Greatest Anime Story Arcs of All Time

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41 Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
42 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?

Honestly my favorite Shonnen arc. It delivered the payoff to both Gintoki's path, and Gintoki vs Takasugi, two of the most teased things in this series. From start to finish it never gets stale, and the tension just gets higher and higher. Particularly the anime made the Gintoki vs Takasugi fight the best fight in anime. Period. Not to mention that gut punching twist that makes you see all the previous arcs with a new light. With this arc it was the beginning of the end, and It will be sad to see the series come to an end.

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43 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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44 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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45 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

46 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...

47 Enter the Shadow Realm (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
48 2nd Summer of Love Arc (Eureka 7)
49 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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50 Saiyan Arc (Dragon Ball Z)

Okay I'm just saying that this arc was amazing this was an all out battle between Goku and his rival Vegeta. The start of this arc is pretty much training for everyone but the fighting was awesome.

It was so interesting and so epic, especially the fight between Goku & Vegeta. Even the fight with Raditz was cool. I loved it!

This should be higher on the list. Goku vs Vegeta is one of the best fights in all dbz history, and it was in the saiyan arc. I'm telling you, it is awesome.

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51 The Benizakura Arc (Gintama)

This arc is just so epic...

Best arc ever from the best show ever

52 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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53 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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54 Galuna Island (Fairy Tail) V 1 Comment
55 Oracion Seis (Fairy Tail)

All go fairytail should be on here up at the top best anime running in 2014 well tied with Naruto shippuden

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56 Alabasta Arc (One Piece)

Cool arc how it is not in the list

57 Heavens Arena arc (Hunter X Hunter)
58 Elegy of Entrapment (Samurai Champloo)
59 Separation (Michiko to Hatchin)
60 Briggs Arc (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)

Loved it so much. We get to see Olivier's badassery and her awesome Brigg's men. - Tia-Harribel

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Top Remixes (18)

1. Soul Society Arc (Bleach)
2. Chunin Exam Arc (Naruto)
3. Marineford Arc (One Piece)
1. The L Arc (Death Note)
2. The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
3. Invasion of Pain (Naruto Shippuden)
1. Female Titan (Attack on Titan)
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