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The 14 Best Anime Fighting Games, Ranked
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When most people think of fighting games, they probably think of fighters like Mortal Kombat, Tekken, and Street Fighter. And all of those are great, but there are plenty of other fighting games out there that are just as amazing.

And some of those are anime fighters. What's an anime fighter? Well, they come in two types, one is a fighting game that has an anime art style to it, and the other is that it's a fighter based off an actual anime. Some games can even be classified as both! Whether you're a long time fan of anime fighters or you want to get into them this list here might interest you.

Updated August 24th, 2020 by Daniel Kurland: Both anime and video games operate around such fantastical and chaotic action sequences that it’s only logical to pair the two mediums together. It can be difficult to properly translate the heights of an anime series into a fighting game, but every new attempt gets a little better, with some of this year’s releases being the most enjoyable examples yet. With the next generation of gaming right around the corner it’s legitimately exciting to contemplate what the next big anime fighting games hits will be. But in the meantime there’s still a lot of strong competition.

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There are probably few who know about the visual novel game Tsukihime, as it hasn't been made available outside Japan yet. Which might make the story of Melty Blood confusing, but it didn't stop it from being one of the best anime fighting games around. The Melty Blood series has over 30 characters from Tsukihime and other visual novels from Type-Moon.

Despite being 2D the game's graphics are vibrant and the animation for each character's sprite runs pretty smooth. Melty Blood incorporates many different fighting game mechanics for cancels, and chain combos. Every character has their own distinct fighting style, and the newest game in the series Actress Again Current Code, includes new characters, new routes, and endings.

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Deluxe Edition

One Piece is a shonen anime that’s been around for decades and is close to reaching 1,000 episodes, which is no small feat. There are many video games that have attempted to capture the magic of Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirate Crew, but the games can often be a mixed bag. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Deluxe Edition is the best One Piece game yet. It features nearly 40 playable characters and addictive gameplay that feels authentic to the anime series, whether players are working their way through hordes of enemies by themselves or with others.

Pokken Tournament DX

Pokken Tournament DX may seem like a bit of a cheat since the Pokémon franchise has its roots in video games, but the anime series has gained a life of its own and is just as popular, if not even more so. Pokken Tournament DX is a curious experiment that takes the combat from the Pokémon series but shifts it into a fighting game that enhances the action and gets rid of everything else. It’s an exciting step forward for the series and it’s a fun way to put the Pokémon in the spotlight, without trainers getting in the way.


It can be difficult to describe the insane, but epic, anime that is KILL la KILL in just a few words. The story follows Ryuko as she tries to find the truth behind her father's death, a truth that Satsuki Kiryuin, the student president of Honnouji Academy, seems to know. KILL la KILL-IF follows the anime through an alternate storyline that follows Satsuki Kiryuin.

The game is modeled directly after the art style of the anime, with the same VAs (both Japanese and English) reprising their roles. The fighting is fast-paced and there's a gameplay mechanic called "Bloody Valor" where players can mock and taunt their opponents to deal additional damage.

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle is a wild crossover of several different fighting game series and, for the first time, Rooster Teeth's animated series RWBY. Created by Arc Systems, players can pick any two characters from 4 different series and battle against opponents in 2 on 2 battles to collect fragments of a "Keystone" that will send the characters back to their respective universes.

Each character is done in the BlazBlue art style and has their special moves turned into Astral Finishes. The game started off with 40 characters available, 20 in the base game and 20 for DLC. Despite having a pretty large rooster already, more characters are scheduled to be included as DLC like Neo from RWBY and different characters from 3 other fighting game series.

Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax

Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax is a game developed by French Bread and Ecole Software. Published by Sega, this game is a crossover of all the light-novel series published under Dengeki Bunko. The roster of the base game includes 14 popular characters from Sword Art Online, Durarara!!, Valkyria Chronicles, Virtua Fighter, and more.

Players can pick their main fighter along with an assist character. The controls of the game are made to appeal to casual and veteran players of fighting games, learning the controls is simple but it allows for complex combos. And with it being published by Sega, players can enjoy battling on themes stages of their favorite Sega franchises, like Sonic the Hedgehog.

