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The Best Anime Rivalries of All Time

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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  • Goku and Vegeta
    1

    Goku and Vegeta

    Dragonball Z
  • Naruto and Sasuke
    2

    Naruto and Sasuke

    Naruto
  • L and Light Yagami
    3

    L and Light Yagami

    Death Note
  • Midoriya and Bakugo
    4

    Midoriya and Bakugo

    Boku no Hero Academia

  • Zoro and Sanji
    5

    Zoro and Sanji

    One Piece
  • Kakashi and Guy
    6

    Kakashi and Guy

  • Natsu and Gray
    7

    Natsu and Gray

    Fairy Tail
  • Madara and Hashirama
    8

    Madara and Hashirama

  • Meliodas and Ban
    9

    Meliodas and Ban

  • Obito and Kakashi
    10

    Obito and Kakashi

  • Ken Kaneki and Himself
    11

    Ken Kaneki and Himself

  • Yugi and Seto Kaiba
    12

    Yugi and Seto Kaiba

    Yu-Gi-Oh!
  • Ash and Gary
    13

    Ash and Gary

  • Gon and Hisoka
    14

    Gon and Hisoka

  • Jiraiya and Orochimaru
    15

    Jiraiya and Orochimaru

  • Inuyasha and Sesshomaru
    16

    Inuyasha and Sesshomaru

    Inuyasha
  • Natsu and Gajeel
    17

    Natsu and Gajeel

  • Sasuke and Itachi
    18

    Sasuke and Itachi

  • Asta and Yuno
    19

    Asta and Yuno

  • Renji and Ichigo
    20

    Renji and Ichigo

    Bleach
  • Karma Akabane and Gakushuu Asano
    21

    Karma Akabane and Gakushuu Asano

  • Spike and Vicious
    22

    Spike and Vicious

    Cowboy Bebop
  • Alucard and Anderson
    23

    Alucard and Anderson

    Hellsing
  • Mugen and Jin
    24

    Mugen and Jin

    Samurai Champloo
  • Eren Jaeger and Titans
    25

    Eren Jaeger and Titans

    Attack on Titan :D