Day 27: Most Badass Scene from Any Anime
Gonna pick a popular one for this prompt.
Naruto versus Pain from Naruto
I originally read this in the manga and thought it was spectacular. So, I asked my friend for the episode listing for this specific fight and watched those respective episodes. It blew my fucking mind. It was much, much better animated and I already adored the manga variation.
The suspense is so tight and fierce from the very start to the ultimate finale. The animation was flawless and captured all of the movements, attacks, facial expressions—everything to fluidly. The crisp and perfect outlines, the vibrant colours, the 3D used for special effects—brilliant. It was by far the best one and a half to two hours I had spent watching a fight scene in years.
The scene also plays a pivotal part in exhibiting Naruto’s growth as a person, not just as a shinobi, but as a distinct individual who was starting to conquer his own baggage. But then you also have Pain, who is very justified with his motives. Everything leading up to the fight already makes you sensationally empathetic to Pain, but the fight itself just adds a whole layer of dimension to it.