History Manga / Adolf

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.]]
30th Sep '15 4:25:35 PM nombretomado
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An epic story of war, friendship and betrayal from [[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 [[OsamuTezuka [[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.
2nd Aug '15 1:43:29 PM SetsunasaNiWa
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* ThoseWackyNazis in several forms (well they [[CaptainObvious have to be there]]).

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* ThoseWackyNazis in several forms (well they [[CaptainObvious have to be there]]).there).
18th May '15 10:28:23 PM redandready45
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* BigBrotherInstinct: Toge's whole motivation is finding the murderer of his younger brother. He rapes Rosa when he finds she betrayed him to the Nazis.
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