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Persona 4 Arena is the first fighting game in the Persona series. It takes place a few months after the events of Persona 4 and includes most of the main cast of Persona 3 who are two years older now. The Investigation Team and the former SEES members cross paths as two individuals who look like Teddie and Rise hold a tournament that forces them to fight one another.

Along with 13 of the main characters from both Persona 3 and 4 is a new character, a mysterious girl without a Persona. Each character has control over their own Persona, which acts a special move, and battle stages are taken from locations seen in both games.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure's unique style and unforgettable characters makes it one of the most iconic series both in manga and anime. And the game, All-Star Battle captures that very essence. Made for the PS3 this fighting game has over 40 characters from all eight of the JoJo story arcs.

Every character has one of five Battle Styles that is reminiscent of their skills and abilities from the series. Dio has the Vampirism Style which lets him drain opponents' attacks and heal himself, and characters like Jotaro and Josuke have their Stands. There are several different game modes, players can play through Story Mode to reenact their favorite moments from the series and even play through Campaign or Versus to gain Customize Metals or battle their friends with their favorite characters.

Jump Force

Crossover fighters belong to a sub-genre of video games that’s becoming more popular thanks to the success of titles like Super Smash Bros. Jump Force is a rather brilliant idea that takes characters from the most popular Shonen Jump series and throws them into one game together. The Jump Ultimate Stars franchise has been running for a long time, but Jump Force is the newest entry and brings a lot of new characters and fun to the equation. There’s just something satisfying about having characters from Dragon Ball, Naruto, and One Piece all in combat with each other.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst

The fans of the long-running Naruto series have only become more passionate in recent years thanks to the Boruto sequel series. Naruto is an anime that they’ve been trying to perfect in video game form for a long time and there are many regrettable entries that deliver clunky and tedious combat. The Ultimate Ninja Storm series is a delight, and while some may prefer Ninja Storm 4, the third entry is just as strong and features a better-developed story on top of everything else. The Full Burst edition packs in even more content in pristine HD.

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My Hero Academia is one of the most popular anime that’s currently on television and while the previous fighter One’s Justice is a commendable effort, its new sequel knocks it out of the park in every category. My Hero: One’s Justice 2 takes what works from its predecessor and then just crams it with more content, whether that’s new characters or an extended story and mission mode. The addition of destructible environments and unique Team Final Smashes make One’s Justice 2 an absolute triumph in every regard.

Dragon Ball FighterZ

No list of the best anime fighting games would be complete without a Dragon Ball game. There are tons of great ones but the best one that really captures the essence of the series is Dragon Ball FighterZ.

The game is developed by Arc Systems, the same company behind BlazBlue. It has the same game mechanics of most other fighting games, and it's base game includes a 21 character roster, with 3 unlocked from gameplay. It's possible to purchase more fighters through DLC with characters like Vegito and Dragon Ball Super's Andriod 17 available. It has an original story mode where a new Android, 21, uses the Dragon Balls to resurrect several of the series' villains and seals the power of Earth's greatest heroes.

Under Night In-Birth

Under Night In-Birth is a 2D fighting game also developed by French Bread, the same as Dengeki Bonku and Melty Blood. For centuries the "Hollow Night" has given way to terrible monsters that feed on a power called "Existence". There have been people who have the ability to see these monsters called Voids, and those that survive an attack from a Void gain the power to combat them and become In-Births.

Just as with Melty Blood, In-Birth has a variety of different fighting game mechanics that give players multiple ways to cancel and counter their opponents' attacks. Each character also has their own unique combos and special exchanges with different characters as well.

Guilty Gear Xrd

The Guilty Gear series has been around since 1998 and Guilty Gear Xrd is the 5th main title in the series. It's graphics and animations have been polished to make it the most visually appealing Guilty Gear game so far.

The game has also been revamped to make it easier for new players to get into, and it also includes a Tutorial mode made into an action to further help newcomers. Its story mode dives deep into the game's lore and offers a brief introduction to what went on in pest series. There are 20 characters in the roster, with classic characters like I-No, Sol and Millia. It's the perfect game to keep you busy while you wait for the new Guilty Gear to drop in 2020.

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