History Manga / Adolf

22nd Nov '17 5:07:55 PM nombretomado
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* ConspiracyTheory: Much of the plot revolves around the largely discredited notion that Hitler's grandfather was a Jew. Also, the old chestnut about Roosevelt knowing about Pearl Harbor in advance makes an appearance.
** While the "advance knowledge" conspiracy theory has been pretty thoroughly debunked (American authorities were aware a Japanese attack was imminent, but the precise location was unknown. And they certainly did not want to be defeated, let alone suffer the near annihilation of the Pacific Fleet. The Americans had ignorantly and sloppily expected that all their bases were on high alert and ready to repulse an attack.), the Jewish ancestry of Hitler is now considered a total fringe theory. While Hitler having Jewish ancestry was possible, many historians regard it as unlikely, though as of 2010, a study revealed that Hitler's haplogroup is of a kind commonly found in Africans and Jews, though many historians have pointed it out that it does not necessarily mean Hitler was of Jewish descent, African descent, or any combination of the two.
** Also, in 1945 after Hitler's death, [[spoiler: the documents are handed over to Adolf Kamil so he can give them to the Jews... and are never heard of again.]]
29th Jul '17 5:46:22 PM redandready45
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* ImmigrantPatriotism: Adolf Kamil seeks to be accepted by his new homeland.
20th Mar '17 11:17:18 PM Juicehead_Baby
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[[caption-width-right:300:''Der Führer ist Jüde'']]
2nd Jan '17 4:46:44 AM Farnham
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* {{Yakuza}}: Present as the important meaning behind a [[spoiler: tattoo.]]

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* {{Yakuza}}: Present as the important meaning behind a [[spoiler: tattoo.]]]] Namely, the female barowner who falls for Toge has one, signifying that anyone who harms her would have to face the wrath of her family.
2nd Jan '17 4:44:26 AM Farnham
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* ReusedCharacterDesign: Like most of Tezuka's more "serious" works, very few of them are featured, though Lamp's performance here is widely considered his definitive role. Ham Egg also plays a fairly major role as the sinister Inspector Akabane, Duke Red is a Hungarian smuggler, Tawashi appears briefly as an icecream shop owner and Marukabi Boon makes a rapid cameo as an old friend of Toge.

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* ReusedCharacterDesign: Like most of Tezuka's more "serious" works, very few of them are featured, though Lamp's performance here is widely considered his definitive role. Ham Egg also plays a fairly major role as the sinister ''kempeitai'' Inspector Akabane, Duke Red is a Hungarian smuggler, Tawashi appears briefly as an icecream shop owner and Marukabi Boon makes a rapid cameo as an old friend of Toge.
17th Sep '16 8:10:23 PM redandready45
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* {{Eagleland}}: [=McCloud=], the American spy Toge encounters, is a definite type 2: arrogant, uber-patriotic, belligerent, and racist.


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* RuleOfThree: Toge meets ''three'' spies in a row after returning to Japan: A French spy, an American spy, and a Soviet spy. The latter two have some kind of history.
22nd Jul '16 10:29:45 PM TheBigBopper
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* BadAss: Both Toge and Lampe, appropriate considering their brutal feud drives a lot of the book's action set-pieces.
3rd Jun '16 11:05:42 PM Doug86
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An epic story of war, friendship and betrayal from [[Creator/OsamuTezuka the God Of Manga himself]]. Spanning approximately half a century, from the Berlin Olympics to the then-present of TheEighties, focusing primarily on the years leading up to UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, ''Adolf'' is [[GenreBusting by turns a]] ComingOfAgeStory, SpyFiction, Romance and a fairly well-done AuthorTract about the evils of war and racism.

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An epic story of war, friendship and betrayal from [[Creator/OsamuTezuka the God Of Manga himself]]. Spanning approximately half a century, from the Berlin Olympics to the then-present of TheEighties, focusing primarily on the years leading up to UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, ''Adolf'' is [[GenreBusting by turns a]] ComingOfAgeStory, SpyFiction, Romance and a fairly well-done AuthorTract about the evils of war and racism.
12th May '16 2:06:10 AM Doug86
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* BlackAndGreyMorality: Rather unusual for a WWII story, though not exactly surprising, considering where it came from. Though the forces of Japanese militarism and Nazism are unquestionably vile, the Allies don't come off too well, either. FDR knowingly sends hundreds of sailors to their deaths as part of a BatmanGambit and after that we only see the Americans as the Japanese civilians did: a faceless boogeyman periodically raining firey death on the heads of soldiers and civilians alike. And then there's the whole ArabIsraeliConflict bit at the end...

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* BlackAndGreyMorality: Rather unusual for a WWII story, though not exactly surprising, considering where it came from. Though the forces of Japanese militarism and Nazism are unquestionably vile, the Allies don't come off too well, either. FDR knowingly sends hundreds of sailors to their deaths as part of a BatmanGambit and after that we only see the Americans as the Japanese civilians did: a faceless boogeyman periodically raining firey death on the heads of soldiers and civilians alike. And then there's the whole ArabIsraeliConflict UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict bit at the end...



* DramaticIrony: Sure, Kaufmann was brainwashed by the Nazis into believing in the ideals of pure race, but Kamil [[spoiler: does the same after World War II, becoming a soldier for Israel and starting to kill Palestinian people during the ArabIsraeliConflict.]] He even [[spoiler: kills his former friend's daughter and wife]], but it is unclear if he already knew that his father was Kaufmann's first victim.

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* DramaticIrony: Sure, Kaufmann was brainwashed by the Nazis into believing in the ideals of pure race, but Kamil [[spoiler: does the same after World War II, becoming a soldier for Israel and starting to kill Palestinian people during the ArabIsraeliConflict.UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict.]] He even [[spoiler: kills his former friend's daughter and wife]], but it is unclear if he already knew that his father was Kaufmann's first victim.
24th Jan '16 10:43:13 AM aye_amber
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* {{Yakuza}} present as the important meaning behind a [[spoiler: tattoo]]

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* {{Yakuza}} present {{Yakuza}}: Present as the important meaning behind a [[spoiler: tattoo]]tattoo.]]
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