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Best, Worst, Most Overrated & Most Underrated Arcs In Manga

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  1. Yoshioka Seijuro Well-Known Member

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    Golden Age
    Yoshioka
    Askeladd
    Skypiea
    Alabasta
    Chuunin Exams
    Freeza

    Worst:

    Every Fairy Tail Arc Since Grand Magic Games, In Spite Of Me Not Having Read Fairy Tail Yet
    Fullbring
    Quincy War
    Three Kings
    Boo

    Overrated:

    Soul Society
    Dark Tournament
    Every Hunter Arc Outside Phantom Troupe, Greed Island, and Chimera Ant

    Underrated:

    Conviction
    Every Naruto Arc In The Akatsuki Saga (Gaara, Sai, Shikamaru, Itachi, Pain)

    Your List?
     
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    I dont have a list in mind, but Noahs Ark arc of D Gram-man is among one of my favorites in shonen (when they are fighting the Noah one after another)... Chuunin Exam and Sound 5 arcs of Naruto was very good. And the Wave country arc. Man, early Naruto was in a totally different league than what it become after the time-skip.

    there are a lot of worst arcs in Naruto, the Penis joke arc (aka Sais introduction arc), but maye the lowest was the whole last War arc.. just horrible every way.

    Bleach... SS arc was great, and I think the Thousand War arc is getting shitted on way too much, so I guess underrated? it had a dozen of flaws, but when I compare it to other "last war" arcs of shounen which tend to suck ass, it did a half decent job and quite a few things right. I'd say it wasnt that bad.

    Magis last arc was nearly Naruto war arc level of shit, hard to read.

    One of the bests: Claymore, when they were fighting Rigardo.

    Soul Eaters baba yaga invasion, very good and I guess underrated; after that totally crappy arcs until the end

    Psyren as a whole is underrated manga, so guess that'd make every arc of it underrated.

    Berserks Golden Age is indeed one of the best.

    I dont know how people read the arcs of newcomers like My Hero Academia, but most of the arcs starts good, and drop the ball for me... like the Forrest camp arc with the villains invasion, started strongly with that Muscular vs Deku battle, and had pretty much nothing else just people running around. Or Yakuza arc good until the end of Rappas arc, and kind of meh from that point.
     
  3. Monna Malicious Miraculous Malevolent Maelstrom

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    I just want to say that the androids and Cell sagas are overrated. That was the point when the DB series began to decline in quality imo. It's enjoyable and I like it, but with so many people claiming this is the peak of the series, it becomes overrated. :hm

    I enjoy the Buu saga more. :skysun
     
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    I don't have a list in mind either and this is gonna be a broad brush one, but tournament arcs are all overrated. They’re wildly popular and fodder for all of the card/ stat fans, but they’re reliably the laziest arcs of their respective series. Most shonen arcs are tournament arcs anyway, just dressed up in actual storytelling designed to hide the matchup formula. Even the tournament arc in naruto way back in the day wasn’t that good, especially if you omit sections after the tournament goes awry. Even hunter x hunter’s tournament arc was one of the weakest hunter x hunter arcs.

    I also think berserk's conviction arc is underrated.

    It doesn't get criticized a lot, but it's in the shadow of the golden age and people don't give it credit for being the most consistent berserk read of the entire manga (remembering that the lost children arc is actually part of the conviction arc).

    When I first read berserk, the conviction arc was easily the fastest and most engrossing read of the whole manga. The golden age arc takes some time to get through and it's actually a bit slow and plodding. But it ends note perfect, making the golden age arc a testament to how important a good ending is. Otherwise, the conviction arc is berserk in its horrific prime.
     
  5. Keishin Well-Known Member

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    The Promised Neverland's 1st arc is greatness


    Fullbring arc is underrated in the anime it was so atmospheric, episode 347 is one of the best in the big three ever. The part where Orihime appears and Riruka follows her and Ichigo and afterwards when it goes to the night... Amazing.

    Buu saga is 50/50 for me. In the manga it honestly doesn't have that great of an impact and is really draggy as well but many say it's a bad arc so it's neither under- or overrated.

    Same with the 2nd half of Death Note. It was O.K. but people give it too much flack.

    Last arc in Magi was dog shit. Before that I would have been hyped to see Alibaba and Sinbad.

    The Pair arc in Toriko was literally monkey balls. The Air arc was bland as fuck as well compared to the goodness of what came before it. Cooking Fest...

