Top 10 Anime/Manga Fights List
(that I can think of off the top of my head)
Damn, this has become more of a which-fights-had-the-most-emotional-impact-on-me list than an actual exciting fight list.
Also see Favorite Saint Seiya Fights, since they deserve special attention.

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KURAMA vs. KARASU
(Yu Yu Hakusho)
Episodes: 55-56
Chapters: 94-98

Talk about the bloodiest fight Iíve ever seen... Karasu is a sadistic bastard, and he proudly admits it. Kuramaís yellow outfit gets dyed bright red from head to toe by the time heís through. Whether youíre looking for strategy or raw power, this fight has it all! And who could forget Youko's effortless display of plant manipulation?

Rooting For: Kurama


IKKI vs. SHAKA
(Saint Seiya)

Episodes: 56-58
Chapter: 34

Here is an epic clash of paradigms: an atheist versus  god, passion versus serenity, each rivaling the other's enormous sense of pride. Despite this basically being a stare-down contest (since Ikki is either immobilized or out cold for most of it) it still manages to be one of the most exciting fights in the series, showing off the sheer tenacity of human willpower.

Rooting For: I can't pick!! Umm... Ikki! >.<

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SHAKA vs. SAGA, CAMUS, SHURA
(Saint Seiya Hades: Chapter Sanctuary)

Episodes: 8-10
Chapters: 76-77

If one guy versus three ex-Gold Saints wasn't epic enough, this fight is also deeply steeped in Buddhist mysticism, and plays a pivotal role in the battle against Hades. Shaka, the Man Closest to God, lives up to his title by conquering death itself and awakening the ultimate Eighth's Sense which allows the Saints to fight without handicaps in the Underworld.

Rooting For: Shaka


KANDA vs. SKIN
(D.Gray-Man)

Episodes: 77-79
Chapters: 91-97

Oh my, can we say sexiest fight ever?? Kandaís lotus-borne immortality is put to the test by a lightning-spewing maniac. Itís got chains! Itís got blood! Itís got... shirtless Kanda!! ...with wind-swept hair!! Oh god... canít breathe... help! *drowns in drool*

Rooting For: Kanda

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CROSS EYES vs. EN'S CLEANERS
(Dorohedoro)

Chapters: 72-73

Aside from the Cross Eyes leaders fighting Shin and Noi, there is also a dramatic appearance by the Cross Eyes Boss, and Risu in Curse mode. In the chaos of the encounter, the longest fight, and the one I focus on the most, is between Dokuga and Shin. Shin is probably twice Dokuga's size, and can punch Dokuga across the room even while pinned to the ground.

Rooting For: Dokuga
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ICHIGO vs. ZARAKI
(Bleach)

Episodes: 38-39
Chapters: 103-113

Okay, I still say Zaraki won this one. I mean, battles in Bleach seem to be decided by one of two things: 1) who falls down first and 2) whose sword breaks first. Ichigo loses on both counts. Zaraki is a total badass and it took the combined power of Ichigo, Hollow Ichigo, and Zangetsu to fight with him on even terms.

Rooting For: Ichigo

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ICHIGO vs. BYAKUYA
(Bleach)

Episodes: 57-59
Chapters: 160-167

This is the fight that propelled Ichigo to the rank of "Transcendent" on my Top 10 Anime/Manga Guys List (back when Ichigo was still on there and Bleach didn't suck). His bankai is revealed, sporting not one but two of my favorite abilities! And just when I thought it couldnít get any better, Hollow Ichigo opens up a can of whoopass on sakura boy.

Rooting For: Hollow Ichigo 




KURAMA vs. GAMA, TOUYA, MAKEN
(Yu Yu Hakusho)
Episodes: 37-39
Chapters: 67-69

Watch Kurama go up against not one, not two, but three opponents one after the other!! (Yes, being unconscious during a fight counts :P) First up is Gama, with the bloody makeup of doom! Kurama must use his head to get out of this one!! (Haha "head," get it? no?? watch the fight ~_~) Next he must face Touya the ice boy, and by the time he gets around to Maken... well, that doesn't go over very well, but it's cute to watch Hiei react. ^^

Rooting For: Kurama

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ROCK LEE vs. GAARA
(Naruto)
Episodes: 48-49
Chapters: 82-86

Oh how I wish this wouldíve read ďSasuke vs Gaara,Ē but despite me not being a fan of either Rock Lee or Gaara, this fight is just plain awesome! I was absolutely terrified watching it!! At the edge of my seat all the way through.

Rooting For: Rock Lee





HIEI vs. BUI
(Yu Yu Hakusho)
Episodes: 57-58
Chapters: 98-99

This fight is a fine example of the pure pwnage that Hiei is capable of. Despite Bui being on the finalist team, a team that gave hell to the rest of Hieiís comrades, the full power of Hieiís Kokuryuuhaa utterly annihilated Bui... and the rest of the stadium, for that matter. ^.^;;

Rooting For: Hiei

 

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