20 Best Martial Arts Anime With Lots Of Street Fighting

Hey there! I think it’s time to give you a banger blog that’ll make your day. We all love martial arts, right? It looks fabulous when someone does it and is essential in self-defense. 

There are lots of anime out there that are based on martial arts, but you know we won’t just give you a simple martial arts blog. 

Today we’ll be giving you the 20 best martial arts anime with lots of street fighting. Street fighting includes many things, and martial arts is one of them. People use various forms and styles in a fight, and when both street fighting and martial arts are mixed, the entertainment just shoots over the roof.

Brutal fights, challenging opponents, breathtaking moments, and a winner’s pride, we can see all of this in a street fight. So, let’s get into our top 20 martial arts anime with lots of street fighting.

#20 Tenjho Tenge

#20 Tenjho Tenge

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 24
Action Meter: 42/100

We all have attended high school, and school life is so crazy. Besides studying, We had fun doing spicy things, and a few even wanted to be the class’s most popular guy/girl. 

Toudou Academy is a unique high school that doesn’t focus on studies. Instead, they lean towards martial arts. 

Bob Makihara and Souichiro Nagi are determined to become the strongest among all the students. However, they are not the only fish in the pond, there are many more students who are more potent than them, and if they want to reach the top, they have to fight and prove their potential. 

Add to that, There’s a lot of mystery and action going on here. I’m sure you’ll find all the answers while watching this anime. If you love action with a pinch of comedy and some fan service, this is just for you.

#19 Samurai Champloo

#19 Samurai Champloo

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 26
Action Meter: 46/100

Samurai Champloo is one of the best anime of the Edo period. This anime has some good action and badass characters. 

Fuu Kasumi was a waitress in a teahouse. Her life was peaceful until a day when she accidentally dropped something all over her customer. Now that person and his comrades are harassing Fuu. So, she hired a samurai whose name was Mugen.

He defeated everyone with his savage sword skill and even picked a fight with Jin, A ronin. However, Mugen was easily overpowered because Jin’s fighting skill was more precise and traditional. During their battle, they destroyed an entire shop and even killed a boy who was the magistrate’s son.

Now they both are captured and set to be executed. So, what will happen next? To find the answer, watch this fantastic anime full of action.

#18 Afro Samurai

#18 Afro Samurai

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 5
Action Meter: 48/100

This anime is about a samurai who wants revenge for his father, who was killed right before his eyes. It’s a gore anime that is worth your time. 

Afro was a young boy when his father was killed in a duel by a man named Justice. Just after killing his father, Justice took the number one headband and threw away the number two headband, and got all of its godly powers. 

Now Afro is not a kid anymore. It’s been years, and all that’s left is to take revenge on Justice for his father’s death, but there is still a problem. Number two is a formidable opponent, and if he loses his title, he won’t be able to fight Justice. So let’s follow Afro on his journey of vengeance.

#17 Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings

#17 Sengoku Basara Samurai Kings

Number of seasons: 2
Number of episodes: 24
Action Meter: 50/100

As the name suggests, The anime is set in the Sengoku period and is full of warriors and cruel rulers. Everyone wants to be the superior creature here. This is what everyone wants, which is why so much blood has been shed. 

Nobunaga Oda, also known as Demon King of Owari, has become the most powerful ruler and wants to set a tyrannical government. No matter who comes in his way, Be it a friend or his own family, he’ll get rid of anyone if they try to stop him.

But two people are going to end it all. Masamune Date, aka One-eyed Dragon of Oshu and Yukimura Sanada, a young warrior from the Takeda Clan. 

Even though they both have the same goal, they also share a rivalry. Will Masamune and Yukimura be able to work together and bring Oda down to his knees? It’s a martial art anime with some superpowers. Trust me, you won’t be bored while watching this, so give it a try.

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#16 The God of High School

#16 The God of High School

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 13
Action Meter: 52/100

Everyone wants to be known as the strongest, the alpha here. It doesn’t matter if it’s a girl or boy. The title of the strongest high schooler will make anyone bow in front of you. 

