Longest battle in anime/manga history

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  1. FinnMacCool

    FinnMacCool New Member

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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.
     
  2. veemonjosh

    veemonjosh Get back, Jojo

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    In before the obligatory "Goku vs Freeza" post.
     
  3. Rud

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    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.
     
  5. Joe

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    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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    veemonjosh Get back, Jojo

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    I know, I meant anime-wise.
     
  7. Neo Ultra Mike

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    I think that was eight episodes long (if you count the full Dartz duel) which is pretty bad. Not as bad as DBZ though...

    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.
     
  8. macattack

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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".
     
  9. asphaltviking64

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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?
     
  10. Mr. Anime

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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.
     
  11. FatFree

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    It was only three or four episodes, if I remember right. Nowhere near the length of the Goku vs. Frieza battle.
     
  12. rubberchicken

    rubberchicken The biggest thing since WWIII

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    The final battle of Victory Gundam holds the franchise record, I think, stretching out over about ten episodes. Not a shounen fighting series, but meh.
     
  13. Duke

    Duke Truer Words Were Never Spoken

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    Anytime a battle takes up an entire boxset, you know you've got problems. I'll go into more detail on my review, but the Freeza fight is just one, long, gigantic pain in the ass.
     
  14. RAINMAN

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    The goku vs freeza battle was long cause it was supposed to be the last battle in DB. But AT kept it going cause the series was so freaking populare. I think the fight got better when goku finally became a super sayain.
     
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    The jokes about his homoerotic dub personality write themselves!
     
  16. Duke

    Duke Truer Words Were Never Spoken

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    It did get somewhat better, but the anime version was still stretched out way too much. I mean, you could junkat least 3 of the episodes and condense about 6 of the others into 3 and the story wouldn't have changed at all.

    It also didn't help that the animation for the second half of the Freeza saga really, really sucked.
     
  17. Eddy

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    Like everyone else is saying, it has to be Goku vs. Frieza. That went on for far, far too long

    Five minutes indeed.
     
  18. Sarada

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    I must be the only guy who doesn't care about its length.
     
  19. GWOtaku

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    Its not longer than the Namek thing, but in Street Fighter II V the fight against Bison lasts for five episodes. Five long, horribly drawn out episodes.

    *Ryu charges Hadoken*
    Ken: DO IT, RYU!
    Bison: YES, DO IT RYU! MWHAHAHA!
    *Ryu charges Hadoken some more*

    And it goes on, and on, and on, and on, and....
     
  20. Zeonic Freak

    Zeonic Freak The Heartbeat of America...

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    Yea, but that was just the last ten episodes of the Zanscare Empire, and Uso and the gang did other things up in space than fight one person for 10 episode likes what everyone else has been saying "Goku vs Freeza".

    Well, its been a while since ive seen Victory, might have to go back and recheck...
     

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