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Your favorite Fighting-Anime between this 3 is..?

One Piece 6 19.35%
Dragon Ball Z 20 64.52%
Naruto 2 6.45%
Its hard to say, because.. 2 6.45%
see results. 1 3.23%

One Piece is the most consistent but I'm not a fan of the art style and don't like the dragging.

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PwerlvlAmy said:
1, Naruto had the best fights
2. Best story is probably Naruto again
3. DBZ had the better characters'(if were counting DB/DBZ/Super)

I'd have to with Naruto having the best story because I liked the way the story progressed over the course of kid naruto to adult naruto and how you got learn about nearly every individual character.

Your reason is interesting :) Find it too : )

pastro243 said:
I haven't watched One Piece but your questions

1. Which of these three anime do you think has the best fights ?

Naruto has some of the best animations in fights (even if the show doesn't have consistent good animations), so I go with Naruto here

2. Best story ?

Naruto up until Pain arc if you exclude the filler. Dragon Ball was very good until the Saiyans/Freezer

3. Which characters are the best for you ?

Dragon Ball, Vegeta has to be one of my favorite characters and you can't deny DB forged most of the shonen character molds

All in all I still prefer Dragon Ball even if I acknowledge it's many flaws. None are nearly the best anime I've seen but I still have them as my favorites

I love the "Pain"-Arc :) And especially the first 3 seasons of normal Naruto when he was a kid :) Rock Lee vs Gaara =) And the forest-fight-situations in season 3, it was so exciting :)

And in DBZ... the Fights (all dbz-fighters) vs Nappa and Piccolo/Goku vs Freezer... I am always impressed and fascinated again =)

jonager said:
am I the only one who prefers Dragon Ball over Z?

maybe yes :P But it was great too! The tournaments were amazing in the normal dragon ball, the best in my opinion. the trip with goku and the fight against piccolo were breathtaking. In dbz, I found a lot of perfect - many fights, the staging, the dramatic deaths in the first seasons, the design of the characters, the story around SonGoku & future trunks ect

ps. I'm surprised, DBZ wins the survey easily - currently! But it's true, it was revolutionary :)
And the old DBZ-style was much better than DBSuper.
For me:
Best Fights = DBZ or Naruto *-* Cant decide.
Best Story = Naruto (without the fillers). I like the emotions :)

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pokoko said:
There is a pretty good reason One Piece continues to be the best selling manga by a wide margin and holds basically all the records. It's one of the most epic works of fiction I've ever come across. It's a legitimate masterpiece in terms of story layout to the point that it makes Game of Thrones seem like something that was cobbled together on the fly. It's so well designed and interwoven that it has few equals in all of literature. The mangaka is a genius.

One Piece is very fun and creative, and it is in my opinion the best manga out there.

But Naruto and Dragon Ball were also landmarks.

Without Dragon Ball both One Piece and Naruto would likely not exist, and taking the shitty Super post series apart, it was excellent for the time, so good even now as its quite dated on all aspects its still so charming.

Now Naruto was one of the most incredible fun series I've always kept up with, there was no beating to how it treated its misteries interesting and how exciting it could be with its battles, that could be from very dark Sarutobi vs Orochimaru to epic Naruto vs Gaara or tense Sasuke vs Itachi to sad Jiraiya vs Pain in a matter of a couple of chapters. It could be very clever like with Shikamaru battles, it could be funny like Naruto early battles, it could be intense like Naruto vs Sasuke, and it was always so very interesting, sadly the anime was ravaged by fillers so stick with the manga (I always stick with the manga anyway xD).

All in all I'm still One Piece but Naruto-boy and Son Goku are also very important pieces of manga/anime industry.

1. Naruto for best fights because watching one DBZ fight feels like you seen them all. One Piece fights don't really interest me especially if they don't have an interesting devil fruit or power. Plus the animation on Naruto fights are beautiful.

2. Best story is mixed for me. Naruto story had me excited until the Summit arc ended and then it became foolishness. DBZ story was never interesting to me but the Android/Cell Games had me on my toes especially since the focus wasn't on Goku. As for One Piece, I pick and choose which arcs I liked. Plus I don't like One Piece after the timeskip as much.

3. Naruto and One Piece characters are for me. Even though Naruto characters start becoming non existent during Shippuden. One Piece characters have good designs and personality oozes them.

