Battle Arena Otaku Fight! Fight!: Luffy (‘One Piece’) vs. MewThree (‘Pokemon’)

Welcome to round three of 2013’s Battle Arena Otaku Fight! Fight!. We’re down to the last eight competitors in MTV Geek’s annual brawl between the biggest and best in characters from anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture characters. Not only will we get a chance to spotlight some of most interesting, most intriguing, or simply odd characters from 2013, but it’s also a chance to you to have your voice heard. You know the drill: we’ll present the matchup, and you the reader will get to choose which character comes out on top. So which mech, heroine (or hero), monster, or mascot will come out on top this year?

One is genetically engineered fighting monster perfection while the other is the perfect pirate–who will win?

Last year, Luffy dominated against his fellow Arena challengers, taking home the big prize based on your votes. The “One Piece” pirate captain swatted down robots, monsters, fighters, and mascots, but no point did he face the fearsome (and mysterious) MewThree, one of the new Pokemon entering the coliseum in “Pokemon X” and “Y” versions this fall.

Maybe we’re making too much of a big deal of it–Arena newcomer MewThree has handily defeated his opponents up to this point, but what chance could he possibly have against this straw hat wearing pirate? Well, there is the little fact that we don’t know all that many actual facts about this new monster, making him all the more intriguing, whereas Luffy has had his time in the sun.

Shaky logic? Maybe, but you’re the ones voting, so decide whether you’ll embrace the mystery or continue pushing last year’s champion to the top.

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Luffy VS. Mew Three

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