All Main Story Arcs in One Piece, Ranked from Worst to Best! – Part 1

One Piece is without a doubt the GOAT of all shōnen sequence international.

With the manga flying off the cabinets and the anime garnering thousands and thousands of perspectives, it continues to dominate the style even after crossing the mythical 1000 episode and bankruptcy mark.

Having over 20 years of exceptional storytelling underneath its belt, it boasts a limiteless array of numerous and attractive characters plus surreal environments unfold over a whopping 31 arcs minus the fillers.

While every arc is agreeable and a wonder of its personal, some outshine the others. But since this quantity is not just a handful, I believed it might be easiest to rank they all from worst to easiest.

But given the sheer quantity of content material in every of them, I’ll be splitting them between two posts. So with out additional ado, let’s soar into proper it.

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33. Orange Town Arc

Impact on Audience – 2/10

Impact on Luffy & Crew – 0/10

Significance on Plot – 3/10

Villains/Final Boss – 1/10

Emotional Depth – 0/10

Action – 1/10

Pacing & Animation – 3/10

No. of Impactful Moments – 1/10

Total ranking – 14/100

Orange the city makes a speciality of Luffy, Nami and Zoro’s come upon with Buggy the Clown.

In addition to seeing the trio combat as a well-oiled workforce, we additionally were given to peer our first combat between two Devil Fruit customers.

Although Buggy’s distinctive energy and his connection to Shanks made him a captivating adversary, he felt moderately flat in comparison to his reappearances later within the sequence.

Also, his henchmen had been very forgettable and handiest served the aim of disposable aspect characters.

So despite the fact that the arc had excellent combat scenes and moments that made me laugh, the loss of plot building and fleshed-out villains places it useless final.

32. Long Ring Long Land Arc

Impact on Audience – 6/10

Impact on Luffy & Crew – 3/10

Significance on Plot – 0/10

Villains/Final Boss – 4/10

Emotional Depth – 0/10

Action – 4/10

Pacing & Animation – 1/10

No. of Impactful Moments – 1/10

Total ranking – 24/100

This arc is centred at the Fox Pirates and their ‘Davy Back Fight’ consisting of a laugh and quirky video games like Donut Race and Froggy Ring.

While Foxy and his henchmen proved to be entertaining antagonists, their comical genius quickly wore skinny for the reason that jokes had been stretched on for a ways too lengthy.

Even even though Luffy’s ultimate boxing fit supplied some reprieve together with his memeable afro and first rate motion, it was once already too overdue to save lots of the arc.

Thankfully, Admiral Aokiji’s arrival on the finish will get the plot rolling once more via teasing Robin’s previous, thus providing a perfect setup to the masterpiece of Water 7.

31. Amazon Lily Arc

Impact on Audience – 2/10

Impact on Luffy & Crew – 4/10

Significance on Plot – 3/10

Villains/Final Boss – 5/10

Emotional Depth – 2/10

Action – 4/10

Pacing & Animation – 3/10

No. of Impactful Moments – 0/10

Total ranking – 29/100

As a facet quest for Luffy after the Straw Hats’ crushing defeat at Saboady Archipelago, this arc sees the younger pirate transported to the island of Amazon Lily, house of the Kuja Pirates and their chief, Warlord Boa Hancock.

Hancock was once a drop-dead stunning narcissist with a horrific previous, and it made her a a lot more endearing ‘villain’ in comparison to the former two.

I particularly discovered her signature transfer of taking a look down on others slightly hilarious, as she bent thus far again that she was once in truth taking a look up!

While the combat towards her sisters gave us some motion, the tale had just about halted till information of Ace’s imprisonment reached Luffy, in the end letting the truth that he is by myself sink in.

In the top, it is a forged arc that supplied a launching pad for the Impel Down arc.

