History Manga / Adolf

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.
5th Apr '15 7:33:29 AM redandready45
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* SteelEarDrums: Subverted. Toge goes deaf after nearly getting blown up during an allied bombing raid. He cries...[[TearsOfJoy happily]] because he considers himself lucky compared to others who have lives and limbs.

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* SteelEarDrums: Subverted. Toge goes deaf after nearly getting blown up during an allied bombing raid. He cries...[[TearsOfJoy happily]] because he considers himself lucky compared to others who have lost lives and limbs.
6th Nov '14 7:49:37 PM redandready45
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* SteelEarDrums: Subverted. Toge goes deaf after nearly getting blown up during an allied bombing raid. He cries...[[TearsOfJoy happily]] because he considers himself lucky compared to others who have lives and limbs.
11th Oct '14 12:41:23 PM redandready45
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* DirtyCop: Inspector Akabane, who tortures Toge while interrogating him, makes sure he can't get work or shelter and [[spoiler: sets fire to a junkyard]] all so he can get his hands on Toge's proof of Hitler's ancestry.
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