History Manga / Grey

11th May '16 3:46:55 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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The {{Manga}} was also adapted into an Animated Film, ''Grey: Digital Target'', on December 13th, 1986. It was produced by Magic Bus and Tokuma Japan Corp. under the direction of Satoshi Dezaki with a total runtime of 73 minutes. (Creator/VizMedia also released a translation of ''Digital Target''.)

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The {{Manga}} was also adapted into an Animated Film, ''Grey: Digital Target'', on December 13th, 1986. It was produced by Magic Bus Creator/MagicBus and Tokuma Japan Corp. under the direction of Satoshi Dezaki with a total runtime of 73 minutes. (Creator/VizMedia also released a translation of ''Digital Target''.)
27th Sep '15 5:06:32 PM Adept
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!!Tropes associated with {{Grey}}:

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1st May '14 4:55:43 PM binaroid
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* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler:The Resistance is more blatantly a FalseFlagOperation operated by Toy in the ''Digital Target'' OVA. More blatantly, Lara is actually created by Toy, instead of being a [[TheMole Mole]] originally programmed by Robert J. Dimitri to fight it.]]

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* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler:The Resistance is more blatantly explicitly a FalseFlagOperation operated by Toy in the ''Digital Target'' OVA. More blatantly, Lara is actually created by Toy, instead of being an agent for Toy in the anime; the manga had her as a [[TheMole Mole]] former "Sure" unit, originally programmed by Robert J. Dimitri as a [[TheMole mole]] to assist humans willing to fight it.Toy.]]
19th Apr '14 11:25:22 AM binaroid
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* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler:The Resistance is more blatantly a FalseFlagOperation operated by Toy in the ''Digital Target'' OVA. More blatantly, Lara is actually created by Toy, instead of being a [[TheMole Mole]] originally programmed by Robert J. Dimitri to fight it.]]



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14th May '13 12:20:42 PM ChaoticNovelist
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*EvilPlan: [[spoiler: Big Mama, AKA Toy, believes humanity as a whole wants to self-destruct so it created the Trooper wars to help it reach that goal faster.]]
14th May '13 12:17:32 PM ChaoticNovelist
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Both the {{Manga}} and animated film tell the story of a post-apocalyptic world covered in wastelands and only dotted with the occasional small town. Each town is supervised by a "Little Mama" computer, a node connected to the world governing super-computer called "Big Mama". The underprivileged in each town, known as "People" live in the slums, work for a pittance in factories, and are subject to both attack from other towns and abuse from the "Troopers" -- the town military. Anyone can apply to become one of the privileged "Troopers", join the army and fight the other Towns in a perpetual war. The Troopers trade a low survival rate for being able to afford the finer things in life -- and fight in the hope that if they live long enough, they can become "Citizens" -- inhabitants of the legendary capital city of the world.

The story follows Grey, a successful combatant who joined the army after the death of his girlfriend, Lips, during one such war. Even though he originally despised the Troopers and everything they stood for, Grey continues to fight, continually seeking an answer for why Lips had to die. Grey has become legendary among the Troopers of his town, both for his success rate in battle and the tendency to return as the SoleSurvivor of any squad he's sent out with. They call him "[[RedBaron Grey Death]]"...

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Both the {{Manga}} and animated film tell the story of a post-apocalyptic world covered in wastelands and only dotted with the occasional small town. Each town is supervised by a "Little Mama" computer, a node connected to the world governing super-computer called "Big Mama". The underprivileged in each town, known as "People" "People", live in the slums, work for a pittance in factories, and are subject to both attack from other towns and abuse from the "Troopers" -- the town military. Anyone can apply to become one of the privileged "Troopers", join the army and fight the other Towns in a perpetual war. The Troopers trade a low survival rate for being able to afford the finer things in life -- and fight in the hope that if they live long enough, they can become "Citizens" -- inhabitants of the legendary capital city of the world.

The story follows Grey, a successful combatant who joined the army after the death of his girlfriend, Lips, during one such war. Even though he originally despised the Troopers and everything they stood for, Grey continues to fight, fight and is continually seeking an answer for why Lips had to die. Grey has become legendary among the Troopers of his town, both for his success rate in battle and the tendency to return as the SoleSurvivor of any squad he's sent out with. They call him "[[RedBaron Grey Death]]"...



* AMechByAnyOtherName
* AnyoneCanDie

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* AnyoneCanDieAnyoneCanDie: Troopers have a low surival rate and beat on the people in the towns.



