History Manga / OdeToKirihito

24th Jan '16 10:37:01 AM aye_amber
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11th Nov '15 8:41:16 PM Willbyr
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1st Oct '15 3:52:14 PM nombretomado
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''Ode to Kirihito'' is a work by OsamuTezuka with a genre bent that's rather difficult to describe. It's psychologically complex, dealing not just with Kirihito's experience with Monmow Disease, but also his friend Doctor Urabe's psychosis and deterioration without Kirihito around to help keep him grounded. It deals heavily with medical politics and intrigue as Tatsagura, their boss, tries to work his way into being elected president of the Japanese Medical Association. There's a deep religious angle as Helen Friese, a nun, is struck with the disease and must come to terms with her identity before God when she appears to the world as a monster. And SexualHarassmentAndRapeTropes? Prepare to be shocked by how many are used here.

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''Ode to Kirihito'' is a work by OsamuTezuka Creator/OsamuTezuka with a genre bent that's rather difficult to describe. It's psychologically complex, dealing not just with Kirihito's experience with Monmow Disease, but also his friend Doctor Urabe's psychosis and deterioration without Kirihito around to help keep him grounded. It deals heavily with medical politics and intrigue as Tatsagura, their boss, tries to work his way into being elected president of the Japanese Medical Association. There's a deep religious angle as Helen Friese, a nun, is struck with the disease and must come to terms with her identity before God when she appears to the world as a monster. And SexualHarassmentAndRapeTropes? Prepare to be shocked by how many are used here.
26th Jul '15 8:46:08 PM Helcat13
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In an out-of-the-way Japanese village, there is an illness known as Monmow Disease. Its symptoms are a wide variety of very bad things: the bones begin to atrophy, the patient exhibits an extraordinarily high fever, and eventually even loses the ability to breathe. But the most curious part of Monmow Disease is its visual symptoms: the patient begins to turn into what looks like a humanoid fox. His bones deform into a dog-like shape, even forming a snout, while hair starts growing all over the body, and the patient loses the ability to digest nearly anything except raw meat.

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In an out-of-the-way Japanese village, there is an illness known as Monmow Disease. Its symptoms are a wide variety of very bad things: the bones begin to atrophy, the patient exhibits an extraordinarily high fever, and eventually even loses the ability to breathe. But the most curious part of Monmow Disease is its visual symptoms: the patient begins to turn into what looks like a humanoid fox. His The patient's bones deform into a dog-like shape, even forming a snout, while hair starts growing all over the body, and the patient loses the ability to digest nearly anything except raw meat.
3rd Jun '15 10:30:38 PM Vandegraff1
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* ILoveNuclearPower: [[spoiler:The true cause of Monmow Disease is contaminated drinking water drawn from places that contained deposits of a rare radioactive isotope. Played somewhat more realistically than most, considering the gradual, painful, and usually fatal nature of the mutations, but the dog-face thing is still ''really'' pushing it.]])

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* ILoveNuclearPower: [[spoiler:The true cause of Monmow Disease is contaminated drinking water drawn from places that contained deposits of a rare radioactive isotope. Played somewhat more realistically than most, considering the gradual, painful, and usually fatal nature of the mutations, but the dog-face thing is still ''really'' pushing it.]])]]
3rd Jun '15 10:28:35 PM Vandegraff1
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In an out-of-the-way Japanese village, there is an illness known as Monmow disease. Its symptoms are a wide variety of very bad things: The bones begin to atrophy, the patient exhibits an extraordinarily high fever, and eventually even loses the ability to breathe. But the most curious part of Monmow Disease is its visual symptoms: The patient begins to turn into what looks like a humanoid fox. His bones crumble into dog-like shape, even forming a snout; hair starts growing all over the body, and the patient's body starts losing the ability to digest nearly anything except raw meat.

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In an out-of-the-way Japanese village, there is an illness known as Monmow disease. Disease. Its symptoms are a wide variety of very bad things: The the bones begin to atrophy, the patient exhibits an extraordinarily high fever, and eventually even loses the ability to breathe. But the most curious part of Monmow Disease is its visual symptoms: The the patient begins to turn into what looks like a humanoid fox. His bones crumble deform into a dog-like shape, even forming a snout; snout, while hair starts growing all over the body, and the patient's body starts losing patient loses the ability to digest nearly anything except raw meat.



* [[AffectionateNickname Affectionate]][=/=]EmbarrassingNickname: [[spoiler:The residents of the Syrian village Kirihito finally settles down in almost unanimously call him Dr. Dog - not out of any disrespect, but because they find "Dr. Osanai Kirihito" a bit too much of a mouthful.]]

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* [[AffectionateNickname Affectionate]][=/=]EmbarrassingNickname: [[spoiler:The residents of the Syrian village Kirihito finally settles down in almost unanimously call him Dr. Dog - not Dog--not out of any disrespect, but because they find "Dr. Osanai Kirihito" a bit too much of a mouthful.]]
3rd Jun '15 10:27:02 PM Vandegraff1
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* CuteMonsterGirl: Helen looks more like a Furry dog girl in her Monmow-infected form.

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* CuteMonsterGirl: Helen looks more like a Furry dog girl furry dog-girl in her Monmow-infected form.



* [[spoiler:EarnYourHappyEnding: Hellen and Kirihito have to go through hell for it, but they do finally receive closure and community that accepts them despite their appearence.]]

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* [[spoiler:EarnYourHappyEnding: Hellen Helen and Kirihito have to go through hell for it, but they do finally receive closure and community that accepts them despite their appearence.appearance.]]



