Top 5 Fist Fights in Manga
The heart and soul of a great action shounen manga are the battle scenes. Although the story must be just as good, a manga can frequently get away with having a simple plot as long as it has fantastic fighting scenes. And aside from sword fights, the most frequent type of combat in action shounen manga has to be fist fights. And on that, this list is focused. However, let’s first discuss a few cautions before moving on to the list.
First off, each manga title mentioned in this list has an official English translation available. Without a doubt, there are a tonne of fantastic action manga that have yet to reach this side of the Atlantic, but for the time being, we’ll concentrate on what we can read. Second, proceed with caution because there are a few minor spoilers ahead.
Now that that is out of the way, here are the top 5 fist fights to ever exist in manga.
Top 5 Fist Fights in Manga
5. Charlotte Katakuri versus Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
Fighting someone who is much stronger than him is nothing new to Luffy. In light of this, his battle with Katakuri of the Big Mom pirates is unquestionably one of his most distinctive and memorable to date. The simple fact that Katakuri is one of the smartest opponents Luffy has ever faced is the cause.
First of all, Katakuri can perfectly imitate Luffy’s rubber power using her mochi power. Katakuri is able to perfectly counter Luffy’s Gatling gun, Elephant Gun, and even his Gear 4th with striking techniques that are eerily similar. It gets worse because Katakuri has much more sophisticated Armament and Observation Haki than Luffy, to the point where he can see into the future. Not to mention that Katakuri has reawakened the power of his Devil Fruit.
With Katakuri’s cool-headed demeanour added, Luffy faces one of his most difficult battles. The only reason Luffy prevails over Katakuri is because of Katakuri’s early miscalculations and the fact that he dragged out the battle, giving Luffy time to fall back and gather some strength. The outcome of the fight would have been very different if Katakuri had pursued Luffy relentlessly and with the intention of killing him right away.
4. Garou vs. Bang (One Punch Man)
There are two situations throughout the series that Bang fights against Garou. The first one is at the commencement of the Monster Association Arc, where Garou is completely smash by Bang. Garou tries to mix in various kinds of assaults alongside his Water Stream technique, but none of them work against Bang’s far more honed approach.
At the conclusion of the Monster Association Arc, there is a second battle. This time, Garou has gone through the monsterization process and grown significantly more powerful. Bang is outmatched by Garou’s Water Stream style, which is very dissimilar from his own. Bang uses every single bit of energy he has left in his body to bring Garou down, but he succeeds in doing so.
3. A.J. Langdon vs. Levius Cromwell (Levius)
Levius is an athlete who fights in Mechanical Martial Arts (MMA) using his steam-powered prosthetic right arm in a world where steam is the primary source of energy for daily life. It is the last day of the promotional competition, and the winner will advance to Grade I.
Regarding his rival A.J. Langdon, Levius feels conflicting emotions. On the one hand, Hugo’s opponent Levius was mercilessly dispatched by A.J. However, A.J. is also a young woman who is being held captive by the evil Amethyst Corporation, which last time they battled sought Levius for his assistance.
The paintings by Haruhisa Nakata depict the actual combat in a stunning manner. Every blow feels so powerful and scary, and every punch seems so weighty. The fight’s intensity keeps increasing to the point where it ceases to resemble other MMA matches.
The more these two combatants exchange lethal blows, the more they get to know one another. We are drawn farther and deeper into their deadly dance as Levius becomes more and more determined to release A.J. from her cage, even if it means losing his life. The tragic nature of the battle, as well as its importance to the larger plot, make this one of the most artistically stunning fist fights to ever grace the manga universe.
2. Kitano Ken vs. Fujimi Rain (Sun Ken Rock)
The most powerful warrior from the White Dragon Clan, Fujimi Rain, is in front of Ken. Yumin’s first love is Rain, who has worked for years as the Yoshizawa family patriarch’s right-hand man. In addition, Ken and Rain have similar fighting styles and appearances. So in a sense, Ken is battling a different version of himself.
Boichi is a pro at depicting the human anatomy. As a result, each uppercut, hook, and jab appear to be deliver by a real man as he moves through the still images. In fact, seeing this entire fight scene unfold is more like watching a movie than reading a book. Such is the quality of the illustration work.
The final significant turning point in the narrative is Ken vs. Rain. Because of this, the choices made during this battle will have a lasting impact on the lives of those there, for better or bad.
1. Kengan Ashura: Tokita Ohma vs. Kuroki Gensai
In Kengan Asura, whenever two large corporations are vying for the same business, they will choose a fighter to represent themselves and have them engage in a fight known as a Kengan fight, where the victor takes all.
The Kengan Annihilation Tournament, which determines who will lead the Kengan Association moving forward, only occurs once in a blue moon. Tokita Ohma, generally known as the Ashura and the winner of innumerable Kengan fights, is the representative of Yamashita Trading Co.
Ohma has had numerous life-threatening injuries as a result of all of the prior fights, and this is the final match. Kuroki Gensai, a monster that is regard as the deadliest assassin in history, is his opponent.
Although not to the same extent as Ohma. Gensai has sustained some battle damage in the course of his previous battles. Ohma is aware of how risky it is for him to continue fighting at this moment. Yet as a fighter, his honour compels him to do so. The outcome is one of the most graphic battles ever show in manga.
As readers, we are aware that Ohma’s current health would prevent him from surviving a combat with Kuroki. However, we can’t help but cheer him on as he charges forward and hits Kuroki with crushing blows.
Even with all of the exciting and extravagant action scenes. Yabako-sensei keeps his story grounded in reality and is just as ruthless as his characters. As a result, Tokita Ohma suffers the most brutal defeat imaginable in the series’ final match. And as readers, we are physically affect by his anguish and regret.
Top 5 Fist Fights in Manga
There is something alluring and intensely emotional in a fist fight between two characters who are willing to lay down their lives. Whether it is a comical encounter like Luffy vs. Katakuri or a brutal brawl like Tokita Ohma vs. Kuroki Gensai. A well-written fight may advance the plot, shape a character, and leave readers with lasting impressions. Every item on this list succeeds in doing that.
But these are hardly the only noteworthy fistfights in manga. Please feel free to add any additional fist fights that. You believe should have included in this list in the comments area below.