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A Fighting Series, 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, though not always, wants To Be a Master; 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 Fighting Series - in order to qualify, the fighting has to be integral to the plot, rather than a means to an end.

See Fighting Game for the Video Game equivalent. Should not be confused with Dueling Shows

Tropes common to this genre include:



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     Anime and Manga 



    Live-Action TV 

     Video Games  
  • Asura's Wrath is influenced by these types of series in Japan, with the idea that it's an Interactive version of this type of Anime series. It works.

     Web Comics  

     Western Animation  


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