The Marineford Arc (known as the Paramount War in the Viz Manga translation and the War of the Best in the Funimation dub and subs) is the twenty-second story arc in the series, and the fourth in the Summit War Saga of the One Piece series, continuing on from Impel Down Arc.
Having failed to reach Ace before he was transferred to Marineford, Luffy and the other escapees from Impel Down (which include Jinbe, Emporio Ivankov, Crocodile, Mr. 1, Mr. 3, Buggy, and Inazuma) instead follow his brother to Marineford, the base of Marine Headquarters. With the odds stacked high against him, the coming threat of Whitebeard, and the ulterior motives of pirates that wish to overthrow the Emperor, Luffy struggles to hold his own in this titanic clash of powers.
The Marineford arc acts as a massive turning point for One Piece, causing some of the largest shifts in the narrative. Featuring a slew of characters from across the series, Luffy and some of his allies attempt to rescue Luffy’s brother Ace after an earlier failure, as a brutal war rages.
Not only did the Marineford arc show just how dangerous many of the biggest players in the One Piece universe are, but it also saw two shocking deaths: those of the Yonko Whitebeard and Ace, which drastically affected the course of the series.
Old Man…! Everyone…! And…you, Luffy…Even though I’m so worthless…Even though I ……..carry the blood of a demon …Thank you…..for loving me!!! — Ace’s last words
Is Marineford the best anime arc?
I would say Marineford arc as it is the greatest war ever happened in one piece. It involved all great men from the world government. all admirals, fleet admiral, Garp, seven warlords, and former legendary Yonku WHITEBEARD and all of his 14 commanders and of course our Luffy. This war is also known as the war of best.
Why is Marineford the best arc?
Because It has a Massive Impact on the Story.
As with every arc in One Piece, Marineford sets up great things for the future of the story, and quite easily the most important of them all is Luffy’s training. After having lost his brother in a painful manner, Luffy swears to never let anyone close to him die again.