Top 5 Anime-Inspired Fighting Games of All Time

Hi players! This is Kibo, and today we’re going to dive into what I personally consider to be the top 5 anime-style fighting games of all time. As a die-hard anime and gaming fan, I can’t help but appreciate when these two worlds collide, a perfect blend of exciting gameplay and compelling storylines. So, let’s jump right in!

*Disclaimer! The list below is in no particular order*

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Dragon Ball FighterZ

No list of anime-inspired fighting games would be complete without mentioning Dragon Ball FighterZ. Developed by Arc System Works and released in 2018, the game is the ultimate tribute to the Dragon Ball series. Its gorgeous graphics are reminiscent of the original anime, and with the addition of iconic characters like Goku, Vegeta, and Frieza, it’s a dream come true for fans like me. I’ve spent countless hours perfecting my combos and playing against friends online. If you’re looking for a fighting game that truly captures the essence of the anime, Dragon Ball FighterZ is a must-play for you!

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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

Naruto has always been one of my favorite anime series, so it’s no surprise that Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 made it to this list. Developed by CyberConnect2 and released in 2016, the game features a plethora of characters from the Naruto universe, including the titular hero and his friends such as Sasuke, Sakura, and Kakashi. The fast-paced, fluid combat system is both exciting and challenging, making it an excellent choice for competitive players. I’ve lost count of the hours I’ve put into mastering each character’s unique abilities!

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guilty gear struggle

Developed by Arc System Works and released in 2021, Guilty Gear Strive is a remarkable addition to the Guilty Gear series and the universe of anime fighting games. Its stunning visual style, which blends 3D graphics with 2D hand-drawn animation, provides a hauntingly compelling experience. As a huge Guilty Gear fan, I spent hours mastering the game’s intricate mechanics and reveling in the exaggerated special moves. Guilty Gear Strive is a must-play for any fighting game lover who enjoys a captivating art style and intense gameplay.

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BlazBlue: Central Novel

Another Arc System Works masterpiece, BlazBlue: Central Fiction was released in 2016 and has since captured the hearts of anime fans and fighting game fans alike. With a diverse cast of characters, each with their own unique playstyle, this game offers countless hours of competitive play. I’ve always been a fan of the BlazBlue series, and Central Fiction is no exception. Its deep, engaging story mode, combined with its fast-paced combat, make this a game you can’t put down.

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One Piece: Burning Blood

Last but not least, 2016’s release of One Piece: Burning Blood was a treat for fans of the long-running anime and manga series. Developed by Spike Chunsoft, the game features tons of characters from the One Piece universe. Its unique combat system incorporates a character’s signature abilities to add an extra layer of strategy to each battle.As an avid One Piece fan, I’ve enjoyed countless hours of gameplay, immersing myself in the vibrant world of pirates and adventure

in conclusion

All in all, these top 5 anime fighting games managed to capture the hearts of gamers and anime fans alike. Each title on this list offers a unique and exciting experience that combines the best of both worlds – fast-paced combat and compelling storytelling, true to their respective anime series. Whether you’re a fan of Dragon Ball, Naruto, Guilty Gear, BlazBlue or One Piece, these games are sure to provide you with endless entertainment and challenges. So get your controllers ready and get ready to dive into the incredible world of anime fighting games. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!


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