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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3,427 1,354
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
3,612 1,210
Naruto and Sasuke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Naruto and Sasuke Naruto

3
3,700 917
Goku and Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Goku and Vegeta Dragonball Z

4
2,043 767
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

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2,579 1,069
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shaurya-kapoor added Kakashi and Guy

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1,719 574
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shaurya-kapoor added Madara and Hashirama

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2,891 1,019
Natsu and Gray is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Natsu and Gray Fairy Tail

8
1,775 1,072
Inuyasha and Sesshomaru is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Inuyasha and Sesshomaru Inuyasha

9
1,902 952
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!

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1,701 911
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shaurya-kapoor added Obito and Kakashi

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1,491 777
Renji and Ichigo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Renji and Ichigo Bleach

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1,408 554
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shaurya-kapoor added Jiraiya and Orochimaru

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1,452 700
Sasuke and Itachi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Sasuke and Itachi

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1,852 713
Ash and Gary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Ahmed Maklad added Ash and Gary

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754 135
Midoriya and Bakugo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Shaina Rosario Marjolino added Midoriya and Bakugo Boku no Hero Academia

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1,550 510
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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1,439 469
Meliodas and Ban is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
impy added Meliodas and Ban

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1,279 1,559
Sakura and Ino is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Sakura and Ino Naruto

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924 428
Alucard and Anderson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Alucard and Anderson Hellsing

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831 456
Ryu and Ken is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Ryu and Ken Street Fighter 2

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806 415
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shaurya-kapoor added Ichigo and Uryu

The Best Morgan Freeman Movies

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979 449
Ed and Scar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Owen_Paul_Sloane added Ed and Scar

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989 638
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shaurya-kapoor added Rock Lee and Neji

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890 408
Sebastian Michaelis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time

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1,036 734
Goten and Trunks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Goten and Trunks Dragonball Z

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769 371
Spike and Vicious is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Spike and Vicious Cowboy Bebop

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842 570
Luffy and Ace is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Luffy and Ace One Piece

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773 365
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shaurya-kapoor added Inuyasha and Koga

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598 150
Natsu and Gajeel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
JustRandall666 added Natsu and Gajeel

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781 466
Goku and Piccolo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Son Goku added Goku and Piccolo

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835 323
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

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636 375
Izaya Orihara is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
alex-kerr added Izaya and Shizuo

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623 276
Mugen and Jin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Mugen and Jin Samurai Champloo

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501 336
Master Shen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time

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451 367
Dante is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Son Goku added Dante and Vergil

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445 351
Shanks and Whitebeard is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
JessDaBest added Shanks and Whitebeard

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535 437
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shaurya-kapoor added Hiruzen and Danzo

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408 158
Eren Jaeger and Titans is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
1518503812326 added Eren Jaeger and Titans Attack on Titan :D

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563 523
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shaurya-kapoor added Goku and Krillin

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264 291
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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386 316
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

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308 132
Yusuke and Hiei is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
katsuo0 added Yusuke and Hiei

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606 398
Saitama and Sonic is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Saitama and Sonic One Punch Man

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327 295
Issei Hyodo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
-1458600382910 added Issei and Vali

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368 366
Yamcha is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Son Goku added Tien and Yamcha

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53 31
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Dimes11 added Himura Kenshin and Shinomori Aoshi Rurouni Kenshin

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358 242
Kenshin Himura and Shishio Mak... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Kenshin Himura and Shishio Makoto Rurouni Kenshin/Samurai X

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253 274
Mega Man X is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Son Goku added MegaMan X and Zero

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174 78
Asta and Yuno is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Alexander Davitashvili added Asta and Yuno

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247 155
Yuri Katsuki and Yuri Plisetsk... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time
Angel Froese added Yuri Katsuki and Yuri Plisetsky Yuri!! On Ice