And that's exactly what happened there.
>mc uses his Max Power just after he gets a good beating up
>Mc unlocks new power through a emotional event in the middle of a fight for which he trained like forever without achieving the power he achieves now
Taking off you weighted clothing and getting serious
>train for months with heavy shit on at all times
>take it off and sprint 100 metres in 5 seconds
>5 episodes later the mc has trouble catching up to an evil side character
Jesus Christ how can an author have such a short attention span holy shit
dramatic entrances, poses, full page illustrations in manga, pastel stills in anime (but only for the end of a battle or the end of an episode)...
..and finally: badass and/or meaningful attack names
especially if they lead to or are the reason behind a curbstomp battle; where one side just absolutely trashes the other.
Slow-motion recaps of what had just happened OR Slow-motion depiction of what is happening. Usually depicting one of the characters being "fast" although it's slow-mo.
Good combination of track. The music usually makes/breaks a fight.
and finally; minimal talking/yelling/screaming. I want to hear the sounds of swords clashing/slashing, fists connecting, bones breaking, grunts/moans of pain, etc.
handstand kicks and spinning handstand kicks.
fighters that reminder you of unstoppable whirling hurricanes.
Mugen, Spike, Sanji, fuck even pre-shitpuden Naruto's Druken Master gag form of Rock Lee is a decent example of this.
Needless but don't bother with the anime version; shit was basically the Akame ga Kill adaptation of 2008.
like the Akame Ga Kill anime, it was a +20 episode series for a good monthly manga.. but despite having a capable studio, it had the budget of a 13 episode adaptation.
-got stuck with a mediocre director
-cheap dialogue done by no name screen writers
-poor episode planning
- violence censors and filler eichi to attract advertising/sponsors from coroprations like P&G, Mcdonalds, etc.
you're in for a fun ride if you read the manga though.
Theme music playing
Protag and Antag yell eachother's name when the fight starts
Creative uses of previously established super powers
and this >>119408906
Nice three line buzzword red herring argument.
unless you're an animeonlyfag or take yourself way too seriously, you can't deny that it was a fun ride until the anime came out and if you push yourself past the first eight chapters you genuinely found yourself on edge and had fun reading it.
- This >>119407298
- >>119408234 yeah most of this expect for pastel stills and i what sauce on the pic (i'm on on mobile), reminds me of spirit circle's art.
- A lot of this >>119408906 but with way more heel kicks and kick fighters in general are cool as hell.
- that running sideways while facing eachother thing from 90's seinen inspired shounen
Those panels in One Piece when someone gets hit with a massive attack and goes down and then the next panel is them standing up in silhouette sometimes over the shoulder of the person who hit them.
Mysterious powers that are OBVIOUS in hindsight.
Completely one-sided battles where you can tell the antagonist isn't even taking it seriously
>Taking attacks and shrugging them off when clearly damage is being done.
Every time it makes me smile.
Seeing the MC get his shit wrecked. not to the extent that he loses his abilities or dies or anything, but enough to show that he's not completely overpowered. bonus points if he gets destroyed despite harnessing the power of friendship/asspull trump card/new weapon.
also confirming romance pairings. I don't give a flying fuck about shipping, but i appreciate when an author can commit to a canon romance and keep it off to the side. I don't like seeing action plots derailed by some supporting character acting tsun-tsun for the MC and starting a boring arc.
asshole, scum of the earth villains are great too. ones you actually hate to the point where you feel your ears heat up as they speak. villains who are realistically horrible people and who patronize and scoff at the protagonists are great. basic example is Dio kissing Erina and smacking her around. he went out of his way to hurt jonathan right where it hurt most, and had himself an evil chuckle about it after.
>generic shonen protagonist hit with a blast of some kind
>smoke clears, he's still standing and wiping blood from the corner of his mouth in a cool pose as usual
>but his other arm is hanging off of him by a bit of muscle and skin
>there's a hole on his chest where ribs are clearly broken
>he has to hold himself up but keeps talking shit
doesn't happen enough.
>Character powers up.
>Isn't enough yet.
>Powers up even more.
>Not enough to win.
>Character just lets the power overwhelm them on purpose.
