The best way to make an anime memorable and more enjoyable is to create impressive battle scenes. Regardless of the anime genre, a huge percentage of what we really remember in an anime, other than a great story, are the epic fight scenes in it. You might prefer sword battles more than fireballs, or gun fights rather than crazy magical powers. No matter what type of action scene you’re looking forward to, we all love seeing great battles, especially among girl characters. Listing the Top 10 Best Anime Girl Fighting Scenes is a very hard task to do, simply because of the sheer amount of epic battles we have already seen. We did some brainstorming and here are our top 10 anime girls fighting scenes! We hope you like it.
10. Naruto (Sakura vs. Ino)
- Episodes: 220
- Aired: Oct 2002 - Feb 2007
A Nine-Tailed Fox known as the Kyuubi has wreaked havoc in the Hidden Leaf Village and the Shinobi that protect the village are no match for its immense power. In order to stop it, the great Fourth Hokage sacrifices his own life to seal the beast inside the baby known as Naruto. Fast forward to the future, Naruto is now a hard headed ninja student causing all sorts of trouble inside the village. Shunned by the people of the village for having the Kyuubi curse inside him, He struggles to find recognition and acceptance. Fueled by a goal to become a Hokage someday, he goes into an adventure that will gain him new friends and life lessons that will teach him how to become a great ninja.
Any fighting list is incomplete without mentioning Naruto. It is impossible not to know how awesome fight scenes in Naruto are if you came across anime before. There are many fight scenes in Naruto but we have decided to pick Sakura and Ino for this list as it was a defining moment on how powerful these two shinobi girls are. It was a great rivalry and an evenly matched fight. The strategic approach and the mind games, which the anime is known for was a huge suspense builder for this scene. It was a great moment for anime fans to finally watch Sakura and Ino set their differences aside and just give their all.
9. Mirai Nikki [The Future Diary] (Minene vs Muru Muru)
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: Oct 9, 2011 to Apr 15, 2012
The Story of Mirai Nikki revolves around Yukiteru Amano, a student that prefers to be alone, spending most of his time writing a diary on his cell phone. Accompanied only by his imaginary friend named Deus Ex Machina, he goes about his daily life as a loner. Deus, the God of time and space suddenly reveals his true identity to Yukiteru and grants him a “Future Diary” and puts him ,among eleven other participants, in a battle royale among others holding powerful diaries. Each “future diary” is unique and has special abilities and all of the contestants must now kill one another in order to survive and become the new god of time and space.
This top 10 list will not be complete without mentioning Mirai Nikki, The fight between Minene and Muru Muri is cruel and violent as any anime can get. This fast paced action scene is incredible to watch even if you repeat it a couple of times. The life and death setting also adds to this exciting and gruesome fight. Do not underestimate the cuteness of Muru Muri as she is no walk in the park opponent. Filled with dark magic and graceful acrobatic movements, this scene will be remembered as one of the best anime girl fights ever created. If you want an anime with a good story and do not mind watching bloody scenes, we really recommend you watch Mirai Nikki.
8. Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai! [Majikoi: Oh! Samurai Girls] (Momoyo Kawakami vs. Mayuzumi Sayaka, Kuki Ageha, Matsunaga Tsubame)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Oct 2, 2011 - Dec 18, 2011
Yamato Naoe is a student living in Kawakami City, a city known for having strong beliefs to always follow the samurai code. This is what inspires Yamato and his six closest friends to give their best when going through life. They have created a deep bond with one another, making them a perfect team that motivates each member of the group. Their friendship will now be tested as two new girls show up and join the group. Keeping the samurai way of thinking within themselves, they must now try to maintain the perfect balance of friendship they had before, while dealing with the change these two girls have brought to their group.
While compiling a list of great anime battles among girls, Momoyo was instantaneously a good choice because she is just an awesome character. This particular scene proves why she should be mentioned on this list. Battling three young students on her own is no easy task and she does not seem to overpower them either. The balance of not knowing who will win despite the heavy disadvantage is what made this scene epic. We’ve all seen sword fighting with magical powers between girls before but, we have never seen a single girl take on three opponents all at once and still hold her ground. This action packed anime should keep you busy and entertained for a while.
7. Manyū Hiken-chō [Manyuu Hikenchou] (Chifusa vs. Kagefusa)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Jul 11, 2011 - Sep 26, 2011
An old clan of warriors known as the Manyuu has inherited a special ability to strike their opponent that would not severely hurt them but rather shrink their bust size. It may sound like a useless skill to have but, in this particular era, large breasts signify wealth and popularity. Chifusa, the chosen successor of the Manyuu clan has not fully accepted her clan’s traditions and even grew disgusted with the Manyuu’s breast obsession. She decides to run away stealing the sacred scroll that posses various secret techniques on how to have huge and beautiful breasts. Now considered as an enemy of her own clan, she must defend herself in order to finally bring equality on the Manyuu clan.
Fan service has always been a secret reason for why we love anime girls so much. To see ninja girls fighting with big breasts, regardless of how simple the sword fighting might be, will always be very entertaining to watch. The battle between Chifusa and Kagefusa is exactly that. Despite the simplicity of it, what really hooked our attention to it was the amount of fan service that was inserted into making this scene. We also felt that the conclusion of the battle was also a fun twist which made it very memorable. You might say that we are simple minded anime geeks but, it’s hard not to like an anime when you see battles with bouncing breasts. If you are looking for an ecchi anime with a lot of fighting scenes that will keep you smiling regardless of how predictable they may be, you are surely going to enjoy Manyu Hiken-Cho.
6. Ikkitosen [Ikki Tousen ] (Hakufu Sonsaku vs. Kanu Unchou)
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: Jul 30, 2003 - Oct 22, 2003
Ikkitosen revolves around the story of Hakufu Sonsaku, a beautiful but dim-witted student who is destined to unite a long time turf war among seven schools. These rival schools have powerful representatives who are equipped with sacred jewels containing the souls of great warriors. Drawing the power from these magical beads, these students have been blessed with great abilities to be used against each other. Hakufu’s presence has alarmed the other schools as she seems to impose a threat to this long term war. Destined to fight, she struggles to put a stop to the endless battles while also dealing with her own dark warrior side.
A list of girls fighting is not complete without panty shots and bouncing boobies. It should not come to a surprise to you that Ikkitousen is filled with a lot of clothes-ripping fight scenes since most of the girl characters barely keep their clothes on during battles. This particular battle is no exception and we don’t see any reason to complain about the loss of clothing in it. It is a fierce battle and clothing just gets in the way! Did you mention super powers? Okay. This anime has martial arts and powers but with less clothing, what more can you ask for?
5. Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 3: Hangyaku no Monogatari [Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part III: Rebellion] (Akemi Homura vs. Tomoe Mami)
- Episodes: 1
- Aired: Oct 26, 2013
Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 3: Hangyaku no Monogatari follows the story of Homura Akemi who is under unfortunate circumstances, left to fight of evil alone as a magical girl. Everything seems normal as she goes about her routine to rid the city of evil but she is mostly left uneasy sensing misfortune and danger ahead of her. She tries to uncover the mysteries behind the cruel fate that awaits magical girls but in the process crosses paths with an unexpected rival. This movie is a based off the Mahou Shoujo Madoka franchise that will close the story about these five magical girls.
If you can’t hold your breath for about six to seven minutes, you might want to practice now because the battle between Akemi Homura and Tomoe Mami will keep you breathless. If you think you have seen all the finest gun battles among girls, then surely you have missed one of the most epic bullet frenzy duels in anime history. This is not an exaggeration, we speak only the truth because this fight is both superbly animated and is just well thought of. If you are new to the Mahou Shoujo Madoka Franchise, we highly recommend giving the series and the other movies a chance as they are definitely worth watching.
4. Toradora! (Taiga Aisaka vs. Sumire Kano)
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: Oct 2, 2008 - Mar 26, 2009
Do not be fooled by his delinquent face, Ryuuji Takasu is as gentle as a cat. He is a typical high school student who loves to cook and clean despite his intimidating aura. Taiga Aisaka on the other hand, is an angel faced doll that looks to be very shy but is really the opposite as she has a fierce and brutal personality. A twist of fate has brought them together on an agreement to help each other with their crushes, who happen to be both of their best friends. Toradora! is a romantic comedy filled with a surprising fight scene that only made it better. Fall in love with this duo while they help each other out to pursue their love interests.