* CombatPragmatist: Grey
* CrapsackWorld

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* CombatPragmatist: Grey
Grey is so successful because he has no standards in combat.
* CrapsackWorldCrapsackWorld: Live sucks for the People and the Troopers are only better off if you consider a shorter lifespan for greater comfort to be better. The captial citizen Citizens live a good life [[spoiler: but they don't exist.]] The world itself is a wasteland.



* DeathByOriginStory: Lips
* DoAndroidsDream: When the chief of LaResistance was killed, his brain was downloaded into a robotic body: he thinks he has been turned into a cyborg, i.e. a human mind into a mechanic body, when he's actually became nothing more than an AI.

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* DeathByOriginStory: Lips
Lips' death is the reason Grey joined the Troopers.
* DoAndroidsDream: DoAndroidsDream:
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When the chief of LaResistance was killed, his brain was downloaded into a robotic body: he thinks he has been turned into a cyborg, i.e. a human mind into a mechanic body, when he's actually became nothing more than an AI.



* FluffyTheTerrible: [[spoiler:Toy, who else?]]

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* FluffyTheTerrible: [[spoiler:Toy, who else?]][[spoiler:Toy is a deadly AI with a god complex.]]



* GreyAndGrayMorality: Appropriately enough. Grey has a sense of honor, but he's willing to use the team he's assigned to as decoys in the first arc, and even he knows he's NotSoDifferent from the Trooper who killed Lips. On the other hand, for someone seeking vengeance, he's very willing to see his opponents' points of view: [[spoiler:he forgives the man who was responsible for the CrapsackWorld he hates, he accepts Lara's explanation of why Nagoshi seemed to cross the MoralEventHorizon by killing Nova, and he even seems to accept Toy's HannibalLecture about humanity being self-destructive until it segues into megalomaniacal ranting.]]

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: Appropriately enough. Grey has a sense of honor, but he's willing to use the team he's assigned to as decoys in the first arc, and even he knows he's NotSoDifferent from the Trooper who killed Lips. On the other hand, for someone seeking vengeance, he's very willing to see his opponents' points of view: [[spoiler:he forgives the man who was responsible for the CrapsackWorld he hates, he accepts Lara's explanation of why Nagoshi seemed to cross the MoralEventHorizon by killing Nova, and he even seems to accept accepts Toy's HannibalLecture MotiveRant about humanity being self-destructive until it segues into megalomaniacal ranting.]]



* KnightInSourArmor: Grey.

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* KnightInSourArmor: Grey. In a world as bad as this one, this is the highest level of heroics one can achieve.



* ManBehindTheMan: Robert J. Dimitri, the hundreds-years-old cyborg, is behind ''everything'' that happened in the manga. [[spoiler:Not only he created Toy, but after Toy went mad and started destroying the world, he turned himself into a cyborg and created the Sure fembots for the purpose of helping the ChosenOne (Grey, in this case) to defeat it. The Little Mamas are also guarded by robotic duplicates of him (those bald-headed guys). Also, he destroyed Nagoshi's base (see SuicideAttack below), thus causing LaResistance's fall]].

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* ManBehindTheMan: Robert J. Dimitri, the hundreds-years-old cyborg, is behind ''everything'' that happened in the manga. [[spoiler:Not only did he created creat Toy, but after Toy went mad and started destroying the world, he turned himself into a cyborg and created the Sure fembots for the purpose of helping the ChosenOne (Grey, in this case) to defeat it. The Little Mamas are also guarded by robotic duplicates of him (those bald-headed guys). Also, Finally, he destroyed Nagoshi's base (see SuicideAttack below), thus causing LaResistance's fall]].



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* OmnicidalManiac: [[spoiler: Toy organized all the whole war thing because, according to its calculations, mankind's ultimate goal was self-destruction. He just wanted to help it reach that goal faster.]]

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* OmnicidalManiac: [[spoiler: Toy organized all the whole war thing because, according to its calculations, mankind's ultimate goal was self-destruction. He just wanted to help it reach that goal faster.]]



* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Grey and Lara, after having witnessed the death of all their former comrades, finally reach the capital. They discover that the "Citizens" are actually droids controlled by Toy, and nobody actually ever became a Class A Trooper.]]

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* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Grey and Lara, after having witnessed the death of all their former comrades, finally reach the capital. They discover that the "Citizens" are actually droids controlled by Toy, and nobody actually ever became a Class A Trooper.]]



* SchizoTech: Troopers from three-digit towns get issued {{World War II}}-vintage weapons, despite having more advanced technology for support equipment, transport to and from battlefields, and their town's Little Mama. Lower-numbered towns have more and more advanced equipment such as HumongousMecha and FrickinLaserBeams.

