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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3,110 1,243
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
3,392 846
Goku and Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Goku and Vegeta Dragonball Z

3
3,271 1,140
Naruto and Sasuke is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Naruto and Sasuke Naruto

4
1,860 674
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
2,298 1,005
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shaurya-kapoor added Kakashi and Guy

6
1,742 886
Yugi and Seto Kaiba is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
iris21 added Yugi and Seto Kaiba Yu-Gi-Oh!

7
2,612 961
Natsu and Gray is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Natsu and Gray Fairy Tail

8
1,656 1,016
Inuyasha and Sesshomaru is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Inuyasha and Sesshomaru Inuyasha

9
1,529 518
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shaurya-kapoor added Madara and Hashirama

10
1,533 856
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shaurya-kapoor added Obito and Kakashi

11
1,368 714
Renji and Ichigo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Renji and Ichigo Bleach

12
1,692 643
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
1,301 621
Sasuke and Itachi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Sasuke and Itachi

14
1,262 494
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shaurya-kapoor added Jiraiya and Orochimaru

Famous People with the Same Real Name

15
1,173 1,445
Sakura and Ino is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Sakura and Ino Naruto

16
762 419
Ryu and Ken is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Ryu and Ken Street Fighter 2

17
1,366 458
Ken Kaneki and Himself is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Gracie Martin added Ken Kaneki and Himself

18
1,293 437
Meliodas and Ban is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
impy added Meliodas and Ban

19
901 413
Ed and Scar is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Owen_Paul_Sloane added Ed and Scar

20
879 593
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shaurya-kapoor added Rock Lee and Neji

21
854 401
Alucard and Anderson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Alucard and Anderson Hellsing

The 11 Craziest Pregnant Women in News Report History

22
955 680
Goten and Trunks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Goten and Trunks Dragonball Z

23
702 342
Spike and Vicious is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Spike and Vicious Cowboy Bebop

24
734 374
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shaurya-kapoor added Ichigo and Uryu

25
775 511
Luffy and Ace is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Luffy and Ace One Piece

26
820 371
Sebastian Michaelis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time

27
726 328
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shaurya-kapoor added Inuyasha and Koga

28
573 108
Midoriya and Bakugo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Shaina Rosario Marjolino added Midoriya and Bakugo Boku no Hero Academia

The Most Violent Cannibal Attacks In History

29
712 411
Goku and Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Son Goku added Goku and Piccolo

30
595 344
Izaya Orihara is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
alex-kerr added Izaya and Shizuo

31
760 290
Gon and Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Owen_Paul_Sloane added Gon and Hisoka

32
469 121
Natsu and Gajeel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
JustRandall666 added Natsu and Gajeel

33
424 336
Dante is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Son Goku added Dante and Vergil

34
487 398
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shaurya-kapoor added Hiruzen and Danzo

35
406 321
Shanks and Whitebeard is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
JessDaBest added Shanks and Whitebeard

The Greatest U.S. Vice Presidents of All Time

36
457 313
Master Shen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time

37
572 258
Mugen and Jin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Mugen and Jin Samurai Champloo

38
519 470
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shaurya-kapoor added Goku and Krillin

39
235 266
Dio Brando is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
ConnorDavis added Dio Brando and Jojo

40
323 123
Eren Jaeger and Titans is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
1518503812326 added Eren Jaeger and Titans Attack on Titan :D

41
366 292
Sebastian Michaelis and Willia... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Charlotte de R added Sebastian Michaelis and William T. Spears

42
270 116
Yusuke and Hiei is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
katsuo0 added Yusuke and Hiei

The Best Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Quotes

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552 368
Saitama and Sonic is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Saitama and Sonic One Punch Man

44
305 275
Issei Hyodo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
-1458600382910 added Issei and Vali

45
334 339
Yamcha is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Son Goku added Tien and Yamcha

46
330 224
Kenshin Himura and Shishio Mak... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Kenshin Himura and Shishio Makoto Rurouni Kenshin/Samurai X

47
231 253
Mega Man X is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Son Goku added MegaMan X and Zero

48
216 129
Yuri Katsuki and Yuri Plisetsk... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Angel Froese added Yuri Katsuki and Yuri Plisetsky Yuri!! On Ice

49
131 56
Asta and Yuno is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Alexander Davitashvili added Asta and Yuno

50
226 285
Saber and Rin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Saber and Rin Fate Stay/Night