>This rape train has no brakes.
>Character is so powerful his foe isn't even able to pick it up with whatever their 'anime--powerlevel-sense' gimmick is.
What are doing on /a/ this early in the day superior 'patrician' taste-man?
Don't you have piss bottles to fill or an [email protected] doujins to rub off too? Did pizzahut let you off your delivery shift early, my dude?
Always a treat when done right.
>Seeing MC get his shit wreaked
Works best if the MC continues to struggle past that point. I hate it when they get wreaked only to learn some life lesson and continue on as usual if not better.
I like seeing the protagonist's powers actually fuck them up or have serious side effects when they go all-out.
for example, edgelord dude uses fire to fight, but it actually burns him when he uses it. there's smoke and burned hair mixed in with his oh-so-cool flame attack.
that, or edgelord dude used fire to fight without any problems, but when he really guns it and goes all-out, it seriously fucks him up, like burning off limbs.
>Needless but don't bother with the anime version; shit was basically the Akame ga Kill adaptation of 2008.
You need to rewatch Needless. Even though it goes anime original at the end, it's still a very entertaining show that perfectly captured the essence of the manga.
Love that shit. Controlled and directed rage is good too.
I like to see an actual fight in anime, rather than flashing quick cuts to simulate it to the viewer, seeing them use their cunning and environment to gain the upper hand instead of unleashing an ultimatu movuu
Absolutely fucking brutal finishers are sweet as well.
> mc powers up
> mc attacks foe
> the difference between their power level is so high that slashing the foe's finger with a sword causes the mc to bleed instead of hurting the foe
So much this.
Also I like it when injuries change the complexion of a fight, like broken ribs inhibiting breathing or a wounded leg reducing speed, or blood loss making the fighter see blurry etc.
And this. I like actual fighting, meaning I want to see both combatants and I like some strategy. Basically I want kung fu movie level choreography with some simple, creative powers thrown in that mesh well with the fight choreography. Is even better when fighters have their own distinctive styles with strengths and weaknesses. I know that's asking for a lot but that's my ideal.
>villain joins forces with main cast
>theme song plays at the climax/end
>that shit where everyone attacks all at once to kill the big bad
>Fights that go on for a fucking long time
I'm talking like, hours of consecutive fighting. Years of fighting. Characters getting trapped in a pocket dimension, doomed to fight one another for all eternity.
It's sure one of those things that you've got to be careful with.
I like when berserk mode is so dangerous and unstable that they refuse to use it for fear of losing control and people actually suffer because of that decision.
Black Star is definitely stronger than Maka but I meant a massive gulf like the one between Shinigami and Maka. Black Star would beat Maka but she'd probably put up a decent fight. Both of them are like ants compared to Shinigami though.
Personally I don't want it to be too realistic. I like some impractical acrobatics thrown in but I still agree with the other Anon that using the environment and strategy is what makes a fight good.
Similar to this:Catching a punch
Totally unrealistic,would hurt you in real life,but it still looks cool
I'm really starting to get sick of this meme.
Like if it's not lewd, crappy, for children or moe.. It's "edgy".
And like every single person who advertises they are from /a/ on Facebook that says the word edgy like every other word, it's always the same stereotype to a 16-year-old boy with an anime profile picture that eichii fanart from pixiv while talking about "ironic dank yamyams"
I hate it, I hate it so much.
Fighting like no tomorrow, no matter if they lost any parts of the body or get a serious damage.
I really love that in Toriko, Rurouni Kenshin and Hoshi no Samidare.
Fighters go from their most powerful forms to straight up desperate fist fighting
I like it when a character has impeccable posture, doesn't enter a fighting stance, and then strides into a group of enemies and effortlessly trashes them. Bonus points if they knock an enemy into the air, do their casual stride to the enemy, and knock them back into the ground, all without getting dust on their coat or whatever.
>this faggot thinks fist ever clash in a real fight.
Theres literally no reason to throw the punch if youre not in range to hit them. I also hate how the crosscounter characters with the opposite hands. fucking animators having no idea what theyre doing.
