Shounen remains the most popular genre in both anime and manga, and for a good reason. While they might fall into the usual pitfalls of either being too long and drawn out or may lack the complexity of its genre counterparts, they usually provide some of the most beloved moments in the whole medium. Today, we're going to take a look five of the best shounen anime arcs of all time. Some rules first before we continue: we're only focusing on the arcs that were adapted into anime. We'd love to include Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood on this list, but it isn't necessarily broken into distinct arcs, rather acting as one large - and extremely satisfying - saga. There will also be major spoilers for each show.
That said, here's some honorable mentions to kick off the list. The five that made the top are in ranked order. Finally, and most importantly, it's a completely subjective list. However, we've also taken into account popular votes across many message boards, rankings and forums.
Demon Slayer - Mugen Train Arc
My Hero Academia - U.A. Sports Festival Arc
Yu Yu Hakusho - Dark Tournament Arc
One Piece - Marineford War Arc
Dragon Ball Z - Saiyan Saga
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