I'm going with Naruto.

chakkra said:

Mmm.. let's see:

DBZ: Hasn't aged well. I have re-watched a couple of episodes recently and discovered that some things that didn't bother me back then, annoy me now.  For example, how everybody just stand still waiting for their opponents to finish whatever transformation they are doing.

Naruto: Way too many filler episodes. Like, waaaaaay too many. And let's not even talk about the flashbacks.But still, I still loved it until the Kage's summit arc. After that it went downhill for me.  The whole "we thought this character was the leader but he was being manipulated by this other character, and him by this other, and him by this other, etc etc etc. just didn't do it for me.

 And the whole "out of space evil" was just too much for me as well in a story that was supposed to be about Ninjas.

Neddless to say, I dropped it at the moment of Madara's "resolution". That was the breaking point for me.

One Piece: I have been enjoying it so far but one thing that annoys me to no end is how overly dramatic this anime is. Like, there is a fine line between Drama and Melodrama and One Piece crossess that line.

I hate how EVERYBODY cries in this anime. And they cry over the most simple little things. And when they cry over something that is remotely important then they go on and on and on about it. Like, dude, I get that you're sad about this boat, but it's being 20 minutes already! cant we just move on with the story?

I still remember this one episode where there was this dude who didn't know how to cook beans properly.  Then Sanji showed up and taught him how to do it.  And then he was crying, and there was dramatic-epic music in the background, and there were flashbacks, and there was more crying.

And I was like, "wait, are they really trying to make me feel something over a dude learning how to cook beans?"


Anyways, I will go with DBZ because I think its flaws were overshadowed by the thrill it gave me every single week.

Haha I agree with most of this. Honestly it's better to read Naruto than watch it. Reading it makes the flashbacks faster and the content feels more detailed. The anime only services good fights and adds more to the fights and content here and there.

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Fighting - Probably Naruto, DBZ fights are cool but they pretty much the same pattern.

Story - One Piece is a masterpiece. To me it never feels like it drags on and there is always depth and everything just seems to tie in well. The only negative is it feels like they changed the art style somewhere along the line. I feel like the original was better, guessing to make them feel more mature after the time skip as they have gotten older. Naruto Story was good but they just packed it with too many filler episodes which ruined the watching experience.



1. Which of these three anime do you think has the best fights?
Dragonball Z

2. Best story?
One Piece

3. Which characters are the best for you?
One Piece

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1. Best Fights
Naruto had some amazing animation and well-done fights. On screen, Naruto fights are a treat to watch.

2. Best story
One Piece is a narrative masterpiece, the manga is just consistently fun to read throughout its 20 years + run and 900+ chapters and the latest arc is amazing. The setting makes for unique and diverse narratives that never makes the series feel old and drawn out. I guarantee that this manga will be classic decades from now. It's timeless, filled with adventure and has the best characters in any shounen.

Naruto was good at one point but the war arc was bullshit. It had a lot of uninteresting character and had very weak world building.

3. Best Characters
No shounen out there can even come close to having such character depth and diverse characters than One Piece. The reverie arc led to One Piece having its greatest volume sales in a long time because the arc put in all of the best characters in one room all contained in 10 chapters. This arc could never have been so successful if it weren't for Oda's meticulous world-building and characterization. I mean it outsold BnH aka the hottest shounen by 5x more times. That's crazy even after all these years, One Piece hasn't even suffered a decline.

Honestly, the Dragon Ball franchise is way too overrated. It was great for its time and is a huge landmark in manga/anime culture but I watched it a few months ago and I could not get over how basic it felt. Also Dragon Ball Super was cash grab garbage with incompetent storytelling, it had a really bad narrative and horrible characters. The Broly movie looks good, I feel like the DB franchise is finally veering away from DBShit to a really cool Disneyesque destiny and revenge type tale and I really like it. Feels very different from a lot of other anime properties.

I only know that DBZ is the worst of them because the power levels are so inconsistent.

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jonager said:
am I the only one who prefers Dragon Ball over Z?

Nope. I do too. In fact, I love Dragon Ball, because it has so much charm and humor. I don't even care for Z. But I guess that's because I am not the biggest fan of shonen anime/manga in general.

As to answer the OP:

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2. One Punch Man

3. One Punch Man