Having watched plenty of fighting anime, I thought I would create a list of martial art related anime list. Unfortunately, not all on the list are pure martial arts, with some being fighting only. Keep in mind the list is in no particular. Enjoy the recommendations!
Anime "Best of" Genre List
Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple
YuYu Hakusho: Ghost Files
This anime tells the story of a 14-year street delinquent who is struck and killed by a speeding car as he tries to save the life of a young child. As a result of his selfless act, he is given a second chance in life and is appointed the title of “underworld detective”. His work is to maintain a boundary between the world of demons and humans. This manga becomes more focused on martial arts as Yusuke travels to the world of the demons to enforce the laws of the spirits.
Ranma 1/2 tells the story of a sex changing main character Ranma whose curse of turning into a boy/girl is triggered by cold water or hot water. This is quite a hilarious story, as Ranma is given a chance to choose one of Soun’s three daughters and willfully transforms into a girl to advance his goals. The series also contains other characters with charismatic personalities, whose relationships with each other add some great scripting to the story.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
The anime follows the adventure of the Joestar family; the various members discover that they have unique powers that are either associated with Egyptian gods or the Tarot cards. They journey to Northern Africa to save Jotaro’s mother whose life depends on whether or not, they find and defeat the evil entity Dio. Follow their captivating journey as the members take down the supernatural foes.
The Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story begins during the 11th year of the Meiji period in Japan. It revolves around a former assassin Himura Kenshin a wandering samurai who protects the people of Japan in a time where there was no law and the lawless were thriving. However, he had made a vow to never take another life. Can Kenshin stick to his vow or will he be forced to play by his old playbook and unleash the sheen of blood on his sword?
References: IMBD, MyAnimeList