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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81 Dio Brando Arc (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure) Dio Brando Arc (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure) Dio Brando is a fictional character from the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga series created by Hirohiko Araki. His name was inspired by musician Ronnie James Dio and movie star Marlon Brando.

Actually, there were multiple arcs with Dio in them. And yes, Stardust Crusaders and also Phantom Blood are the best arcs in the series hands down. - xandermartin98

Do you mean all of Phantom Blood or DIO's World from Stardust Crusaders? - izayaorihara

82 Refrain Arc (Little Busters)

Refrain arc consists of the last seven episodes of the 2nd season of Little Busters. And it is great. Usually in these kinds of shows you see arcs focusing only on the female characters and any male aside from the MC is irrelevant. But not here, Refrain Arc focuses on Masato, Kengo, and Kyousuke and everything they've been going through the course of the series. As well as Riki's development as a leader. All of them are the definition of true bros. Complete with the saddest scene I've ever seen in any anime: Boy's Farewell coupled with an amazing OST and what's not to love?

83 Edolas Arc (Fairy Tail)
84 True Man's World (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Part 7 Steel Ball Run)

Technically not an anime story arc, as it currently hasn't been animated, but it's so damn awesome! It lasts only 3 chapters, but leaves such a lasting impression on the audience and is one of Steel Ball Run's most defining moments - izayaorihara

This arc was amazing, ringo was only a minor villian yet had an extremely threatening stand, and to top it off the battle between ringo and gyro was SO GOOD. RIP Ringo Roadagain - TwoWorld720p

85 Cure Moonlight Arc (HeartCatch Precure)

This arc is the greatest example of how HeartCatch Precure tackles dark subjects well. - PerfectImpulseX

86 Three Kings Arc (Yu Yu Hakusho)
87 The Bount Arc (Bleach)

Even though this was a filler arc, it is still a good arc. Not like any of Naruto Shippuden filler arcs. Just God boring

88 Near and Mello Arc (Death Note)

Not as well regarded as the L arc. The Near and Mello Arc is the final arc of Death Note. Starting 5 years after the L arc. This arc focuses on the conflicts between Light and the task force as well as his battle against Near and Mello. The arc concludes with the downfall of Kira. Darker and Sadder than the previous two arcs (L arc and Yotsuba arc), this arc is the most crime focused of the three arcs. - LelouchYagami

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89 Kyo's True Form Arc (Fruits Basket)

One Piece is awesome!

90 Kumagawa Incident Arc (Medaka Box)

The best arc in Medaka. Focuses on Kumagawa who is one of the best characters ever created.

91 First Capture: Ayumi Takahara Arc (The World God Only Knows)
92 Stars Arc (Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon)

This arc is perhaps the most well written and quite possibly the darkest arc as there are many many deaths in this arc.

93 Six-Tails Unleashed (Naruto Shippuden)
94 Kurosuki Family Removal Mission (Naruto)
95 Greed Island arc (Hunter X Hunter)

So interesting...

96 13th Hunter Chairman Election arc (Hunter X Hunter)
97 Skypiea Arc (One Piece)
98 Ten-Tails Revival Arc (Naruto Shippuden)

Okay one of the most epic fights in Manga History Naruto Along with the Strongest Characters in the Naruto Universe are fighting. This is one of those battles where you wonder how they could possible win with all the odds stacked against them this is an arc to remember.

99 Fourth Shinobi World War (Naruto Shippuden)

Ths is the best arc ever. people fightin with the dead who in fact know each other. best villain revived. Truth be shown of madara. what mor do you want.
And wait I forgot. Naruto and sasuke both died on the battle n later revived by fake madara

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100 Introduction Arc (Naruto)

I love One Piece!

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