The anime world is a tough one to live in, and it is very hard to impress people to get into any list of being top. A story arc, in this case, is an extension of a storyline or a continuation of it. This can be a comic series, a television series or films and books that follow a specific narrative arc. Trying to categorize which arc is best is very hard. Especially for anime series as there are thousands of anime series out there, it is very difficult to choose the right ones. But still, there are those anime series that stand out more than others, and this is due to their amazing story arcs.
The only arc that most people of the anime universe have rated as one of the most incredible story arcs of all time is the Marine Ford arc from one of the top anime series today; One Piece. It will not only keep you entertained, but it will make you emotional as well. This Marine Ford arc is about a war that marks the start of a new era and the end of the Whitebeard era. It introduces many new and strong characters that we did not know about. It is very emotional when Luffy’s brother dies, but the meaning behind this arc is the main reason why most of the anime fans call it the best story arc.
The other story arc that has captured the hearts of many but was at the top before the One Piece series is the Soul Society arc of the anime series Bleach. It comes very early on in the series, and it is very impressive as well. It was at the very top for a while before the Marine Ford arc came along. It involves Ichigo going to soul society to save Rukia, and the action you see in this arc is breathtaking. Ichigo’s incredible increase in power and his determination not to give up give you goosebumps as he faces some of the powerful characters in the anime series. It will make you root for Ichigo.
The other anime arc that can really rival the two above is the Invasion of Pain arc from the Naruto Shippuden anime series. It is an action-packed arc with all the emotion that you can imagine from the main character Naruto and the other characters as well. Naruto ends up fighting some of the most fierce enemies yet; specifically Nagato Pain who has cleverly been able to divide himself to 6 bodies. The Hidden leaf village is nearly destroyed in the process, and this is all because of Pain. Naruto gets to let loose as he loses control and lets the fox out. As he struggles to keep his consciousness, he meets his father. It is very emotional and exciting to watch, and it is not hard to keep up with because your eyes will be glued to the screen so you will have no problem following it.
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