When something happens to the main character and makes him badass
Screaming your attacks
All day every day. I will never get enough of that shit no matter how 'immature' it will seem no matter what show it is
I think I heard somewhere that DragonSlayer would be shit in real life. I'm not sure about Guts' previous sword though.
This. Sometimes real fighting isn't fun to watch, especially not in manga/anime. I watch action mangas for crazy, over the top fights, not realistic fights. If I want realistic fighting I'll watch MMA or Boxing.
this so fucking hard. I fucking love it when both sides have used all they got: weapons have broken and guns run out of daka, when the mecks run out of juice, magic is exhausted, supper ultra moves have canceled each other out and final forms wore off, all tricks tricks have played and left wanting more, and finally being too tired to even properly fight. After all that bullshit i love seeing the two character absolutely exhausted just through sloppy punches and kicks, throwing dirt and rocks and braking their own bones just to do the final counter. This is how any amazing fight has ended...... why the fuck does this not happen more often?
AgK is edgy though.
>mfw every chapter is named "kill the X"
I can understand that shit too. Personally I always figured edgy was supposed to mean the show was trying seriously hard at being dark purely the the sake of being dark or trying to pass off as particularly mature content. These days people fling it at anything with an attitude they don't like though. The only thing that made me think of the term in recent memory was Akame ga Kill, but that shit is hardly fair since that sort of show will probably never be my cup of tea anyway and it's easy to be biased as fuck.
I especially like it when the characters in question are really made to seem god like or they're decked out with super weapons or something and as the fight drags on and they're both getting worn down and exhausted until all that's left are just the two of them and they just start punching the shit out of each other. Ideally they aren't even really fighting anymore they're just taking turns to hit the other one until someone drops. No powers, no weapons, nothing fancy just two people beating the shit out of each other until one of them can't take it anymore.
AgK is garbage anyway, you were good to steer clear, this was actually one of the fights
> "wait...he is a masteru martial arts"
>he catches MC's sword as he is swinging it at him
>should be a hard figh-
>MC lets go of sword and grabs his waist.
>yeah, just kind of hugs his crotch
>dudes like WHELP ILL JUST STAND HERE THEN
>why introduce him as a master if a kid can beat him by cuddling
>mfw the MC and his bitch actually talk for a bit before shooting him
Im not going to watch a show that sits there trying to pull this shit with a straight face.
>girl has a one-shot sword
>use it like a regular anime sword
>characters are practically begging her to kill them with it
>instead she parries their attacks
Yeah shit like this is like my favourite thing in any media. I just can't think of anything more fucking hardcore than two people who are both so exhausted that the only reason they're still standing is cause they just really fucking don't want to lose.
when a character battle aura in a fight takes on some from to better reflect the character himself
say what you will about air gear but it was awesome at this
That is so unfair. First of all, it's better that it did end right there because the way the manga goes after it's finished its adaptation is nothing short of a clusterfuck with time travel, gender bending, evil old me, the works. Not only that but the adaptation itself is pretty fair. A huge chunk of time spent inside of a gigantic girls bedroom in the manga = a huge chunk of time spent inside a girls bed room in the manga. That's not poor episode planning, that's a faithful adaptation.
Also, in terms of animation it's actually very good, and it has even better music than that. And are you really going to complain about ecchi in an ecchi manga? That is dumb
And so, in conclusion, you're wrong in everyway possible and need to kill yourself.
The MC is so small and pretty-boy looking that it's really hard for me to take him seriously as a melee fighter. That's the main thing keeping me from reading/watching this.
faithful adaptation does not mean it is good, it has to adapt to the constraints of being a 13 episode anime, needlessly including large chunks of content where time could be spent on other things is poor episode planning.
Berserk mode make my battle boner go wild too.
Made the ending half of this fight memorable.
Blade catches or disinterested one-hand blocks
Allowing the enemy to stab, then grab their arm and "now I've got you"
Point-blank qi blasts
Beast mode due to major character death
Sleeper character (aged shopkeeper, humble butler) is forced to reveal their huge power level
OG FMA? same guy and ok i gotta agree that that one is one of my favorite fights in all anime. the pacing was so good in that fight. it was quick, but dramatic. But that fight is an exception for me, not a rule.
