A FightingSeries, as its name suggests, is one that places a lot of emphasis on fighting. Different fighting styles and learning new moves and abilities are a major part of the plot. There will be lots of emphasis on training, technique, and practice. The main character often, but does not always, want [[ToBeAMaster to become the best fighter in the world]]; whether he does or not, he usually is by the end. Common in Chinese movies from the 1970s and ubiquitous in {{shonen}} anime/manga.

Note that simply having a lot of fighting does not mean that a show is a FightingSeries - in order to qualify, the fighting has to be integral to the plot, rather than a means to an end.

See FightingGame for the VideoGame equivalent. Should not be confused with DuelingShows

Tropes common to this genre include:

* ArrogantKungFuGuy
* DangerousForbiddenTechnique
* {{Determinator}}
* KungFuKid
* MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours
* TheRival
* RuleOfCool
* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil
* SpiritedCompetitor
* TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential
* ToBeAMaster
* TournamentArc
* TrainingFromHell


[[folder: Anime ]]

* ''Manga/{{Airmaster}}''
* ''Manga/{{Arachnid}}''
* ''Manga/BakiTheGrappler''
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
* ''Manhua/CyberWeaponZ''
* ''Manga/DragonBall'', TropeCodifier alongside ''SaintSeiya''.
** ''Anime/DragonBallZ''
* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'', which, along with ''Kinnikuman'', launched the entire Shonen fighting genre.
* ''Manga/{{Gamaran}}''
* ''Manga/GirlsOfTheWild''
* ''Manga/HajimeNoIppo'' - Although it leans more towards to GamingAndSportsAnimeAndManga, the series showcases many of the tropes commonly found in FightingSeries. The fact that it is focused on boxing helps.
* ''Manga/IkkiTousen'', combined with {{Fanservice}}
* ''Manga/{{Jackals}}''
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' takes this to the weirdest facets, as the title already implies.
* ''Anime/JungleKingTarChan''
* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple''
* ''{{Kinnikuman}}'' - Predating ''HokutoNoKen'' by 4 years, it arguably did just as much as, if not more, for the genre.
* ''Anime/KillLaKill''
* ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'' combines this with MagicalGirl.
* ''MahouSenseiNegima'', combined with the HaremGenre.
* ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot combines this concept]] with HumongousMecha.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
* ''Manga/OnePiece''
* ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}''
* ''Anime/PrettyCure'', especially ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'', also combine this with MagicalGirl, and did so before Vivid.
* ''Manga/QueensBlade'', combined with HeroicFantasy and {{Fanservice}}
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf''
* ''Manga/{{Ratman}}''
* ''Manga/RealBoutHighSchool''
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'', like Negima above, eventually combines with the Harem genre.
* ''Manga/SaintSeiya'', arguablt TropeCodifier together with ''DragonBall''
* ''Anime/TabooTattoo''
* ''UntilDeathDoUsPart'', focussing on urban guerilla warfare.
* ''Manga/{{Vagabond}}''
* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'', especially before the CardGames appeared; in fact, the original concept was that of "a fighting series where the main character never throws a punch."
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''


[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/FistOfFury''
* ''Film/TheKarateKid''
* ''Legend of a Fighter'', and in fact almost anything BruceLee appeared in.
* The ''Franchise/{{Rocky}}'' movies
* ''Film/SnakeInTheEaglesShadow''


[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Series/KungFu
* Series/MortalKombatConquest
* {{Tokusatsu}}
** Franchise/SuperSentai
*** Franchise/PowerRangers
** Franchise/KamenRider
** Franchise/MetalHeroes
** Franchise/UltraSeries

[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath'' is influenced by these types of series in Japan, with the idea that's it's an Interactive version of this type of Anime series. [[RuleOfCool It works]].


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown''
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda''