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 Yugi and Seto Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh!, 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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1
4,005 1,537
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

2
4,207 1,409
Naruto and Sasuke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Naruto and Sasuke Naruto

3
4,254 1,026
Goku and Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Goku and Vegeta Dragonball Z

4
2,390 902
Zoro and Sanji is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
-1457191633500 added Zoro and Sanji One Piece

5
2,051 675
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shaurya-kapoor added Madara and Hashirama

6
3,009 1,188
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shaurya-kapoor added Kakashi and Guy

7
3,347 1,124
Natsu and Gray is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Natsu and Gray Fairy Tail

8
2,080 1,158
Inuyasha and Sesshomaru is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Inuyasha and Sesshomaru Inuyasha

9
2,144 1,035
Yugi and Seto Kaiba is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
iris21 added Yugi and Seto Kaiba Yu-Gi-Oh!

10
1,715 864
Renji and Ichigo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Renji and Ichigo Bleach

11
1,978 985
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shaurya-kapoor added Obito and Kakashi

12
1,710 803
Sasuke and Itachi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Sasuke and Itachi

13
1,654 627
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shaurya-kapoor added Jiraiya and Orochimaru

14
1,193 182
Midoriya and Bakugo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Shaina Rosario Marjolino added Midoriya and Bakugo

Boku no Hero Academia

15
2,117 796
Ash and Gary is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Ahmed Maklad added Ash and Gary

16
1,865 580
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
891 415
Spike and Vicious is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Spike and Vicious Cowboy Bebop

18
944 508
Ryu and Ken is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Ryu and Ken Street Fighter 2

19
1,684 519
Meliodas and Ban is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
impy added Meliodas and Ban

20
1,456 1,699
Sakura and Ino is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Sakura and Ino Naruto

21
1,044 476
Alucard and Anderson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Alucard and Anderson Hellsing

22
1,010 464
Sebastian Michaelis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time

23
1,158 807
Goten and Trunks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Goten and Trunks Dragonball Z

24
925 468
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shaurya-kapoor added Ichigo and Uryu

25
1,096 496
Ed and Scar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Owen_Paul_Sloane added Ed and Scar

26
1,107 697
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shaurya-kapoor added Rock Lee and Neji

27
874 399
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shaurya-kapoor added Inuyasha and Koga

28
801 188
Natsu and Gajeel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
JustRandall666 added Natsu and Gajeel

29
927 633
Luffy and Ace is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Luffy and Ace One Piece

30
958 362
Gon and Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Owen_Paul_Sloane added Gon and Hisoka

31
869 521
Goku and Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Son Goku added Goku and Piccolo

32
711 407
Izaya Orihara is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
alex-kerr added

33
719 299
Mugen and Jin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Mugen and Jin Samurai Champloo

34
498 396
Dante is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Son Goku added

35
553 373
Master Shen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time

36
599 474
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shaurya-kapoor added Hiruzen and Danzo

37
520 201
Eren Jaeger and Titans is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
1518503812326 added Eren Jaeger and Titans

Attack on Titan :D

38
481 386
Shanks and Whitebeard is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
JessDaBest added Shanks and Whitebeard

39
611 571
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shaurya-kapoor added Goku and Krillin

40
371 154
Yusuke and Hiei is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
katsuo0 added Yusuke and Hiei

41
300 320
Dio Brando is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
ConnorDavis added

42
415 399
Yamcha is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Son Goku added

43
433 347
Sebastian Michaelis and Willia... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Charlotte de R added Sebastian Michaelis and William T. Spears

44
106 53
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Dimes11 added

Rurouni Kenshin

45
681 427
Saitama and Sonic is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Saitama and Sonic One Punch Man

46
253 98
Asta and Yuno is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Alexander Davitashvili added Asta and Yuno

47
367 319
Issei Hyodo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
-1458600382910 added

48
402 259
Kenshin Himura and Shishio Mak... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Kenshin Himura and Shishio Makoto Rurouni Kenshin/Samurai X

49
314 178
Yuri Katsuki and Yuri Plisetsk... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Angel Froese added Yuri Katsuki and Yuri Plisetsky

Yuri!! On Ice

50
250 138
Haruka Nanase and Rin Matsuoka is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Yalonia added Haruka Nanase and Rin Matsuoka

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