* GambitPileup: The war for information and manipulation involves Tatsugaura, Kirihito, Urabe, Izumi, Manheim, Mahn and his entourage, the mayor... Phew.
* TheGrotesque: Both Hellen and Kirihito

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* GambitPileup: The war for information and manipulation involves Tatsugaura, Kirihito, Urabe, Izumi, Manheim, Mahn and his entourage, the mayor... Phew.
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* TheGrotesque: Both Hellen Helen and KirihitoKirihito.



* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:After failing to save a patient, killing two men in self defense, and watching helplessly as the child he found in the desert dies of hunger and dehydration, Kirihito just about loses it.]]
* IAmAMonster: Urabe is fully aware how wrong and depraved his behavior is - he just doesn't think he can control himself, [[spoiler:which is why he finally [[DrivenToSuicide throws himself in front of a truck]]]]. Kirihito also tends to think like this.

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* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:After failing to save a patient, killing two men in self defense, self-defense, and watching helplessly as the child he found in the desert dies of hunger and dehydration, Kirihito just about loses it.]]
* IAmAMonster: Urabe is fully aware how wrong and depraved his behavior is - he is--he just doesn't think he can control himself, [[spoiler:which is why he finally [[DrivenToSuicide throws himself in front of a truck]]]]. Kirihito also tends to think like this.



* ILoveNuclearPower: ([[spoiler:The true cause of Monmow Disease is contaminated drinking water drawn from places that contained deposites of a rare radioactive isotope. Played somewhat more realistically than most, considering the gradual, painful & usually fatal nature of the mutations, but the dog face thing is still ''really'' pushing it.]])

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* ILoveNuclearPower: ([[spoiler:The [[spoiler:The true cause of Monmow Disease is contaminated drinking water drawn from places that contained deposites deposits of a rare radioactive isotope. Played somewhat more realistically than most, considering the gradual, painful & painful, and usually fatal nature of the mutations, but the dog face dog-face thing is still ''really'' pushing it.]])



* KarmicTransformation: both [[spoiler:Mahn and Tatsugaura]] contract (and eventually die from) monmow disease

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* KarmicTransformation: both Both [[spoiler:Mahn and Tatsugaura]] contract (and eventually die from) monmow diseaseMonmow Disease.



* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: If you look over Tezuka's body of work you'll see he was quite fond of the trope. ''Kirihito'' is probably the most "realistic" interpretation out of them all, indeed perhaps, in all of fiction.

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* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: If you look over Tezuka's body of work you'll see he was quite fond of the trope. ''Kirihito'' is probably the most "realistic" interpretation out of them all, indeed perhaps, perhaps in all of fiction.



* PettingZooPeople: Monmow disease effectively turns people into these.

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* PettingZooPeople: Monmow disease Disease effectively turns people into these.



* ShoutOut: Some of the hallucination scenes seem to allude to surrealism (more specifically, to Magritte) and to Music/PinkFloyd's ''The Wall''. There are also clear graphic references to Picasso and to ''film noir'' --a real potpourri of allusions, really.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Reika

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* ShoutOut: Some of the hallucination scenes seem to allude to surrealism (more specifically, to Magritte) and to Music/PinkFloyd's ''The Wall''. There are also clear graphic references to Picasso and to ''film noir'' --a noir''--a real potpourri of allusions, really.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: ReikaReika.



* TransformationTrauma: Ohhh boy.

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* TransformationTrauma: Ohhh '''Oh boy.'''



* TragicHero: Kirihito Osanai. He actually has two tragic flaws, his naivety at the beginning and his (very understandable) anger management issues which nearly turn him into [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim a monster]].

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* TragicHero: Kirihito Osanai. He actually has two tragic flaws, his naivety naivete at the beginning and his (very understandable) anger management issues which nearly turn him into [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim a monster]].
15th Sep '14 12:55:39 PM morninglight
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* RapeIsLove: In fact, thanks to [[spoiler:Urabe not being right in the head and knowing that what he does is hideous and monstrous]], it actually ''works''.
11th Jul '13 4:56:41 PM Gaucelm
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* BestialityIsDepraved: [[spoiler:Kirihito feels that he has lost the right to even bear a name]] after having been raped by a dog.



* CuteMonsterGirl: Helen looks more like a Furry dog girl in her Monmow-infected form.



* FreudianExcuse: Mahn pursues extremely sadistic and degrading entertainments because [[spoiler: he used to be a starving child who watched powerlessly as he parents died]]. In other words, his motivation is [[spoiler: self-hatred, or rather hatred for the pauper he used to be]].

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* FatBastard: Mahn.
* FreudianExcuse: Mahn pursues extremely sadistic and degrading entertainments because [[spoiler: he used to be a starving child who watched powerlessly as he his parents died]]. In other words, his motivation is [[spoiler: self-hatred, or rather hatred for the pauper he used to be]].


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* InfantImmortality: Awfully averted when Mahn has a human baby getting eaten by a snake just for entertainment.


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* MeaningfulName: Kirihito sounds like the Japanese pronunciation of "Christ": Kirisuto.


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* NightmareFetishist: [[spoiler:Reika]] has a huge turn-on towards misshapen freaks and has restrained and raped several of them in the past, including a dwarf and a rubber-man.


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* ScaryBlackMan: The black doctor who finds Kirihito.
29th Jan '13 4:36:19 AM SeptimusHeap
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: ''Don't'' piss [[{{Yangire}} Kirihito]] off.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: ''Don't'' piss [[{{Yangire}} [[CuteAndPsycho Kirihito]] off.
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