30. Reverse Mountain Arc

Impact on Audience – 4/10

Impact on Luffy & Crew – 5/10

Significance on Plot – 4/10

Villains/Final Boss – 0/10

Emotional Depth – 4/10

Action – 1/10

Pacing & Animation – 4/10

No. of Impactful Moments – 1/10

Total ranking – 29/100

It’s a surprise how Oda manages to squeeze slightly numerous content material in a brief arc like Reverse Mountain.

Keeping the theme of journey in thoughts, the arc makes a speciality of the group being swallowed via a whale named Laboon as they input the Grand Line.

While we were given a good bit of motion all through Luffy’s tussle with Mr 9 and Miss Wednesday, Laboon’s unhappy previous and Luffy’s heartfelt promise to him stole the display in addition to our hearts.

The arc additionally had a couple of titbits on Laugh Tale plus the comedy goldmine of Crocus’s repeating gag. So total, it was once an relaxing first step into the Arabasta Saga.

29. Syrup Village Arc

Impact on Audience – 1/10

Impact on Luffy & Crew – 3/10

Significance on Plot – 10/10

Villains/Final Boss – 1/10

Emotional Depth – 2/10

Action – 3/10

Pacing & Animation – 4/10

No. of Impactful Moments – 1/10

Total ranking – 31/100

Syrup Village is without doubt one of the worst arcs of the sequence that will be kissing the ground of this record, if it wasn’t for Usopp becoming a member of the group and The Going Merry’s debut.

Although Usopp was once first of all an off-putting addition to the group since his cowardice and relentless mendacity was once repeatedly used for gags, we understand it’s just a transient trope because the sequence progresses.

The arc additionally suffered on account of his primary antagonist Captain Kuro, as his previous self gave the impression extra fascinating than the tasteless butler model, who Zoro simply and predictably beat.

The Black Cat Pirates did little to lend a hand as they got here off as your same old bowling pin-like henchmen. Although Jango supplied a hefty dose of comedy ith his hypnosis, he wasn’t given sufficient time to polish.

In the top, the arc’s dreadfully gradual tempo and boring villains just about value the sequence its audience, if no longer for the Baratie arc that set issues directly.

28. Levely Arc

Impact on Audience – 8/10

Impact on Luffy & Crew – 0/10

Significance on Plot – 8/10

Villains/Final Boss – 0/10

Emotional Depth – 5/10

Action – 0/10

Pacing & Animation – 5/10

No. of Impactful Moments – 2/10

Total ranking – 35/100

An enormous data unload manifested itself because the Levely arc.

With just about no motion or the Straw hats taking on lots of the scenes, it served as a recap for the nostalgia and a bombshell for an entire new set of mysteries – Im’s debut, Shanks’ secret assembly, a large straw hat, and Kuma’s plight.

It additionally had very important worldbuilding as information of Luffy’s exploits in Totto land went viral international, with Big Mom and Kaidou published to be ex–Rock Pirates and Garp’s upward push to Hero of the Marines explored.

There was once additionally the group’s invaluable response to Luffy’s new bounty and the resurfacing of acquainted faces like Rebecca, Vivi and Shirahoshi together with complete new ones, just like the commanders of the Revolutionary military.

All in all, it was once an implausible arc that spectacularly constructed up the hype for the way forward for the display.

27. Post-War Arc

Impact on Audience – 6/10

Impact on Luffy & Crew – 0/10

Significance on Plot – 6/10

Villains/Final Boss – 3/10

Emotional Depth – 7/10

Action – 0/10

Pacing & Animation – 3/10

No. of Impactful Moments – 3/10

Total ranking – 35/100

After the devastating defeat at Marineford and the lack of Ace, this arc treated Luffy’s emotional trauma exceptionally effectively.

Seeing him depressed and devoid of any vainness after years of being a cheerfully positive captain was once heart-wrenching.

But what hit me proper within the feels was once his interplay with Jinbe, the place he tearfully recollects he nonetheless has his nakama in spite of everything the distress he is been via.

We additionally get to discover his backstory some extra, particularly his coaching with Garp and the way he labored onerous to grasp his Devil Fruit skills.

