If you’re talking anime, alabasta is better by a mile, it’s not even a competition. While some find the arc immersive, others find Skypiea slow-paced and boring, especially compared to the action-packed, plot-heavy arc that came previously. One Piece (Alabasta: Alabasta arc) Naruto (Chunin Exams) Fate/Zero. btw, I dont Alabasta was the "best", but I think its really great. And concerning Ace He was a character that had a lot of potential, but instead they simply had other people tell you what great deeds he had done wich kind of ruined him all together. what. Marineford was just okay and the rest is all boring crap. Meanwhile, Sanji enjoys tea in Mr. 3's candle house and receives a call from Crocodile, who mistakes him for Mr. 3. User Info: Knighted Dragon. Well this is just me experimenting with the OP characters for now. Press J to jump to the feed. Over the course of the arc we see that Vivi becomes conflicted, she loves her Country but she also loves the Crew. Crocodile is also one of my favorite villains in the series with how cold and calculated he was in everything and gave us our second taste of what a warlord is capable of. I also like Ace more than sabo. So the thing to remember is that it was their first grand adventure. Punkhazard is definitely up there so far, it's been a great arc. If you've just set sail with the Straw Hat Pirates, be wary of spoilers on this subreddit! Alabasta Arc; One Piece Universe; Roronoa Zoro-centric; alabasta au; Zoro is Mr 1; Language: English Stats: Published: 2021-01-13 Updated: 2021-01-21 Words: 4269 Chapters: 4/? The scene with the X's starts with her saying how much the crew helped her, but how she has to stay for her country. no, you just missed all the lazors and the deus ex machinas in all the nardo and clorox animes you were watching in conjunction with one piece. I agree about Ace too, Marineford spoiler. I understand you may not like it but it's my favourite part. Alabasta was really good, but Dressrosa took it to a whole new level. Its the Strawhats humble beginnings. I tried to explain him that alabasta arc is amazing but he kept refusing and says dressrosa arc is top rated arc i was how it has so much low pacing, and alabasta arc is funny and good ., Whats do u say guys ? This is it. Or let's say, it didn't feel as real. If you want discussion, please sort the subreddit by New. And while Dofla was awesome being batshit crazy, I never doubted Luffy would kick his ass,despite all the crazy stuff he could do with his DF powers which to me, kinda felt over the top. News. The Ancient Island was astounding. 6/10 Alabasta (8) - Ace's appearance is probably the best start of an arc ever, as it's not only cool, but deepens Luffy's story and our understanding of the pirate world. He tries to inform that as the future ruler of Alabasta, she needs to be a little more realistic. East Blue - The start of the story just feels so simple and enjoyable 5. He definitely should have been able to tell that Sanji was not Mr 3 and he didn't notice that the currently missing princess of the country he was in was one of his top agents... Plus, the part where they were all in the cage was so cliche- "I'm going to reveal my evil plan, laugh diabolically and then leave you here to die instead of killing you (even though that would be really easy).". I think both are really good and it really comes down to preference which arc you prefer. The reason Alabasta is so great because the ENTIRE arc build up to it. And the appearance of Ace would have been awesome if it wasn't for the fact of him leaving the group halfway through after one admittedly badass instance with his 'surfing board thingamagig.' Also would like to add that it's common reddiquette not to downvote because of a difference in opinion. This arc had so many things. The crew pulls him up and quickly befri… It humanizes Luffy who before this had no real family. Honestly I like Dressrosa more; but that’s because Dressrosa was more full of action. as they stomp all over his plans. 1 Alabasta Saga 1.1 Reverse Mountain Arc 1.2 Whisky Peak Arc 1.3 Koby and Helmeppo Arc 1.4 Little Garden Arc 1.5 Drum Island Arc 1.6 Alabasta Arc 1.7 Post-Alabasta Arc (duh hihi). Thing I don't like about Alabasta is Vivi. Vivi cares about saving her country, but I think she does grow during the story. The fights were fine. At little garden she has just lost her companion and 2 years of work is potentially ruined now that she is found out. Zoro picks up a fucking building! However, with Dressrosa we saw less of the country aince it was smaller and more of the culture of it. Chopper joining the crew, Zoro cutting the metal, Crocodile as a villain, what more do you want. Each saga is divided into smaller story arcs. Have also in mind that I' It gets better once you reach alabasta arc. The Arlong arc is probably still the best one for me. The first time I tried to watch One Piece the Alabasta Arc bored the shit out of me as well. In my opinion, Vivi was just a terribly ill planned character that kept talking about the same things over and over again to the point where I kept thinking "fuck you" everytime she spoke. The First Mate, Mr. 1 FracturedSkeleton. Thing I did like was that the Straw Hats did all of that for 1 friend which is pretty cool. The Going Merry is on its way to Alabasta and the crew is trying to catch fish to eat. I still think it's one of the best animes I've watched due to the fact it's maintained a good quality this long. The previous arc (excluding Jaya, which most consider a part of Skypiea) was Alabasta, a gigantic, action-packed arc that looked hard to top. After civil wars, riots, being joined by a princess seeking revenge and great reveals in Alabasta, we get an island on the sky where the inhabitants are douchebags, the tribes are forgettable at best and ALL the battles drag on for too long (the fat balloon guy was the worst). When they don't respond she thinks they hate fer for using them and then abandoning them. 5: Filler Arcs / Post-Alabasta & Goat Island & Ruluka Island One Piece And in the end where they all raised their fists revealing the X's, I also just waited for Vivi to be brutally murdered by someone so I could move on in peace. When the crew unites under a cause and its not just Luffy/Zoro/Sanji doing everything. 