We all love to see women fight! Don’t we? Have you ever seen women fight in school? Well if you still haven’t, you will owe us big time when you see this awesome fight between Taiga and Sumire. The perfect phrase to describe it is “short and sweet”. The build up and unpredictability of the fight is what made it to this list. Girls in school uniforms fighting with wooden swords?! Are you freaking kidding me? How can somebody digest all this awesomeness in a short amount of time? I’ve raised so many questions writing this piece, but this is to just to show you how memorable this scene was for many of its fans and why it deserved to be in this list.
3. Akame ga Kill (Akame vs Esdeath)
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: Jul 7, 2014 - Dec 15, 2014
Akame ga Kill! is an action packed anime known for its bloody fight scenes. The story starts with Tatsumi, a well trained fighter who has left his village that is drowning in poverty created by the authorities. He is shocked to face the truth when he realizes that the Imperial City is taken over by corruption, evil and greed from supernatural entities. He finds himself in the care of a covert group of assassins that was assembled to overthrow the current Prime Minister. Faced with a lot of challenges, the Night Raid’s ideals have convinced Tatsumi to join the group and together they must eliminate the Empire who has left their nation in ruins.
If you are looking for great fight scenes, Akame ga Kill! is packed with plenty of superpower fights that are visually entertaining to watch. One that particularly caught our attention is the fight between Akame and Esdeath. This is how a magical sword fights should be, you’ll never know who will win until the last moment. It is a back and forth exchange between two equally powerful deadly assassins trying to impose their will on each other. Be ready to feast your eyes on one epic fight scene as they use all their powers to defeat one another. We highly suggest you watch the whole series to appreciate the conclusion to their battle.
2. Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya (Illya vs Alter Saber)
- Episodes: 10
- Aired: Jul 13, 2013 - Sep 14, 2013
The story starts off with Illyasviel von Einzbern, a normal school girl that was bestowed with magical powers by the magical Kaleidostick Ruby. Rin Tohsaka, the original master of the ruby, was initially assigned by the powerful wizard Zelretch to gather spirits of Heroic Spirits from legends transformed into Class Cards. She is now pressured to assist Illya in completing her task as her magical presence somehow attracted the Magical Ruby. Both of them must now face fierce rivals who are also after these magical Class Cards unlocking the mysteries behind them.
The Fate/Stay Night franchise is known for their epic magical fights and Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma Illya is no exception to this. The battle itself is intense and full of bright magical action. Fans of swords and blades will surely love this epic scene as both Alter Saber and Illya are using their full power to defeat each other. The magical twist to the fight is what made this scene part of our list as it truly is very pleasing to watch. Even if you are not familiar with the franchise, you will still definitely love this anime because of the great story and animation in it.
1. Kill la Kill (Kiryuin Satsuki vs Matoi Ryuko)
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: Oct 2013 - Mar 2014
Kill la Kill is the perfect anime to start off our list because it’s impressive in so many different levels. The story is about Ryuuko Matoi who has been searching for her father’s killer. Equipped with only a half-scissor shaped weapon, she enters Honnouji Academy to try and find the culprit. Unfortunately, the school is ruled by Satsuki Kiryuuin along with some powerful student council members. She stumbles into meeting Senketsu, a talking uniform also known as a “Kamui” or God Clothing. Senketsu helps her to awaken a new power that will give her a chance against the elite members of the school and get a lead on her father’s murderer by looking for the other half of the scissor blade.
This is a high paced show overflowing with great action scenes. The build-up on how Ryuuko Matoi encounters Kiryuuin Satsuki is just epic in all proportions. Their amazing uniform transformations will make any anime fan drool plus the impressive battle scene itself is just something words cannot describe. You will have to experience it yourself. If you are familiar with the action that Gainax brings to the table, then you’ll surely have a lot of fun watching this action packed series.
There are a lot of great anime girl fights out there and picking ten is a just a hard task to do. We do hope that you enjoyed the ones we listed above and even consider watching some of those you haven’t seen.
Do you have any suggestions on what other anime scene that can make this list even more interesting? If you have some anime in mind, please write them in the comment section below and we might even discover a great anime from you guys.