Although the arc dragged out the sombre temper longer than it must have, we did get to peer the fallout of the ability vacuum left within the wake of Whitebeard’s dying and the chaos that unfold all over the seas.

26. Little Garden Arc

Impact on Audience – 4/10

Impact on Luffy & Crew – 4/10

Significance on Plot – 4/10

Villains/Final Boss – 3/10

Emotional Depth – 4/10

Action – 4/10

Pacing & Animation – 5/10

No. of Impactful Moments – 1/10

Total ranking – 36/100

Little Garden took us to the prehistoric international of Giants, the place we are offered to Dorry and Broggy – probably the most light-hearted and carefree characters I’ve ever noticed.

But their peace and century-long combat was once interrupted via the Baroque Works gang of Mr 3, Mr 5, Miss Monday and Miss Goldenweek.

Although we had some beautiful excellent combat sequences, Mr 3 wasn’t fleshed out as a lot, and the others gave the impression underused.

While Usopp’s cowardice was once once more used for comedic aid, his courageous declaration of turning into a sea warrior was once a welcome trade to his personality.

25. Whisky Peak Arc

Impact on Audience – 6/10

Impact on Luffy & Crew – 2/10

Significance on Plot – 5/10

Villains/Final Boss – 1/10

Emotional Depth – 3/10

Action – 7/10

Pacing & Animation – 6/10

No. of Impactful Moments – 0/10

Total ranking – 38/100

Whisky Peak put such a lot on our plates inside a trifling 4 episodes and 9 chapters.

Solely devoted to Zoro shine-time, we were given his 100 bounty hunter takedown plus his conflict with Luffy.

We additionally had our first lead into the Arabasta arc when Miss Wednesday was once published to Princess Vivi and Miss All Sunday’s aka Nico Robin’s debut.

All in all, it was once a brief and candy mix of implausible motion and comedy, coupled with very important plot development.

24. Drum Island Arc

Impact on Audience – 5/10

Impact on Luffy & Crew – 3/10

Significance on Plot – 10/10

Villains/Final Boss – 1/10

Emotional Depth – 5/10

Action – 2/10

Pacing & Animation – 4/10

No. of Impactful Moments – 2/10

Total ranking – 40/100

Taking a detour from Little Garden after Nami fell sick, the group wound up within the harsh snowy panorama of Drum Island on the lookout for a physician.

Finding yet another crewmate in Dr Chopper, the arc additionally showcases Luffy’s uncooked decision to save lots of his pals regardless of the price, as noticed all through his brutal ascent up the mountain with Nami and Sanji piggybacking alongside the way in which.

Although Wapol was once intended to be the arc’s designated villain, he ended up getting used for comedic aid when Luffy and his group simply dispatched him and his subordinates.

The true antagonist grew to become out to be the surroundings of the island itself, which was once a pleasing contact, because it brings to mild the struggles of adapting to new environment.

23. Punk Hazard Arc

Impact on Audience – 4/10

Impact on Luffy & Crew – 2/10

Significance on Plot – 6/10

Villains/Final Boss – 5/10

Emotional Depth – 2/10

Action – 7/10

Pacing & Animation – 7/10

No. of Impactful Moments – 0/10

Total ranking – 41/100

It makes a speciality of the group crusing to the elementally cut up island of Punk Hazard after a misery name.

Although Caesar made a perfect villain for some time, he did not encourage any dread like his underlings, Vergo and Monet.

They had been much more intriguing and made complete use of no matter little display time they got, particularly all through their fights with Zoro, Luffy and Smoker.

But what the arc lacked in a perfect antagonist, it made up for in a couple of plot issues for long term arcs – Kid and Luffy’s alliance, SMILEs, teasing the Wano Arc with Momonosuke’s access, Artificial Devil Fruits, putting in place Doflamingo as the massive unhealthy of the Dressrosa Arc.

In the top, the hype-inducing data unload, its memorable antagonists and the hilarity of the frame switch made it a beautiful forged arc.

