Top Ten Anime Rivalries
The Top Ten
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!
This is the best and don't deny it dragon ball fans!
Dragon Ball Z is actual trash.
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.
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.
This is an epic rivalry. They're best friends and enemies at the same time.
best rivalry just because they were polar opposites from the very begining before they were even in school.
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.
This has got to be the greatest rivalry not just in anime but in entire human history
There rivalry got me hooked to Death Note!
Yeboi it'll burn yo brain
This is a good one.
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!
They were enemies... for a while. But being enemies doesn't equal rivalry. If Lelouch ever had a rival it would be his brother Schneizel. Two genius trying to outsmart the other.
I saw someone describe them as yin/yang and fire/ice.
I think that's pretty spot on. They are similar on some aspects, opposite and complemetary on others. One fight with the arms, the others with the legs; one cold and rational, the other fiery and emotional. And though they respect and like each other deep down, they get along like cat and dog. That's why they are the best.
The mix of rivalry and (tsundere) bromance makes it the best!
Get a room already!
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.
They were rivals for literally 5 episodes.
They're not the best rivals but my most favorite.
(The best rivalry is Naruto vs Sasuke hands down)
They started off as just bickering pals but as the story progressed we got to know their past and how they were together since childhood and how much they actually mean to each other, and the actual conflict that comes between their friendship, and how much similar they are.
They're kinda rivals but in the end they are still close friends...
Ice and fire
They're always fighting over Tenchi.
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.
Flying Vending Machine, enough said