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)
You also forgot Luffy punching the poop out of the Celestial Dragon. That alone made me squee so much.
For me Enies Lobby is the best Arc undoubtedly...
I started one piece by watching anime,... and got so hooked up... Watched it till thriller bark and then read it from the start..that time Enies lobby was going on.. updated my self and read it again from the start... then watched my favourites over and over again for the bad assery of this series...
Baratie – Red leg quoting luffy to be the person u should be afraid of ...
Arlong park – Nami stabbing herself and asking luffy “Help me” .. Luffy punching Arlong.. Amazing
Logue town – Introduction of Smoker
Baroque works – Oda touched new levels with the length and vastness of the arc with maps and all ... a fight with Shichibukai ,,, First Logia enemy for SHP... and luffy owned croc .. loved it ...
Drum Island – Loved the idea of having the best doc on board.. Loved Hiluluk’s character
Jaya – Luffy owning Bellamy .. one of my favourite
Skypaeia – Felt that the arc was dragged,,, until the bell rung.. awesome.. Even while reading it I can feel the sound of the bell at the back of my head..
Davy Back – The worst Arc.. (Filler arc)
Thriller Bark – It is the relation of Brook with Laboon that made it for me .. I love the scene when Franky asking brook so rudely.. why he lives a life like this.. and he gets owned by brook’s answer...and the scene of zoro giving up to Kuma... I just read it again and again..
Sabaody – Supernovas... luffy punching a tenryuubito .. and finally everyone getting on their own/... loved it .. Oda has done something extraordinary... The day when SHP got totally owned.. Main Protagonist was being played with.. like a toy..Not a dream adventure anymore ...
Marineford – The best war arc ever being written till date... Amazing... Even in the ansence of SHP the arc got so much popularity... it owned
Fishman Island – Sucked big time .,.. After setting up such high standards I don’t know what went in the head .. The main reason it sucked is .. it was hyped up from the arlong park arc itself...
Punk Hazard- ongoing and who knows.. can turn into a best arc
For Enies Lobby – Thats where it all started.. I guess Oda has done totally out of the line on which One piece was going .. The scale went up here .. at this vary arc ...
Thats the first arc where a character died in present... (Going Merry :’( )
loved the scene when Franky stood in front of sea train when they were taking Tom San..
And the scene when all SHP gets to the roof top and walk towards the edge to join luffy facing Robin... (thats one to watch)
And obviously .. the desperate fight of luffy against Lucci... Amazing ... Usopp shouting to luffy.. an their escape from Enies lobby with their dying Nakama... that one thing touched me so much.. even while typing it down I can feel the chill running down my spine..
Water 7/Enies Lobby by far. This arc definitely added a lot of depth to the characters and finally proved that the SH were not a force to be messed with. It was really intricate and I loved the fights.
Punk Hazard is a distant second place for me. I love it because it sets up confrontations with Kaidou and Doflamingo who are arguably some of the strongest characters in the OP world.
My favorite ARC so far is Alabastar. The battle with Baroque Works and Crocodile was my favorite.
For those of you who voted for Jaya or Davy Back Fight, what do you like so much about those arcs?
Also, I'm surprised that absolutely no one at all has voted for Fishman Island (it's not my favourite or even that close, but still).
For Jaya Arc...I have seen this post and I totally agree that there were scenes people can fall in love with
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For those who wonder why El/W7 got more votes than MF, well I think it's because EL/W7 was more enjoyable.
Sure on epic scale MF won by miles, we had almost all the big names, the first and second real death in the story, and of course, Epicbeard unlimited awesomeness. But that's just it.
Meanwjile, everything in EL/W7 was pure gasm. Starting from Luffy vs Usopp, the battle on rocketman, Robin's flashback, cool power ups by all the Strawhats, Sogeking, dat phenomenal "I wadda live scene", and the unbelievably heartbreaking ending (Merry's funeral). It was pure joy to read all these awesome stuff keeps happening.
Heck, even the post-arc was just as memorable (Garp-Dragon revelation, new ship, new bounties, Franky-Usopp-Robin joining back, Shanks and WB meeting, and Ace vs BB). I doubt that there'd be any arc that would top this one, not even the 'Big War' arc that Oda has promised us with.
As much as I liked the War, I don't think the quality could compare to Water 7/Enies Lobby arc, other than Ace's death and Bon Bon's awesomeness. Of course, I could be biased as Enies Lobby had one of my favorite scenes of all time - SHP popping up and Robin saying she wants to go with them. Only thing that tops that is Luffy punching that Tenryuubito asshole in Shabaondy arc.
The battle wasn't supposed to be like a regular battle though, it's a war. Having tens of thousands of people on each side fighting makes sense in a war, there was no individual battle for Luffy to win - his goal was to free Ace. His allies were Whitebeard crew while his enemies were the Marine, specifically the admirals/vice-admirals. One on one battle or individual battles wouldn't have made sense as Luffy's side were too pressed for time to free Ace in the war.
Ah yes, I agree with you. It did feel like ODa wanted to show or introduce characters as the battle progressed. The abuse of double-page spreads also irked me to no ends at times as well.
I think Enies Lobby might have my favorite Zoro and probably Sanji fights as well. Too bad we can't see them work together or fight together like they did in Davy Back fight.
Best arc could be EL/W7 because all of the Straw Hats are there and they all grow/hurt etc while Marineford only Luffy and the other characters are highlighted you say it is a highlight arc for luffy and given that Marineford arc if you include that Sabo Arc also that will certainly highlight Ace and Luffy bond for me I will rate Marineford higher with the revelation and twist it the arc have
But all in all nothing could go wrong if you like EL/W7 or Marineford both are epic on its on way and expecting a lot more arc to destroy this two and make you think they are just a great arc if you compare it to the ones that Oda will do in the future ^^
I have to agree that Enies Lobby was the most epic arc, and had the best fights by far. But I voted for Skypeia! Why? Because Skypeia was the best adventure.
Enies Lobby was the best arc in terms of fights, but it's sort of like having the characters go supersaiyan, where it's almost a cheap way to become epic, and it inherently can't be repeated. Skypeia, on the other hand, was a random adventure that had relatively little impact on the story, and it worked so perfectly. Most of the cool-looking settings wear off after a few pages, but I never got tired of the sky islands and clouds. Most of the random people the Strawhats help are just boring, but the backstory of Skypeia was incredible. And the ending, with Luffy ringing the bell and his giant silhouette on the ocean, was possibly the best panel in the series.