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One Fan’s Opinion: Everything Should End in a Fist Fight

Every anime should end in a fist fight, but not just an ordinary one, an epic one.

Every now and then in the dead of night I come up with amazing ideas that can increase the quality of our lives from this point on. This idea is simple, everything should end in a fist fight. It’s just that simple. You might be thinking, almost everything already ends in a fist fight, how is this different? Fist fights have been done to death, they are used so much that they have become boring. However, when used right they can be the best thing in the world. Here are the rules. 
 

Rule 1:  This is a no brainer, but the fight must be fought with fists and nothing else, ie no special powers. Even if giant robots are the main combatants in the show, they must settle their differences outside of their robots in the end. And by no means does this mean the fighters will find their weapons in the end and preform the coup de grace before the enemy can; fists all the way baby.  

Rule 2:  This rule is very important, no one fighter will have the upper hand; both must be equal in every way. We in the business call this exchanging blows.  

Rule 3:  This fight has to be different than any other one in the past. One way to do this is to make it extremely brutal and over emotional. Both characters are giving it their all, and will do everything to succeed; even if they loose a couple of teeth, or an eye in the process.  

Rule 4:  This is one rule that has to be enforced, because it kills so many other fights. NO TALKING ! By this time the characters are at a point when talking is over, now the only talking they will be doing is with their fists.  

Very few anime have done this right, and when it is done right it is amazing. Gurren Lagann: Lagann-Hen pulled it off perfectly, S-CRY-ed also did a great job of it as well. After watching those, can you imagine what other anime would look like if they settled their differences with good old fashion fisticuffs? 
SamJazon July 15, 2010 at 1:41 p.m.
HELL YES.
 
I couldn't agree with you more. MANLINESS AND BRAWLING NEED TO GO HAND IN HAND MUCH MORE.
Lotuson July 15, 2010 at 2:26 p.m.
Sure, also is a plus if there's girls involve.
InfiniteGeasson July 15, 2010 at 4:28 p.m.
Clannad ending with a fist fight? I have no idea how that could work, but sure why not?
sickVisionz moderator on July 15, 2010 at 4:30 p.m.
I agree with everything but rule #1.  Swords and weapons that allow for up close combat should be allowed.  But everything else is a hell yeah.  Toradora shows that no matter the genre, a bad ass fight makes it better way better 
 
       
 
Yu-Gi-Oh would be a lot better if a match ended like 
Yugi, "Your problem is that you didn't trust in the heart of the cards." 
Opponent, "Man, f*** yo' cards!" 
He runs up and cold clocks Yugi while saying, "trap card b****"
Chibi_Kajion July 15, 2010 at 4:52 p.m.
Godlen... I love you for mentioning scryed. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only one who loved the ending. To this day it is still one of my favorite endings simply because after a crazy DBZ battle it ended in a fist fight.
Kuma_From_Argentinaon July 15, 2010 at 5:35 p.m.
Even in some Videogames, I just won the Assasains creed 2 and I beat the pope in a fistcuff fight... 
GodLen staff on July 15, 2010 at 6:44 p.m.
@Kuma_From_Argentina: YES that was the best, and then you went all Naruto on his ass with shadow clones.
Kuma_From_Argentinaon July 15, 2010 at 6:52 p.m.
@GodLen:  First you go Naruto on his ass, then you fight with no weapons, no gadgets, no fancy tricks quoting Ezio, and beating the everlasting crap out of the head of christianity.... 
I mostly used my head....
LordCravenon July 15, 2010 at 8:04 p.m.

I don't know.... i didn't really like the fistfight at the end of FMA Brotherhood....
Obsidian609on July 15, 2010 at 8:57 p.m.
Heck Metal Gear Solid 4's last Boss Fight was a fist fight to the death.
sotyfan16on July 15, 2010 at 9:07 p.m.

@sickVisionz: 
I totally forgot about that fight! Well, admittedly I haven't seen the series since it came out but thank you for the refresher on a wonderful anime. As for Yu-Gi-Oh!, I say hell yes! 

He runs up and cold clocks Yugi while saying, "trap card b****"    

Good line. 
 
There are also random times in DBZ that flat out brawls happen but you could say a good bit of Dragon Ball was with fists. Oh! Oh! The fight between Revy and Roberta in Black Lagoon! That is a badass fight (but I wish it could have been hotter). I would include a number of fights from Baki the Grappler, too.
 
I also agree with sickVisionz about allowing weapons for close-range combat. You have to admit that there are a number of fucking cool and intense sword fights. I say more fights! Period.
Oishi_47on July 15, 2010 at 9:20 p.m.
 It's the eye of the tiger,  *hmm hmm hmmm hmm hm*   Risin' up to the challenge of our rival. *hmm hmm* something like that.
godeateron July 15, 2010 at 9:35 p.m.
yeah fist fights are win!
ThePhilatronon July 15, 2010 at 10:39 p.m.
Great, another Evangelion ending! Wonder how long till they change it again...
hitsusatsu11on July 15, 2010 at 10:56 p.m.
@ThePhilatron said:
" Great, another Evangelion ending! Wonder how long till they change it again... "
??? 
hitsusatsu11on July 15, 2010 at 10:56 p.m.
Love when Wu Fei gets out of his Gundam to duel Treize 
 
0:50 on 
 
  
MagusMaleficuson July 16, 2010 at 1:05 a.m.
How about this: stuff like hentai would end in a fist fight and action-oriented anime would end in intense sex. Eh? Eh? :P
SamJazon July 16, 2010 at 1:06 a.m.
@MagusMaleficus: That is either the best idea ever or the worst idea ever. I can't make my mind up. It'd be decided on the delivery I suppose.
MagusMaleficuson July 16, 2010 at 1:08 a.m.
@SamJaz: Three words: tentacle slap-fest.
SamJazon July 16, 2010 at 1:24 a.m.
@MagusMaleficus: Again: Either the best idea, or the worst idea. There's only one way to find out.
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