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Buggy the Clown
Baroque Works (Whiskey Peak - Little Garden - Alabasta)
Davy Back Fight
Water 7 - Enes Lobby
The Whitebeard War (Amazon Lily - Impel Down - Marineford)
Hm... How come Loguetown arc is missing?
Should Punk Hazard arc already be included? Seeing how it isn’t finished yet I wouldn’t include it, I mean so far it’s one of my favorites but it’s not yet completed so I can’t compare it to other of my favorite arcs yet. (Sorry if this was already said and argued but I don't have the time to read the whole thread).
Arcs don't really matter to me. I like them all.
Actually, what I really like is the moments in the arcs. Ones that made you laugh, ones that got you jumping on your seat, and most importantly (Well, maybe for me) The moments that really made people cry. Like, really make them bawl their eyes out. Those are the most important of the arcs.
But if i have to choose one, well, it's Whitebeard War for me.
Water 7/Enies Lobby = Phenomenal
I don't like the current arc.
My most favorite would be Baroque Works Arc and Sky Island Arc
i have been watching anime and reading manga for most of my life, and im an old man by otaku standards at thirty
the marineford/ whitebeard war arc may be the greatest arc of any manga in history
Whitebeard Saga was by far the best for me !
The introduction of several New pirates, Luffy befriending other pirates and of course, the comeback of some awesome characters. Then the start of the war that changed the era and The most Badass entry for The most Badass Pirate !
The start of the war, where we see the greatest forces of the world fighting at The Pirate's Summit !
Seeing all three Admirals and WB with his commanders go all out was just awesome !
And of course, The Beginning Of A New Age With The Death Of The Great Pirate Edward Newgate !!
There is still much i could say but, i got lazy...
Enies Lobby is a great arc for several reason. It has a great villain group in the CP9, and a great story and emotional connection with Robin's fight and decision for her life, and it also showcased some of the best manga/anime fights ever. The Monster Trio each revealed their "finishing moves/forms" which were completely insane. Luffy vs Lucci is also my favorite fight ever and it was well done from every aspect.
I like the Alabasta, Skypaeia, and Enies Lobby arcs.
While Alabasta and Enies Lobby did have some good character development... the thing I like about Skypaeia was that it was really, truly, an adventure into a new land and was about dreaming big, and doing the impossible. To me, that's captured the soul of One Piece. For me, without that arc, the rest of the series would be more bland, mainly about battles, fighting, and more battles. I feel One Piece is at its best when it mixes in plenty of adventure, exploration, and dreams. Like Teach said, the dreams of men will never die!
Water 7 and The War Saga were the best for me. But every final battle in every arc was simply amazing.
I voted Baroque Works saga.
In second position there is Enies Lobby and in third position came Thriller Bark.
I think it's pretty wierd that people vote so much Enies Lobby - I didn't consider it that special. The most interesting ones for me were absolutely the whitebeard war due to the awesome scenes at Marineford and perhaps Sabaody Archipelago because of lots of things: supernova introductions, Kizaru, and especially Rayleigh
Even though those arcs were so awesome I still had to vote punk hazard: usually the ongoing arc always has me hooked the most.