Welcome to the second round of 2013's Battle Arena Otaku Fight! Fight!. This is 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?
Let the second round commence!
It's the industrialist billionaire versus the industrious would-be pirate king!
It's hard to remember that once upon a time, Iron Man would have been considered b-list in the public consciousness (you know, unless he was your other rap alter ego). But thanks to Marvel's hugely successful films, there might actually people out there rocking his unique facial hair combo. So it should come as no surprise that Madhouse's anime take on the character--featured in a 12-episode anime and this year's "Rise of Technovore"--would resonate with fans.
But Luffy, hero of "One Piece," has been consistently one of the most popular characters in manga and anime for years. This leader of the Straw Hat Pirates may not have been around as long as old Shell Head, but with the modern crop of fans, some of his adventures might be a bit better known.
It's brains (and money and a power suit) versus bendy brawn in this latest matchup. Who will win?!
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