The 19 Best Anime Fighting Games

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If you’re not clued up on what an anime is, you’re getting closer and closer to becoming the minority as each year passes. Anime has been taking over the world for a few years now, and the silly stigma around it being only for a specific group of people is thankfully wearing away.

An anime is basically a Japanese version of a cartoon. Many of these were part of the western world before we realized what we were even watching – think Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon, or Dragon Ball Z. In Japan, manga (Japanese comic books that anime series often spawn from) sell hundreds of millions of copies. You can read about some of the best-selling manga of all time here.

Now, you’re probably familiar with what a fighting game is, but the name can cause some confusion if gaming isn’t your thing. Yes, a lot of games have fighting or some form of combat in them, but they’re not all necessarily fighting games. Fighting games, as the name suggests, are all about fighting. They’re generally centered around close-range combat between two or more players, like Street Fighter, Soul Caliber, or Tekken.

So those are anime series and fighting games in a nutshell, now if we put them together… see where we’re going with this?

Whether you’re into anime and want to experience it from a gaming side or you want to ease into some anime fandom with some gaming, this list might just be right for you. We’ve compiled a list of the 19 best anime fighting games that have ever been made. Check them out below in alphabetical order.

1. BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

Buy now, $14.99

2. Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax

Buy now, $36.99

3. Dragon Ball FighterZ

Buy now, $8.99

4. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3

Buy now, $28.85

5. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3

Buy now

6. Fate/unlimited codes

Buy now, $51.59

7. Guilty Gear Xrd

Buy now, $4.49

8. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle

Buy now, $39.37

9. Jump Ultimate Stars

Buy now, 99¢


Buy now, $6.59

11. Melty Blood

Buy now, $4.99

12. My Hero One’s Justice 2

Buy now, $14.99

13. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

Buy now, $6.89

14. Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel

Buy now, $4.99

15. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4

Buy now, $17.99

16. Persona 4 Arena

Buy now, $12.99

17. Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars

Buy now, $43.97

18. The King Of Fighters XIII

Buy now. $4.99

19. Under Night In-Birth

Buy now, $12.49
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