History UsefulNotes / KatanasOfTheRisingSun

13th Oct '17 2:27:47 PM LucaEarlgrey
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!! Portrayals of the IJN and IJA in media:

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* ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'' features many ships from the IJN made into {{Moe Anthropomorphism}}s, although a number of non-IJN vessels (such as those of the IJA and even some foreign militaries) get the same treatment as well.
* Many games in the ''VideoGame/NineteenFortyTwo'' series (the exceptions being ''1941: Counter Attack'' and ''19XX: The Battle Against Destiny'') have you playing as an American pilot taking on the forces of the IJN. Which is odd, given that the series itself is made by [[Creator/{{Capcom}} a Japanese company]].
13th Oct '17 2:26:57 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Many games in the ''VideoGame/NineteenFortyTwo'' series (''1942'', ''1943: The Battle of Midway'', and ''1944: The Loop Master'' in particular) have you playing as an American pilot taking on the forces of the IJN. Which is odd, given that the series itself is made by [[Creator/{{Capcom}} a Japanese company]].

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* Many games in the ''VideoGame/NineteenFortyTwo'' series (''1942'', ''1943: (the exceptions being ''1941: Counter Attack'' and ''19XX: The Battle of Midway'', and ''1944: The Loop Master'' in particular) Against Destiny'') have you playing as an American pilot taking on the forces of the IJN. Which is odd, given that the series itself is made by [[Creator/{{Capcom}} a Japanese company]].
13th Oct '17 2:25:59 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Many games in the ''VideoGame/NineteenFortyTwo'' series (''1942'', ''1943'', and ''1944: The Loop Master'' in particular) have you playing as an American pilot taking on the forces of the IJN. Which is odd, given that the series itself is made by [[Creator/{{Capcom}} a Japanese company]].

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* Many games in the ''VideoGame/NineteenFortyTwo'' series (''1942'', ''1943'', ''1943: The Battle of Midway'', and ''1944: The Loop Master'' in particular) have you playing as an American pilot taking on the forces of the IJN. Which is odd, given that the series itself is made by [[Creator/{{Capcom}} a Japanese company]].
13th Oct '17 2:25:27 PM LucaEarlgrey
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!! Portrayals of the IJN and IJA in media:

[[AC:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/KantaiCollection'' features many ships from the IJN made into {{Moe Anthropomorphism}}s, although a number of non-IJN vessels (such as those of the IJA and even some foreign militaries) get the same treatment as well.
* Many games in the ''VideoGame/NineteenFortyTwo'' series (''1942'', ''1943'', and ''1944: The Loop Master'' in particular) have you playing as an American pilot taking on the forces of the IJN. Which is odd, given that the series itself is made by [[Creator/{{Capcom}} a Japanese company]].
8th Oct '17 11:21:20 PM TheWildWestPyro
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** The wrong end: most later operations in New Guinea. A whopping ''97%''Japanese casualties came from exhaustion or drowning crossing the mountains. In battle, troops only got a few shots off before they were crushed by Australian mechanized power, artillery and aircraft. Food and water went short thanks to a US naval blockade, with some soldiers resorting to cannibalism in desperation. Others actually went insane out of sheer hopelessness and the daily deaths.

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** The wrong end: most later operations in New Guinea. A whopping ''97%''Japanese casualties came from exhaustion or drowning crossing the mountains. mountains, or dying of malaria and beri-beri. In battle, troops could only got get a few shots off before they were crushed by Australian mechanized power, artillery and aircraft. Food and water went short thanks to a US naval blockade, with some soldiers resorting to cannibalism in desperation. Others actually went insane out of sheer hopelessness and the daily deaths.
8th Oct '17 10:43:09 PM TheWildWestPyro
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** The wrong end: most later operations in New Guinea. Men died of exhaustion or drowned crossing the mountains, were crushed by the Australian mechanized, artillery and airpower, and ran short of food.