A tournament called “The God of High School” is organized to find out who is the strongest high school student. In this tournament, Every fighting skill and weapon is permitted. So, this is not going to be an easy road. To be specific, All the fights are going to be ruthless. There is no escape. If you want to survive, you got to win. 

We have Jin Mo-Ri, an ordinary but not-so-ordinary high school student who will participate in this tournament. He made two caring buddies, Han Dae-Wi and Yu Mi-Ra. They all have reasons to fight, even when pitted against one another. 

The one who wins will get anything they want, but something deadly is going behind the scenes, and it might destroy the whole world. Watch this anime if you’re into high-octane action, supernatural concepts, and fantastic animation.

#15 Time of Shura

#15 Time of Shura

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 26
Action Meter: 56/100

It’s a simple martial art anime with a decent plot. Mutsu Enmei-Ryu is a form of martial art different from the others we have known. Using this, you can defeat many armed warriors at once, even if you are unarmed.

This martial art is usually based on strength and speed. There are only 3 people from different generations who can use this style. And yes, this story is about those three individuals from different eras who will fight the strongest people while being unarmed and relying only on Mutsu Enmei-Ryu. 

Time of Shura is good and deserves better. If you want action with a historical samurai theme, then go for it.

#14 Carried By The Wind: Tsukikage Ran

#14 Carried By The Wind Tsukikage Ran

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 13
Action Meter: 60/100

This anime is set in the Tokugawa period, somewhere between 1600-1868. The story follows Ran, a female samurai who wanders around the world. While on her journey, she came across a martial artist from China named Meow.

This 13-episode anime uncovers their journey, and each episode has a different adventure to tell. Both of our main protagonists can’t stand wrongdoings and will serve justice if needed. If you want a martial art anime with a female protagonist, try it.

#13 Ranma 1/2

#13 Ranma 12

Number of seasons: 7
Number of episodes: 161
Action Meter: 64/100

Ranma is a very popular anime that came out in 1989. It’s old but still, people who watch it loves the anime. The story follows Ranma Saotome, a young skilled martial artist from Saotome Martial Art School. 

However, One day he and his father went into a cursed hot spring, and as it turns out, whenever cold water splashes on him, Ranma will turn into a girl. So, he must be sprinkled with hot water to return to his usual self. Even after this, he got engaged with Akane Tendou. 

She is also a skilled martial artist and the third daughter of Soun Tendo. Now both go on numerous journeys together, but they don’t get along very well. 

Ranma and Akane will try to make each other angry while slowly falling in love. Watch this action-packed romance anime that is just filled with lots of street fights.

#12 Yawara

#12 Yawara

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 124
Action Meter: 76/100

Yawara Inokuma is a normal girl living an ordinary life, but she is still happy with what she has. Though the girl prefers a quiet lifestyle, she is talented in a Japanese sport called Judo. Yeah, No one knows about this, but she is the only granddaughter of the seventh dan, Jigorou Inokuma.

If you know Judo, This sport is neither feminine nor admired by girls of her age. Add to that, She just wants a simple life, but things don’t go as planned for Yawara. Her grandpa expects her to be the next judo superstar, and to make this dream come true, she trains herself but keeps this a secret from everyone.

Kousaku Matsuda is a sports reporter, and he’s been observing her for a while now. He wants Yawara to face the world and polish her Judo talent. Follow Yawara on her path towards becoming a judo superstar in this anime, and yes, This is all about martial arts and fighting.

#11 Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple

#11 Kenichi The Mightiest Disciple

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 50
Action Meter: 78/100

Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple is a great anime. It has incredible action with some good comedy. Kenichi Shirahama is living a miserable life every day. He gets beaten up during karate club practice, and besides this, he can always be spotted carrying a ton of books related to his studies. 

One day he accidentally bumped into a girl, and she tossed Kenichi onto the ground. Pretty good introduction, right?

Miu Furinji is her name, and she immediately apologized to him and asked him to be her friend.

But now Kenichi has a new problem. One of the club members challenged him to a fight, and the loser will quit the club. Since Kenichi is super weak and has witnessed how powerful Miu is, he has no choice but to ask for her help. So, what’ll happen next?

