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
4,356 1,689
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
4,580 1,570
Naruto and Sasuke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Naruto and Sasuke Naruto

3
4,626 1,152
Goku and Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Goku and Vegeta Dragonball Z

4
2,790 988
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
3,302 1,322
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shaurya-kapoor added Kakashi and Guy

6
3,665 1,226
Natsu and Gray is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Natsu and Gray Fairy Tail

7
2,340 1,155
Yugi and Seto Kaiba is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
iris21 added Yugi and Seto Kaiba Yu-Gi-Oh!

8
2,289 789
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shaurya-kapoor added Madara and Hashirama

9
2,254 1,263
Inuyasha and Sesshomaru is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Inuyasha and Sesshomaru Inuyasha

10
2,167 1,080
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shaurya-kapoor added Obito and Kakashi

11
1,519 230
Midoriya and Bakugo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Shaina Rosario Marjolino added Midoriya and Bakugo

Boku no Hero Academia

12
1,886 959
Renji and Ichigo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Renji and Ichigo Bleach

13
2,288 868
Ash and Gary is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Ahmed Maklad added Ash and Gary

14
1,810 706
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shaurya-kapoor added Jiraiya and Orochimaru

15
1,872 910
Sasuke and Itachi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Sasuke and Itachi

16
1,876 568
Meliodas and Ban is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
impy added Meliodas and Ban

17
2,038 657
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
1,122 512
Alucard and Anderson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Alucard and Anderson Hellsing

19
1,043 558
Ryu and Ken is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Ryu and Ken Street Fighter 2

20
999 459
Spike and Vicious is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Spike and Vicious Cowboy Bebop

21
1,561 1,815
Sakura and Ino is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Sakura and Ino Naruto

22
1,249 862
Goten and Trunks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Goten and Trunks Dragonball Z

23
1,186 744
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shaurya-kapoor added Rock Lee and Neji

24
1,173 540
Ed and Scar is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Owen_Paul_Sloane added Ed and Scar

25
1,044 397
Gon and Hisoka is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Owen_Paul_Sloane added Gon and Hisoka

26
1,083 503
Sebastian Michaelis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time

27
1,006 515
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shaurya-kapoor added Ichigo and Uryu

28
933 216
Natsu and Gajeel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
JustRandall666 added Natsu and Gajeel

29
1,005 687
Luffy and Ace is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Luffy and Ace One Piece

30
925 440
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shaurya-kapoor added Inuyasha and Koga

31
770 438
Izaya Orihara is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
alex-kerr added

32
926 563
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
792 320
Mugen and Jin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Mugen and Jin Samurai Champloo

34
593 392
Master Shen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time

35
527 418
Dante is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Son Goku added

36
638 502
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shaurya-kapoor added Hiruzen and Danzo

37
523 416
Shanks and Whitebeard is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
JessDaBest added Shanks and Whitebeard

38
592 241
Eren Jaeger and Titans is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
hangeandtitansco added Eren Jaeger and Titans

Attack on Titan :D

39
652 602
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shaurya-kapoor added Goku and Krillin

40
419 170
Yusuke and Hiei is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
katsuo0 added Yusuke and Hiei

41
332 343
Dio Brando is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
ConnorDavis added

42
444 434
Yamcha is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Son Goku added

43
459 372
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
306 117
Asta and Yuno is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Alexander Davitashvili added Asta and Yuno

45
730 462
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
387 341
Issei Hyodo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
-1458600382910 added

47
138 27
Gray and Lyon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
i.am.an.anime.l0v3r added Gray and Lyon

Fairy Tail 

48
357 201
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
423 277
Kenshin Himura and Shishio Mak... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Kenshin Himura and Shishio Makoto Rurouni Kenshin/Samurai X

50
287 159
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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