22. Wano Country Arc Part I

Impact on Audience – 6/10

Impact on Luffy & Crew – 4/10

Significance on Plot – 5/10

Villains/Final Boss – 5/10

Emotional Depth – 5/10

Action – 6/10

Pacing & Animation – 2/10

No. of Impactful Moments – 2/10

Total ranking – 44/100

Part 1 of the arc is centred at the group’s separate missions of disguising themselves within the Flower Capital of Wano whilst making plans their all-out assault on Kaido.

While the remainder of the group combined in, Luffy and Zoro’s journey of the neighbouring cities introduced some superb combat sequences to the desk and published the horrid established order of the rustic’s population.

We additionally had a temporary historical past lesson on Kozuki Oden’s previous and exposed the Red Scabbards’ time-travelling secret.

But the spotlight of the arc was once Luffy’s brutal defeat after receiving a unmarried blow from Kaido, which served as a grim reminder that the Straw Hat Captain was once nonetheless leagues in the back of the Pirate Emperor.

21. Jaya Arc

Impact on Audience – 8/10

Impact on Luffy & Crew – 4/10

Significance on Plot – 8/10

Emotional Depth – 3/10

Action – 4/10

Pacing & Animation – 8/10

No. of Impactful Moments – 1/10

Total ranking – 45/100

Jaya burst the bubble of our Straw Hat handiest point of view via increasing the arena via introducing the Admirals, the Seven Warlords and the overarching energy construction of the arena.

Picking off after bidding Princess Vivi good-bye, we see Robin becoming a member of the group plus a stunning perception into Blackbeard’s ideology via his poignant speech about desires as he encourages Luffy to pursue his.

But it wasn’t limited to worldbuilding by myself; there was once a variety of motion within the Luffy vs Bellamy combat, with the spotlight being Luffy’s one-shot punch that put the whinny showboat in his position.

It additionally supplied an implausible lead as much as the Skypiea arc with the thriller of the falling send and Cricket’s ancestry.

20. Romance Dawn Arc

Impact on Audience – 8/10

Impact on Luffy & Crew – 7/10

Significance on Plot – 10/10

Villains/Final Boss – 1/10

Emotional Depth – 5/10

Action – 1/10

Pacing & Animation – 8/10

No. of Impactful Moments – 2/10

Total ranking – 53/100

It is the primary arc of the sequence that will get the ball rolling via giving us a rundown of Luffy’s previous and his inspiration for pursuing his dream of turning into the Pirate King.

Shanks’s healthy interactions with Luffy and the latter’s lovely stubbornness right away attracts you into the display. We even were given a glimpse of Zoro’s previous and the way he got here to be Luffy’s first crewmate.

And on the subject of motion, there is a first rate quantity of it when Luffy faces off towards ex-Marine captain Morgan, his bratty son Helmeppo and the pirate captain Alvida.

All in all, it is a nice begin to the display because it actually pumps you up for what is to return.

19. Thriller Bark Arc

Impact on Audience – 3/10

Impact on Luffy & Crew – 5/10

Significance on Plot – 10/10

Villains/Final Boss – 4/10

Emotional Depth – 6/10

Action – 8/10

Pacing & Animation – 5/10

No. of Impactful Moments – 1/10

Total ranking – 53/100

Centred at the group’s journey at the haunted send, Thriller Bark, the arc was once sadly held again via its primary antagonist Gecko Moria.

However, its saving grace was once the addition of the Soul King, Brook, to the workforce, plus his heart-warming and heart-wrenching backstory involving Laboon.

While there was once a variety of motion towards the Warlord and his underlings, particularly towards the zombified and twisted variations of the Straw Hats and Perona, it was once not anything in comparison to Zoro’s combat towards Kuma.

Even even though it took slightly some time to get there, Zoro’s bravery to head up towards Kuma’s deadly Paw Paw Devil Fruit skills for the sake of his pals for sure made the wait value it.

In the top, it was once a good arc that integrated the whole thing that makes One Piece.

