Top 10 Most Memorable Anime Moments

Some of the most memorable moments from Anime wither they were sad, epic or completely surprising.

The Top Ten

1 Goku's Sacrifice to Defeat Cell From Dragon Ball Z

Yess this was the bestt! 111

I love you goku!

Being the sore loser that he is Cell makes himself big in an attempt to blow up the earth, Goku doing the only thing he can do uses his teleport ability to transport Cell to another place but before he does he bids farewell to all his friends and his son Gohan, Cell blows up killing Goku as well as destroying King Kai's planet. - egnomac

Without Goku anime will not be the same and I bet inside Goku saw what he started and who tried to finish it gohan his only son at the time. trunks vegeta and piccolo tried to finish it well not so sure about vegeta but Goku knew he was was the one to finish it and when he said goodbye had everyone like well words probarly couldn't describe how they feel and if I can I will vote also for when gohan defeated cell because gohan had that power so he could finish it 2

2 Sasuke's Heel Turn From Naruto

To see a great character being influenced by the 'dark side' was so interesting to watch. The build up to this felt perfectly natural. Up till this point, Sasuke only had one goal, to avenge his clan by killing Itachi, his older brother. To see his friend become exponentially more powerful than him was difficult for him to handle, with his superiority complex. Naruto had saved him from Orochimaru's giant snake summon. He had defended both himself and Sakura from Gaara. To add insult to injury, Itachi explained that the Akatsuki wanted Naruto in front of Sasuke, implying to Sasuke that his power was nothing compared to Naruto. Such a great moment.

This is probably the saddest anime moment ever in my opinion. Throughout the series they constantly argued, but when they finally acted like brothers, it made me feel so happy, it was so sweet. Then suddenly, Sasuke leaves village, and every one of their fights afterwards was like a punch to my gut. I was left crying silently to myself for so long...

Perhaps the most memorable and heart-throbbing scene from the entire series, not just the fight but the emotions portrayed in both the anime and original source manga make this such a memorable part of the Naruto franchise.

It was the most anticipated moment I was waiting for! They were rivals, friends, like brothers. They were everything. Who doesn't like the final fight to be between the deuteragonist and the protagonist? And who often sees it ending in a draw! Breath taking moment!

3 The Nina Tucker Indecent From FullMetal Alchemist

Possibly the most upsetting moment in Fullmetal Alchemist - egnomac

This moment still haunts me to this day. - NerdBunny

4 The Final Battle Scene From Cowboy Bebop


5 Envy Murders Maes Huges From Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

This scene tore my heart out, Maes was a loving, caring, and adoring Parent/Husband, and not only that was kind and considerate to those around him. And at the same time brave, smart, and determined. And seeing a personal favorite of mine go and an overall beloved anime character go is more than enough to make a few tears.

Huges discovers some shocking things going on in the military but before he can report to Mustang about what he finds he is attacked by Lust and Envy, he eventually makes it to an outside payphone and is confronted by Envy but before he can attack he's stopped by Envy who's transforms into his wife Gracia and shoots him. - egnomac

6 Goku Becomes a Super Saiyan for the First Time From Dragon Ball Z

Part of my childhood that I will never ever forget

Should be at the top of the list was like a climax in anime

Absolutely this is the most memorable anime moment.

This list is made by idiots
Goku turns into super saiyan is the greatest moment in the history of anime
That moment changes the anime forever

7 Itachi's Reason - Naruto Itachi's Reason - Naruto

"I am always going to be there for you, even if it is only as an obstacle for you to overcome...even if it means hating each other...that, is what big brothers are for."

Greatest story anime world witnessed. Irachi forever ❤️

8 The Failed Transmutation From Fullmetal Alchemist

Ed and Al try to bring their mother back using a forbidden form of alchemy everything seems to be going right for them then without warning everything goes horribly wrong Ed loses his leg and Al loses his whole body in order to save Al Ed sacrifices his arm to bond Al's soul to a body of armor even more upsetting is the result of all their sacrifice is this horrible thing who probably wasn't even their mother. - egnomac

9 Kirito vs Heathcliff - Sword Art Online Kirito vs Heathcliff - Sword Art Online

Sao is just a good anime

10 Keitaro and Naru's Epic Kiss Scene From Love Hina Again

The Newcomers

? Zenitsu slays the Spider Demon - Demon Slayer Kimetsu no Yaiba

The Contenders

11 In Code Geass R2 Finale When Susaku Disguises Himself As Zero and Kills Lelouch As Per Lelouche's Plan!

Very heart breaking moment...I won't never forget this moment.