    The first few arcs of The Cage of Eden, definitely underrated series. The last arc was grade D Shit however.

    Every single Naruto Part 2 arc was like an empty shell of what it used to be and definitely not enjoyable to read that emo junk either. The awful use of side characters, shit storytelling... The bar being so low is the reason why people think Boruto is acceptable.

    My Hero Academia probably has alot of overrated arcs. The fighting festival or whatever... That is so overrated it's funny.

    Greed Island is underrated.
     
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    Naruto.
    Best - Wave arc.
    Worst - rest.

    DB.
    Best - P1 & Saiyan + Frieza saga.
    Worst - rest.

    Attack on Titan.
    Best - Return to Shiganshina.
    Underrated : Uprising Arc.
    Worst : probably the arc season 2 based on.
     
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    It is weighed down by Reiner's mind transfer and Armin's koff.
     
  8. EVERY SINGLE DAY!!! DON'T LOSE YOUR WAY!!!

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    Election Arc
    York Shin
    Chimera Ant Arc
    Saiyan Arc
    Monster Association Arc (Can't wait to see how Murata and ONE tackle this one)

    Worst:
    Gray Terminal & Dressrosa - Never liked Sabo. I've always viewed him as a third wheel to the Luffy Ace brotherhood. Best part of GT was him getting blown up. Then in DR, he was alive all that time, with amnesia, and to top it off, then he gets Ace's fruit? There's something about that shit that just strikes me as wholly and intangibly wrong. It makes me sick just thinking about it. Even with all its faults, I used to absolutely adore OP. So when you tick me off so much you make drop one of my favorite mangas of all time, you gonna be on my worst arc list.

    Overrated:
    Can't think of any atm. I didn't really like the way Mariineford ended, but it was still a fantastic cap to the end of the first half of the Grandline,

    Underrated:
    Rookie King Tournament - Honestly, it belongs on my best list, but since I rarely if ever see it on these lists, I guess it goes here. I usually don't like tournament arcs, but this was pretty masterful. Seeing your MC journey and develop as he takes on increasingly stronger opponents is pretty typical, but here in the boxing ring, the journey was distilled into something, pure, raw and primal. Miyata vs Mashiba, Mashiba vs Ippo, Ippo vs Sendo I, gosh, this was filled with some absolutely all time classic anime fights. I enjoyed the Class A Featherweight Tourney as well, as it does have 2 of my Ippo favorite fights in the series (Vorg and Date).
     
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    Enies Lobby arc
    Marine ford arc
    Soul society arc
    Chunin exam arc
    just about every HxH arc
    Book of circus arc (black butler)
    Aincrad arc (sword art online)
    shogun assassination arc

    Worst
    *insert a fairy tail arc not named tartaros*
    Dressrosa arc

    Overrated
    none really come to mind atm

    Under rated
    the Arrancar Saga
    Agent of shinigami arc
     
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    Dark Tournament (Yu Yu Hakusho)
    Shogun Assassination (Gintama)
    Kyoto (Rurouni Kenshin)
    Enies Lobby & Sabaody Archipelago (One Piece)
    York Shin (Hunter X Hunter)
    War of Pieta & Band of 7 (Claymore)
    Golden Age (Berserk)
    Steel Ball Run (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure)
    23rd Budokai & Cell Saga (Dragon Ball)
    Finale of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann
    Land of the Waves (Naruto)

    Worst:

    Alma Karma (D.Gray-Man)
    Thousand Year War (Bleach)
    Grand Magic Games (Fairy Tail)
    Finale of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure part 5
    Finale of Katekyo Hitman Reborn
    Ninja War (Naruto)

    Overrated:

    Soul Society (Bleach)
    Buu Saga (Dragon Ball)
    Stardust Crusaders (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure)

    Underrated:

    Seinen War (Houshin Engi)
    Dark Ones vs Gods (Feng Shen Ji)
    Baba Yaga (Soul Eater)
    Stone Ocean (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure)
    Chapter Black (Yu Yu Hakusho)
    Any arc from Blade of the Immortal
    Motor Ball (Gunnm)
    Farm Land (Vinland Saga)
    Magnostant War (Magi)
    Any arc from any of Satoshi Mizukami's manga
    Character Poll (Gintama)
    War Collation (Kingdom)
    Thriller Bark (One Piece)
     
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    Dressrosa underrated
    Namek Saga overrated
     
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    The Claymore Rebellion arc. I'll never forget the chills I felt when Roxanne, Cassandra and Hysteria entered the battlefield.
     
