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    Longest battle in anime/manga history

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    Action oriented manga and anime are notorious for stretching out fights for a long time. But what's the longest fight in the entire history of Japanese comic books and animation (in terms of how many pages/episodes it ran for, not length of time that actually elapsed in the story)? I've got a feeling it's probably something from Dragonball, but I'm by no means confident.

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    In before the obligatory "Goku vs Freeza" post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veemonjosh View Post
    In before the obligatory "Goku vs Freeza" post.

    in the manga, that battle wasnt very long, the anime just draged it out too much (probably for the same reason they drag out the story in naruto shippuden)

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    I remember the Dartz battle in YGO going longer than any card game should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FinnMacCool View Post
    Action oriented manga and anime are notorious for stretching out fights for a long time. But what's the longest fight in the entire history of Japanese comic books and animation (in terms of how many pages/episodes it ran for, not length of time that actually elapsed in the story)? I've got a feeling it's probably something from Dragonball, but I'm by no means confident.
    For the anime, I think Goku's battle with Freeza in Dragonball Z is one of the longest. It was about 17 episodes long

    Manga-wise, I'm not quite sure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hehey View Post
    in the manga, that battle wasnt very long, the anime just draged it out too much (probably for the same reason they drag out the story in naruto shippuden)
    I know, I meant anime-wise.
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    Originally posted byHarlan_Phoneix
    I remember the Dartz battle in YGO going longer than any card game should.
    I think that was eight episodes long (if you count the full Dartz duel) which is pretty bad. Not as bad as DBZ though...

    Originally posted by Joe
    For the anime, I think Goku's battle with Freeza in Dragonball Z is one of the longest. It was about 17 episodes long
    Which if you count the full battle is actually 20 episodes long. There are some pauses but for the most part it's full of battle in some form all the way through.
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    Yusuke vs. Togoro in the Dark Tournament took quite a few episodes if my memory's straight . . . certainly wasn't Goku vs. Frieza but I still liked it, because progress was actually made in the episodes, compared to how Goku and Frieza was "artifically lengthened".
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    Probably Goku vs Freeza, I should check although it is pretty infamous for the longevity of the fight and it was all in 5 minutes, though how long was the Gohan vs Cell final fight?
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    If you considered it one long continuous battle like I do, the final battle with Majin Buu which started with Gotenks vs Super Majin Buu to Goku blowing Kid Majin Buu away with the Spirit Bomb was longer than all the other DBZ battles in the Anime and Manga.

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