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Land of Waves
Fourth Great Shinobi War
Dramatic, revealing, and a high-scale battle engulfed an entire village. Words cannot describe the complexity of the arc, but the threat Konoha faced in this arc, is probably topped only by Madara's rebellion back in the days.
The Gold Medal goes to...
~ Pain invasion arc ~
~ Chuunin Exam ~
~ 4th Great Shinobi War ~
Last edited by M3J; February 05, 2012 at 03:22 AM. Reason: all counted
Pain vs Konoha.
It had the best fights, the best plot twists and the most shocking revelations ^^
Pain vs Konoha.
best atmosphere and best fight of the manga
Pain vs Konoha
For once we got to understand the struggles of the smaller countries and see the dark dealings Konoha had been in back in the day. It also marked the final moments of Ero-sennin (R.I.P). The entire atmosphere was a sad one, a redemptioned filled vibe if you will.
Wow definitely gotta go with everyone else, Pain VS Konoha was absolutely incredible. Sage mode at its best and Konoha was reduced to rubble. Cant get any better than that. (unless shizune + plus a few others stayed dead)
The Immortals Arc I think was the best. The scenes with Kakashi fighting Hidan and Kakuzu had some of the best close combat action, and after Asuma's death Shikamaru lighting the cigarette
Case it was clever,exciting and "normal". No sharingan prophecies,no rinnengans,no hate,no "this world need to be fixed" and etc. stuff,but it have alot(ALOT) of smart fights with Naruto and Sasuke(wich was still okay back then and didnt go emo to much)
Best arc so far..totaly.
Basically for the same reason Shader nominated it. There wasn't this overkill with mass destruction techniques and no focus on single characters but all the rookies. Moreover it still has that much impact on the story. Introduction of Orochimaru, Gaara. Naruto winning against Neji. Third Hokage vs. Orochimaru + Second Hokage ET + First Hokage ET.
And i just loved the ending, when konoha was on the edge of defeat and then begin to counterattack.
Pain vs konoha. We got to see how one ninja practically almost eliminating a whole hidden village by himself
I nominate Land of the Waves.... This one started all....
My favourite Arc was Pain against Konoha.
It really showcased the power of Rinnegan and Six Paths and also showed finally Naruto's growth as Shinobi and a man. Also it finally made Naruto the Hero of his Village.
Pein vs Konoha, we saw how powerful Pein really was, we saw most important deaths ( like Kakashi ), lot of drama ( Hinata's sacrifice ) the imho strongest, hateful and badass villain in the Narutoverse ( Pein, as in God Realm, not Nagato ), and we saw, for once, a cool Naruto without dumb moments.
And it was the aftermatch of 2 great mini-arcs, the one of Jiraiya and the Itachi/Sasuke one. Pein arc was the climax, and it didn't disappoint
zabuza arc it was original and closest to shinobi world. no crazy stuff