Top 10 suggestions of fighting anime for beginners
Finding your way to this article must mean you love action and fighting scenes filled with excitement. These are heroes that fight either to protect someone they cherish or to survive. This list has been compiled with a vast selection of fighting anime, between martial arts hand-to-hand combat and to ninja style with crazy special abilities. Most of these follow the heroes’ journey, overcoming obstacles to achieve their destinies. We cover some old favourites and new ones.
Bleach is one action packed sword-fighting anime with characters who have special abilities. Ichigo, a boy with the special ability to see ghosts, soon falls into an epic adventure by accidentally becoming a Shinigami- a Soul Reaper. The series has stopped production while the manga is still being written. The series does sport a whole lot of ‘Filler’ episodes since they caught up to the manga, waiting for the next issue to be released. But there are rumours that the manga is nearing its end and they may restart production on the anime again!
Dragon Ball is one of those iconic must-see type of series. Many of us actually grew up watching it on TV as young children. It was super appealing and the action sequences were quite intense. There are a few seasons, and the names change slightly. Starting with Dragon Ball, it went to Dragon Ball Z and then Dragon Ball GT,and currently it is continuing it’s stories with Dragon Ball Super. The series starts off with a young boy with a monkey tail named Goku. On his quest to becoming a stronger fighter, he meets Bulma who is trying to find the 7 Dragon Balls to summon the dragon Shenlong for her to make her one wish.
Dragon Ball Super – http://bit.ly/Dragon-Ball-Super-Trailer2
Being released 2015, this particular anime stood out from the others by quite a long shot. It has a beautiful and artistic style to it that would remind one of Cowboy Bebop. Set in a fictional city of Ergastulum, this very noir, and dramatic anime draws on some deep story levels that are rich with gangsters and prostitutes. Two mercenary clean up men end up protecting a prostitute they were meant to get rid off from the forces trying to out her. Their story spirals into a humongous power struggle that the characters will not be able to avoid.
Gangsta Trailer: http://bit.ly/Gansta-Trailer
In a parallel word, aliens have invaded and conquered Edo-era Japan. Our hero is Gintoki, a jack-of-all-trades freelancer that does odd jobs to make ends meet. He meets up with wannabe samurai Shinpachi and an alien girl Kagura, and they all start a freelance shop. The series is filled with hilarious battles and great jokes, but also sadness.
Gintama – http://bit.ly/Gintama-Official-Trailer
Flame of Recca
An anime from the 90s, Flame of Recca is one story of the past and the future interlinked with a bit of ninja action fights that keep the viewer drawn in. Recca meets a young girl that can heal almost any kind of wound or injury. And soon after their meeting, their lives spiral into intrigue as Recca discovers he is the last surviving descendent from an ancient Ninja Tribe and that he can wield fire. This leads to an epic as one discovers their destiny.
Flame of Recca – http://bit.ly/Flame-of-Recca-opening
Everyone has heard the name Naruto at some point or other. It has become quite an iconic anime that most people will recommend. People can somehow relate to Naruto, with his powerful skills and his silly humour that make for a delightful viewing experience – that is until the story gets real dramatic and pulls at your heart strings. The story follows Naruto, a boy that grew up without a family, and a hometown that hates him and fears him. We follow him on his quest to become a Hokage to prove himself so that his people can finally acknowledge him.
Read or Die: Ova
Read or Die OVA is a 3 episode spin-off of the original manga. It tells the tale of three agents the bibliomaniac Yomiko Readman (Codenamed The Paper), Nancy Makuhari (Miss Deep) and Drake andersen fighting to get a book back stolen by the I-Jin. They are clonesof historical figures that believe the book holds the key to unlocking Beethoven’s lost Death symphony. That song is known to be so powerful that when a person listens to it, he or she is compelled to commit suicide!
Read or Die: Ova – http://bit.ly/RoD-OVA-Intro
Hitokiri Battosai, a famous assassin from the 11th year of the Meiji period in Japan disappears. Soon he reappears as Himura Kenshin, a warrior that refuses to kill any life form. He’s life is now to protect Japan. This anime is rich with themes of atonement and peace, and even a very heart-wrenching love story.
Rurouni Kenshin Trailer: http://bit.ly/Rurouni-Kenshin-anime-trailer
For most of us, a school is a place for learning with math classes and possibly science classes. But Toudou Academy offers a lot more than that – they are set to revive martial arts in Japan! So for Souichiro Nagi and Bob Makihara, their goal is to be the fighters! But that will not be an easy task. An anime filled with martial arts and fighting, Tenjho Tenge will not disappoint.
Tenjho Tenge: http://bit.ly/Tenjho-Tenge-trailer
The Mightiest Disciple Kenichi
Here we have a basic warrior type of story, an anime filled with an epic desire and determination to protect his loved ones. Kenichi is that one normal kid, with no particular skills in fighting. But he seeks out a school to learn to fight. And that is what he does, he perseveres to become an honourable warrior, attracting bad guys from all over for him to defeat. Watching a series like this tends to have a feel-good element that teaches the viewers to keep fighting their problems to succeed and find happiness in their lives.
History’s Strongest Disciple Kenshi Trailer: http://bit.ly/History-Strongest-Disciple-Kenshi-trailer
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