Greatest Anime Story Arcs of All Time

MAJOR SPOILER ALERT ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK! This is a list of the greatest story arcs throughout all of anime or Manga.

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41 Century Soup Arc (Toriko)
42 Heavens Arena arc (Hunter X Hunter)
43 Golden Age Arc (Berserk)

This arc was one of the best arcs in Berserk. It created a cast of characters you couldn't help but feel for. It drops hints about a certain someone's motives, helps you understand them. Then they do what they did and you as a reader never forgive them. To this day I am still reading, hoping that Guts gets his revenge.

Wow, 39? I thought this would be top 3 without a doubt. Shocked. The emotional impact this arc leaves, after all the struggles the Band goes through and then the conclusion. Simply epic, I wonder will anything compare.

Even though this story was written several decades ago, the impact of this arc and legacy of the characters is still alive and strong to this day. This arc shows that Guts isn't just a meathead swinging a sword, but a quiet warrior that is still searching for his dream. Minor charachters are huge, and will have you loving them or hating them. Watch this arc.

It was awesome but conviction arc was still the best

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44 CP-9 Arc (One Piece)

It changes the level of the story completely... The Level of every player and STORY LEVEL

This is one of the turn point of the One Piece. First mention of New World and what does Shanks do!

One of the best arcs of one piece that has everything in motion

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45 Fake Karakura Town (Bleach)

Now I know a lot of people will probably look over this, or ignore it, or straight up disagree with it, but I just have to voice my opinion. The fake karakura town arc is just amazing. This was the arc where pretty much all of the espada died, and there is no better way they could have went out. The battle between coyote stark and Captain shinsui/Jushiro was just beautiful. It's been awhile since I've watched bleach, mainly because the whole fake zanpacto arc threw me off while I was waiting for the fake karakura town arc to continue. All I can really say is that I loved it.

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46 Nagoya Arc (Owari No Seraph)
47 Spirit Detective Arc (Yu Yu Hakusho)
48 Shogun Assassination Arc (Gintama)

The best ending to any arc ever, amazing fights and character development, a must watch.

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All gintama anime fans will be happy/sad/laughing /sad /emotional and did I mention sad?

Best arc you can ever find

Best arc

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49 Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
50 Final Arc (Attack on Titan)

Its attack on Titan, enough said. How in the world is fairy tale up in the top 10. I would pick the N arc from Death Note over any arc from fairy tale.

Nope Nope Nope This manga might be famous but but...It's pure tragedy and stuff. Fairytail's better than this. Excuse my rudeness anonymous san, do u think putting Fairytail to be ranked better than One piece in mangareader was just a mistake? More people liked it than your Death Note, which goes on and kills off the MAIN character. Oh and By the way it is Fairy TAIL, I hate people who call themselves Otakus and can't even spell a famous anime's name right. - emanerza

51 Tower of Heaven Arc (Fairy Tail)

This is the best arc actually in fairy tail.. Shows erza's past which was the best.

How on Earth is this so low?! Deserves to be much higher.

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52 Battle City Arc (Yu-Gi-Oh)

By far the best part of the Yu-Gi-Oh anime. Generally a sweet arc for any anime!

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53 Piccolo Daimao Arc (Dragon Ball)
54 The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

This arc, THIS ARC. After a somewhat good first season and a regular second season, then this appears and changes your thoughts about Haruhi entirely. It's so well paced and every dialogue and escene is everything but filler, and let you view how the characters evolved trough the anime. It's a movie, but actually it's an important arc in the series, the only difference is they decided to make and awesome 2:40 long movie instead of many episodes. Waiting for third season...

55 Enter the Shadow Realm (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
56 2nd Summer of Love Arc (Eureka 7)
57 Dressrosa (One Piece)

I really like this arc. We are introduced to some really interesting characters and all in all it is funny as hell

Was there some problems? Yes. Blame Toei for dragging things out. The material that they dragged out was quite entertaining, and one of my fave arcs to date.

I love this arc so far, I just hope no one dies here, I still miss ace. so far this arc has been awesome with the shichibukais, laws back story (I've been waiting for this for a long time), and I been waiting for doflamingo's ass kicking since I met him.

epic arc!

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58 Sabaody Archipelago Arc (One Piece)

Enies Lobby Arc and Marineford Arc were awesome too but in the Sabaody Archipel Arc happened so much in so less time there were epic battles the strawhats were seperated and then the reunion that are things that make this arc to my favourite arc

Ps I know that the reunion is an own arc

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59 The Benizakura Arc (Gintama)

This arc is just so epic...

Best arc ever from the best show ever

60 Itachi Pursuit Arc (Naruto)

This arc is underrated. Because we get to see Sasuke finally confront his older brother and the battle was so intense! Itachi's character is more revealed as the battle goes on until the end of it. 9/10

I think this arc is underrated. We get to see what Itachi went through and it changes literally everything!

This and the immortal akatsuki arc are very underrated

Agree that this is underrated after rewatching it for the first time. There is SO much going on in a short span. Sasuke kiliing Orochimaru. Then Sasuke gathering Hebi. Sasuke vs. Deidara, then Sasuke vs. Itachi, then the reveal to the Konoha that Tobi has the Sharingan and appears to be Madara, then Sasuke vs. Itatchi, and finally Madara revealing what happened to the Uchiha clan to Sasuke. ALL IN THE SPAN OF 27 EPISODES. It is madness how much happened in such a short span of time

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