The best anime scenes is debatable because there’s TONS to choose from.
Either way, anime is full of great scenes that are:
And most of all – memorable. To the point of being unforgettable because of the anime scenes impact and even emotional appeal.
I’ll get into some of the most powerful that deserve a mention.
A List Of GREAT Anime Scenes:
#1 Vegeta’s last words (DBZ)
One of Vegeta’s greatest scenes in DBZ history.
There’s NO debating the relevance of this scene.
#2 Yuuki Konno’s last scene in SAO S2
This is during Yuuki Konno’s arc: Mother Rosario.
A tragic scene I’ll never forget.
#3 The Romanian Twins (Black Lagoon)
The Romanian twins hit a nerve in Black Lagoon. They’re child serial killers who were raped, violated and worse at a young age.
The SCENE where they get their karma… And even scenes before it, I’ll never forget.
#4 Akane’s friend held hostage by serial killer (Psycho Pass)
This a scene that makes you cringe hard while watching. Especially when he puts the knife to her neck, and Akane loses her nerve and watches the savagery unfold.
Painful scene to witness.
#5 Ann Magnolia (Violet Evergarden)
This isn’t JUST a scene, it’s almost the entire episode.
Having a letter sent to her future self (and everything else that comes with it) makes it one of the most iconic moments in V.E.
#6 Goku becomes a SS (DBZ)
No explanation necessary.
This was a moment NO DBZ fan could ever forget.
#7 Ichigo Vasto Lorde vs Ulquiorra (Bleach)
Bleach has MANY moments. But the WEIGHT of this scene can’t be ignored.
#8 Nagasumi & Sun’s hilarious scene (My Bride Is A Mermaid)
From a far it looks like…. they’re doing something they shouldn’t (wink wink), but in reality that’s not the case.
It’s so out of context it killed me laughing.
#9 When Anzu’s no longer homeless (Hinamatsuri)
After living homeless, bonding with homeless people, seeing and breathing the struggles first hand, Anzu is offered a home and a place to stay with a nice family.
The weight of this situation makes her more emotional and even guilty than she thought. And she’s overcome with pure gratitude and an appreciation for life that most take for granted.
#10 Naruto arrives and SMASHES pain to bits (Shippuden)
Naruto shows up with the gang and disciplines the bullies who’ve gone unchecked for too long (basically).
Has to be my favorite scene from Naruto.
#11 Welcome home (If It’s For My Daughter)
One of the most heartwarming scenes an anime has ever produced!
#12 Sheele vs Seryu (Akame Ga Kill)
If you’ve watched it you know.
Iconic moment in Akame Ga Kill and a depressing scene as well.
#13 Mami Tomoe Vs Witch (Madoka Magica)
No words necessary for this scene…..
#14 Maki Oze fight (Fire Force)
Major highlight of season 1.
#15 Granny Chiyo (Naruto)
Granny Chiyo made an impact in Naruto. And the final scene is where it hits the hardest.
Especially when Gaara becomes part of it.
#16 Soma Vs Alice Nakiri (Food Wars)
Earlier in Food Wars this was one of the biggest battles and most anticipated moments of Food Wars.
The end result was a little surprising as well.
#17 Assassination Classroom final episode
Won’t say too much here to avoid assive spoilers, but this scene wraps up Assassination Classroom pretty well.
One of the saddest of all time.
#18 Revy Vs Roberta (Back Lagoon)
Revy Rebecca and Roberta had “beef” from the beginning of Black Lagoon.
They settle it and it’s one of the anime’s most classic moments.
#19 Teresa vs Priscilla (Claymore)
Teresa Of The Faint Smile, an iconic Claymore character. And Priscilla who’s self righteous to a toxic degree.
The scene that follows from the fight is a pinnacle in this anime’s plot.
#20 Dog scene (Elfen Lied)
Imagine kicking and beating a dog to death to deal with your own pain and insecurities.
A “puppy”, not just a dog. This scene is a vile reminder of reality.
#21 Igneel Vs Acnologia (Fairy Tail)
The mighty Igneel faces off with Acnologia. It’s an iconic scene, just like the dragon arc itself.
#22 Fingernail scene (Higurashi)
Higurashi is a lot of things when it comes to horror and psychological themes.
The fingernail scene is one of the more famous scenes and cruel of the anime’s footage.
#23 Goblin Slayer episode 1
Goblin Slayer’s most violent episode is the 1st one. So it’s understandable why this scene from episode 1 is so memorable.
#24 Triela Vs Pino (Gunslinger Girl)
Triela vs Pino has to be the best fight in Gunslinger Girl.
Similar to Revy vs Roberta, this is based on vengeance and a “round 2” follow up.
#25 Nagisa sad moment season 2 (Clannad)
Nagisa has been physically weak since season 1 of Clannad.
What happens next is the reason this scene, and the anime is one of the greatest romance shows to ever be created.
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#26 Shouko Nishimiya (A Silent Voice)
Shouko Nishimiya, the main character with a hearing disability (she’s deaf) is bullied in this movie.
The consequences of that bullying lead to a dark scene later on.
#27 Satsuki Kiryuin’s revenge (Kill La Kill)
Satsuki Kiryuin’s “scene” later on is a complete 180 and one of Kill La Kill’s biggest plot twists.
There’s no forgetting the impact of this single episode and scene. It’s one for the history books.
#28 Female Titan (Attack On Titan)
When the female titan first shows up, everyone (including fans) went nuts.
The whole scene is unreal.
#29 Owari No Seraph Episode 1 scene
Owari No Seraph’s main characters are orphans. Controlled by the vampire race. And used for blood and food.
The 1st episode has plenty of scenes, but this one is one of the most relevant and unforgettable.
#30 All Might Vs Nomu (My Hero Academia)
All Might’s first display of raw power when Nomu shows up in early My Hero Academia.
It’s one of his best moments showing off his strength in the anime.
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