8/10 Whole Cake Island: It had its boring parts, like the 20 episode Luffy vs. K-whatever, but I did like the setting, Big Mom is one of my favorite characters, and I found the drama with Sanji compelling and nerveracking. What do you consider best story arc in One Piece? Mainly because I didn't like Vivi and it was really fucking slow. Up till then the goal was to stop the rebels, but as you said its so obvious what Crocodile is doing even Luffy could figure it out. East blue was awesome though. 5/10 Zou: I thought this was a great and incredibly original arc. I enjoyed Croc the first time around, but now, after Enel, CP9, all the marines, etc I think he is one of the weaker villains. Like, he could really become King of the Pirates. This was the first Schibukai that our crew defeated. I constantly encounter people who say the Alabasta arc was the best. Fishman island started off pretty good but quickly spiraled into a pit of awful, so I would say PH is by far the best arc post time skip without a doubt. Of course the Villain wasn't supposed to be badass, otherwise they would of lost. Though most of them didn't have very much of an epic feel to them other than the last one with Crocodile and the one you speak of. Water 7 and Alabasta were the only good arcs. Her only "hope" is a band of strange pirates who demanded an impossible amount of money from her. But again, that's also preference. It's that the twist was revealed less than halfway through and most of it felt like filler to me. We saw the day to day citizens and the dark and light sides of the country as a whole which I preferred more than seeing 3 small towns and not really getting to know the citizens and their strifes. It is also the fifth and final arc in the Alabasta Saga. PLUS ULTRA! It was the first major arc and Crocodile was the first villain to defeat Luffy twice. You remember the time when even though the arcs were long it didn't felt stretched out even a single bit. (My opinion.). I do agree with your friend on part of it. :), I prefer alabasta but that is probably just because Crocodile is my favourite op villian. I personally prefer Alabasta because of the significance it had at the time. Zoro vs Mr.1 isn't a good part :o? It's his opinion. Summit War - My favorite from that part though is Sabaody Archipelago and the whole Auction House thing 4. The reason I'm posting this, is because I've decided to re-watch the anime and I just want to know if I was exaggerating how bad it was and I should watch it anyway or just skip it. Alabasta looked like it was dragged on too long. Most time-skip stuff is, for me, One Piece at it's lowest. I just wanted to know what other people thought was so good about it. Albasta was that arc. As a answer your critics please note that I ignore all filler and suggest you do so as well when rewatching the series (except G8, that was good filler). She attacks Croc not out of rage but to show Luffy how strong Crocodile is. Alabasta is better by far. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Life on anime The rest of the arc is Crocodile showing he is one step ahead and the SH crew saying "So what?" :/. He was pretty awesome when he came back though. D&D Beyond ^ you know? I for one didn't enjoy the Alabasta Arc as much as I did Skypeia. I liked Vivi but upon rewatching the arc I was struck by how stupid Crocodile actually was, as I thought he was a good villain the first time around. Dressrosa was better. But you said you were confused because people had a different opinion .-. Dressrosa felt, to me, like a retread of Alabasta. "what?! its not like oda is gonna whine about a lost fan. The part with Ace is Oda weaving multiple stories together. Press J to jump to the feed. Alabasta. Why would you waste your own time? And yeah, to me Luffy beating Dofla will never have the same significance as Luffy beating Crocodile back then. However, Alabasta was just not a good arc for me. The next big arc, Skypiea, is a hit or miss (as Prodigy said). He is ordered to go to Alabasta (later revealed to be a ploy to make assassinating him easier for Mr. 2 after Mr. 0 thought he lied about succeeding in his mission to kill Vivi and the Straw Hats) by way … Not to say everything leading up to this was boring, but this was the first to dedicate at least 5 volumes to the arc. Although it had very great moments like the coliseum and the birth of God Ussopp, but I like alabastor because it’s when we meet Ace... and I like Ace more than Sabo. As they progress in their journey, the villains becomes smarter and stronger. I remember reading this a few years ago and reading Luffy punch Crocodile through the bedrock, 11 year old me jumped up and my mom gave me a funny look. To me the only good things in the entire arc was Mr. 2 and the ending battle in the town square. And I like the funny and open atmosphere of Skypeia. 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