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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1,706 413
Naruto and Sasuke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Naruto and Sasuke Naruto

3
1,371 550
Goku and Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Goku and Vegeta Dragonball Z

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993 499
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shaurya-kapoor added Kakashi and Guy

5
881 279
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
1,272 516
Natsu and Gray is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Natsu and Gray Fairy Tail

7
801 542
Inuyasha and Sesshomaru is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Inuyasha and Sesshomaru Inuyasha

8
783 516
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
667 462
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shaurya-kapoor added Obito and Kakashi

10
620 743
Sakura and Ino is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Sakura and Ino Naruto

11
645 357
Renji and Ichigo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Renji and Ichigo Bleach

12
709 317
Ash and Gary is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Ahmed Maklad added Ash and Gary

13
529 208
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shaurya-kapoor added Jiraiya and Orochimaru

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600 265
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shaurya-kapoor added Madara and Hashirama

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570 249
Sasuke and Itachi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Sasuke and Itachi

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621 168
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

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423 253
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shaurya-kapoor added Rock Lee and Neji

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570 166
Meliodas and Ban is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
impy added Meliodas and Ban

19
454 332
Goten and Trunks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Goten and Trunks Dragonball Z

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399 186
Ed and Scar is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Owen_Paul_Sloane added Ed and Scar

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406 201
Alucard and Anderson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Alucard and Anderson Hellsing

22
447 164
Sebastian Michaelis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time

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388 139
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shaurya-kapoor added Inuyasha and Koga

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345 171
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shaurya-kapoor added Ichigo and Uryu

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376 279
Luffy and Ace is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Luffy and Ace One Piece

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305 216
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
315 174
Spike and Vicious is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Spike and Vicious Cowboy Bebop

28
352 167
Izaya Orihara is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
alex-kerr added Izaya and Shizuo

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307 196
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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236 185
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shaurya-kapoor added Hiruzen and Danzo

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204 174
Dante is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Son Goku added Dante and Vergil

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330 146
Gon and Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Owen_Paul_Sloane added Gon and Hisoka

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209 137
Sebastian Michaelis and Willia... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Charlotte de R added Sebastian Michaelis and William T. Spears

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254 250
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shaurya-kapoor added Goku and Krillin

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178 160
Shanks and Whitebeard is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
JessDaBest added Shanks and Whitebeard

36
195 167
Master Shen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time

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275 152
Mugen and Jin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Mugen and Jin Samurai Champloo

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172 140
Issei Hyodo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
-1458600382910 added Issei and Vali

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304 196
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
102 142
Dio Brando is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
ConnorDavis added Dio Brando and Jojo

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147 176
Yamcha is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Son Goku added Tien and Yamcha

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116 138
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

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124 157
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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172 122
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

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98 146
Kalen and Suzaku is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Kalen and Suzaku Code Geass

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100 152
Saber and Rin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Saber and Rin Fate Stay/Night

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102 166
Edogawa Conan / Shinichi Kudo ... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Edogawa Conan / Shinichi Kudo vs Hattori Heiji Case Closed/Detective Conan

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117 183
Android 17 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Son Goku added Piccolo and Android 17

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81 140
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

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66 124
Yozora Mikazuki is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
llshadowknightll added Yozora and sena