#10 Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files

#10 Yu Yu Hakusho Ghost Files

Number of seasons: 4
Number of episodes: 112
Action Meter: 80/100

Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files is one of the most popular 90s anime, which aired from 1992 to 1994. Yuusuke Urameshi is 14 years old, but his future is not so bright because he is a real delinquent. 

One day while saving a young boy from a car accident, he got himself killed. When Yuusuke died, he was in the spirit realm, and now he’ll get a second chance to make things right. 

In his new life, The boy will be a Spirit Detective and perform specific tasks to eliminate those who will create a problem for humanity. The thing is, Yuusuke was partnered with his past rival Kazuma Kuwabara and two other demons who’ll help him.

This anime is no joke. It’s excellent and has everything you can ask for. Be it action, comedy, or supernatural elements, if you watch it, you’ll surely enjoy it to your heart’s content.

#9 Shigurui: Death Frenzy

#9 Shigurui Death Frenzy

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
Action Meter: 82/100

This anime is underrated but believe me, Shigurui: Death Frenzy is a decent pick for martial arts and fighting anime. In the Japanese Edo era, people were living peaceful lives. They were happy and were doing day-to-day work without any trouble. 

Tokugawa Tadanaga was used to organize a sword fight tournament, and wooden swords were used in this tournament, but this was in the past. Now, real swords will be used, and real blood will be shed.

Fujiki Gennosuke, who doesn’t have an arm, is consumed by hatred and decides to fight Irako Seigen, a blind samurai whose sword style is distinct and more destructive than others. 

These two will face off, and the winner will become the following successor of Iwamoto’s school. If you want to see a gore-themed martial art anime, then you know what to watch.

#8 Fist of The North Star

#8 Fist of The North Star

Number of seasons: 2
Number of episodes: 152
Action Meter: 84/100

It’s the past; Kenshiro, a mighty warrior, was betrayed and left to die in an apocalyptic wasteland. So, He wants revenge on Shin, who has also kidnapped his beautiful fiance Yuria.

The problem is that Kenshirou can’t see anyone, and he assists those in need. Naturally, This became a reason why people started coming after him. Fortunately for Kenshiro, he knows a martial art style called Hokuto Shinken, and it’s pretty deadly. 

His real objective is to find Shin and defeat him, but things aren’t going as planned. This anime will keep you entertained all the time, not to mention it has 150+ episodes, so it’ll take time, but you’ll surely enjoy it.

So, let’s follow Kenshirou and see how he will defeat various rivals and get his vengeance on Shin. This journey is full of action and uncertainty. Don’t miss it.

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#7 Mobile Fighter G Gundam

#7 Mobile Fighter G Gundam

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 49
Action Meter: 86/100

It’s the year 0060, and now the counties that were once on land are floating in space. They are known as Colonies. To decide who’ll rule all the colonies, a tournament is organized, known as Gundam Fight Tournament.

In this contest, all the champions of different territories participate and fight each other. The winner’s colony will be the one who’ll govern over the others. Domon Kasshu is a champion from Neo-Japan. He agrees to participate in this tournament, but his intent is something else. 

Domon’s mother was killed by his sibling, and he later flew away with a weapon called Devil Gundam which can annihilate the entire galaxy. All he wants is to bring his brother back and make him pay for his crimes. 

Everything will be decided by figgy new companions, and unknown foes will meet along the way, but only one will triumph. Watch this amazing futuristic action anime and find out all the answers.

#6 Katanagatari

#6 Katanagatari

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 12
Action Meter: 88/100

There have been many types of sword styles since the Edo period in Japan. Each one has its qualities and is unique. Among all of them, there is a style known as Kyotouryuu. People who follow this style don’t need one. Instead, They make their bodywork as a blade.

Shichika Yasuri is the user of this technique. He lives a peaceful life with his sister Nanami, but everything changes when Togame comes into their life. She requested Shichika to accompany her in the mission of gaining 12 Special Swords known as Deviant Blades. 

He decided to join this journey because he’ll be able to fight strong opponents and is quite interested in the girl. However, this journey will not be easy; wielders of these swords are powerful individuals, so it’ll be fun to see what they do to complete their mission.

