Day 26: Best Anime Fight
** Please note: There will be mild spoilers for Initial D. **
Of course, my favourite fight or battle has to do with bloody car racing. It was unavoidable, haha.
Takumi Fujiwara vs. Impact Blue from Initial D.
This fight is unconventional in terms of the word “fight,” I know, but it’s still a battle and one worth mentioning, I believe.
It showcases a duo of street racers who are immensely talented and brilliant, and they are women. On top of being women, their racing style is wholly unorthodox, especially for the time period (1995-1998). The battle itself is an energetic, battle-of-wits type of fight that keeps you guessing until the very end, and it does an excellent job of garnering respect for female talents in the street racing sport. I also greatly appreciated that the women weren’t dumbed down or made to be superficial at all. Hell, one half of the duo is in fact a tomboy, which was something that I completely related with.