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18th May '16 10:45:12 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* An all {{manhwa}} group created ''Manga/{{Kurokami}}''. The gorgeous SceneryPorn and the cultural references would never clue you in to the fact nobody on the team ever actually stepped into Japan or could speak the language. (The script was translated in Japan before official release) Omakes in the back show the research process, like when they looked through photographs for the backgrounds. Just out of simple curiosity, they once called the actual building that they were going to draw because they liked the structure, asking what the building's purpose was. [[spoiler: That building was a condom factory.]]

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* An all {{manhwa}} group created ''Manga/{{Kurokami}}''.''Manga/BlackGod''. The gorgeous SceneryPorn and the cultural references would never clue you in to the fact nobody on the team ever actually stepped into Japan or could speak the language. (The script was translated in Japan before official release) Omakes in the back show the research process, like when they looked through photographs for the backgrounds. Just out of simple curiosity, they once called the actual building that they were going to draw because they liked the structure, asking what the building's purpose was. [[spoiler: That building was a condom factory.]]
17th May '16 2:22:37 PM Willbyr
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* The manga of ''{{Gunnm}}'' enjoys detailing exactly how all the metals and materials used in making the cyborgs work.

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* The manga of ''{{Gunnm}}'' ''Manga/{{Gunnm}}'' enjoys detailing exactly how all the metals and materials used in making the cyborgs work.
7th May '16 12:19:29 AM tag0
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* ''{{Anime/Monster}}'' did a pretty good job averting the HollywoodAtlas with regard to Germany. Most of the non-white people we see besides Tenma are Turkish or Vietnamese (two of the most prominent immigrant populations in Germany), while Tenma's adopted hometown of Dusseldorf has a much higher Japanese population than the rest of the country. And Cologne really is notorious for flooding all the time, so a flood washing out [[spoiler: the bodies of some of Johan's unfortunate foster parents]] is very plausible. It's [[RealPlaceBackground plausible]] right down to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampelm%C3%A4nnchen ampelmännchen]]...

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* ''{{Anime/Monster}}'' did a pretty good job averting the HollywoodAtlas with regard to Germany. Most of the non-white people we see besides Tenma are Turkish or Vietnamese (two of the most prominent immigrant populations in Germany), while Tenma's adopted hometown of Dusseldorf has a much higher Japanese population than the rest of the country. And Cologne really is notorious for flooding all the time, so a flood washing out [[spoiler: the bodies of some of Johan's unfortunate foster parents]] is very plausible. It's [[RealPlaceBackground plausible]] right down to the [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ampelm%C3%A4nnchen org/wiki/Ampelmännchen ampelmännchen]]...
17th Apr '16 3:56:39 PM TheBigBopper
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* ''ShownTheirWork/{{Berserk}}''
* ''ShownTheirWork/GirlsUndPanzer''



* ''ShownTheirWork/GirlsUndPanzer''



* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', despite being a fantasy manga, is packed to the gills with research and real-life inspiration, which has only increased over the series' run:
** Arms and Armor: Miura makes great effort to understand how European weapons and armor were constructed, decorated, and used. By the later volumes he has some characters wearing armor that is obviously based on actual examples in museums almost down to the placement of each articulation and rivet, including types of armor and helmets that are mostly unknown to non-specialists. This extends to the Kushan Empire's Indian-influenced equipment which includes suits of plate and mail, armor for Elephants, and real-life exotic weapons such as the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katar_(dagger) Katar]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chakram Chakra]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urumi Urumi]], and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maduvu Maduvu]]. The film trilogy by Creator/Studio4C goes one step further by having armorer Shigetoshi Miura as its armor adviser.
** Swordsmandship and martial arts: Miura uses his knowledge of UsefulNotes/{{Kenjutsu}} to give Guts, Casca, and other characters distinct fighting styles. In chapter 331 Guts even pulls off something close to a real move from the German school of ''[[UsefulNotes/EuropeanSwordsmanship harnischfechten]]'' to take down a man in armor [[http://mangasee.co/manga/?series=Berserk&chapter=331&index=2&page=13 using his sword as a lever]]. The film series builds on this work by having medieval martial arts consultant Jay E. Noyes design some of the action sequences and teach medieval swordsmanship to the stuntmen.
** Architecture: Miura lovingly references numerous European architectural styles from the Romanesque to Rococo, drawing numerous extremely detailed churches, castles, and cities. In the port city of Vritannis he bases the Vandimion mansion on the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_La_Rotonda Villa La Rotonda]] outside Vicenza, and includes stand-ins for the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palazzo_Vecchio Palazzo Vecchio]] in Florence and the pillared halls of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosque-Cathedral_of_Cordoba Great Mosque of Córdoba]]. The dimension in which the God Hand appears in volume 3 is a tribute to the architectural fantasies of Creator/MCEscher. His overview of the city of [[spoiler:Falconia]] is such an amazing vision of a living, breathing city that it must be seen to be believed.
** Fashion and Clothing: Various clothing fashions for both men and women from the 14th to 18th centuries are faithfully reproduced, such as the puffed-and-slashed doublets of German [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landsknecht Landsknechte]] mercenaries and the lace collars and large trousers of TheCavalierYears.
** Politics and Government: The Golden Age Arc very accurately simulates how mercenaries were often used by monarchs to reduce their dependence on the nobility for military support, and how this often created opportunities for mercenaries to climb the social ladder or seize political power. There is also a lot of attention paid to the nature of royal succession and marriage, and with the Holy Alliance in Vritannis we see the complex role of religious politics and military alliances in international relations.
** Religion, Folklore, and Mythology: A large number of fantastic beasts from various cultures such as unicorns, hydra, mermaids, and kelpies appear in the story. There are also many references to Hindu mythology and religion related to the Kushan, such as when Daiba refers to Guts and Serpico as warriors of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durga Durga]] and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vayu Vayu]], respectively, and the Kushan also use many terms in Sanskrit to describe supernatural phenomena.
** The ''Seahorse'' chapters imply that Miura has done some research on ship-to-ship combat in UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy and WoodenShipsAndIronMen, as Roderick uses a detailed strategy involving placing himself downwind to confound Captain Sharkrider's pirate fleet.
29th Mar '16 12:23:58 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' repeatedly loves to show its knowledge of history especially in the manga form where among other instances Oogami randomly bumps into the first noble Japanese man to win a Nobel Prize for literature (the reference was eliminated in the Tokyopop translation) and also a real life arms smuggling scandal in Japanese occupied China is mentioned to help develop the villain's backstory. Other examples abound in the games, manga, and stage shows in the franchise, one song in the musical Hanasaku Otome mentions Albert Einstein's visit to Japan in that era and also Frank Lloyd Wrights building of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.

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* ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' repeatedly loves to show its knowledge of history especially in the manga form where among other instances Oogami randomly bumps into the first noble Japanese man to win a Nobel Prize for literature (the reference was eliminated in the Tokyopop translation) and also a real life arms smuggling scandal in Japanese occupied China is mentioned to help develop the villain's backstory. Other examples abound in the games, manga, and stage shows in the franchise, one song in the musical Hanasaku Otome mentions Albert Einstein's visit to Japan in that era and also Frank Lloyd Wrights Wright's building of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.
29th Feb '16 1:57:13 PM dRoy
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* ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'' uses tanks that are based on actual World War II tanks. [[ShoutOut Shout Outs]] throughout the series contain references to various events in WWII. (So much that it has warranted [[ShownTheirWork/GirlsUndPanzer its own separate page]] for this trope alone.)
29th Feb '16 1:55:58 PM dRoy
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21st Feb '16 2:30:03 AM lostbirdinatree
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* ''Manga/ShouwaGenrokuRakugoShinjuu'' has shown that its creator Haruko Kumota has extensively researched rakugo. She has also researched to some degree dodoitsu (a normally comical poem which is structured similarly to a haiku), {{Geisha}} and the kyogen (comic theatre derived from Noh intermissions) play Benten Kozo, about a man disguised as a woman who is revealed by samurai tattoos on his arms.
26th Jan '16 7:00:54 PM Sam406
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' gets a lot of flak about how "easy" transplant surgery seems to be InUniverse, but it's all explained if people take the time to [[AllThereInTheManual look through the databooks]].
** Both Kabuto and Danzo have a blood type of AB; thus, they are "universal recipients", able to accept any transplant in their bodies without rejection.
** Kakashi and Obito both have a blood type of O. This is why Kakashi's body didn't reject Obito's Sharingan.
** Madara also has the O blood type. This blood type is known as the "universal donor"; implants with O blood type will not be rejected by others. That's why he was able to implant his Rinnegan to Nagato (blood type A) and why he was able to implant on himself and use [[spoiler:Obito's left eye]]. It's also why [[spoiler:Obito]] was able to implant Madara's Rinnegan.
24th Jan '16 9:37:56 AM nombretomado
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* ''StrikeWitches'' Despite being a show about 13-20 year old girls in panties fighting an evil alien threat, many WWII references were made in both {{moe}}fied and non moefied ways. Erica Hartmann herself is a walking (slightly exaggerated) HistoricalInJoke.

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* ''StrikeWitches'' ''Anime/StrikeWitches'' Despite being a show about 13-20 year old girls in panties fighting an evil alien threat, many WWII references were made in both {{moe}}fied and non moefied ways. Erica Hartmann herself is a walking (slightly exaggerated) HistoricalInJoke.
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