Its like you forget the most honorable
Of course I forgot the pic.
Those are also good, but tricky to pull off satisfyingly, whereas the drawn out fights where they're reduced to sloppy punches are almost always fantastic.
I can't think of many fights like Ed vs. Greed that pull off the quick and skillfull decisive finisher as satisfyingly as that. Usually it's just a character being so powerful that they kill their opponent in one hit which is of course no fun at all.
I am a sucker for techniques. Usually works out as:
>All fighting is basically "which guy has the better trick"
or my favorite
>Fighting a much stronger opponent, but your ridiculous, gamey techniques and tricks keep you alive, even help you win
DESTRUCTO DISK! HA!!!!!!!
Protag and antag share a sense of respect for each other, and have a sort of "brotherly love"
>injuries change the complexion of a fight
I hate it when this doesn't happen. Like two strong people clash and each land a bunch of powerful attacks and both are clearly battered, and even coughing up blood, but as long as they grit their teeth and scream when they launch a signature attack, they're basically in peak condition.
This shit is mostly the reason I stuck with the likes of Toriko and Air Gear despite it's plot for so long.
I'm a god damn sucker for this.
this shit actually got me.
I teared up a bit.
Most of you guys are too young to remember this but I was on /a/ when this anime was airing.
Literally the situation was akame ga kill adaptationitus 1.0, as he said.
There was so much hype from the mongofans before the show started then as time went on /a/ became a battleground over with it was shit or not.
They literally suffered the same problems with the director, corny dialogue, censorship, sponsorship pandering, added scenes that made no sense... Mostly because they were both underbudget for two course series.
Ironically they both have decent OSTs but the manga fanbase hyped the series both times that would make one wonder if they would have near movie quality animation because of it was be assume this would be Madhouse's/Whitefox's most incredible work.
This actually almost happened a third time with studio Gonzo and a god tier battle series called 'Alive: The Final Evolution'.
This kind of shit happens because executives like to tell authors that it's going to be advertisement for the original medium even if it's not a perfect adaptation and the studio views it as basically a 'junk-bond' of sorts, "if Elfin lied and Shadowstar Narutaru were able to gain relative success food budget juggling maybe we might hit a golden egg too"
Ah god, Merry was a good manga until it pulled
>final boss was literally only the halfway point, entirely based off of one little detail that was dropped recently
MC had a good power progression, it was clear he wasn't overpowered, nor too underpowered, but just enough to keep up with the curve and solidly hold his own in the battles, actually accomplishing stuff.
Dad shows up and rekts shit
I like most of the fight scene to be fighting, which sadly doesn't meld with Dragonball Z very well.
>Face Grabs. Bonus points if explosive.
> Arching back and using the "continuous fire" of their usual attack
>Broken hero purely fueled by RAAAGE and subverting the normal rules the universe uses.
But really, I just get riled up when a character calls bullshit on stances/releasing weapon/inner ki/bullshit and just goes "I don't need that shit, I'm a fucking monster" in a matter of fact tone (not boohoohoo I'm different and not mwahaha I'm so better than you) and whips out some kickass flexible claw-like fighting
Tokyo Ghoul probably had the absolute best MC progression from wimpy to ultimate badass ever, while still not making him stupid powerful or by any means perfect. He was really flawed and really powerful and so fucking based.
>KUROE!! SUPER ATTACK!!
>"Di-Did I get him...?"
>Smoke starts fading away
>"Haaaaaah? Oi oi, is that all you got?"
>bad guy does move
>"That was too easy."
>bad guy turns around and starts walking away
>close-up of bad guy's eyes, iris becomes tiny
>turns around, NANI?!
>MC jumps out of smoke with guitar solo soundtrack playing
>Bad guy: Bakana.../How did he...?!
>MC punches/kicks/hurts bad guy
>MC lands, when he stands up he wipes off the blood leaking from the side of his mouth
>Your attack was fast, but I (proceeds to explain)
>Zoom to bad guy's mouth, smiles
>HAHAHA OMOSHIROI ANATA NO CHIKARA WA HONTO NI SUGOI!!
