Originally Posted by Vengeance
Is there really ever a true war in shounen manga? I mean it's not like say Berserk where they actually are at war. More like a battle masquerading as a war. War's tend to last a tad longer than one week. Even with One Piece I wouldn't consider Marineford an actual war.
In regards to the so called Naruto war. It isn't actually a war but rather a police action. You can't very well go to war against two people who don't even have the backing of a country can you? Leave it to shounen manga to redefine the definition of war.
Well it is better defined in ODA though 'War of the Best' thats what it was, and 2 of the 'best' WB and Ace perished.
Naruto the 3rd, 4th, 17h, who knows Great Ninja War. By body count it can be considered a war, but true no countries or territory is in the balance here, just an argument over allowing a jutsu to be performed basically, thats it.