Makunouchi Ippo has no superpowers, but he's a trained boxer who uses a combination of technique and strength to win matches.

These anime fighters get into all types of brawls, and there's no denying how fun they are to watch.

Goku is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 14 Greatest Anime Brawlers Of All Time
Photo:  Toei Animation

You can't talk about great anime brawlers without including the ultimate Super Saiyan, Goku. Though his strength is certainly enhanced by abilities granted to him by his Saiyan heritage, much of it also comes from his rigorous martial arts training.

Sure, Goku can blast an opponent with a variety of attacks, but he can also straight-up punch them into next week. The only reason all of his opponents don't die is because he's kind enough to spare their lives.

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Saitama is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 14 Greatest Anime Brawlers Of All Time
Photo:  Madhouse

When discussing the greatest scrappers in anime history, you can't forget the hero who can take out any enemy with a single punch. Though it's hard to believe, Saitama got strong enough to knock out any opponent by doing 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats, and running 10 km (6.2 miles) per day.

Could it be some kind of latent super power, or is he really just that strong? Who knows, but it's still pretty fun to watch him punch the heck out of people.

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Rock Lee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 14 Greatest Anime Brawlers Of All Time
Photo:  Studio Pierrot

Unlike many of the characters in NarutoRock Lee can't use chakra. This means ninjutsu, genjutsu, and other chakra-based techniques are out of his reach. Instead of giving up on his dream of being a great ninja, Lee puts all of his efforts into taijutsu, which is essentially an enhanced version of mixed martial arts.

Thanks to his focus on improving his strength, Lee is able to use impressive techniques like Front Lotus and Reverse Lotus, which allow him to pile-drive his opponent into the ground. 

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Mikasa Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 14 Greatest Anime Brawlers Of All Time
Photo:  Wit Studio

As one of the most ripped women in anime history, Mikasa Ackerman is beyond capable of laying waste to her opponents. These enemies are almost always giant man-eating monsters called Titans, but she's occasionally compelled to take on human opponents, too - like when she gets kidnapped, and she and Eren beat the snot out of her kidnappers before escaping.

Unlike some characters in Attack on TitanMikasa doesn't possess supernatural abilities, but she's still a formidable opponent. 

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