My favourite anime attack isn’t utilised as often as I’d like, but when it is used, it is awesome; Zoro’s Ittouryuu Iai: Shishi Sonson (One-Sword Style Draw and Re-sheath Technique: Lion’s Song). When he first used it against Mr. One, I was so excited because it’s such a fast technique, and it ends the fight so quickly. It’s definitely a step-up from anything he had done before then. I like that it’s a little bit different in that it’s not as much of a slashing technique as some of Zoro’s other attacks because the focus is more on drawing and then sheathing the sword. I love the ridiculous delay between the actual attack and the opponent’s reaction to get hitting. Plus it’s a hell of a lot of fun to say.
A little bit later on in One Piece, I found another attack that I absolutely adored; Brook’s Hanauta Sancho: Yahazu Giri (Three Verse Humming: Arrow-Notch Slash). In this attack, it supposedly takes three verses of song before the person realises that they’ve been attacked. The notion is hilarious, and yet, it is so damn awesome when you see it (even Robin looks surprised!). Like Zoro’s Shishi Sonson, Brook’s Yahazu Giri is also an incredibly fast attack (faster than Zoro’s), and a lot of fun to say.
These two attacks have a lot in common, but it’s there general style that I like so much. Equally, they’re probably both my favourite attacks that I’ve seen in anime so far.