Inspiring Anime Fight Scenes

Where would my stories be without anime?! I've said this other times, but anime plays a big part in my world building and my stories in general. When my characters use their powers, I'm thinking of the classic anime power-up.


bleach power up photo: Power Up z49822114.gif
When I'm picturing battles for my book, I get inspiration from anime. Here are some fight scenes that were just pure epicness. I had a hard time picking only three.

I don't just use anime for my fight scene inspiration though. They can be a bit of an exaggeration. Research is rarely about pulling info from just one source. I use anime because of the characters' moves, their powers and weapons.

Sword Art Online: Kirito Vs. The Gleam Eyes
This was a scene I had to watch again. It was that awesome.

Bleach: Ichigo vs Aizen
You know those moments where all you can say is, that was epic. This was one of them. 

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan: Yuki-Onna vs. Yosuzume
I'mma be honest with you, I chose this fight scene because I love this character. It's also a good example of using just powers in fighting.


Yes, I am imagining an epic score playing in the background of all my fight scenes.