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** The wrong end: most later operations in New Guinea. Men died of A whopping ''97%''Japanese casualties came from exhaustion or drowned drowning crossing the mountains, mountains. In battle, troops only got a few shots off before they were crushed by the Australian mechanized, mechanized power, artillery and airpower, aircraft. Food and ran water went short thanks to a US naval blockade, with some soldiers resorting to cannibalism in desperation. Others actually went insane out of food. sheer hopelessness and the daily deaths.
8th Oct '17 10:39:06 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Launching a surprise attack on a country that had such a huge advantage in resources, manpower, manufacturing, industry, and technological innovation that there was literally no comparison definitely falls into this.
** The Imperial Japanese millitary had this trope as their most glaring flaw, as detailed under AndThenWhat.

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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Launching a surprise attack on a country that had such a huge advantage in resources, manpower, manufacturing, industry, and technological innovation that there was literally no comparison definitely falls into this. And while China was Japan's punching bag for the most part, nobody considered that repeated atrocities against the locals just made Chinese troops more determined to fight back.
** The Imperial Japanese millitary military had this trope as their most glaring flaw, as detailed under AndThenWhat.
8th Oct '17 10:36:43 PM TheWildWestPyro
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** The reconquest of Burma by the Allies took it in the other direction. [[note]]The Battle of Sittang Bend is remembered by old Fourteenth Army Hands as the complete destruction of a Japanese Army with few British losses. The Japanese were caught trying to retreat across a river and were slaughtered. Meanwhile, the Allied-equipped Chinese forces had become competent enough to not only assist in the reconquest but drive the Japanese out of Yunnan in the Salween Offensive, partially thanks to American airpower.[[/note]]

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** The reconquest of Burma by the Allies took it in the other direction. [[note]]The Battle of Sittang Bend is remembered by old Fourteenth Army Hands hands as the complete destruction of a Japanese Army army with few British losses. The Japanese were caught trying to retreat across a river river, got encircled and were slaughtered.slaughtered in their breakout attempts. Meanwhile, the Allied-equipped Chinese forces had become competent enough to not only assist in the reconquest but drive the Japanese out of Yunnan in the Salween Offensive, partially thanks to American airpower.[[/note]]
8th Oct '17 10:35:59 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* CurbStompBattle: The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Malaya Battle of Malaya]], and following that the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Singapore Battle of Singapore]], lasting a grand total of 77 days.

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* CurbStompBattle: The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Malaya Battle of Malaya]], and following that the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Singapore Battle of Singapore]], lasting a grand total of 77 days. Meanwhile [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hong_Kong Hong Kong]] honestly stood no chance, with British and Commonwealth forces getting steamrolled over 17 days.
8th Oct '17 10:32:51 PM TheWildWestPyro
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** Averted in China, where 'ordinary' Guomindang troops were almost always outgunned and outnumbered by their Japanese counterparts. 'Help' from regional and local militia, and warlord troops , was little better and often worse than no help at all, especially when they ran for it (although Guangxi clique and Guominjun troops were decent help at times). A trope frequently used by the Guomindang itself when they were forced to fight set-piece battles- they would use the militia and warlord troops (strengthened by as small as possible a force of 'corset-stiffeners', regular and better-equipped Guomindang troops) on the defense while they used their own troops to encircle the attacking Japanese forces ([[BloodKnight who were notoriously easily lured into frontal attacks in which they would frequently 'outrun' their supply lines]]).

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** Averted in China, where 'ordinary' Guomindang troops were almost always outgunned and outnumbered by their Japanese counterparts. 'Help' from regional and local militia, and warlord troops , was little better and often worse than no help at all, especially when they ran for it (although Guangxi clique and Guominjun troops were decent help at times). A trope frequently used by the Guomindang itself when they were forced to fight set-piece battles- they would use the militia and warlord troops (strengthened by as small as possible a force of 'corset-stiffeners', regular and better-equipped Guomindang troops) on the defense while they used their own troops to encircle the attacking Japanese forces ([[BloodKnight who were notoriously easily lured into frontal attacks in which they would frequently 'outrun' their supply lines]]).
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