That would have to go the breaker and breaker new waves. Kid goes from a little bitch who can't fight to master of the strongest marital arts and head of the strongest martial arts clan.
I've always liked when the charecter uses a move that they normally use, but in a different way to try to get the catch on the enemy or to gain an upper hand in the battle. One piece does lots of this.
I like it when it's done right, which is very very unusual, especially considering how overused it is. Too often it's just "I'M ANGRY SO HERE'S A MASSIVE POWERUP, I'M NOW GOING TO WIN THIS FIGHT ONE-SIDEDLY DESPITE ALMOST DYING TWO SECONDS AGO".
Stuff where the Berserk mode is a *serious* drawback (not shit like Naruto going past 4 tails will shorten his lifespan or something), and isn't an instant win button.
If they pull the "can't tell friend from foe while berserk" card, then there better be a plot-related friend killing, otherwise that's just a worthless stipulation.
The anime does it better. In the anime Cruz is the brains of the operation and while it may seem cheezy I liked the normal guy being the linch pin in a pass or fail operation between a bunch of x-men. And that's still a forte of his in the manga, but when you give him not a power but THE power that makes him the ultimate shield, he looses a lot of dynamic in any given scenario. He know longer has to be protected, and now he can defend himself against incredibly powerful attacks. Just takes a lot away from the manga, especially when it got bogged down with "Cruz, you've got to master your fragment or you can't keep with the group" faggotry. Shame.
Fucking hardcore beat downs to people who think they are the strongest.
As a spinoff of this one
>Main bad guy is "invulnerable" or believes themselves to be so godlike they cannot be hit
>Main characters wear down his power and he takes a hit for the first time
>And it keeps happening, they just beat the shit out of him physically from that point on
Get a boner so complicated
Soul Eater had such good powerlevels. Where the MCs are obviously constantly powering up and thrashing the villians like Arachne, and yet their friends, the other primary characters, are just keeping such a clear gulf in power between them still. Maka and Soul wouldn't stand a chance against Black Star or Kidd by the end.
Yeah I meant 03 FMA. For me I just like well choreographed fights and its hard to make those longer. I prefer short and sweet over a long, drawn out fight but I can see the appeal of them for others.
It shouldn't be that hard. It should be fast, back and forth, and ending quickly and decisively. Let the loser get in a few licks and hold his won before getting beat.
I can think of a few examples from
The Legend of Korra
>Fighting a much stronger opponent, but your ridiculous, gamey techniques and tricks keep you alive, even help you win
I love this as long as it contains so ass pulls.
Rurouni Kenshin did something like that. I don't think Kenshin ever really hated any of his opponents and he respected some of them like Saito and Shishio and he actually felt bad for that last big bad whose name escapes me at the moment.
>chaotic neutral character that absolutely destroys everyone in fights like it aint no thang, but isnt out to really help, or hinder the MC, but they still hang around anyway because they want something
All of this
Heaven's Feel can't come soon enough
>Shirou v. Kirei
>Body literally is killing him with swords v. staying alive with a crushed "heart"
>Both fighting knowing that are going to die no matter what but standing alive long enough to see the other die first.
>Shirou accepting that he likes Kirei
This is going to kill me with the visuals
Akame ga Kill was a faithful adaptation up until the anime-only-end and it fucking sucked because literally everything was just copy-pasted from the manga.
Scenes like Tatsumi/Wave equipping Incursio/Grand Chariot should have fucking amazing in anime form, but they were just so underwhelming because the anime team did nothing creative with them, just copied over the manga panels for a stylish still frame, added voices and sound effects and there you go.
I agree that some studios take too much liberty with what they adapt, but there has to be SOME direction that makes the anime a different experience than the manga other than seeing the characters move between manga frames.
When protags weak friend get's to kick ass for once
Yeah especially since the author basically fanboys over him in interviews. WTF
>guy stops to explain how his techniques work
>gets beaten while he is explaining
>I'd have such a boner if this ever actually happened.
Go play Asuras Wrath, or watch it on Youtube. Whichever. Its basically an interactive anime movie with tons of cutscenes, quicktime events and some boss fights.
