Anime is loved for a million reasons, one of which is the characters’ friendship. The way some characters bond together is more than amazing. No matter the rivalry, there are some popular anime duos who will risk their lives for each other.
Today’s blog is all about the best anime duos of all time. Many anime are known for their characters, and I bet some of the names you can already think of. So, let’s begin with our list!
20. Masaru and Agumon (Digimon)
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Those who watched Digimon in their childhood, then they had the best childhood. There are different parts of Digimon with completely different main characters. Among them all, I really enjoyed the bond between Masaru and Agumon.
Agumon was the Digimon who entered the human world. At first, Masaru and he didn’t go well together and used to fight with each other. Over time, they became best buddies who literally stood with each through thick and thin.
19. Hyakkimaru and Dororo (Dororo)
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Their chemistry and bond is one of the sweetest on this list of best anime duo. Hyakimaru was living a lonely life before Dororo’s entry. Dororo literally brought light to Hyakkimaru’s dark world. Until the middle of the anime, it was believed that Dororo was a boy.
However, the sudden revelation of Dororo being the girl changed everything. She accompanied Hyakkimaru in his mission to defeat the demons and stayed in the boy’s ups and downs. Their duo is loved for their bond, chemistry, and care for each other.
18. Ash and Pikachu (Pokemon)
Pika-Pika! Who is not familiar with the friendship between Pikachu and Ash? It’s been 25 long years watching them support each other in different challenges. There are countless Pokemon Ash is friends with, but his bond with Pikachu is irreplaceable.
Both understand each other without even saying anything and are willing to risk their lives for one another. The way they bond and fight against their opponents together is Oscar-winning.
17. Sora and Shiro (No Game No Life)
The way these step-siblings bond with each other surprises the viewers each time. Sora and Shiro’s combined geniuses make them the best anime duo. With their combined efforts, the duo became unbeatable in the online world of games.
Victory after Victory, they captured the attention of Tet, the true God of another world. Thus, in no time, Tet summoned them to his world. A new chapter filled with the toughest challenges began in their lives.
Watching them overcome different challenges together is worth praising!
16. Tanjiro and Nezuko (Demon Slayer)
This brother-sister duo has given tough competition to all the sibling duos in the anime world. Both of them can’t live without each other. They can’t bear the thought of losing another loved one in front of their eyes again.
There are many moments in the anime where Tanjiro risked his life for his sister, and the same goes for Nezuko. The love for Tanjiro is also one of the reasons why Nezuko never harmed a human despite being a demon.
15. Natsu and Happy (Fairy Tail)
Happy is an Exceed, and Natsu is a dragon slayer. Almost all the dragon slayers have Exceeds, but none can compete with the duo of Natsu and Happy. Their chemistry is simply remarkable. Watching them together is a pure source of entertainment.
Their screen time is a visual treat for fans, and the way they bond with each other is fantastic. Natsu has watched him hatch from the Egg so one can understand their love for each other.
14. Asta and Yuno (Black Clover)
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Black Clover is a fantastic anime with phenomenal characters; the best among them are Yuno and Asta. Yuno is a genius filled with talents and is remarkable in his work. On the contrary, Asta is the opposite of him since he lacks magic. They grew up together both as friends and rivals.
Yuno has always motivated Asta, and he is also the reason why the boy never gave up. The duo has a deep respect for each other and always supports one another despite the fact both are competing for the same thing.
13. Hinata and Tobio Kageyama (Haikyuu)
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Haikyuu is the best sports anime, thanks to the excellent duo of Tobio and Hinata. They started as rivals but were forced to play in the same team. They wanted to play against each other, but they became the best duo when they began playing together.
They have fought with each other countless times, yet they never left each other alone. Their chemistry works wonders on the court. Their rivalry and friendship are the best in the history of anime.
12. Meliodas and Ban (Seven Deadly Sins)
Meliodas and Ban is undoubtedly the best anime duo and is loved for its banter. All 7 of the deadly sins are friends with each other, but Ban and Meliodas share a special bond. The way they understand each other is phenomenal.
In the anime, when the backstories of both the heroes are enlightened, one learns the depth of the bond they share. Fans are always left surprised by their exceptional bonding.There was a time when Ban got the orders to execute Meliodas, and fans witnessed a brutal fight between the best buddies.
The fact that Meliodas understood Ban and he allowed Ban to kill him proved how much he cared for him. However, at the same time, he tried his best to bring Ban’s senses back. This battle only strengthened their bond.
11. Gojo and Geto (Jujutsu Kaisen)
JJK fans know that Geto is the major antagonist. Before being the antagonist, he was once the best friend of everyone’s favorite Gojo. The duo helped each other in many missions together when they were students. Their bond was commendable.
Unfortunately, things changed when Geto chose the wrong path and became the worst of curse users. Thus watching friends going against each other simply intrigues the viewers. Those who have read the manga know about the depth of their bond.
10. Izuku and Bakugou (My Hero Academia)
Honestly, at the start of the anime, Bakugou only annoyed the viewers. The fact that he bullied Deku and underestimated him made him a worse person. However, thanks to him, he brought the best out of Deku. They were not friends from the start; in fact, their bond developed over time.
Their bond is very different and complicated from other duos on this list. One can’t easily call them friends or even enemies. Though the complex nature of their bond is what makes them the best.
9. Shu and Blue Dragon (Blue Dragon)
Blue Dragon is an absolute masterpiece and is extremely underrated. The fact that not many people know that this was created by Akira sensei, the same who created Dragon Ball, makes it underrated too.
