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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61 Galuna Island (Fairy Tail)


62 Alabasta Arc (One Piece)

Cool arc how it is not in the list

63 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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64 Elegy of Entrapment (Samurai Champloo)
65 Separation (Michiko to Hatchin)
66 Briggs Arc (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood)

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

67 Kyoto Arc - Rurouni kenshin

The first 30 episodes of Rurouni Kenshin are good, but this arc is where the show really stakes its place as one of the best anime's of all time. Every episode is worth watching at least twice because the fights and stories are so good. But the real masterpiece of this arc is in the incredible variety of back-stories that it tells and how the villains came to be villains. There are very few villains in this arc that you can truly say are villains after learning their back-stories. Makoto Shishio is definitely one of them, but it only makes the arc that much better when he clashes with Kenshin in the final battle as the two former man-slayers with polar opposite ideologies meet in an epic finale.

This arc will always hold a spot with me. Since the show is a little older it's one of the first really great anime I watched and I was on the edge of my seat for nearly all the 30 episodes of this season. It's that good from start to finish.

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68 Caesar vs Wamuu (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Battle Tendency)

Caesar! - PerfectImpulseX

69 Reanimation Arc (Naruto Shippuden)

This is one of the worst arcs in Naruto because it is idiotic and actually no real main villain. If you count black zetsu as a main villain, that is just stupid.

This Arc was amazing! We get to see all the shinobis fight together against extremely strong characters who came back to life! For me this Arc is similar to Marine ford arc from One Piece, because they both have action and multiple fights happening simultaneously!

Enjoyed it much of my favourite akatsuki were back like deidara itachi kakzu

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70 Impel Down (One Piece)

We rediscofer old foes and find new friends in a funny and at the same time moving saga.

Funny and just awesome one piece beats any other manga anyday

71 Return of Madara Arc

- spoiler -

This arc is awesome, it's only happening in the manga right now, but it's INSANE. Guy opened the 8 gates, you find out that Naruto and Sasuke are the reincarnation of the sons of the Sage of 6 Paths.

They both meet the Sage, and Naruto now has the power of all the tailed beasts, thanks to Obito who turned good. If this arc isn't awesome, I don't know what is.

Now its renamed as infinite tsukiyomi arc

72 Hidan and Kakuzu Arc (Naruto)

Hidan and Kakuzu stole the show!

Really love this Arc and rewatch it more than any other arcs. Shows the genius of Shikamaru and new team members fighting together with Team 10 + Kakashi. Personally I love seeing new formations of the Konoha 11 with different Jonin. The connection between Asuma and Shikamaru brings me to the verge of tears almost like a father to Shikamaru and this arc makes him my favorite character in the entire show.

Hidan is my favorite Akatsuke
And the opening closer is amazing

73 Infinite Tsukuyomi Arc (Naruto)
74 Perfect Suicide Arc (Monster)
75 Battle of the Requiem Arc (Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny HD Remaster)

The HD Remaster of SEED Destiny really made this arc really great by removing the terrible ending that the original version had. - PerfectImpulseX

76 Save Mayuri Arc (Steins Gate)

One of the greatest all round anime ever. With comedy, romance, tragedy, sci-fi, and even a little action blended perfectly together. It featured an original premise and a satisfying conclusion.

77 Final Arc (Naruto Shippuden)

A really good final arc in manga and anime

Good Arc

78 DIO's World (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders)

This is THE EPIC SHOWDOWN. This is the ultimate fight to end all ultimate fights. Fabulous vampires vs. badass teenagers. It's also LOADED with memes, as if someone dropped them on you like a road roller.

ZAAA WARUDO! Amazing arc, deserves top 5 in my opinion. Although the "True Mans World" arc should be on here also

79 Kazekage Rescue Arc (Naruto)

I love the Akatsuki in general and Deidara in particular. This is the only arc with the classic Akatsuki members all present, and they have dazzling fight scenes, meetings, and music. Plus, there are other good characters, such as Chiyo. I most enjoy being ensconced in this arc.

At the time of the Shippuden coming out, this raised the bar of the anime, to me. Really hated Naruto after the Sasuke retrieval arc, this brought me back into it to be honest. Seeing Sakura's growth in the fight with Sasori was utterly awesome, even though she still receives a weak role sometimes she really shined in this arc. It was evident after this arc that the Konoha 11 is on a different level than they were before, still has funny, heartfelt moments, but these aren't genin anymore these are clear shinobi.

So sick Naruto and kakshi fight deidara and granny chio and sakura fight sassori and defeat his puppet and he dies and kakashi shows his
Mangeky┼Ź sharingan for the first time

80 The Noah's Ark Circus Arc (Kuroshitsuji)

This was a beautiful arc with beautiful animation, story and characters. The plot was dark and gripping and had some dark humour blended in superbly. - Auragirl360

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