Otaku USA Magazine
Japanese Fans Rank Anime’s Greatest Rivals

Vegeta: one of anime's greatest rivalsJanuary 20 marked a special day in Japan: it’s the day in 1866 when Ryoma Sakamoto’s negotiations between the Choshu and Satsuma helped bring peace to the country. As such, it’s considered “the day rivals joined hands,” and made as good an excuse as any for Anime Anime to ask their readers: who are anime’s best rivals?

Here are the top 11:

11. Kojiro Hyuga
Captain Tsubasa

10. Heiji Hattori
Detective Conan

9. Baikin-man

8. Kaito Kid
Detective Conan

7. Ryunosuke Akutagawa
Bungo Stray Dogs

6. Toshiro Hijikata

5. Char Aznable

4. Katsuki Bakugo
My Hero Academia

3. Shigeru Okido (Gary)

2. Sasuke Ichida

1. Vegeta
Dragon Ball Z

Who do you think are anime’s greatest rivals?

Source: Anime Anime via ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.