#5 Air Master

#5 Air Master

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 27
Action Meter: 90/100

Air Master, a 27-episode anime made by Toei Animations in 2003, is not popular. But I think it’s a good anime that focuses on martial arts. We all know that a person who does gymnastics attains a flexible body and becomes strong, but can you imagine someone changing it into a martial art?

Enter Aikawa Maki, a former gymnast who loves to fight. For her, the only joy in life is fighting strong opponents and spreading violence. She is well known in the world of street fighting.

Everyone who fought her was beaten, and Aikawa gained a new name for her: “Airmaster. ” While keeping her calm and combating people with such grace and power, someone eventually got interested in her. If you love action and a badass female mc, then Airmaster is the ideal anime.

#4 Baki

#4 Baki (All the series)

Number of seasons: 5
Number of episodes: 99
Action Meter: 94/100

There are so many different series of Baki, some are taken directly from manga, and some are Original Video Animations (OVA), but all of these are just great and full of street fights. Baki Hanma is just 17 years old, but all he knows is fighting. 

Ever since Baki was born, he has been training every muscle of his body and learning all martial arts and techniques. His dream is to become more powerful than Yuujirou Hanma, his father. 

On the contrary, Yuujirou is known as the “Ogre,” or you can say the world fears him by the name “The Strongest Being on Earth.” There are a lot of Baki series, and each one is connected. The one we mentioned here is the original series that came out in 2001.

In one of the series, it was shown that Yuujiro killed his wife, and that’s when Baki started seeking revenge on his father. To be honest, you can’t get bored of this series. It’s just so entertaining to watch that you’ll always be on the edge of your seat.

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#3 Street Fighter II V

#3 Street Fighter II V

Number of seasons: 1
Number of episodes: 29
Action Meter: 96/100

This anime is adapted from a game, which might be why it’s so good. If you just want some fierce action, this is just for you. Two great martial artists and close friends, Ryu and Ken, travel the world together. 

They are doing this because they want to sharpen their fighting skills and learn new techniques. During their journey, they encountered many martial art styles and met people who were unique in their way.

However, when they were on their expedition, they found themself caught in a conspiracy made by Shadowlaw, an evil organization led by M.Bison. Ken and Ryu both have to fight this evil association if they want to survive, but this will not be easy because this organization has plenty of fighters and money to back them up.

#2 Hajime no Ippo

#2 Hajime no Ippo

Number of seasons: 3
Number of episodes: 126
Action Meter: 98/100

If you ever feel like you don’t have inspiration or motivation, watch Hajime No Ippo. This anime is outstanding. Ippo Makunouchi works as a fisherman with his mother. Unfortunately, He has to do all the work because of his father’s absence.

Ippo is mostly tired because he doesn’t get enough sleep and smells like fish because of his work. This is something that makes him an easy target for bullies. Naturally, He often gets bullied by others and even beaten up.

One day Mamoru Takamura, a boxer, saved him from the bullies and carried him to the Kamogawa Boxing Gym. Surprisingly, Ippo impressed everyone there because his punches were too strong.

Genji Kamogawa, the gym’s owner, became his coach. With every practice match, he impressed more fighters and made new rivals. Follow Ippo on his inspirational journey from being the weakest to the strongest boxer ever.

#1 Kengan Ashura

#1 Kengan Ashura

Number of seasons: 2
Number of episodes: 24
Action Meter: 100/100

You might’ve heard about this anime or not, but I can assure you that this anime will give you chills because of its brutal fights. Usually, all the business settles down with compromises, but in this world, everything settles down with a fight. 

If a businessman is having disputes with other businessmen, they will send their strongest fighters to fight each other, and the one who’ll win seals the deal. Ouma Tokita, aka The Ashura, is hired by a prominent businessman Hideki Nogi. 

Ashura is not an easy foe to battle. He can be ruthless when it comes to fighting. Kazuo Yamashita was chosen as his manager. It’s more like he was forced to do it. Now, this duo will participate in several bloody fights, and who knows what will happen next. This is a must-watch anime. It’s pretty underrated, and that’s why you should check it out.

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Honorable Mentions

  • Moribito: Guardian Of The Spirit
  • Ben-To
  • Freezing
  • Asu no Yoichi!
  • Dragon Ball Series
  • Naruto Series

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