Top Ten Anime Rivalries

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The Top Ten

1 Goku vs Vegeta - Dragon Ball Z Goku vs Vegeta - Dragon Ball Z

This is the best anime rivalry ever! Their rivalry is legendary and still stand strong 33 years after Dragon Ball first started / 22 years after it ended and continued till now in Dragon Ball Super. They are also two of the most recognized anime characters in a well-known anime series. This is truly the best! - Goku02

This is the best and don't deny it dragon ball fans! - brandololz

Dragon Ball Z is actual trash. - ThatEmoLoner

Legendary

2 Naruto Usumaki vs Sasuke Uchiha- Naruto Naruto Usumaki vs Sasuke Uchiha- Naruto

I feel that this should be in the top 3...from the first episode to the last episode, some may call it bromance but I disagree. Other anime rivalries are pretty much stereotypical but this one stands among them.

This is an epic rivalry. They're best friends and enemies at the same time. - ThatEmoLoner

They're Ying and Yang (if you watched Shippuden to the end you'll understand).

Two completely opposite forces that fit perfectly together in a YingYang.

It's like a magnet, it's the opposite forces that attract.

3 Light Yagami vs L Lawliet - Death Note Light Yagami vs L Lawliet - Death Note

Best Rivalry In Anime History...
All Rest Of Are Including Physical Fighting..
While This Genius Are Busy With Each Others Mind Game That Can You Ever Imagine...

I was wondering why this pair was so ridiculously low but then I realized it's also at number 3... - Debbie9

This rivalry was literally a matter of life and death, two of Japans smartest people battling head to head, how is this not the best rivalry?

L isn't Japanese and L is a international detective, not just for Japan. - ThatEmoLoner

There rivalry got me hooked to Death Note!

4 Johann Libert and Tenma Kenzo - Monster

This is a good one. - ThatEmoLoner

5 Yugi Moto vs Seto Kaiba - Yu-gi-oh!

Definitely a rivalry to consider in top anime rivalries. Kaiba being the world champion duel monsters player, then Yugi/Atem comes out of nowhere to defeat him. Now, Kaiba wants to reclaim his title. Also to consider, they are definitely two sides of the same coin. Yugi believes his friends will guide him, while Kaiba thinks that only using brute strength and superiority will win the game. WHo's side of the coin is the right one? That's what makes this rivalry so intense!

6 Edward Elric vs Roy Mustang - Fullmetal Alchemist

The best part is that they actually do care for each other, but they're so similar that they can't stand it, and end up insulting each other and bickering all day long. THE best.

7 Roronoa Zoro vs Sanji - One Piece Roronoa Zoro vs Sanji - One Piece

The mix of rivalry and (tsundere) bromance makes it the best!

8 Natsu Dragneel vs Gray Fullbuster - Fairy Tail

They're kinda rivals but in the end they are still close friends... - ThatEmoLoner

Ice and fire

9 Lelouch Lamperouge and Suzaku Kururugi - Code Geass Lelouch Lamperouge and Suzaku Kururugi - Code Geass
10 Inuyasha & Sesshomaru - Inuyasha

The Contenders

11 Spike Spiegel vs Vicious - Cowboy Bepbop
12 Ryoko Habuki vs Ayeka Misaki Jurai -Tenchi Muyo

They're always fighting over Tenchi. - egnomac

13 The Marionettes vs The Saber Dolls - Saber Marionette J
14 Maka vs Crona - Soul Eater

They were rivals for literally 5 episodes. - ThatEmoLoner

15 Ranma Satome vs Akane Tendo - Ranma 1/2

When they first meet its clear that there was no way they could get along even though their fathers arranged for them to be married. - egnomac

16 Ino Yamanaka vs Sakura Haruno - Naruto
17 Red & Blue - Pokemon Origins
18 Orihara Izaya vs Heiwajima Shizuo

Flying Vending Machine, enough said

19 Goten vs Trunks - Dragon Ball Z
20 Izuku Midoriya vs. Katsuki Bakugou - My Hero Academia
21 Tina Foster vs Mayu Mizuki - Ai Yori Aoshi Tina Foster vs Mayu Mizuki - Ai Yori Aoshi Tina Foster is a character from the manga and anime series Ai Yori Aoshi, born in America and raised in Japan she's extremely loud, aggressive, outspoken and is a long time friend to Karou Hanabishi, she has a very bad habit of greeting female characters by fondling and groping their breasts from behind ...read more.
22 Madara vs. Hashirama - Naruto
23 Anna vs Ayame - Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai
24 Natsu Dragneel vs Gajeel Redfox
25 Kyo Sohma vs Yuki Sohma - Fruits Basket
26 Erza Scarlet vs Mirajane Strauss - Fairy Tail
27 Issei Hyoudou vs Vali Lucifer - Highschool DxD
28 Kiritsugu Emiya and Kirei Kotomine - Fate Zero
29 Yuno Gasai vs Aru Akise - Mirai Nikki
30 Ash vs Gary - Pokemon
31 Dante vs Vergil - Devil May Cry
32 Ranma Satome vs Ryoga - Ranma 1/2
33 Seina Yamada vs Seiryo Tennan - Tenchi Muyo! GXP
34 Pretty Sammy vs Pixy Misa - Magical Girl Pretty Sammy
35 Sana Kurata vs Akito Hayama - Kodocha
36 Hibiki Amawa vs Vice Principal Reiko - I My Me Strawberry Eggs
37 Kakashi vs. Obito - Naruto
38 Shirou Emiya and Archer - Fate/ Stay Night
39 Eren Jaeger vs. Annie Leonhart - Attack on Titan
40 Hashirama Senju vs Madara Uchiha - Naruto Shippuden

Those two gods fighting each other are some of the best moments in anime history... they are two amazing characters and their ideals are pretty much what shaped the naruto universe... honestly the sheer epicness of their presence on the screen gives me goosepumps whenever I watch them

41 Leonardo Watch vs. Zapp Renfro - Blood Blockade Battlefront
42 Goku vs Frieza - Dragon Ball Z
43 Asuka vs Homura - Senran Kagura

How come this is not on the list? - PocketWaifu

44 Ichigo Kurosaki vs Renji Abarai - Bleach
45 Ichigo Kurosaki vs Ishida Uryuu - Bleach
46 Izaya Orihara vs Shizuo Heiwajima - Durarara
47 Kakashi Hatake vs Might Guy - Naruto
48 Mugen vs Jin - Samurai Champloo
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Top Remixes (8)

1. Goku vs Vegeta - Dragon Ball Z
2. Johann Libert and Tenma Kenzo - Monster
3. Light Yagami vs L Lawliet - Death Note
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1. Goku vs Vegeta - Dragon Ball Z
2. Light Yagami vs L Lawliet - Death Note
3. Roronoa Zoro vs Sanji - One Piece
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1. Goku vs Vegeta - Dragon Ball Z
2. Naruto Usumaki vs Sasuke Uchiha- Naruto
3. Light Yagami vs L Lawliet - Death Note
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