Anime Where Best Friends Become Enemies!

Anime where best friends become enemies

Friendship and bonds, these two things are the most important aspect of any anime. A good friend can motivate you to achieve anything. A friendly rivalry is one of the most important aspects that contribute to a protagonist’s success.

Asta and Yuno from Black Clover are the perfect examples of a friendly rivalry. Both of them motivate each other to become stronger and stronger. Toxic rivalries can also motivate characters to achieve more, but still!!!!!!

Asta and Yuno

And you know what hurts most? Your best friend turning into your enemy. EEEEEEEEE! I mean best friends are supposed to know all of your secrets and having them as enemies would just suck!

In other words, they are the perfect enemies. In real life and in anime too, you can see countless examples of good friends turning into enemies.

Now let us take a look at some of the best anime where good friends turn into enemies.

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16- Magical Girl Madoka Magica

Puella Madoka Magica
Plot Hype Friendship Drama Total
6/10
5/10
13/20
24/40

Genre: Dark Fantasy, Magic, Thriller
Episodes: 12

Anime Storyline:

Magical girls! Woah! How can this anime have something as tragic as best friends turning into enemies? But, trust me anime titles are mostly deceptive.

Madoka Magica follows the story of two friends, Madoka and Sayaka, whose lives are literally turned upside down after they encounter a cat-like magical figure, Kyuubey

madoka sayaka

Kyuubey offered to grant any wish possible, however, there are consequences as they have to turn into magical girls. Sounds Fishy! hmmmm!

As I’ve said previously too, things don’t go as smoothly as you think. Sayaka, Madoka’s childhood friend, is just destined to become a dreadful witch in this anime and meet a terrible end. This is inevitable and it doesn’t matter what Madoka does, Sayaka still is destined to be corrupted by despair. This makes me sad!

However, this anime can be pretty cute at moments and is a great watch if you want to try something new.

 

15- Kuroko’s Basket

Kuroko No Basket
Plot Hype Friendship Drama Total
6/10
7/10
12/20
25/40

Genre: Sports, Comedy
Episodes: Seasons (3) Episodes 26

Anime Storyline:

Kuroko no Basket features the story of Kuroko, a former member of the generation of miracles. Generation of miracles? Yess! A basketball team composed of players with extraordinary abilities. This team literally never lost a match and were called monsters.

However, after graduating from middle school, all of them went to different high schools and grew distant. Well! They were never close enough. Still! They were once a team.

Now in different teams, whenever they face each other, they try to destroy each other. Their relationship is not that tragic though. Their interactions are still pretty friendly except during matches.

 

14- Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple

Kenichi
Plot Hype Friendship Drama Total
7/10
5/10
13/20
25/40

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, and Martial Arts
Episodes: 50

Anime Storyline:

Kenichi and Ryuto got pretty close as both of them loved martial arts. However, things don’t go as smoothly as you want them to. As Kenichi got obsessed with winning, Ryuto just wanted to destroy his opponents, including Kenichi. This turned both of them against one another and their brotherly relationship ended.

Other than this, this anime has some top-tier comedy and action. The mixture of different styles of martial arts makes it a treat for action and martial arts lovers. Sooo! It’s a must-watch.

 

13- Akira

Akira
Plot Hype Friendship Drama Total
7/10
5/10
14/20
26/40

Genre: Cyberpunk, Drama, Fantasy, Adventure, and Sci-Fi 
Episodes: 1

Anime Storyline:

Power and money! These two things can change someone real quick.

Psychic power might seem pretty nice, but not in this anime. Here, people with psychic powers are considered monsters, as one of them once caused an explosion leading to world war 3.

Akira follows the story of Shoutarou Kaneda, leader of a biker gang named Capsule. And of course, Kanda had a best friend named Tetsuo Shima. During one of the biker gang fights, Shima had an encounter with an Esper. This resulted in Shima starting to develop some mysterious powers and turning into a monster.

Now Akira had to destroy something he used to call his best buddy. What’s more tragic is that Shima even accidentally crushed his girlfriend. This made me think, are psychic powers really worth losing everything?

 

12- Blast of Tempest

Blast of Tempest
Plot Hype Friendship Drama Total
6/10
7/10
13/20
26/40

Genre: Dark Fantasy, Mystery
Episodes: 24

Anime Storyline:

Now this one is pretty underrated in my opinion. The characters, plot, and mystery in this anime are just amazing. It keeps you on the edges of your seats.

It follows the story of Mahiro and Yoshino, two pretty close friends, I would say. But things escalated pretty quickly as different things started to open up such as Yoshino dating Mahiro’s little sister, who is kinda dead, and the involvement of magic trees.

