Greatest Anime Story Arcs of All Time

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81 The Band of Seven Arc (Inuyasha) The Band of Seven Arc (Inuyasha) The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group formed in 1965 . Which originally consisting of Rick Danko (bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboards, saxophones, trumpet), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, vocals) and Robbie Robertson ...read more.

This is my favorite arc in all of Inuyasha because of all the cool, kick-ass characters like bankotsu and jakotsu, and the way it all leads up to, well you'll see and if you'd already watched or read Inuyasha, you know what I mean by EPIC!

82 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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83 Kyo's True Form Arc (Fruits Basket) V 1 Comment
84 Kumagawa Incident Arc (Medaka Box)

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

85 First Capture: Ayumi Takahara Arc (The World God Only Knows)
86 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.

87 Kurosuki Family Removal Mission (Naruto)
88 Greed Island arc (Hunter X Hunter) V 1 Comment
89 The Dark Tournament Arc (Yu Yu Hakusho)

Okay Yeah I realize that some people think that there are arcs that trump Yu Yu Hakusho but this story arc was a classic several battles between a bunch of opponents through teams fighting supposedly one of the strongest people in the world who has lost his way. This was an arc the stands the test of time.

Best arc ever. I could watch it a hundred times over. Great characters and Epic fights

It was one of the most action packed and emotional arcs I've ever seen. Consisting of five best of 5 battles and a lot of awesome story in-between, all 5 members of the Yurameshi team transform vastly improve their abilities and grow as people during this arc. From Hiei mastering the dragon of the darkness flame, to Kurama regaining some abilities from his former self, to Kuwabara's heroic fight against Team Masho to Genkai's back story finally being told to Yusuke's transformation from immature teenager to protector of the world and subsequent epic final fight with Toguro, this arc is what made me an anime fan and is why Yu Yu Hakusho will always remain my favorite anime of all time.

Awesome the best season of all

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90 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.

91 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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92 Introduction Arc (Naruto) V 1 Comment
93 The Lost Substitute Shinigami Arc (Bleach) V 1 Comment
94 Nationals Arc (Prince of Tennis) V 2 Comments
95 Retrieve the Brew (Soul Eater)
96 Yotsuba Arc (Death Note)

Tied into the L arc of Death Note, this arc focuses on the hunt for the third Kira, Higuchi and returning the Death Note to an Amnesiac Light Yagami. - LelouchYagami

97 Sanctuary Arc (Saint Seiya)

A classic at his best, the battle that defied every probability, defeating the 12 gold saints in 12 hours, in epicness is the best ever

98 Four Devas Arc (Gintama) V 1 Comment
99 Sister's Arc (Toaru Kagaku No Railgun)

This arc was full of emotions. The action was top notch and it introduced to us greatly the darkness of Academy City. Even if Accelerator is my favorite character, in this arc I would hate on him for doing those cruel things to the Sisters. This arc is so original and underrated. It is really a great arc

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100 Inazuma Eleven (Lightning Eleven)

Most inspiring anime ever... How can it be so low on the list?

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