Theres lots of parts where some evil assholes is giving their big speech about how great they are, and a quicktime even will sometimes come up to tell them to shut the fuck up and punch them in the fucking face.
Asura is basically rage incarnate. Hes like a mix betwen the Hulk, and 40K orks. The madder he gets, the stronger he gets. And if he gets mad enough, he can basically make anything happen.
The games cheesy as shit, but its fucking glorious.
I'll bring up Akame ga Kill once again in this thread because Syura.
>"Yeah right! Like I'd lose to a piece of shit like you!"
>pic related, loses immediately after saying that
if the author is a girl it sure explains a couple of things.
I love it when two characters get into a fight only to have their relationship improve as the outcome of said fight.
Almost every fight in Gash is like that and its glorious
Not really specifically fight related, but I like characters like Toujou. In a series full of demons and humans with demon contracts, he molly-whops people as a normal human with brute strength. He doesn't need bullshit powers. He just trains his body.
Captain Bravo from Buso Renkin too. His Buso Renkin is a suit of armor with no real offensive applications. He is the top guy in the Alchemist Army and all he does is cast fist.
big scale attack
good guy with broken powers
Lee still remains the best character of that series and holder of the most crowning moments of awesome.
I'm still buttmad to this very day that he didn't win that fight against Gaara.
i also love the "spot the mc" panels
>Good guy with broken powers
I fucking love this as long as it's not one of the main characters, but just a side character.
Bonus points if they have a complete superiority complex over whoever the enemy is. Like in HxH, Netero fighting Meruem, saying shit like "Ants should just get crushed underfoot, that is your role in the world and our roll as humans" after getting two of his limbs chopped off. Meruem even tries to talk with him instead of fighting and Netero just fucking ignores all words of reason in order to crush the enemy.
More bonus points (independant of the first bonus points) if the character dies horribly by getting simply outpowered and crushed. It doesn't have to a tragic death, but as long as they get introduced as invincible flawless death incarnate on the battlefield, and end as a dying husk against an enemy they could barely scratch.
Lee and guy are less ninja them fucking ninja jesus. You really think they don't tell at the top of there lunges when the fight starts? Also all the oras and atat's they gotta do while fightning
Don't even fucking mention Springtime of Youth.
>Might Guy doesn't get to die in the peak of his Springtime
>has to live as a cripple for the rest of his life because Naruto pulled a one-time asspull power to save his life for no conceivable reason, plotwise or characterwise
Fuck you Naruto, you turned a great character's fantastic ending that he was happy with, into a tragic extended lifespan. Fuck you. You robbed him of his only dream.
>Seeing the MC get his shit wrecked
I got your bonus points right here too
I agree with this guy
The only true ninjas are most Anbu members and stuff like Uchiha clan for the most part (shit like Sasuke and Madara excluded of course, and half the time you should exclude Itachi as well).
Sarutobi was pretty ninja and so was Kankuro I guess until he started using Sasori's puppet and all of its abilities with it.
The wing man kicking ass and gettin a bitch
It's decent. It actually explains how he gets his ki channels back then he works his ass off to be leader of the sun wu clan and leader or murmin. You also see him fucking rage once a delinquent gang put his mom in the hospital after beating her with bats and lead pipes.
What the hell with this music, what that really the one in the game ? It's so fucking unfitting it makes me want to puke.
Doesn't change anything whatever may the explanation be. Couldn't even handle the rest of the video, and that's supposed to be one of the most epic battle ever in a Video game ? So disappointing. Even the "shut up" par at the start was terribly done.
Heres a level you can play in the demo you can download off PSN or Xbawkslive. Its also batshit crazy and full of rage.
Or when someone is getting wrecked and on their last limbs so out of pure willpower, they go nuts.
Fights interspaced with slow-mo, and gratuitous environmental damage
When the MC gets a power up the audience has been waiting for, but teases that shit just fucking right.
I love it when the MC is absolutely helpless and tries to do everything he can but it's all for naught.
It really helps to make you want to root for them.
One guy shows to the rest of the show how fucking broken he is. Depends of the situation and character obviously, but the Level 0 of Alucard was fucking awesome. Even more with the feel of despair coming from Maxwell when he recognizes his true identity.
