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
4,100 1,561
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
4,310 1,435
Naruto and Sasuke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Naruto and Sasuke Naruto

3
4,332 1,050
Goku and Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Goku and Vegeta Dragonball Z

4
2,468 927
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
2,112 689
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shaurya-kapoor added Madara and Hashirama

6
3,082 1,203
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shaurya-kapoor added Kakashi and Guy

7
3,424 1,144
Natsu and Gray is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Natsu and Gray Fairy Tail

8
2,112 1,176
Inuyasha and Sesshomaru is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Inuyasha and Sesshomaru Inuyasha

9
2,184 1,052
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
1,745 889
Renji and Ichigo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Renji and Ichigo Bleach

11
2,033 999
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shaurya-kapoor added Obito and Kakashi

12
1,759 821
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
1,694 642
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shaurya-kapoor added Jiraiya and Orochimaru

14
1,269 190
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
2,152 812
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
1,907 595
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
912 423
Spike and Vicious is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Spike and Vicious Cowboy Bebop

18
960 518
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
1,723 528
Meliodas and Ban is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
impy added Meliodas and Ban

20
1,481 1,732
Sakura and Ino is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Sakura and Ino Naruto

21
1,061 481
Alucard and Anderson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Alucard and Anderson Hellsing

22
1,023 471
Sebastian Michaelis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time

23
1,175 817
Goten and Trunks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Goten and Trunks Dragonball Z

24
942 479
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shaurya-kapoor added Ichigo and Uryu

25
1,110 505
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
1,128 709
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shaurya-kapoor added Rock Lee and Neji

27
831 199
Natsu and Gajeel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
JustRandall666 added Natsu and Gajeel

28
886 408
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shaurya-kapoor added Inuyasha and Koga

29
942 648
Luffy and Ace is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Luffy and Ace One Piece

30
984 369
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
725 411
Izaya Orihara is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
alex-kerr added

32
881 535
Goku and Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Son Goku added Goku and Piccolo

33
731 303
Mugen and Jin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Mugen and Jin Samurai Champloo

34
505 400
Dante is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Son Goku added

35
563 378
Master Shen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time

36
611 480
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shaurya-kapoor added Hiruzen and Danzo

37
542 213
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
489 391
Shanks and Whitebeard is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
JessDaBest added Shanks and Whitebeard

39
617 579
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shaurya-kapoor added Goku and Krillin

40
379 157
Yusuke and Hiei is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
katsuo0 added Yusuke and Hiei

41
115 56
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Dimes11 added

Rurouni Kenshin

42
308 323
Dio Brando is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
ConnorDavis added

43
438 350
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
419 406
Yamcha is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Son Goku added

45
696 434
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
267 100
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
374 322
Issei Hyodo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
-1458600382910 added

48
404 262
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
323 181
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
259 143
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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