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  13. Roƅ Suck my dick, Suit

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  14. Roƅ Suck my dick, Suit

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    Golden Age (Berserk)
    Askeladd (Vinland Saga)
    Water 7 and Sabaody (One Piece)
    Part 1 of Death Note
    Yorkshin and Chimera Ant (Hunter x Hunter)
    Inshun and Yoshioka (Vagabond)
    Immortals (Naruto Shippuden)
    Battle City (YuGiOh!)
    Coalition and Kukuyou (Kingdom)
    God's Domain (Feng Shen Ji)

    Worst:
    Ninja War (Naruto)
    Sai pre-Houken/Duke (Kingdom)
    Bleach
    Dressrosa and Whole Cake Island (One Piece)

    Underrated (or one's that just hardly get any mentions):
    Qliphoth and the Lost Children (Berserk)
    Thriller Bark, Little Garden and Long Ring Long Land (One Piece)
    Farm Arc (Vinland Saga)
    Feng Du (Feng Shen Ji)
    Kokuyou (Kingdom)
    Part 2 of Death Note
    Maybe the Inshun Arc from Vagabond (Not sure if people wank this or not, but they should)
    Arrancar (Bleach)

    Overrated:
    Part 2 of JJBA (A steaming pile of dog-shit, barring Wamuu)
    Kage Summit (Naruto Shippuden)
    Soul Society (Bleach)
     
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    Water 7, Marineford, Dressrosa and Whole Cake Island (One Piece)
    Chunin Exams and Sasuke Retrieval (Naruto)
    Saiyan Saga (Dragon Ball Z)
    Soul Society (Bleach)

    Worst:
    4th Great Ninja War (Naruto)
    Skypiea (One Piece)
    Thousand Year War (Bleach)
    Majin Buu Saga (Dragon Ball Z)

    Overrated:
    Chimera Ant (Hunter X Hunter)
    Golden Age (Berserk)

    Underrated:
    Jaya, Thriller Bark and Zou (One Piece)
    Part 2 of Death Note
    The Final Arc of Naoki Ursawa’s Monster
     
  16. Roƅ Suck my dick, Suit

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    Well, at least you tried, dupe

    :troll
     
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  18. Roƅ Suck my dick, Suit

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    Well, at least you tried
    :troll
     
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    On this random thread on a Naruto forum?

    Sure.

    Everywhere else? They are unanimously acclaimed as some of the very best.
     
  21. Roƅ Suck my dick, Suit

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    Why is this dupe not banned yet? lmao
     
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    Many of the One Piece arcs espically after the timeskip are overrated imo.
     
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    >post timeskip one piece arcs
    >overrated

    :mjlol
     
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    -Soul Society Arc (Bleach)

    -Pain Arc (Naruto)

    -Ennies Lobby (One Piece)

    -Marineford (One Piece)

    -Mother Rosario (SAO)

    -Attack on Titan every arc except Upspring arc

    -Current NNT Arc

    -Every F.M.A Arcs

    -Tower of Heaven Arc (Fairy Tail)


    Worst

    - 4th Ninja War (Naruto)

    - Arcobaleno Arc (Katekyoshi)

    - End of Fullbring Arc (Bleach)

    - Grand Magic Game and every arc afterward (Fairy Tail)

    - Belzebub Final Arc

    - Skypiea (One Piece)

    - Fishman Island (One Piece)

    - G.G.O (S.A.O)

    - Varia Arc (Reborn)

    -Frieza Come Back Arc (DBS)

    Overrated

    - Namek Saga (DBZ)

    - Black Arc (DBS)

    - Shabondy Arc (One Piece)

    - Barroque Work (One Piece)

    - Chunin Exam Arc (Naruto)

    - My Hero Academia as a whole



    Underatted

    - Buu Saga (DBZ)

    - Cell Saga (DBZ)

    - Arrancar Arc (Bleach)

    - Thousand Bloody War (Bleach)

    - Fullbring Arc (Bleach)

    - Gaara Rescue Arc (Naruto)

    - Kage Summit Arc (Naruto)

    - Whole Cake Island (One Piece)

    - Chooper Arc (One Piece)

    - Tenrou Island (Fairy Tail)

    - Oracion Seis (Fairy Tail)

    - Upspring Arc (A.O.T)
     
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