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The Greatest 2 Vs. 1 Anime Fights of All Time

Updated May 18, 2021 39.1k votes 7.7k voters 156.7k views22 items

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The best shonen anime are known for featuring exhilarating one-on-one battles, but 2 vs. 1 anime fights take the action to a whole new level. Whenever anime characters team up, they form a bond that runs deep, as their dual survival is dependent on cooperation. Sometimes, 2 on 1 anime fights can turn enemies into friends, as proven by Goku and Frieza's unbelievable tag-team in Dragon Ball Super. 

In other cases, characters can work together to strengthen an existing connection, like when sisters Ryuko and Satsuki overthrow their tyrannical mother in Kill la Kill. Double-team fights present twice the opportunity for cool techniques and epic one-liners, allowing them to easily outshine any and all solo brawls. 

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    Naruto & Sasuke Vs. Momoshiki — 'Boruto: Naruto The Movie'

    The hot-blooded rivalry between Naruto Uzumaki and Sasuke Uchiha defines the Naruto franchise, so when they team up against Momoshiki Ōtsutsuki in Boruto: Naruto the Movie, the result is an appropriately explosive battle. For long-time fans, there's nothing more satisfying than watching these former rivals combine their power to form one hell of a monster.

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    Asta & Yuno vs. Licht - 'Black Clover'

    In Black Clover's most intense arc yet, Asta and Yuno take on Licht together. It's an explosive fight that will have you at the edge of your seats. From Licht stealing Asta's Demon-Dweller Sword to Yuno putting his trust in Asta, this battle is both exhilarating and emotional. Although Licht wins the fight, Asta and Yuno prove that nothing can come between the true power of rivals. 

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    Silva & Zeno Vs. Chrollo - 'Hunter x Hunter'

    A battle between two Zoldycks and the leader of the Phantom Troupe? We expect only amazing things from a fight like that. And luckily, it doesn't disappoint. When Zeno and Silva finally find Chrollo in Yorknew City, they showcase their deadly skills in a thrilling fight. The battle ends without a clear victor thanks to Illumi's call. But it's clear by Silva and Chrollo's stare down that we can expect another rematch sometime in the future. 

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    Tanjiro & Nezuko Vs. Rui - 'Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba'

    Tanjiro and Nezuko's battle against the spider demon Rui marks the series' most spectacular fight. The animation was stunning as Tanjiro used his technique, Dance of the Fire God, for the first time, displaying brilliant flames that easily cut though Rui's steel threads. Plus, this fight also marked Nezuko's first time using her Blood Demon Art. Up until this point, Rui was Tanjiro's strongest opponent. And the siblings both gave it their all, proving that their bond is truly unbreakable. 

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