EEEEEE! The mystery in this anime is just tooo much. You need to watch it pretty closely to understand what’s even happening. But don’t worry, it clears up all the misunderstandings.

The major questions in this anime are, who’s dead? And Who’s alive? Hehehehe.

 

11- Bungou Stray Dogs

Bungo Stray Dogs
Plot Hype Friendship Drama Total
7/10
7/10
13/20
27/40

Genre: Action, Mystery, Supernatural Fiction
Episodes: Seasons (3) 

Anime Storyline:

Bungou Stray Dogs is one of the new-gen greats. What makes this anime amazing is its unique plot. The comedy is amazing, the characters are amazing, I mean, just everything is amazing.

If you’re an anime fan, you must’ve heard about Osamu Dazai, didn’t you? Girls just love this guy!!! Idk Why!!! Lmao!

But what makes him even more amazing is his dark past as a member of the Port Mafia. Dazai had two best buddies to share a drink with, Ango and Odasaku. The three of them were pretty close. However, things fell apart quickly with the death of Odasaku and the reveal of Ango’s identity as a Japanese Police agent.

What made Dazai really hate Ango was his involvement in the death of Odasaku. Pretty tragic, right?

 

10- 91 Days

91 Days
Plot Hype Friendship Drama Total
6/10
7/10
15/20
28/40

Genre: Crime, Action
Episodes: 13

Anime Storyline:

Yet another unique and underrated series on the list. I was just wondering, aren’t there too many underrated anime on this list? Huihuihui. Sounds like I’m laughing like a One Piece villain.

91 days follows the story of Angelo, a young man, who desires revenge against a mafia family for killing his family. For this purpose, he befriends the son of the mafia family leader, Nero.

Well! Angelo hated Nero from the bottom of his heart. Still, they developed such a relationship that they were called Brothers. However, when Nero finds out about Angelo’s plan, their brotherly relationship turns into something pretty bad.

I personally recommend this one. You should definitely watch it.

 

9- Gun grave

Gun Grave
Plot Hype Friendship Drama Total
6/10
6/10
16/20
28/40

Genre: Action, Adventure, and Thriller
Episodes: 26

Anime Storyline:

Now this anime basically revolves around the past relationship of two friends. Brandon and Harry were close enough that they could be called brothers. However, things changed pretty quickly as both of them joined the Millinnion.

Brandon only wanted one thing-Money. And to achieve this, he climbed up the ranks of the Millinnion to become its leader. Anddd you perhaps know what comes with power? A sense of superiority. This is what turns their relationship into something indescribable.

It really hurts seeing friends turning into enemies!! REALLY.

P.S One of them even returns from deathhhh!! Yess from death. Interesting right?

 

8- Ga-rei: Zero

ga rei zero
Plot Hype Friendship Drama Total
6/10
7/10
16/20
29/40

Genre: Action, Supernatural
Episodes: 12

Anime Storyline:

This anime follows the story of two sisters, well! Technically not sisters. They were raised together and grew up to be close as sisters. Both of them worked as exorcists and were pretty skilled. However, when things got dirty and family politics came into play, they grew apart.

One of them continued on the path of exorcists while the other one went on to follow the darker path. Nooo! I won’t tell you their names. Hehehehehe, watch it yourself!

 

7- Naruto

Naruto
Plot Hype Friendship Drama Total
7/10
7/10
15/20
29/40

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, and Martial Arts
Episodes: Seasons (15)

Anime Storyline:

Naruto is probably one of the most popular anime of all time having millions of fans from all over the world. And perhaps the most important thing that makes this anime popular is the relationship between Naruto and Sasuke.

Well! Sasuke didn’t like Naruto at the beginning of the anime. However, as the anime progressed, their relationship turned out pretty well and they could be considered friendly rivals. Butttt, things don’t go as smoothly in anime verse. This friendly rivalry suddenly turns into Sasuke trying his best to kill Naruto and this continues till the very end of the series.

Soooo, if you’re a new anime fan and probably thinking to skip Naruto cuz it’s too long, I suggest you reevaluate your decision. You don’t get such masterpieces every day.

 

6-Mobile Suit Gundam SEED

Mobile Suit Gundam Seed
Plot Hype Friendship Drama Total
6/10
7/10
17/20
30/40

Genre: Action, Drama, and Mech
Episodes: Episodes 50

Anime Storyline:

Wars can be really devastating. They just destroy everything, homes, cities, countries, and even friendships, if you’re on the opposite side.

The same is the case in Mobile Suit Gundam SEED with two friends, Kira and Athrun. Kira, despite being coordinators, fought for the naturals after the destruction of one of the space colonies.

Now the question here is, what are coordinators and natural? Coordinators are modified human beings who live in different space colonies away from normal humans, Naturals.