18. Fish-Man Island Arc

Impact on Audience – 6/10

Impact on Luffy & Crew – 7/10

Significance on Plot – 7/10

Villains/Final Boss – 4/10

Emotional Depth – 6/10

Action – 6/10

Pacing & Animation – 5/10

No. of Impactful Moments – 1/10

Total ranking – 53/100

Fish-Man Island suffers intense backlash on account of its lacklustre and overzealous villain, Hody Jones. Although I trust the overpowering opinion, there are nonetheless many superb issues about this arc.

For starters, Oda has masterfully woven in the concept that of racism and the conflicting varieties of approaches to it.

I like the polar opposites Fisher Tiger, and Queen Otihime constitute. While the previous opts for worry, the latter chooses peace to take on the age-old battle plaguing the Fish-Men and the skin international.

We even have a little mild shed at the elusive but essential personality, Joy Boy and the revelation that princess Shirahoshi is in truth Poseidon!

Moreover, the environment of Fish-Man Island is breathtaking. The design of our environment and the colourful color palette actually made the entire Island come to lifestyles.

I used to be additionally in awe of Luffy’s stellar building when he took out 50,000 Fish-Men Pirates together with his Conquerors Haki and when he challenged Big Mom.

In the top, Fish-Man Island merits extra love, irrespective of its flaws.

17. Skypiea Arc

Impact on Audience – 7/10

Impact on Luffy & Crew – 8/10

Significance on Plot – 7/10

Villains/Final Boss – 5/10

Emotional Depth – 4/10

Action – 9/10

Pacing & Animation – 5/10

No. of Impactful Moments – 2/10

Total ranking – 59/100

Although Skypiea will get a nasty rep for happening a tangent, it embodies the essence of One Piece – journey.

While the arc did drag on for a ways too lengthy, it made up for it with an apathetic villain who had a God complicated. Enel’s Logia Devil Fruit put him on a complete different degree together with his lightning assaults that fried anything else or someone in his trail.

While the group had the worst time combating him, Luffy no longer handiest had the ‘god’ completely shook when he withstood his energy but in addition defeated him with a unmarried kick to the heart.

In addition to the superior motion of the overall combat, we additionally were given the enduring second of Luffy ringing the Great Golden Bell to exonerate Noland and Roger’s information to the Rio Poneglyph that he left when he visited the Sky Island.

16. Loguetown Arc

Impact on Audience – 5/10

Impact on Luffy & Crew – 6/10

Significance on Plot – 6/10

Villains/Final Boss – 5/10

Emotional Depth – 5/10

Action – 7/10

Pacing & Animation – 9/10

No. of Impactful Moments – 6/10

Total ranking – 61/100

This arc was once filled with symbolism as Luffy paid homage to Gol D. Roger via visiting where of his start and execution, Loguetown.

In addition to pointing out his desires, Luffy additionally were given a style of the risks of the New World when Smoker defeated him and nearly killed him if no longer for Dragon’s last-minute rescue.

Zoro additionally shared the highlight together with his new swords, the Sandai Kitetsu and Yubashiri.

Overall, the setup for the New World and the parallels between Luffy and Roger made the arc a becoming farewell to the East Blue Saga.

One Piece is a Japanese manga sequence written and illustrated via Eiichiro Oda. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump mag since July 22, 1997.

The guy who had received the whole thing on this international, the Pirate King, is Gol D. Roger. The ultimate phrases he mentioned on the execution tower had been “My treasures? If you wish to have it, I’ll assist you to have it. Look for it; I left it all at that position.” These phrases despatched many to the seas, chasing their desires, headed towards the Grand Line, on the lookout for One Piece. Thus started a brand new age!

Seeking to be the best pirate on this planet, younger Monkey D. Luffy additionally heads towards the Grand Line on the lookout for One Piece. His numerous group is becoming a member of him alongside the way in which, consisting of a swordsman, marksman, navigator, prepare dinner, physician, archaeologist, and cyborg-shipwright, this will probably be one memorable journey.

Originally Written By Epic Dope

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