Throughout the anime, the chemistry between Shu and Blue Dragon was phenomenal. They started as enemies and became best friends later on. Blue Dragon is the most overpowered and used to be evil who only thought of destroying the world.
Shu trained and learned to befriend the Blue Dragon and changed his worldview. Both of them proved their care for each other many times.Moreover, their bond is a little bit similar to Naruto and Kurama.
8. Yuji and Fushiguro (Jujutsu Kaisen)
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From the very first episode of Jujutsu Kaisen, we have witnessed the bond between Yuji and Fushiguro. Even when Yuji wasn’t cursed, he tried his best to help Fushiguro. Over time, their bond started developing to greater lengths.
The fact that according to the rules, Yuji should have been executed when he became Sukuna’s vessel. However, it was Fushiguro who requested Gojo to spare him and think of another way. The two of them have a lot of respect for each other, and both know that.
Over time, their bond strengthens and becomes worthy of being called the best anime duo of all time.
7. Kakashi And Might Guy (Naruto)
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Kakaguy is a fan’s favorite duo and is obviously worthy of being called the best anime duo of all time. They have known each since they were kids and have been each other’s rivals from the very start. Over time their respect for each other has increased to the point that they can’t bear to see each other in pain.
Their banter and rivalry simply proves the strength of their friendship. Guy respects the geniuses of Kakashi, and Kakashi respects the hard work of Guy. Unlike others, Kakashi never laughed at Guy’s failures, increasing his respect for Kakashi.
We have literally seen helping each other become their best versions. Indeed the duo never fails to surprise each other by showcasing their strengths.
6. Gon and Killua (Hunter X Hunter)
Gon and Killua’s duo is undoubtedly the best anime duo of this decade. Gon and Killua are friends who can never be apart. They can do anything for each other, and if someone dares to hurt one, the other will be the one to teach a lesson.
Watching them fight against the villains is no less than a visual treat. Both of them have many things similar to each other, which makes them a perfect duo. Gon and Killua are selfless enough to risk their lives for others’ safety.
5. Genos and Saitama (One Punch Man)
This is the best teacher-disciple anime duo of all time. Genos was about to kill himself, but thanks to Saitama, he didn’t. Genos was impressed by Saitama’s strength and requested him to teach him to be strong like him.
So they started to bond well when Saitama agreed to teach him, and it got even better when Genos started sharing his apartment. For Saitama, Genos became a special person and the dearest friend in his life. The same goes for Genos, his respect for Saitama was prominent.
The moment when Gaoru ripped his body apart was the saddest moment for Saitama and all the OPM fans. After that watching Saitama smashing the hell out of Garou was the most pleasing moment for all the viewers. That proved that Saitama won’t forgive anyone who will hurt his beloved student!
4. Naruto and Kurama (Naruto)
Naruto and Kurama are the soul and heart of the Naruto series. Watching them go from being the foes to friends is commendable. Naruto’s will and talk-no-jutsu changed the evilest fox, and they became best buddies.
In the beginning, the demon fox continued to hate the boy and create problems for him. But eventually, he understood that Naruto was different from the rest of the world. How they understood and supported each other throughout the anime is mind-blowing.
The death of Kurama was the most heartbreaking moment in Boruto. His death led Naruto fans to wish that Boruto shouldn’t have been created in the first place.
3. Goku and Vegeta (Dragon Ball)
Come on, who isn’t familiar with this fantastic duo? Goku and Vegeta had to be on the top of this list of best anime duo of all time. Vegeta was introduced as a villain, but thanks to Kakarot, he changed. Vegeta’s hunger to level up is insane, and he can’t stay behind seeing Goku leveling up.
Without both of them, standing against some villains would have been impossible. For example, their fusion against Majin Boo, and collaborative action against OP opponents.They are the best rivals because they bring the best out of each other. Over time, their respect for each other has increased, and breaking their bond is impossible.
2. Luffy and Zoro (One Piece)
Do you think that words can do justice to the remarkableness of this duo? Zoro is the friend that we all need in our lives. One Piece fans are familiar with how much he loves his dream to become the greatest swordsman.
Yet when it comes to choosing between Luffy and his Dream, Zoro will always choose his friend and captain without a second thought. He proved it many times and especially during his fight against Kuma. He took all the pain from Luffy’s body and almost experienced death, yet he said, “Nothing Happened.”
Luffy and Zoro’s friendship is on another level. There never was and never will be such a fantastic duo in the anime world. On the other hand, our goofy Luffy can’t withstand seeing his best buddy in pain.
1. Naruto and Sasuke (Naruto)
Naruto and Sasuke are a must whenever we talk about the best anime duo of all time. No duo can replace the level of Naruto and Sasuke ever. Their rivalry and then love are all worth praising.
From the very start, Sasuke had different plans; he only wished to be strong enough to surpass his brother Itachi and take revenge on him. This passion forced him into a negative path, but there was someone who risked his life to bring his senses back.
He was none other than Naruto. No matter the rift between the two, they won’t let anyone else take a dig at the other. In fact, they have fought like the worst enemy, but nobody could have ever won against each other.
This is also because Naruto never wished to hurt his friend in the first place. This is something only those who have watched Naruto can understand!
Frequently Asked Questions
The anime has many popular trios, but the most popular are Naruto, Sasuke, and Sakura.
The answer would be subjective, but Naruto and Sasuke, Gon and Killua, and Luffy and Zoro are considered to be the best duos in the anime world.
We are finally done with the long list of Best anime duo of all time. All of the mentioned above duos are best in their own way. Watching them on screen is nothing less than a blessing. Let me know your favorite anime duo and the reason why you love it!