History UsefulNotes / KaijuDefenseForce

22nd Mar '16 5:16:59 PM LtFedora
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* The JASDF briefly appears in ''Film/IndependenceDay'', receiving the Americans' message advising of the upcoming global counterattack.
4th Dec '15 12:21:33 AM JackTheHammer
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* The movie ''S: The Last Policeman - Recovery of our Future'' (which is a sequel to the TV drama ''S: The Last Policeman'' which in turn was originally a manga) features the Air Self-Defense Force providing helicopter transport to various [[SWATTeam police special forces groups.]]
24th Nov '15 12:16:06 AM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Chaos Theory'' has Japan forming a new branch of the JSDF: the Information Self-Defense Forces. Their role is signal intelligence and electronic warfare, having the potential to remotely shutdown attacking forces, even to the point of disrupting their own national power grids. As this ''could'' potentially be used offensively to strike well outside of Japan's borders (while not actually leaving it) this falls into a grey area of the post-war constitutional restrictions. Predictably, this has the effect of raising international tensions in east Asia, particularly with China and both North and South Korea. It is this international scenario which kicks off the plot in typical Creator/TomClancy style. [[spoiler: Oh, and they're the Bad Guys.]]

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* ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Chaos Theory'' ''VideoGame/SplinterCellChaosTheory'' has Japan forming a new branch of the JSDF: the Information Self-Defense Forces. Their role is signal intelligence and electronic warfare, having the potential to remotely shutdown attacking forces, even to the point of disrupting their own national power grids. As this ''could'' potentially be used offensively to strike well outside of Japan's borders (while not actually leaving it) this falls into a grey area of the post-war constitutional restrictions. Predictably, this has the effect of raising international tensions in east Asia, particularly with China and both North and South Korea. It is this international scenario which kicks off the plot in typical Creator/TomClancy style. [[spoiler: Oh, and they're the Bad Guys.]]
8th Oct '15 9:49:58 PM Pichu-kun
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* The primary goal of Ushio Namada, a junior high school student and protagonist of the manga ''Manga/SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai'' (''A Lollipop or a bullet''), is to join the SDF after she graduates, mostly to escape the dull existence of living in a small mountain town.

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* The primary goal of Ushio Namada, Nagisa Yamada, a junior high school student and protagonist of the manga ''Manga/SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai'' (''A Lollipop or a bullet''), Or A Bullet''), is to join the SDF after she graduates, mostly to escape the dull existence of living in a small mountain town.
8th Oct '15 9:48:01 PM Pichu-kun
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* The primary goal of Ushio Namada, a junior high school student and protagonist of the manga ''SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai'' (''A Lollipop or a bullet''), is to join the SDF after she graduates, mostly to escape the dull existence of living in a small mountain town.

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* The primary goal of Ushio Namada, a junior high school student and protagonist of the manga ''SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai'' ''Manga/SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai'' (''A Lollipop or a bullet''), is to join the SDF after she graduates, mostly to escape the dull existence of living in a small mountain town.
20th Sep '15 9:03:22 PM KrspaceT
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* The Japanese Liberation Front, or JLF, in Anime/CodeGeass is the remains of this force.
19th Sep '15 1:14:44 PM ultimomant
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* ''[[{{LightNovel/Gate}} Gate: Thus the JSDF Fought There]]'' has them appear as protagonists, fighting a fantasy world horde, complete with dragons, emerging from a portal opening in Ginza. What the horde didn't know is that the [=JSDF=] had the firepower to decimate it, and it shows.

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* ''[[{{LightNovel/Gate}} ''[[Literature/{{Gate}} Gate: Thus the JSDF Fought There]]'' has them appear as protagonists, fighting a fantasy world horde, complete with dragons, emerging from a portal opening in Ginza. What the horde didn't know is that the [=JSDF=] had the firepower to decimate it, and it shows.
7th Aug '15 12:52:50 PM Willbyr
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* ''SpaceBattleshipYamato'', among other series, combines this with [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Japan Is The Center Of Earth]] with the '''E'''arth '''D'''efense '''F'''orce, with implications that Earth has become as [[TechnicalPacifist Technically Pacifist]] as modern Japan.

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* ''SpaceBattleshipYamato'', ''Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato'', among other series, combines this with [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Japan Is The Center Of Earth]] with the '''E'''arth '''D'''efense '''F'''orce, with implications that Earth has become as [[TechnicalPacifist Technically Pacifist]] as modern Japan.



* In ''{{Zipang}}'', a modern JMSDF Aegis destroyer named the JDS ''[[MeaningfulName Mirai]]'' [[TimeTravel travels back in time]] to the Battle of Midway. The ''Mirai'' is equipped with Tomahawk missiles, implying that the future Japan had at least slightly loosened its definition of "offensive weaponry."

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* In ''{{Zipang}}'', ''Manga/{{Zipang}}'', a modern JMSDF Aegis destroyer named the JDS ''[[MeaningfulName Mirai]]'' [[TimeTravel travels back in time]] to the Battle of Midway. The ''Mirai'' is equipped with Tomahawk missiles, implying that the future Japan had at least slightly loosened its definition of "offensive weaponry."
31st Jul '15 4:17:16 PM nombretomado
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* The JSDF or their counterparts appear in Gundam twice: in ''GGundam'', Major Ulube Ishikawa tries to fight off the Devil Gundam with their mobile suits but failed. Sure, Japan now became Neo Japan, but it is possible that the Neo Japanese military is the future SDF.

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* The JSDF or their counterparts appear in Gundam twice: in ''GGundam'', ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'', Major Ulube Ishikawa tries to fight off the Devil Gundam with their mobile suits but failed. Sure, Japan now became Neo Japan, but it is possible that the Neo Japanese military is the future SDF.



** The JSDF is mentioned once in ''Gundam 00'' as being asked by the US military which is the main part of the Union to join the exercise with the Human Reform League and the Advanced European Union. Later in TheMovie, one of the Solbraves squadron was a Japanese Brave pilot named Akira Takei, which implies he used to be a member of the JSDF.

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** The JSDF is mentioned once in ''Gundam 00'' ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' as being asked by the US military which is the main part of the Union to join the exercise with the Human Reform League and the Advanced European Union. Later in TheMovie, one of the Solbraves squadron was a Japanese Brave pilot named Akira Takei, which implies he used to be a member of the JSDF.
23rd Jul '15 3:47:38 PM StFan
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* JASDF fighters are scrambled in the final episode of ''Anime/ZankyouNoTerror'' to [[spoiler: look for the nuclear bomb Nine has deployed with a hot air balloon over Tokyo. They don't find it in time and are forced to land before it detonates.]]

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* JASDF fighters are scrambled in the final episode of ''Anime/ZankyouNoTerror'' ''Anime/TerrorInResonance'' to [[spoiler: look [[spoiler:look for the nuclear bomb Nine has deployed with a hot air balloon over Tokyo. They don't find it in time and are forced to land before it detonates.]]



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