>also confirming romance pairings.
That's why I love Busou Renkin.
Sorry for the low quality.
Double Hammer is best Diane attack.
>> Implying he hasn't been using the nine dragon arts this whole time kicking the shit out of all the fake disciples.
He even used the technique only the master of the nine dragon arts can use. The heavenly black thunder and earth.
Yeah this. He's got near-infinite stamina because of his mcguffin and he's strong as all hell with incredible potential, and quick learning/mastery, so he can wreck people but he's not the strongest at all.
Mother Catastrophe is the best one by far. Still, Double Hammer was a nice touch.
Everything that is the final battle in Sword of the Stranger.
That choreography. That music. That no talking. That honorable death.
THAT USING A FUCKING BROKEN SWORD. I see that shit where people throw away their swords after they snap. It's still fucking sharp you dipshits.
when a fighter technique begins to kill him form over working his body, not like shaves off a year or two of life time off but has torn muscles or lit him self on fire from how hard he's fighting like with pic retaled Shishio Makoto the best villain I've read in a fair bit
Protags who, although outclassed by orders of magnitude, manage to kick the shit out of superior opponents by cheating like hell.
Most of the time anyway.
Scum who deserves a punch than anything else in the series.
What a great villain was Shishio
When the villain or the dark side of the MCs personality is right
>mfw when a character uses a Ki blast or an energy beam of some kind not as an attack but instead as a means to propel themselves forward for a stronger attack or simply to travel faster/dodge.
Dude, Dragonball was great for that kind of thing. The Krillin vs. Goku fight in the second tournament was great. He fucking shot the kamehameha into the air, then spun around and punched Krillin in the face.
I have seen it mentioned on the thread but I'll say it again:
Powerful villains, nemesis, enemies, arch enemies.
A motherfucking speech by the leader before the war starts.
Pic related, my favorite so far.
There's nothing I love more than a weak fighter using his abilities cleverly to defeat a much more powerful one. Hyoudou Issei vs Raiser Phenex takes the cake.
Got hit in the hand with a needle, supposedly has poison or something in it (I haven't read the sauce, whatever it might be), so the motherfucker just calmly lops off his own arm while smiling calmly and resumes shooting.
I've never seen this done anywhere but one.
Villains who are never truly defeated even after the hero beats them down.
I need either over the top brutality and cruelty that could only exist in anime such as that of Berserk and if they don't do that but still insist on shit like explosions or enormous swords and people aren't dropping left and right then I can't deal with it. You're either in or you're out.
>Improvising using the materials in the environment
>Ripping metal rebar out of the walls
>Smashing the concrete into bits and throwing it at your opponent
>Smacking him in the face with an uprooted sign
>Shanking a bitch with shattered glass
God I love that shit.
I readed that shit the other day, shit was hype as fuck
tommyrod is probably my favorite character in toriko right now, I love crazy bastards like him
There might be some, but I've never seen one pull it off with Shishio's... panache is the word, I think. He was a really fucking awesome villain, took Kenshin's ultimate attack in the face and kept right on coming, only died because his body gave out beneath him.
And that ending. Holy shit that ending.
>"I've made up my mind. I'm going to overthrow the king of hell."
That last scene still gives me shivers.
Absolutely delightful. Body augmentation is tops too.
Clothing has so much potential for improvisation.
>Using a coat to blind your opponent
>Tying up dangling limbs
>Whipping with a belt
>Bashing their head in with a shoe
>Strangling with a pair of pants
That's part of the beauty of that fight though. Kenshin couldn't kill him any more than he could kill anyone else. It was beyond him as a character to defeat Shishio because of the oaths he swore and because Shishio was willing to go so much farther to achieve victory.
Shit I like in anime/manga fights?
Oh you know... when I am shedding tears and crying, literally crying like a bitch because a character died and it was sad as fuck and then I find out later on that the character didn't really die and makes fun of me. Fuck. Togashi and his troll writing.
Good choreography in general and actually being able to tell what the fuck is happening at first glance. Those are basic tenets but a lot of comics lack it.