With Kira fighting for naturals, a time came when he had to fight his best buddy Athrun who was a part of the ZAFT, rebellious coordinators.

The plot of the anime might seem a bit bland and too simple. However, this is what makes this anime amazing. The way it portrays this simple plot is just amazing. The most amazing thing about this anime is the relationship between Kira and Athrun.

 

5- Devilman Crybaby

Devilman Crybaby
Plot Hype Friendship Drama Total
6/10
7/10
17/20
30/40

Genre: Action, Dark Fantasy, and Action Fiction
Episodes: Episodes 10

Anime Storyline:

Suffering! If I had to choose one word to describe this anime, I’d choose this one.

It follows the story of Akira Fudou, who becomes a devilman. What are devilmans, you ask? Devilmans are devils with human hearts. I mean when a man’s will is soo strong that it overcomes the devil, he becomes a devilman.

Now I won’t spoil the story further for you. Just remember this, the MC, his best friend, and his love! Their collision creates one of the most brutal ending in the entire anime history.

 

4- Code Geass

Code Geass
Plot Hype Friendship Drama Total
8/10
7/10
17/20
32/40

Genre: Action, Mech, and Action Fiction
Episodes: Seasons (2)

Anime Storyline:

Code Geass! If you don’t know about this legendary series, I’m sorry! We can’t be friends then.

Code Geass is a literal masterpiece, in perhaps every aspect. The plot, characters, character development, and ofc pacing of the anime is just mesmerizing.

However, this is not what earns it a place on this list, it is the relationship between Lelouch and Suzaku.

Lelouch and Suzaku were childhood friends. Though Suzaku didn’t like Lelouch in the beginning, still, their friendship turned out pretty well and they became very close friends.

However, as things progressed, Lelouch and Suzaku had to face each other. Andd it has been shown throughout the series that although their ideologies differ, they are still pretty close. Andd this just makes this anime even better.

THE ENDING STILL HURTSSS!!!!!!!

 

3- Berserk

berserk
Plot Hype Friendship Drama Total
8/10
8/10
16/20
32/40

Genre: Dark Fantasy, Swords
Episodes: 24

Anime Storyline:

Hmmm! This anime might hurt a bit. Berserk is literally one of the best manga out there. It follows the story of Guts, a young swordsman, who has experienced nothing in his life except suffering and pain.

What makes his life even more miserable is his relationship with Griffith. Guts and Griffith got pretty close as the story progressed initially. However, their brotherly relationship went downhill pretty quickly as Griffith just wanted to achieve his goals and would do literally anything to achieve them. Following this, some unfortunate events turned Guts and Griffith into enemies.

If You’re a new anime fan, I think you should really watch Berserk. Well! The anime adaptation didn’t do the manga justice. Sooo, I suggest you read the manga for a better experience ofc.

 

2- Attack on Titan

Attack on titan
Plot Hype Friendship Drama Total
9/10
8/10
16/20
33/40

Genre: Action, Dark Fantasy, Apocalypse
Episodes: Seasons (4)

Anime Storyline:

A real Big Spoiler Alert here! If you haven’t watched Attack on Titan and are planning to watch it, just stop here. Just don’t blame me.

Attack on Titan is one of the greatest anime/manga of all time. It is one of the greatest reasons most people started watching anime. Even non-anime watchers know about it. I mean, it makes sense. The plot is damnn unique and makes you really curious.

Now, the event that made this anime even more amazing and just blew the internet was the reveal of Reiner and Bertolt’s true identity (ughhhh! I don’t know how to write his name).

As members of the survey corps, Eren and Reiner were pretty close. Both of them shared a brotherly bond and great memories. However, after Reiner’s reveal, Eren’s hatred for Titans just sky-rocketed. This just shows you how close they were.

Well! I don’t think I need to explain the plot of this anime. Hehehehe!

 

1- Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop
Plot Hype Friendship Drama Total
9/10
8/10
18/20
35/40

Genre: Action, Space, Thriller, and Sci-Fi
Episodes: 26

Anime Storyline:

Cowboy Bebop is a literal masterpiece. An old-school anime with an amazing story and great characters! What else do you want? Well! This anime is already a fan favorite and people just love it.

What brings this anime to this list? It’s the relationship between Spike Spiegel and Vicious. Both of them were members of the same crime syndicate and were pretty close. Soo, what caused their relationship to go down? Love. Both of them loved the same woman, Julia.

Love can do really evil things! What do y’all think?

 

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This was the heart-touching list of Anime Where Best Friends Become Enemies. I hope you guys enjoyed reading the blog. And seriously though, don’t fight with your best friend. Best Friends are truly a blessing from the skies. No matter how much jealous you are from them, it won’t do you any good! Anyway, let us know in the comment that which anime have you watched from this list? 

 

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