What are the best One Piece arcs?

Any anime or manga fan should know or have heard of One Piece by now. It has been a series that even rivals that of Dragon Ball and it's still going strong to this day. If you're new to the series, here are some of the must-watch/read arcs in One Piece.

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    #1Marineford Arc

    Marineford Arc

    Marineford Arc is one of the best arcs in One Piece and is the 22nd arc in the popular, long-running series. In the manga, it lasted from chapter 550 to 580 and in the anime, it lasted from episode 457 to episode 489.

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    Hao Feng
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "I will fight anyone who says this isnt the best One Piece arc! This is the arc where we fans grew up because we saw and cried when Ace and Whitebear died :( but we also got to see SHanks' badassery, and we all hated blackbeard and his ugly teeth. hahaha THis is the first arc where we learned the ugly side of being a pirate in Oda's world. "
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    #2Dressrosa Arc

    Dressrosa Arc

    Dressrosa Arc is a top storyline arc in One Piece by Eiichiro Oda. It is the 27th arc in the manga and started in chapter 700 and ended chapter 801. In the anime, it started in episode 629 and ended in episode 746.

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    Xu Yang
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "I still have goosebumps whenever I read or watch this arc. who doesn't? Especially when 5600 pirates shouted they will follow Luffy's beck and call. DAMN JUST TYPOING THIS COMMENT GIVES ME THE CHILLS. Luffy became a real pirate lord in this arc. And I cant say anything bad about Luffy's battle with Doflamingo, one of the best battles in One Piece history, still not as good as his fight with Rob Lucci."
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    #3Sabaody Archipelago Arc

    Sabaody Archipelago Arc

    Sabaody Archipelago Arc is the first in the Summit War Sage arc in One Piece. It is the 19th arc in the manga, and began in chapter 490 and ended in chapter 513. In the anime, it lasted from episode 385 to 405.

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    Nicholas Scott
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "I think I like this better than the Marineford Arc, to be honest. It was kinda humbling for Luffy and his men, and it was the perfect way to introduce the time skip. Also, a connection to the old guard, Rayleigh (Roger's first mate) was introduced in this arc, nice addition. Oohps, this was also the arc where theyget to see Haki in action."

DID YOU KNOW?

The One Piece manga came out back in 1997? In fact, Eiichiro Oda, its creator, was only working as an assistant at Weekly Shonen Jump. One Piece started out as one-shots before it became an actual series. During the process of making the manga, he drew inspiration from various sources. Dragon Ball was an obvious one but he also drew from classic literary works. One of them, being Dante's Divine Comedy. Being a story about pirates, of course, he drew from the exploits of real Pirate figures as well.

As is the case with popular manga series, an anime adaptation was inevitable. With so many top One Piece arcs already under its belt, it was an opportune time to do so. The anime show is currently on its 20th season with an episode count of 891. The best One Piece episodes have been action-filled tearjerkers. The thing with adaptations is that they don't always stay faithful to the source material. Details get blurred during the transition from one form of media to another. The case is no different from One Piece, which is unfortunate. The manga version is still the ideal way to experience it and there is plenty of websites to help you out with this. The best websites to read One Piece manga online are up to date. You'll always get to read the latest ones as they become available.

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    #4Water 7 Arc

    Water 7 Arc

    Water 7 Arc is a top One Piece arc taking place on the Water 7 island on the Grand Line. It is the 15th story arc in the manga and lasted from chapter 322 to 374. In the anime, it ran from episode 229 to 263.

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    Sun Zhou
    Written on August 23, 2019
    " One of the top One Piece arcs for me. It was easy to follow both from a story standpoint and from a visual one as well. It also never felt dragged or stretched out and that is a plus in my book."
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    #5Romance Dawn Arc

    Romance Dawn Arc

    Romance Dawn Arc is a storyline in the pirate-themed shonen manga, One Piece, written and drawn by Eiichiro Oda. It is the first arc in the series and lasted seven chapters in the manga. In the anime, it lasted three episodes.

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    Aarav Banerjee
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "Nice to see this here, thought it will be forgotten. I mean this is the opening arc!!!! And the Zoro fanboy in me will of course remember how he fought with a swrod in his mouth. Remember asking my brother what the hell of Anime is One Piece and I fell in love with it even before the end of this arc."
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    #6Punk Hazard Arc

    Punk Hazard Arc

    Punk Hazard Arc is one of the best arcs in One Piece as it marks the start of the Straw Hat Pirates' journey into the New World. It lasted from chapter 654 to 699. In the anime, it ran from episode 579 to 625. 

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    Gary Fisher
    Written on August 23, 2019
    "This has some significance in that it introduces the New World and sets the tone for the story moving forward. That alone makes it one of the best One Piece arcs that you should not miss."
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    #7Loguetown Arc

    Loguetown Arc

    Loguetown Arc is a storyline in pirate-themed shonen manga, One Piece, written and drawn by Eiichiro Oda. It is the sixth story arc in the manga, and lasted from chapter 96 to 100. In the anime, it began on episode 45 and ended in episode 53.

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    Tony Dai
    Written on August 23, 2019
    "It was an okay arc but it was obviously placed as a filler before the crew eventually made their way to the Grand Line. Check it or pass on it, it won't affect story progression that much."

Summary

Best What are the best One Piece arcs
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Marineford ArcOther 28 Free
2Dressrosa ArcOther 13 Free
3Sabaody Archipelago ArcOther 8 Free
4Water 7 ArcOther 3 Free
5Romance Dawn ArcOther 3 Free
6Punk Hazard ArcOther 2 Free
7Loguetown ArcOther 1 Free
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