What Is The Longest War In Anime

War ain't pretty, in fact, it's pretty horrifying. But, the horrors that come with war usually make for engaging storytelling. Just think of how many movies take place during war. How many have won awards? And, war being used in anime usually serves a similar purpose. It's like one long horrible tournament arc! Sometimes a "War" only lasts a couple of chapters, sometimes it lasts a couple of years, but here are the ones we found that either ran the longest or had the longest-lasting implications for the future of their respective series. The Arrancar War or Invasion in Bleach tends to be a lot of fans' favorite part of the series, as Grimmjow is a huge fan favorite of the now-finished story. Basically, when a Hollow succeeds in taking off their mask either on their own or with the help of a Hogyoku, they become an Arrancar. Their reasoning, intelligence, and appearance all depend on their individual power, but the most powerful ones tend to look human and think with human-like intelligence. No Game No Life is a mostly comedic series that desperately needs a second season. In the world of Disboard, everything is settled through games, even conflicts of power between nations. But, before this world-defining series of laws were enacted, the 16 Exceed or sentient races were in a constant state of war to see who would become the One True God. In any case, that's an insanely long time for a war to last, but we rarely see any of it and it was abolished thousands of years ago by the time the events of NGNL take place, so it doesn't impact the show itself very much.

The mantra of the series itself is "Row!

Attack On Titan has multiple wars, in fact, the entire series is about a group of soldiers hopping from one war to the next, which is part of why the games are so good. First, it was the war against the world itself for Survival. Then, it was a war against the current government in place and the Coward King. After Historia became Queen, it became a war against the Titans that humanity actually stood a chance of winning. Then, finally, the Marleyans were introduced and they became the next target of war. Now, where we currently are in the manga, It's a war where Eren is against the rest of the world. Gurren Lagann or Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is another series known for its constant state of warfare. The mantra of the series itself is "Row! Row! Fight The Power!" And that's exactly what Kamina, Yoko, Simon, and the rest of the Team Dai-Gurren are doing for most of the show. First, it was Simon and Kamina against their village, then against the Beastmen, then against Lord Genome, and finally it was the big war against the Anti-Spirals themselves.

This war led toward the end of Shippuden and had a gigantic impact on the story overall.

Gurren Lagann's war is one of the best because it has no ceiling, the stakes rise ever higher, and the powerups don't stop at any point. Technically, this next war only lasts for two days in the anime. Yet, the conflict is fought for about 175 manga chapters and 213 anime episodes. We're of course talking about the Fourth Shinobi World War between the Akatsuki and the Allied Shinobi Forces. You might think that a conflict between a group of villains and a combined military effort doesn't necessarily sound like a "War." But, because of the Edo Tensei Ninjutsu technique that brought back hundreds of dead Ninja, the number of bodies clashing in combat was actually quite high. This war led toward the end of Shippuden and had a gigantic impact on the story overall. One Piece's War of The Best may not be a very long-running battle (33 episodes), like Shippuden, but it matters. One Piece isn't exactly a very lethal series, and what we mean by that is people rarely die in it.

As far as wars go, The Holy Grail War is the glue holding the whole Fate franchise together.

The ones that do are either background nobodies or animals. Even the Alabasta arc tried not to talk about a casualty count after the war. But, the War of the Best or Marineford Arc is the turning point of the series where two major characters (and a bunch of ground troops) die all in the same period. Portgas D. Ace is taken out by Marine Admiral Akainu, Whitebeard is as well. And, the end of this arc is what leads into the gigantic two-year timeskip that changed the series altogether! As far as impactful wars go in anime, this has to be one of the biggest. As far as wars go, The Holy Grail War is the glue holding the whole Fate franchise together. Most Fate games, anime, and movies are centered around it, and there's usually a new one with each released addition to the franchise. It's a Battle Royale series where the Holy Grail itself is the prize.

We couldn't make this list without including this series entirely based around the idea of ​​endless war, now could we? Again, this is another war that is central to the plot of the anime it takes place in. Fullmetal Alchemist is one of the most beloved franchises of all time. Whether its the original manga, the 2003 anime, or Brotherhood, people love the Elric Brothers. But, just because the series seems like another typical Shonen at first glance, doesn't mean that it is. Fullmetal Alchemist is an incredibly dark series about the long-lasting impacts of war and what people will sacrifice for the things they want. In particular, the conflict between the region of Ishval (or Ishbal) located within the greater nation of Amestris is the main conflict in any of the series. The Ishvalan Civil war in-canon lasted seven years, but the conflict between the region and the government permeates the entirety of the series. Legend of the Galactic Heroes is an incredible Space Drama of our time that way too many people are sleeping on. It has drama, people actually talking through their issues like adults, space battles, and sci-fi politics. What more could you want? The entire series is based around the Alliance-Imperial War, a conflict that lasted an insane 160 years!

