Ready the cannons!
East Blue (Alvida, Morgan, Buggy, Kuro, Krieg, Arlong, Loguetown)
Baroque Works (Laboon, Whisky Peak, Little Garden, Alabasta)
Skypeia (Jaya, Skypeia)
Davy Back Fight
Water 7 (Water 7, Enies Lobby)
Island of Women/ Impel Down
Paramount War (includes Luffy's flashback)
I have no clue why I didn't like the Baratie Arc that much...however, we are introduced to Sanji and his back story is told which are the high points of that arc for me.
I would like to start by saying that there really aren't any arc's that I 'dislike' all in all. But I do have my minor squabbles with them.
**Arabasta** It's a great arc. One Piece's first truly epic arc. The first truly immense arc on the SWs tour through the Grand Line. But I am tired of it. The more I read/watch it the more its flaws come out to me. I just feel like have spent way too much time thinking about Arabasta (what with the multiple re-reads and re-watched and the god awful movie 8). Also - in my view- the 'Arabasta' arc sort of feels like the 'Crocodile' arc or rather the 'Baroque Works' arc (seeing as we were introduced to the BW way before Arabasta and Whisky Peak) this heavily adds to my feeling of the Arabasta arc dragging. The climactic fights are also a bit of a letdown for me. Well, not all of them, mostly just Sanji's and Nami's. It's not that Arabasta is a weak arc it's just that I don't think it has the greatest re-play/re-read value. When I am reading threw the series I am always so happy to get to volume 24 and start off on something non-Arabasta related.
**Thriller Bark** It's an arc with a lot going for it. But it also always feels very unbalanced. I can't really explain it but that's the feeling I always have reading it. Moria also doesn't quite inspire the fear or sense of threat that a Rob Lucci or a Crocodile does. Also, the art tends to feel off to me for some reason in a lot of the panels with Oz. I love reading the SHs take on an enemy as a team but like I said, there is something about the art that just doesn't feel right. It's just a weird arc.
^^the above are simply mild problems I have with what I perceive to be the 'major' arcs in One Piece. I don't see any need in criticize the shorter arc's of One Piece (like Laboon, Davy Back Fight, Little Garden). If you have a problem with those arc's at least they are short and you can just read threw them as quickly as possible.
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Either way, I still read through it joyfully when I am. Mostly because I can't dislike One Piece.
And I bet Movie 8 would've sucked hard for me if I had seen it in Japanese. I only liked it a bit due to me having the Uncut Funimation version and I was excited about watching English One Piece done right.
Guys, i don't dislike any, the title should be liked the least, but meh. I would put an option for none, or include more arcs (such as Baratie) but common you can't hate on those ;D. If i put "none" everyone (including me) would click that one. So put which one you liked the least.
i so far like a lot the current arc... i cant wait to see what happens next (never read the manga) to be honest i would like to see luffy getting really beated up and maybe almost dead or in coma for like years LOL. its kinda boring seing chapter after chapter knowing the outcome: luffy will defeat the enemies even if they are gods. lol
but i really like the amount of characters that are @ the current episodes.
by the way, i wonder what happend to nami, zorro,etc i dont see them in the latest chapters.
^^ just like Luffy defeated Aokiji?
but yeah !! grrrr luffy that peasant lol
i wonder how powerful is luffys grandfather, did he ate any devil fruit??
er...I am not used to talking to anime-only fans. I don't want to ruin anything for you so I think it's best if I just stay quite. btw when I said "Just like Luffy deafeated Aokiji?" I was referring to when you said "luffy will defeat the enemies even if they are gods." but I guess I should have made that more clear. Anywho.
Prolly Impel Down. Mostly because there wasn't any real chemestry between the characters. The Strawhats just aren't right without one another :P
Aside from that tho, it was still pretty awesome.
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Thriller Bark no fucking contest.
Not bad in concept, but the entire sequence felt terribly unmotivated. Two of the three enigmas and even Ryuuma were ridiculous letdowns. General zombies being fodder jobbers was heartbreaking. In the end it was just a vehicle for Brook to join, but in that regard it was just too cookie-cutter (compared to, say, Franky and the events of W7/Enies Lobby). The only good part was when Kuma did his stuff, which is as if to say "Ok, TB was shit so let's highlight that by showing an awesome non-TB-related character doing some awesome things."
I'm curious what happens when the "Skypiea had no greater affect" crowd applies their "logic" to TB. I'd say those two arcs are about equal in that respect, except that I enjoyed Skypiea much more.
...and the people voting DBF can go take a long walk off a short plank.
Davy Back fight.
Also Enies Lobby because Sogeking didn't defeat anyone important.
Didn't like the Davy Back Fight arc as much as the others.
Can't vote :(
^ Hah. You'll vote one day. And i agree with the "Davy Fight back" and "Thriller Bark" Comments.
Thriller Bark was just far too long. Had it been about Drum's length it would've been nice. The anime made things even worse when it ran for 50 episodes, far longer than Alabasta, which was twice TB's length in chapters. :\
Whitebeard War for me. I just found it boring and just dragged on for way too long.
Now that I think about it, I havn't enjoyed the arcs without the full straw hat crew as much as the ones with them. Probably because of the bond, teamwork and relationships between them.
Sakonosolo, your icon is distracting.
I'm gonna list the arcs I felt were less fun to read than the others (sorted from "good but flawed" to "just not as good".)
Loguetown Arc: It's already been said, it just felt too rushed. Sure, it was rushed for obvious reasons, but still ended way too fast.
Whitebeard War: It dragged horribly at times. Maybe it's just because I followed it by reading one chapter a week, it probably won't be as bad when reading it in form of the manga volumes. A lot of stuff happened, true, but it still felt very slow at some points.
Thriller Bark Arc: Again, awfully slow. Reading one chapter each week probably is the reason for this as well. Thriller Bark was interesting and funny to read, but there were many letdowns (that were already mentioned in posts before mine).
Amazon Lilly Arc: Fanservice, way too much fanservice. One Piece *has* a lot of it, it's everywhere. I know. I'm not against it at all. If I was, I wouldn't read it. But the overall feeling I got from this WHOLE Arc was just fanservice to the max. It got boring pretty fast. Thankfully the arc itself was very short, so it's not as bad.
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