In Change 123 the MC used her shirt to strangle someone. It was pretty neat, especially since it was an excuse to show her tits.
In general that was a pretty solid martial arts ecchi manga with some great fights, especially initially.
same guy, probably my favorite fight is the sword of the stranger fight. best choreography i have seen to date, and still kinda throws in the people fighting sloppy bit. both their swords brake and what not and by the end they each have the others sword.
What is the best fight in the history of anime?
I lost an uncle to lung cancer last month. I couldn't be there for his last few days, but my dad told me it was gut-wrenching the way he withered away as his body started shutting down.
All good men should be able to die laughing like this.
Fucking Cross Counters.
It's not anime, but boy I fucking popped a boner when this happened.
This thread needs more Satou.
Air Gear was so fucking best.
It was way better than Naruto or Bleach and still didn't got that much popularity, that's so sad.
Characters who have a single limited ability and overcome all opponents by using it intelligently.
Mx0 had that. IIRC its basically a show where everyone goes to a magic school and has magic cards that allow them to cast spells and all the MC has is a really weak card that could cancel out magic. Not only did he have to defeat other magic user with that, he had to do it while pretending he had a normal card.
Man, that swordsmanship, too fucking good.
I also liked the fight in the benizakura arc of Gintama. It wasn't realistic, but the animation was fucking spot on and made it really easy to follow his fancy acrobatics and all. Plus that shading, fuck.
If you didn't think red hair was sketchy as fuck since a little after his introduction you clearly weren't paying attention. It was obvious the first big bad was just a child playing with someone elses toys.
Basically somebody who either loses on purpose, or might seem strong but gets beat down with little effort.
A good example was Garp jobbing to Luffy on purpose because he didn't want to fight his grandson.
This. Say what you want about Dragon Ball's writing, Toriyama knew how to choreograph a fight, and he knew how to illustrate dynamic movement. Even in the DBZ arcs when the choreography started getting really bland and shitty, it's still got a lot of impact, especially compared to weak shit we have now like Akame ga Kill or what's left of Bleach.
Freeze frame of character the moment they realize that their opponent has slipped past their defenses.
A jobber is somebody who jobs, as in, it's their "job" to lose the fight. They are usually a pretty strong character in their own right, but they always go down in a crucial moment in order to make somebody else look better.
No, a jobber never loses on propose, he just loses, because the character itself was created by the author to lose an make others look good, best example is Rock Lee in Naruto part I.
The big three actually do have good fights. Or did. One Piece has been kinda lackluster lately, but Oda doesn't seem to have lost his touch like Kubo and Kishimoto did.
Kubo's fight choreography petered out during the Soul Society arc. I think the last actual sword fight in the manga was Ichigo vs Kenpachi. Everything after that became magic spam bullshit and grew progressively more stupid.
As for Kishimoto, he had some pretty interesting choreography up through most of the chuunin exams, but it began degrading pretty rapidly after the introduction of rasengan. The fact that Kishimoto's art also began getting worse didn't help, so soon his fights were just blurry, badly drawn messes, so any attempt at interesting choreography just became ugly and indecipherable.
One Piece, on the other hand, has lots of fantastic moments like pic related throughout.
Everybody needs more Jack Rakan.
Character doesn't realise s/he is crying until a few panels in and then loses their shit.
Sorry pic is the only pic I have on hand.
big fucking explosions from tiny people.
or people overcoming hardships.
pic related, how i feel in love with this new series
The rare character who can transcend reality. They couldn't beat him in a fair fight
so they had to erase him from existence. Even then he was able to reappear through sheer willpower.
Actual fistfight would quickly degenerate into gay grappling low fight, and melee weapon fight will be ended in 2-3 blows and too many staring at opponent to look for a chance to hit scenes thus will bring you unlimited midfight flashbacks.
Real fight isn't interesting at all, anon.
This is more post-fight than anything but I fucking love it when the MC beats a villain and falls in love with him/her.
I've been playing a lot of Guilty Gear Xrd lately, and I personally feel like I get a fucking power up every time it happens.
Can't think of an instance off the top of my head, but I do like it when a character goes from berserk mode to calm and collected to finish the fight.