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* SchizoTech: Troopers from three-digit towns get are issued {{World War II}}-vintage weapons, despite having more advanced technology for support equipment, transport to and from battlefields, and their town's Little Mama. Lower-numbered towns have more and more advanced equipment such as HumongousMecha and FrickinLaserBeams.



* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[TheChick Nova]] originally [[SacrificialLion died halfway through the manga]] to show that TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized; she manages to survive that plot point in ''Digital Target'' because she was popular.
* StormingTheCastle

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* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil
SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: "evil" has a loose value in this series but the towns that Grey faces are ranked according to their threat and advanced weaponry level.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[TheChick [[spoiler: Nova]] originally [[SacrificialLion died halfway through the manga]] to show that TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized; she manages to survive survives that plot point in ''Digital Target'' because she was popular.
* StormingTheCastleStormingTheCastle: Grey liberates a La Resistance base from enemies this way.



* WarIsHell

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* WarIsHellWarIsHell: A constant war that has no reason other than 'increase in rank' where the survival rate is low and the only reason anyone joins is to escape the lower caste of 'People'.
22nd Jul '12 10:01:29 AM nombretomado
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''Grey'' is a {{Shonen}} {{Manga}} created by Yoshihisa Tagami and published by Tokuma Shoten in Monthly Shōnen Captain magazine (and VizMedia in North America). Originally running between 1985-1987 culminating in three volumes.

The {{Manga}} was also adapted into an Animated Film, ''Grey: Digital Target'', on December 13th, 1986. It was produced by Magic Bus and Tokuma Japan Corp. under the direction of Satoshi Dezaki with a total runtime of 73 minutes. (VizMedia also released a translation of ''Digital Target''.)

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''Grey'' is a {{Shonen}} {{Manga}} created by Yoshihisa Tagami and published by Tokuma Shoten in Monthly Shōnen Captain magazine (and VizMedia Creator/VizMedia in North America). Originally running between 1985-1987 culminating in three volumes.

The {{Manga}} was also adapted into an Animated Film, ''Grey: Digital Target'', on December 13th, 1986. It was produced by Magic Bus and Tokuma Japan Corp. under the direction of Satoshi Dezaki with a total runtime of 73 minutes. (VizMedia (Creator/VizMedia also released a translation of ''Digital Target''.)
16th Mar '12 7:24:42 PM Treblain
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* AnimeAnatomy: Averted with both male and female anatomy.


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* BarbieDollAnatomy: Averted with both male and female anatomy.
29th Dec '11 6:50:04 PM binaroid
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* FullFrontalAssault: After Grey and Nova arrive at the Resistance base/temple Shidara, Nova tries to take a shower, just before a force from a high-numbered Town attacks them. Nova is forced to help fight wearing nothing more than a {{BFG}} and shoes -- and she [[TookALevelInBadass does well enough]] that Grey lampshades it:

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* FullFrontalAssault: After Grey and Nova arrive at the Resistance base/temple Shidara, Nova tries to take a shower, just before a force from a high-numbered Town attacks them. Nova is forced to help fight wearing nothing more than a {{BFG}} machinegun, shoes, and shoes a wide-open jacket -- and she [[TookALevelInBadass does well enough]] that Grey lampshades it:
1st Dec '11 6:03:26 PM binaroid
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* FemBot: Sure

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* FemBot: SureThe "Sure" robots that perform secretary duties for Little Mamas.


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* FullFrontalAssault: After Grey and Nova arrive at the Resistance base/temple Shidara, Nova tries to take a shower, just before a force from a high-numbered Town attacks them. Nova is forced to help fight wearing nothing more than a {{BFG}} and shoes -- and she [[TookALevelInBadass does well enough]] that Grey lampshades it:
-->'''Grey:''' You fight better without your clothes!\\
'''Nova:''' Because I don't want to die ''naked''!
* GreyAndGrayMorality: Appropriately enough. Grey has a sense of honor, but he's willing to use the team he's assigned to as decoys in the first arc, and even he knows he's NotSoDifferent from the Trooper who killed Lips. On the other hand, for someone seeking vengeance, he's very willing to see his opponents' points of view: [[spoiler:he forgives the man who was responsible for the CrapsackWorld he hates, he accepts Lara's explanation of why Nagoshi seemed to cross the MoralEventHorizon by killing Nova, and he even seems to accept Toy's HannibalLecture about humanity being self-destructive until it segues into megalomaniacal ranting.]]


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* TragicKeepsake: Grey wears the helmet that Lips wore on her one mission -- complete with her name written on it, and the hole from the shot that killed her. He shrugs it off when Nova brings it up: "I've got a funny-shaped head. It's the only helmet that fits."
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