Anime Underground The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time  

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Who are the best anime rivals that you can't get enough of? If there's one thing that almost every anime has, it's an intense rivalry between two of the main characters. For this poll you'll be voting for the greatest anime rivalry of all time, regardless of genre or anything else. These characters are obsessed with being better than the other, whether it's a battle of wits like that between Light and L from Death Note, or a physical battle of strength and pride such as the rivalry between Goku and Vegeta in DBZ. Heck, the entire storyline of Samurai Champloo is pushed forward by the rivalry between Mugen and Jin. If not for the competitive nature of these two, they would have never agreed to follow Fuu.

Let the world know your favorite anime rivalry by voting for your top picks below. If there's a particular anime character rivalry you feel deserves to be on this list, leave us a comment and we'll add it to the list!
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L and Light Yagami is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
L and Light Yagami Death Note

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2
1,493 368
Naruto and Sasuke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Naruto and Sasuke Naruto

3
1,182 486
Goku and Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Goku and Vegeta Dragonball Z

4
833 438
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shaurya-kapoor added Kakashi and Guy

5
768 228
Zoro and Sanji is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
-1457191633500 added Zoro and Sanji One Piece

6
689 480
Inuyasha and Sesshomaru is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Inuyasha and Sesshomaru Inuyasha

7
1,052 468
Natsu and Gray is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Natsu and Gray Fairy Tail

8
677 464
Yugi and Seto Kaiba is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
iris21 added Yugi and Seto Kaiba Yu-Gi-Oh!

9
581 413
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shaurya-kapoor added Obito and Kakashi

10
545 662
Sakura and Ino is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Sakura and Ino Naruto

11
585 274
Ash and Gary is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Ahmed Maklad added Ash and Gary

12
514 235
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shaurya-kapoor added Madara and Hashirama

13
436 177
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shaurya-kapoor added Jiraiya and Orochimaru

14
488 214
Sasuke and Itachi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Sasuke and Itachi

15
544 325
Renji and Ichigo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Renji and Ichigo Bleach

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496 132
Ken Kaneki and Himself is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Gracie Martin added Ken Kaneki and Himself

17
368 213
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shaurya-kapoor added Rock Lee and Neji

18
454 139
Meliodas and Ban is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
impy added Meliodas and Ban

19
394 293
Goten and Trunks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Goten and Trunks Dragonball Z

20
350 179
Alucard and Anderson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Alucard and Anderson Hellsing

21
331 162
Ed and Scar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Owen_Paul_Sloane added Ed and Scar

22
369 137
Sebastian Michaelis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time

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324 116
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shaurya-kapoor added Inuyasha and Koga

24
288 143
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shaurya-kapoor added Ichigo and Uryu

25
334 247
Luffy and Ace is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Luffy and Ace One Piece

26
263 191
Ryu and Ken is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Ryu and Ken Street Fighter 2

27
265 151
Spike and Vicious is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Spike and Vicious Cowboy Bebop

28
315 151
Izaya Orihara is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
alex-kerr added Izaya and Shizuo

29
266 164
Goku and Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Son Goku added Goku and Piccolo

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203 155
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shaurya-kapoor added Hiruzen and Danzo

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181 154
Dante is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Son Goku added Dante and Vergil

32
177 111
Sebastian Michaelis and Willia... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Charlotte de R added Sebastian Michaelis and William T. Spears

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222 217
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shaurya-kapoor added Goku and Krillin

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156 136
Shanks and Whitebeard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
JessDaBest added Shanks and Whitebeard

35
276 127
Gon and Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Owen_Paul_Sloane added Gon and Hisoka

36
165 149
Master Shen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time

37
239 136
Mugen and Jin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Mugen and Jin Samurai Champloo

38
141 120
Issei Hyodo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
-1458600382910 added Issei and Vali

39
271 170
Saitama and Sonic is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Saitama and Sonic One Punch Man

40
84 119
Dio Brando is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
ConnorDavis added Dio Brando and Jojo

41
129 152
Yamcha is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Son Goku added Tien and Yamcha

42
97 116
Mega Man X is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Son Goku added MegaMan X and Zero

43
101 136
Ranma and Ryoga is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Ranma and Ryoga Ranma 1/2

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142 105
Kenshin Himura and Shishio Mak... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Kenshin Himura and Shishio Makoto Rurouni Kenshin/Samurai X

45
105 156
Android 17 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Son Goku added Piccolo and Android 17

46
92 143
Edogawa Conan / Shinichi Kudo ... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Edogawa Conan / Shinichi Kudo vs Hattori Heiji Case Closed/Detective Conan

47
82 127
Kalen and Suzaku is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Kalen and Suzaku Code Geass

48
84 129
Saber and Rin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Saber and Rin Fate Stay/Night

49
70 117
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Son Goku added Mega Man and Proto Man

50
60 109
Yusei Fudo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Son Goku added Jack Atlas and Yusei Fudo