Throughout all 52 episodes, you never quite expected the series to end in such an epic, emotional, near shakespearean way.

How the hell is this not on the top 3
Is this because not many has watched it

12 The Final Moments of Episode 10 From Please Teacher!

Leading Up to this moment Kei breaks things off with Mizuho in order to go out with Koishi, then Koishi finds out that the only reason he's going out with her is because of Ichigo in order to prove to her its real he tries to kiss her but is interrupted by Mizuho with tears in her eyes she runs off and Kei runs after her then she vanishes, Kei returns to the apartment but finds she's not there he then breaks down crying and pleading for Marie to take him to her, they meet up and after she yells at him for what happened earlier she finally comes out and says that she loves him he does the same and it all seems to be going well for them until Kei suffers another serious Standstill. - egnomac

13 Luffy Punches a Celestial Dragon - One Piece

This moment gave me chills

14 L's Death - Death Note

This is where the series kind of restarted and truly started to race towards the climax.

15 Gohan Defeats Cell From Dragon Ball Z

Gohan's Anger - pratham2025

Had so much build up and delivered an awesome fight.

Truly awesome

16 Aoi & Kaoru Reunite From Ai Yori Aoshi

In the very first episode Aoi meets up with Kaoru in order to help her find her long lost love, they finally get to the place with the address that Aoi had but finds nothing there upsett and distrought over this they return to his apartment she shows him a picture with the other boy and as it turns out Karou is the one she's been looking for all along. - egnomac

17 Gon x Kills x Pitou - Hunter x Hunter

When Gon turns to face Killua at the end... god damn!

The inner monologue that was going on in Gons head before he transformed was incredibly done.

I don't even need to


18 Death of Jiraiya from Naruto

The death of Jiraiya is when Naruto graduates from a kid to someone who can take up the responsibility of the village's well-being. Being such a well-loved character and someone who gave life-lessons to us viewers too, Jiraiya's death hit me hard too. Especially the follow-up scene where Naruto sits with the popsicle and realises that he no longer has the person to share it with.

The sheer mention of it reinstalls the heartbreak of Naruto losing one of the only people arguably to have taken Naruto to heart as family from the get go. HEARTWRENCHING!

19 Luffy vs Sanji - Whole Cake Island Arc Luffy vs Sanji - Whole Cake Island Arc

Oh yeah, that was intense to say the least.

I couldn't believe what was happening when I was watching this scene. And Luffy's speech at the end... Just WOW! There's nothing like a captain's devotion to his nakama...

One of the best quotes of One Piece ever.

20 Sana Learns the Truth About Her Relationship with Rei From Kodocha

Since the beging of the anime Sana truly belived her manager Rei was her boyfriend but after a series of events involving Rei's ex girlfriend Asako Kurumi Sana learns that the whole thing was a lie she becomes so upset that she runs away and is helped out by of all people Akito. - egnomac

21 Usopp Leaves the Crew From One Piece
22 Mustang Goes Berserk on Envy From FullMetal Alchemist Brotherhood

Yeah I remember that episode. NEVER AGAIN

It is the toughest top ten list to many awesome moments..I can't chose one easily...the ending fight of cowboy bebop,L's death,mustang vs envy,lelouch's death in code geass r2..all of them leave great impact in my heart

23 Fairy Tail Wizards Joining Hands Together to Survive Acnologia from Fairy Tail

Best moment ever, it was so sweet and heart warming

24 Miyazono Kaori's Letter to Kousei Arima - Your Lie in April


25 Night Guy from Naruto Shippuden

The Ultimate Tai Jutsu

26 Tanjiro Awakens his Breath of the Fire God against Rui from Kimetsu no Yaiba: Demon Slayer

I don't know if I've ever watched something that made me SIMULTANEOUSLY enchanted by beauty, excited by the action, and moved by the emotion. No exaggeration, but I'm practically shaken - can't believe it.

