Best Anime TournamentsMany anime have different types of fighting tournaments. Whether it's a sport, for fun or to test their skills, there's a lot of them. But which one is the best? I'll put in some suggestions and we'll see which tournaments were the best.
The Top Ten
To me number one is the tournament of universes from DB super...
Some of the best fight scenes are in this tournament. From the smaller competitors to the main characters. I was always invested in these tournament arcs from the very beginning and will continue to watch them as I get older. - RoseRedFlower
Goku vs Jackie chun. Still amazes me to this very day. - HeavyDonkeyKong
All of the WMATs were epic. Classic anime tournament. - Goku02
Wouldn't have found out how amazing anime could be if I didn't watch this
These exams are awesome but dangerous!
The animation was phenomenal, but it was mainly the brilliant strategies that kept me on edge during the battles. Undoubtedly one of the best tournament arc in anime history. - AlestAL357
This is one of my all time favorite tournaments ever. Many fighters come to get to a higher floors. The intense match up, the grand prize money you can earn and how I firmly believe this is what a tournament arc should be all about. - RoseRedFlower
ERZA is a beast
I'm not the biggest Fairy Tail fan but I did like the Grand Magic Games. The labyrinth challenge was my favorite part and it wasn't always about the action. A lot took place during this tournament and I wasn't disappointed by it. - RoseRedFlower
This is one of the best arcs in Fairy Tail, and one of the best tournaments in anime. I really enjoyed the arc itself, the introduction of Sabertooth, the new animation, the openings, and the events and fights.
Natsu and gajeel vs sting and rogue
Erza vs 100 monsters
Laxus vs Raven tail
This arc has so many good things
It so cool!
Saw the hole thing, loved it, purely awesome.
Midoriya vs Todoroki = Best anime tournament fight ever
I absolutely LOVED this arc!
I'm surprised it took this long for One Piece to take this long to have a tournament arc. Plus the winners are given the Flame-Flame Fruit. It allows the user to create, control, and transform into fire at will. Plus the structure of the tournament is very well done. - RoseRedFlower
Perfect blend of comedy, story telling, surprise elements, hardcore choreography. Definitely not the stronger part of the arc, but still the best one of the most well structured anime tournaments. Took some inspiration from World Martial Arts Tournament here and there, but definitely superior to everything in the list.
This is the best tournament ever. Dark tournament when I was a kid gave me chills. Never seen someone die brutally by plants.
People when you vote for the tournament arc, you need to vote based it off of the tournament itself not the whole series while I don't think yu yu hakusho is the best or my favorite anime overall on this list I must admit it has the best tournament act in all of shonen anime history
Great tournament, don't know why it's so low down on the list
You all must be joking. Yu Yu Hakusho's dark tournament is so good that it takes up the majority of the shows run time. So many great, well thought out battles. Amazing character development with hiei, Kuabara, and many others. Toguro is an amazing villain, I mean there's is so much to talk about when it comes to this tournament. Even the breaks between fights are handled well like when Yususke is training with genkai or Hiei is dealing with his destroyed arm. So good! - Heatnix23
While I do think they're some plot holes I do like the concept of this game. People are given future diaries that can help you see the future. Whoever is the last one standing will become the new God of Time. With the intense vibe of this game, who wouldn't be psyched? - RoseRedFlower
Crazy, doesn't make any sense, fascinating and to me at least, the best anime hunger games. A bloody gruesome fight to the death with only one surviving victor!
I saw a clip of this. It was like the Hunger Games or something! - TwilightKitsune
This only happens every 500 years, so you better enjoy it while it lasts! In order to become Shaman King, Shamans compete against each other to win this title. Can you survive the fight in order to become Shaman King? - RoseRedFlower
Such a good show, great tournament arc
This is not really a tournament but it is amazing
I've never seen this before but my friend has been telling me some good things about it. Like the tournament arc. It's battle royale and a rich amount of history in this tournament. - RoseRedFlower
"Rejoice, Emiya Shirou. Your wish will finally come true." - Kirei Kotomine - ModernSpongeBobSucks
How is this not #1? It is one of the best parts of what is basically the best shounen!
Yu-Gi-Oh! was basically just one huge tournament when you think about it.
A fight to see who will conquer the world. This tournament changes the lives of the characters forever, brings more understanding to the Pharaoh's destiny and rivals clash to see who will be the greatest duelist of all time. - RoseRedFlower
The Battle City Tournament from Yugioh was AWESOME!
Best arc in the entire series
An important event during the 92nd Tōtsuki Generation's first year where the chosen sixty first-year students fight their way to earn their right into the Autumn Election's Main Tournament. The Election is used to determine the current class standing of a Generation through a tournament styled event. - RoseRedFlower
This is by far the best anime tournament in anime history, 'ten participants representing their universe in an all-out battle, the universes that lose gets..., and the winner gets any wish granted, universal scale.
It's not even out yet, but still hoping Piccolo wins it all. - Heatnix23
This was so cool!
The most satisfying moment wasn't just when Seirin won, but when Kagami and Kuroko yelled out a victory scream!
One of the best, a hidden gem for this list
This is one of the classics and should be on the list
This part of the T.V. show was really fascinating! I love Sinon! - Absolite