Yeah, think back to how bad the Ishval War got in FMA in just seven years, now imagine that escalated about 20 times more. So, it is safe to say that this is by far one of the longest-running wars in anime history, one of the most impactful for the franchise it takes place in, and one of the most complex once you understand the inner workings of it. But, there's just one more war that has a slightly bigger impact. We really considered putting the One Year War on here instead, considering just how much the consequences of that short war impacted the rest of the Gundam series. But, nothing beats Gundam's Hundred Year War between the Earth Federation and the Vagan. Yes, 160 years is longer than 100, but Gundam has had a much bigger impact on the world at large. Basically, the Earth Federation attempted to Terraform Mars, failed, created a disease known as "Mars Ray," and abandoned the colonists there afflicted with said disease. The scale upon which this conflict escalates and continues is what makes up most if not all of the entirety of every single Gundam series.

The series is published in English by Kodansha USA under the Kodansha Comics imprint.

The Quintessential Quintuplets (Japanese:, Hepburn: Go-Tōbun no Hanayome, lit. Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Negi Haruba. It was serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine from August 2017 to February 2020, with its chapters collected into fourteen tankōbon volumes. The series follows the daily life of a high school student Futaro Uesugi, who is hired as a private tutor for a group of identical quintuplets: Ichika, Nino, Miku, Yotsuba, and Itsuki Nakano. At the very beginning of the story, it is shown that the events are being told in a flashback, while an adult Futaro prepares to marry one of the Nakano Quintuplets whose identity is only revealed near the end of the series. The series is published in English by Kodansha USA under the Kodansha Comics imprint. The anime series is licensed in North America under a Crunchyroll-Funimation partnership. An anime television series adaptation produced by Tezuka Productions aired from January to March 2019 on TBS and other channels. The series is a commercial success, being the 5th best-selling manga in 2019, and the 3rd best-selling manga in the first half of 2020 in Japan. In 2019, the manga won the award for the shnen category at the 43rd annual Kodansha Manga Awards. High school student Futaro Uesugi is an academically gifted student that leads a difficult life-his mother has died, he has no friends, and on top of all that, his father has incurred a large amount of debt. An opportunity presents itself when the rich Nakano family transfers to his school.

Futaro is promptly hired as a highly paid tutor. However, much to Futaro's dismay, he discovers that his five charges-identical quintuplet sisters of varied personalities-have no interest in studying at all and have abysmal grades. Some of the quintuplets are against having Futaro, whom they view as a stranger, in their apartment, but Futaro's diligent tenacity gradually convinces those girls to accept him and to improve their grades. Throughout the series, Futaro develops special relationships with each of the quintuplets. Through a flashforward, it is revealed that he eventually marries one of them, but her true identity is only revealed near the end of the series. The idea of ​​"a group of quintuplets falling in love with the same person" existed even before the serialization of Haruba's previous work, Karma of Purgatory (2014-2015), but was very simple at that time. The idea was denied by his editor-in-charge. A year after, after the end of Karma of Purgatory, he discussed with his editor-in-charge what to serialize next.

Among the few ideas being come up with, the "quintuplets" idea was included again, which was accepted by the editor this time. After failures in two to three serialization committees, finally, it was decided to have a one-shot manga published first. The one-shot received positive reviews and therefore went on to serialization. It was decided the protagonist should be quintuplets at the very beginning. When later the idea of ​​quadruplets and sextuplets was raised, it was rejected very quickly, around 30 seconds. Haruba said it might be a reference to Super Sentai when he came up with this idea. Similar to Super Sentai, Ichika (yellow), Nino (black), Miku (blue), Yotsuba (green), and Itsuki (red) are all represented by a color. The design of the quintuplets started from his favorite existing female characters from "some slice-of-life works only with girls", around 15 to 20 of them. The idea of ​​adding numbers in their names was after the design was almost confirmed.


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