This was a testament to how anime can be more than just a medium, but truly an art form.

This scene had so many emotions in me overflowing at once... This scene was the pinnacle of shonen. Absolutely breathtaking. - Benshearstone

27 Ash Gets Caught in The Line of Fire Between Mew & Mewtwo and Is Turned To Stone From Pokemon The First Movie Mewtwo Strikes Back
28 Sosuke Aizen Betrays The Soul Society - Bleach

The moment that defined bleach.

Perhaps one of the biggest plot twists for anime newcomers and certainly the biggest in Bleach, Aizen's Betrayal really brings to light how devious his character is. While looking back on it, the clues were clearly there, but at the time this was extremely well done by Tite Kubo and this is probably what helped make Bleach become a popular series.

29 Kaneki’s Torture And Transformation - Tokyo Ghoul
30 Prussia finds out Hungary is a Girl From Hetalia World Series
31 The Ridiculously Long Fight Between Goku and Frieza From Dragon Ball Z

Was it necessary for the fight to last a whole season. - egnomac

Best fight in anime history!

32 Yugi Loses To Kaiba From Yu-Gi-Oh!

Best scene ever

33 Edward Proposes to Winry From Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
34 Falcon Punch - F-Zero: Falcon Densetsu
35 Dio Stops the Opening Theme - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
36 Gintama: The Final Chapter - Back in Time


This scene started off extremely serious when Gintoki was about to kill himself, then it became comedic when it was revealed it wasn't Gin he stabbed, but rather it was Hasegawa and he missed by a slight bit. Gintoki then realized that his past self and the past Katsura, Takasugi and Sakamoto were all passed out drunk and so the Blight was still alive. Gintoki had to kill the Blight but the army of Amanto showed up, however the people who knew Gintoki also went back in time to help him. We then get to see them all fight the Amanto along with an awesome song by my favourite band, SPYAIR. Eventually, the past Gin, Katsura, Takasugi and Sakamoto help too and seeing present Gintoki and past Gintoki side by side is amazing! When the war is over, it ends the movie with a comedic scene having the characters fade away to leave the past. Of course, Shinpachi's body stays in the past while his glasses fade away! The whole movie is a masterpiece but this scene is my favourite ...more

37 Mihawk recognizes Luffy's true ability - From One Piece

''Its not a devil fruit or some cheap trick...One by one, he turns people around him into his allies. More than anyone else sailing the seas... that man possesses the most terrifying power.'' - z3ll0s

38 Lucy and Natsu Kiss - Fairy Tail
39 Siena's Wedding From Tenchi Muyo GXP
40 Usopps Battle With Luffy From One Piece
41 Roronoa Zoro after kill Kaku of the CP9 - One Piece

How is it memorable? Just a typical fight ending. He didn't kill him by the way.

42 Mayu Kisses Karou - Ai Yori Aoshi
43 Sena's Footjob - Chaos Head
44 Leorio Punches Ging - Hunter x Hunter
45 Dio Stops Time - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
46 "Naruto's not even on the test!" from Assassination Classroom

Oh man, I was laughing really hard when I saw Koro-sensei wear a Naruto headband right in front of Ryoma Terasaka during midterm prep and seeing his reaction was hilarious as well. - SelfDestruct

47 Death of the 3E Hokage from Naruto

A very memorable scene in Naruto, I hesitate to say the most memorable, but the third hokage is definitely one of my favourite characters.

48 Karen Reveals Herself to Be Maiku's Twin Sister From Please Twins!
49 Fuko and The Others Rally Behind Hibiki From I My Me Strawberry Eggs
50 Yugi Defeats Pegasus From Yu-Gi-Oh!
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Top Remixes

1. Itachi's Reason - Naruto
2. Kirito vs Heathcliff - Sword Art Online
3. Sasuke's Heel Turn From Naruto
1. Goku's Sacrifice to Defeat Cell From Dragon Ball Z
2. The Nina Tucker Indecent From FullMetal Alchemist
3. Sasuke's Heel Turn From Naruto


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