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Chunnin Exams Arc
Invasion of Pain Arc
Land of Wave Arc
Sasuke Retrieval Arc
Itachi Pursuit Arc
Confining the Jinxchuriki Arc
Shinobi World War Arc
My top 3!
The Chuunin Exam Arc
Naruto's fart was a highlight
Gaara vs Lee wooowwwww! --- this fight made my head roll....
The tournament was just so great that it shoud be #1.
The Pain Invasion Arc
Naruto went badass...
Naruto became a hero...
Naruto learned Sage Mode tech..
Kakashi vs Deva Path..
6 Tailed Naruto vs Pain so awesome...
The ruining factor was Nagato's decision, but still it's one of the best. Anyway if Nagato's decision was different we wouldn't have bent seeing Kakashi now.
Naruto with toads vs 6 Paths all the way....
The Land of Waves Arc
Great Job for Team Kakashi...
Naruto-Sasuke Teamwork...how awesome when Naruto turned into shuriken..
First Team real challenge...
Suspense so alive....
I like Zabusa-Haku partnership...I was impressed with ZAbusa's stance as a ninja!
the arc with the 5 kage summit and sasuke vs danzou is also one of my favorites
Top 3: Pein Invasion (The Western online Anime fandom was buzzing, there were Sage Mode avatars and sigs and photos just flying across everywhere)
Possibly best arc I've ever read in manga?
Chunin Exams: This whole thing was amazing. The way the author did characters here was amazing.
The amount of AMVs on Youtube when AMVs were the in thing a few years ago, are countless probably a millions of clips taken out of Naruto.
Its what made me remember to start this series online properly way back in 2007 since I first saw it on my TV in Eng Dub.
Leaf 5 VS Sound 5: I was excited throughout. It was the last time we would get real 1-on-1 fights with many people outside of Team7.
This World War.
Its been unnatural, nonsense arriving chapter after chapter, thankfully I remember the many amazing arcs before this so I can never let this series go.
You could say "well Naruto grew as a character and in power". Yea well, int he very next arc he got another power up, he barely got to use Sage Mode exclusively and then he got KB Mode while training with Bee. As for his character, right after this he fainted while thinking about Sasuke so I rather not even go there.
Also, the whole Kakashi on the other side with his father was never fully fleshed out. Kakashi could have came back much later and much more powerful as an ally Naruto would have needed after he full filled some kind of spiritual journey.
Hinata's death could have also weighed heavy on Naruto if she actually died. He could have either acknowledged that he liked her and was full of remorse, or simply used her death and others deaths as more motivation to get stronger.
Literally so much was squandered in that arc it's not even funny.
Last edited by Delbi; May 29, 2013 at 07:58 AM.
And while it did start with Nagato proving to be the biggest idiot (even bigger than Naruto!LOL!), the actual fall-down-the-ladders scenario has occurred in this arc.
The best arc so far is this current world war.
Well, as long as minato is present, i'm pretty sure this world war will become a badass and a one hell of a fight.
This 5 ninjas are no doubt the most powerful ninja, in my opinion, so what can you expect to their fight? Ofcourse, that would be a hellish fight of all time.
Even the legendary Minato can't save this arc. The war arc is really one of the worst arcs of the entirety of the manga. It can definitely improve because it can't get much worse, but its to late for this arc to be any more the average.
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however i believe it was bit watered down....
if kabuto would have only summoned back the STRONGEST people, and not shinobi like granny chio (who was strong , but really worth reviving?)
the whole asuma fighting his team and dan coming back to talk to tsunade and crap was just extra drama that no one wanted or needed
There were so many concepts that didn't fit with the Narutoverse before it:
1.Limitless potential. Get as many sacrifices as you want and you can bring everyone back, with limitless chakra.
2.There is no damage to the user of this jutsu!
3.The theme of future generations overtaking the past was totally ripped apart.
Really, if there was a limit to ANYTHING in edo-tensai, I would have approved it's use! But instead, it felt like fan service. And even then, it wasn't done too well.
Asuma had a great end, we didn't need him to endorse the Shika-Ino-Cho formation.
Naruto had already redeemed the dream of Hokage for Tsunade, what was Dan there for? That Ghost jutsu. Couldn't Kishi have shown that in a flashback of Tsunade???
As for Chiyo and Kimimaro, what were they doing there? Atleast Sasori and Kankuro were able to resolve something!
And Hanzo is an enigma. That fight was........listless.
And now, instead of real people, zombies and long-dead friends are the main pieces in the battle.
Closure is one thing but this..................this just felt wrong.
im trying to figure out how some people have the pain invasion arc as one of their worst
everything about that was epic IMO