There is generally a doubt among anime fans what is the “Big Three”. Some think its the best anime, other think its the anime which have the most episodes
But the Big three actually consist of three anime
The Big Three was a term used to describe the three most popular running series during their golden age in Jump‘s mid 2000s period – One Piece, Naruto and Bleach.
The nickname “The Big Three” came about due to their immense worldwide popularity and length. With that, they were always featured in front of the shared Shonen Jump covers and always had bigger images for their main protagonists: Luffy, Naruto and Ichigo. All three series ran for at least 15 years and 70 volumes, and all three overlapped in publication from 2001-2014.
These three manga have each received long running anime series, Bleach (2004-2012) has 366 episodes, Naruto (including Shippuden) has 720 episodes, and One Piece has 1074 episodes as of September 2023, with One Piece, Naruto Shippuden‘s sequel Boruto, and the Bleach sequel series Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War still being produced. These statistics do not include the spin-offs, sequels, movies, or One Piece‘s live-action show, so the full numbers for entire franchises are higher.
Basically “big three” was the nickname give to the 3 manga of the golden age which were competing side by side and all of these were getting their anime adaptations at the same point of time…. Its nothing more but a nickname.
One piece #1 Big three
“Beware of watching this masterpiece once you watch it there’s no going back. Its My personal favorite and is best amoung the big three
One Piece set the Guinness World Record for “the most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author”. It was the best-selling manga for eleven consecutive years from 2008 to 2018, and is the only manga that had an initial print of volumes of above 3 million continuously for more than 10 years
One piece is the anime which is always on ranking 1 right now nothing can beat it and it is going strong since 2000s.
Definitely its a long anime with 1000+ episodes if you ask me i am ready to watch 3000 more episode thats how intriguing it is, if you watch it as your first anime my friend you are setting up the bar to high you are not gonna enjoy anything but “one piece”.
The story is really exiting and adventurous it showcases really deep emotions of friendship, loyalty, trust, joy, kindness and many more along the way. I have gotten emotional couple of time while binging the entire anime. If you watched it you know where i am going. Have you got emotional because of material thing? The ship going merry was unable to sail and had to be let down and its just the tip of the iceberg there plenty of emotional scenes heart breaking backstories and joyful adventure which awaits you.
The series focuses on Monkey D. Luffy—a young man made of rubber after unintentionally eating a Devil Fruit—who sets off on a journey from the East Blue Sea to find the deceased King of the Pirates Gol D. Roger’s ultimate treasure known as the “One Piece”, and take over his prior title. In an effort to organize his own crew, the Straw Hat Pirates, Luffy rescues and befriends a pirate hunter and swordsman named Roronoa Zoro, and they head off in search of the titular treasure. They are joined in their journey by Nami, a money-obsessed thief and navigator; Usopp, a sniper and compulsive liar; and Sanji, an amorous but chivalrous cook. They acquire a ship, the Going Merry—later replaced by the Thousand Sunny—and engage in confrontations with notorious pirates. As Luffy and his crew set out on their adventures, others join the crew later in the series, including Tony Tony Chopper, an anthropomorphized reindeer doctor; Nico Robin, an archaeologist and former Baroque Works assassin; Franky, a cyborg shipwright; Brook, a skeleton musician and swordsman; and Jimbei, a whale shark-type fish-man and former member of the Seven Warlords of the Sea who becomes their helmsman. Together, they encounter other pirates, bounty hunters, criminal organizations, revolutionaries, secret agents, different types of scientists, soldiers of the morally-ambiguous World Government, and various other friends and foes, as they sail the seas in pursuit of their dreams.
There are various arcs in one piece as its my favorite i will not give spoilers
To watch one piece
Naruto #2 Big three
Its also a must watch anime every anime fan is bond to know about naruto. This was my first long anime and is the one of the oldest thats why its in the big three
Its really famous for 106 if you know you know
The mighty fox “Kyuubi” attacks the Hidden Leaf Village in the Land of Fire, one of the five major ninja kingdoms in the ninja world. In response, Konoha’s leader and Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze, sacrifices his own life to seal the fox within the body of his newborn son, Naruto Uzumaki, making him the beast’s host. did. The Third Hokage returns from retirement and once again becomes the leader of Konoha. Naruto is often looked down upon by the villagers of Konoha because he is the Kyuubi’s host. Due to the Third Hokage’s edict forbidding mention of these events, Naruto knew nothing about the Nine-Tails until twelve years later, when the rebel ninja Mizuki revealed the truth. Naruto defeats Mizuki in battle and gains the respect of his master, Iruka Umino.
Soon after, Naruto becomes a ninja and teams up with Sasuke Uchiha, with whom he frequently competes, and Sakura Haruno, with whom he has a crush, forming Team 7 under the elite ninja Kakashi Hatake, an experienced sensei. . Like all ninja teams in each village, Team 7 completes missions requested by villagers, from chores to bodyguards to assassinations.
