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    Friday January 1, 2021
  • POLL: The Top 5 Fight Scene Friday Scenes as Voted by Fans

    And vote for the next one, too!

    Fight Scene Friday will be returning in 2021, and to get ready for its return, here are the five fights that fans seemed the most interested in. And after you check those out, you can vote for the fight that will launch the next entry! Hit the jump for more!

  • Friday October 9, 2020
  • FEATURE: How Asta vs The Devil Provides Black Clover's Greatest Payoff

    IT'S FIGHT SCENE FRIDAY, Y'ALL

    If any show can pull off a climactic moment, it's Black Clover. On this week's Fight Scene Friday, I take a look at how this series uses a gigantic, arc-ending battle to tie together multiple plot threads and character arcs. Hit the jump to find out more!

  • Friday September 18, 2020
  • FEATURE: How Luffy vs Katakuri Puts An Interesting Spin On Anime Power-Ups

    IT'S FIGHT SCENE FRIDAY, Y'ALL

    How do you beat a man that knows every attack you're gonna make before you make it? That's the question One Piece asks with its Luffy vs Katakuri fight, a battle that forces Luffy to take things to the next level. Hit the jump for why this particular power-up is so important!

  • Friday September 11, 2020
  • FEATURE: The Classic Spider-Man Plot That Deku Vs Todoroki Resembles

    It's FIGHT SCENE FRIDAY, y'all!

    On this week's Fight Scene Friday, I'm taking a look at the battle between Deku and Todoroki and its similarities with the famous Marvel friendship of Peter Parker and Harry Osborn. Hit the jump to see how My Hero Academia and Spider-Man connect!

  • Friday September 4, 2020
  • FEATURE: How Asta vs Vetto Refreshes A Common Anime Fighting Trope

    The Black Bulls understand that a win for one is a win for all

    When Vetto shows up in the Underwater Temple in Black Clover, all hope seems lost and the dude seems unstoppable. However, thanks to the teamwork and drive of the Black Bulls, the odds soon change. Hit the jump to see how this epic fight takes a frequent anime battle situation and makes it thrilling!

  • Friday August 28, 2020
  • FEATURE: Why The Build-Up Was The Most Important Part of Luffy vs Doflamingo

    It's Fight Scene Friday, y'all!

    By the time Luffy and Doflamingo actually start fighting, the build-up has lasted for over a decade. So how did One Piece manage to keep this match-up feeling so intense? Hit the jump to learn about the power of long-term storytelling!

  • Friday August 21, 2020
  • FEATURE: Gon vs Neferpitou and the Art of the Anime Beatdown

    It's FIGHT SCENE FRIDAY, y'all!

    Hunter X Hunter is well known for its interesting and refreshing take on battles, and the fight between Gon and Neferpitou is not an exception. However, this fight is a little bit ... different. Hit the jump for why this short match-up is so effective and unsettling!

  • Friday August 14, 2020
  • FEATURE: How Julius Novachrono vs Patry Raised The Bar of Black Clover Battles

    It's FIGHT SCENE FRIDAY, y'all

    For this week's Fight Scene Friday, y'all voted for Julius Novachrono vs Patry from Black Clover, a high stakes battle that re-defines what it means to have power in the Clover Kingdom. Hit the jump for more on how this fight enhances the series as a whole!

  • Friday August 7, 2020
  • FEATURE: How Kakashi vs Obito Exemplified One Of Naruto Shippuden's Greatest Strengths

    Even the greatest of ninja can't escape their pasts in this epic Naruto Shippuden fight

    On this week's FIGHT SCENE FRIDAY, I'll be looking at Kakashi vs Obito from Naruto Shippuden. What makes this fight so dynamic and how to does it represent a major theme that runs throughout the entire Naruto franchise? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Friday July 31, 2020
  • FEATURE: The Big Dad Energy of Naruto & Sasuke vs Momoshiki

    The Hidden Leaf Dads are not to be messed with

    For the most part, Boruto: Naruto Next Generations deals with Boruto and his peers. But every once in a while, the old guard gets their time to shine, and when they do, it's usually pretty great. Hit the jump for more about the glory of Naruto and Sasuke leaping back into action!

  • Friday July 24, 2020
  • How Asta vs Ladros Became One Of Black Clover's Most Poignant Fights

    IT'S FIGHT SCENE FRIDAY, Y'ALL

    Few anime characters want as much good for the world as Asta, who remains an almost unshakable beacon of positivity throughout all of Black Clover. But what happens when he faces Ladros, a character who is his exact opposite? Hit the jump for a fight that would come to define the series!

  • Friday July 17, 2020
  • Deku, Muscular, and the Body Horror of My Hero Academia

    IT'S FIGHT SCENE FRIDAY, Y'ALL

    My Hero Academia is full of incredible battle scenes, and for this week's Fight Scene Friday, y'all voted for me to focus on Deku vs Muscular. Along with being particularly brutal, it also represents a troubling theme of the show. Hit the jump for why this fight is so important!

  • Friday July 10, 2020
  • How Rock Lee vs Gaara Became A Premier Anime Fight

    IT'S FIGHT SCENE FRIDAY, Y'ALL

    This week, we're gonna take a look at the fight that defines early Naruto: Rock Lee vs Gaara. Why is it set up so perfectly? What makes it so thrilling? And why are those guitars in the background so especially awesome? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Friday June 26, 2020
  • Why Luffy vs Enel Is The Peak Of An Early One Piece Trend

    It's FIGHT SCENE FRIDAY, y'all!

    Today, on FIGHT SCENE FRIDAY, I'm gonna take a look at Luffy vs Enel, the fight that rocked Skypiea. What makes this fight so special and why does it indicate a change in the way that One Piece uses its battles to tell a story? Hit the jump to find out!

  • Friday May 15, 2020
  • How Gon vs Hisoka Changes The Meaning Of Strength In Hunter X Hunter

    It's the first FIGHT SCENE FRIDAY, y'all!

    Hunter x Hunter is a nearly perfect show, taking battle anime to places that audiences had never seen before. And one of those fights — Gon vs Hisoka — is especially important when it comes to playing with our expectations of contests between antagonists and underdogs. Hit the jump to find out why it's so special and vote for next week's fight!