After several missions, including a large-scale mission in the Land of Waves, Kakashi invites Team 7 to take the Ninja Exam, known as the Chunin Exam, which allows them to reach higher ranks and take on more difficult missions. I allow it. During the trial, Orochimaru, a wanted criminal, invades Konoha and kills the Third Hokage in revenge. Jiraiya, one of the three legendary ninjas, refused the title of Fifth Hokage and searched for Tsunade with Naruto, choosing her to be the Fifth Hokage instead.
During the search, it is revealed that Orochimaru wants to train Sasuke for the Sharingan, a powerful genetic inheritance. After Sasuke attempts to kill his older brother Itachi, who appeared in Konoha to kidnap Naruto, but fails, he joins Orochimaru in the hope of gaining the power needed to kill Itachi. . The story takes a turn when Sasuke leaves the village. Tsunade sends a group of ninja, including Naruto, to retrieve Sasuke, but Naruto is unable to persuade or force Sasuke back. Naruto and Sakura won’t give up on Sasuke. Naruto leaves Konoha to receive training from Jiraiya in preparation for his next encounter with Sasuke, and Sakura becomes Tsunade’s apprentice.
Basically its a story of a boy who is casted out from the village but his hard work and kindness makes him the best hero of all time
To watch naruto
Bleach #3 Big three
Tbh i haven’t watched bleach but recently it got an sequel “bleach thousand year of blood” and is looking great will definitely give it a try.
The series adapts Kubo’s manga with the main story arcs and introduces anime exclusive ones. In Karakura Town, high school student Ichigo Kurosaki becomes a substitute Soul Reaper (死神, Shinigami, literally, “Death God”), when Rukia Kuchiki risks her life to protect him from a Hollow. Although initially reluctant to accept his responsibility, he takes her place, and during this time they discover that a few classmates are spiritually aware and have their own powers: Quincy survivor Uryū Ishida uses spiritual particles, Orihime Inoue has a group of protective spirits called Shun Shun Rikka and Yasutora Sado (“Chad”) has strength equal to the Hollows encased in his arm.
When Rukia is sentenced to death for transgressions in the human world and sent to the Soul Society, Ichigo meets Kisuke Urahara and Yoruichi Shihōin, the duo of exiled Soul Reapers. They allow him and his friends to save Rukia. After this, it is revealed that ex-squad captain Sōsuke Aizen framed Rukia for the crime and has been illegally experimenting on Soul Reapers and Hollows. Aizen plans to conquer the Soul Society by using the Hōgyoku, a legendary powerful substance turning Hollows into half Soul Reapers. After faking his death and his reappearance caused a fight with some people, Aizen escapes into Hueco Mundo, the realm of Hollows, and later kidnaps Orihime as she is instrumental in creating the Oken, a power that will allow him to kill the Soul King, the ruler of the Soul Society.
After being trained by the Vizards, other exiled Soul Reapers and the victims of Aizen’s experiment, Ichigo and his friends travel into Hueco Mundo. Facing a group of Arrancars, who are Hollows given Soul Reaper abilities, led by an elite group known as the Espadas, which are composed of ten Arrancars with exemplary strength. Espadas serve as commanders in Aizen’s army and each has the factions of weaker Arrancars. Along with Aizen, Gin Ichimaru and Kaname Tōsen, the Espada as a group possess comparable strength to Soul Reaper captains. After rescuing Orihime, Aizen reveals her kidnapping was a distraction to allow him to take Karakura Town, as its spiritual energy is what is needed for the Oken. After being trained by his father Isshin, another exiled Soul Reaper, Ichigo sacrifices his power to seal Aizen away when the Hōgyoku rejects its master, and the Soul Reapers defeat the Espadas.
Months later, Chad and the members reveal themselves as Fullbringers in a group called Xcution. They can give up their powers to restore other ones and they plan on doing so for Ichigo, who uses the power of Fullbringer. However, it is all a ruse by their leader Kugo Ginjo, a Fullbringer and former Substitute Soul Reaper, to extract his powers and empower all of them. Ichigo has his Soul Reaper powers restored, when he gains his trust from the Soul Society. After helping other Soul Reapers defeat Ginjo’s team, Ichigo resumes his duty as a Substitute Soul Reaper.
Several anime exclusive story arcs are introduced during the series. The first arc focuses on the Bount, a group of spiritual humans who are immortal longer by stealing souls. Their leader, Jin Kariya, seeks to destroy the Soul Society in revenge. However, Ichigo and his allies defeat them. The second arc focuses on Shūsuke Amagai, a Soul Reaper captain replacing Ichimaru. Amagai seeks revenge against Captain Yamamoto for the death of his father and uses the clan’s forbidden experiment. However, Amagai realizes his mistake and kills himself. The third arc features the evil Zanpakutō spirit Muramasa, who turns itself and other ones into spiritual beings to take revenge on the Soul Society for imprisoning its master Kōga Kuchiki. After succeeding, he is double-crossed and transforms into a monstrous creature that Ichigo defeats, but after Muramasa reveals the intention was to have Soul Reapers and Zanpakutō communicate on equal terms. The fourth and final arc features an event in which Kagerōza Inaba creates modified copies of all Soul Reapers in Reigai bodies. He attempts to fuse with Nozomi Kujō into an original being Ōko Yushima. However, Nozomi sacrifices herself to defeat Inaba and Ichigo loses his power.