History WarIsHell / AnimeAndManga

23rd May '16 11:16:16 AM fsdfsdfsd
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** The third season actually goes to the battlefield mentioned in the first season, and it features InfantImmortality being averted, an [[spoiler: XYZ]] character even more violent and hateful than [[KnightOfCerberus Kurosaki]], and showing that the army responsible for this war is willing to card their own ChildSoldiers as punishment for trying to escape.

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** The third season actually goes to the battlefield mentioned in the first season, and it features InfantImmortality being averted, an [[spoiler: XYZ]] character even more violent and hateful than [[KnightOfCerberus [[KnightOfCerebus Kurosaki]], and showing that the army responsible for this war is willing to card their own ChildSoldiers as punishment for trying to escape.
23rd May '16 11:15:45 AM fsdfsdfsd
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** The second season includes a short [[spoiler: Civil War]] in [[spoiler: the City]] that, while less violent then the other wars portrayed, still amounts to a violent mob [[WithUsOrAgainstUs attacking anyone who gets in their way]]. Also, [[spoiler: Reira]] is revealed to have been orphaned in a realistic war with guns and bombs, causing trauma that has shaped his entire personality.
** The third season actually goes to the battlefield mentioned in the first season, and it features InfantImmortality being averted, an [[spoiler: XYZ]] character even more violent and hateful than [[KnightOfCerberus Kurosaki]], and showing that the army responsible for this war is willing to card their own ChildSoldiers as punishment for trying to escape.
24th Feb '16 8:43:28 PM RoarkTenjouin
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** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' seems to be attempting to eclipse Tomino's darker works, with such acts ranging from forcing child slaves to fight, to having a stand in for the Titans, Gjallarhorn, [[spoiler: set up circumstances that will allow them to justify having to massacre protesting colonists]]. In particular, the Brewers arc of the anime has received a fair number of comparisons to ''Film/BeastsOfNoNation'' by some internet commentators.
15th Feb '16 10:17:16 AM narm00
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** The Creator specifically said its NOT an Anti War film, what it really is a guilt trip to 80s Japanese Delinquents.

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** The Creator specifically said its it's NOT an Anti War film, film; what it really is a guilt trip to 80s Japanese Delinquents.
19th Jan '16 6:13:38 PM TastySauce
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* ''Manga/ShoukokuNoAltair'' is all about an entire continent being engulfed by war thanks to the aggressions of TheEmpire, resulting in increasingly bloody battles, war crimes abound, and character deaths in all their meaningless tragedy. The fact that the main character is a '''pacifist''' and still can't help but get involved and kill his fair share just goes to show how desperate the situation is.

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* ''Manga/ShoukokuNoAltair'' is all about an entire continent being engulfed by war thanks to the aggressions of TheEmpire, resulting in increasingly bloody battles, war crimes abound, and character deaths in all their meaningless tragedy. The fact that the main character protagonist is a '''pacifist''' '''''pacifist''''' and still can't help but get involved and kill his fair share just goes to show how desperate hellish the situation is.
19th Jan '16 6:04:08 PM TastySauce
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* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': From the opening narration from NewMazinger (an one-volume-long alternate manga version published in 1988): "A. D. 220X... Hostilities between north and south grow in fury as savage combat with new and ever more destructive weapons lays waste the once pastoral Earth. The remnants of mankind burrow deep beneath the surface. Their citadels, screened against the deadly bath of radiation, poke through the polluted soil like foul, mutant flowers. Their warriors, encased in giant combat armor against the air that once gave man life, live only to fight, and with luck, to fight again. Today, as every day, the flames of war rage in every corner of the globe. War without quarter. War without end. War for a race that has forgotten all other ways of life."

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* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': From the opening narration from NewMazinger ''Manga/NewMazinger'' (an one-volume-long alternate manga version published in 1988): "A. D. 220X... Hostilities between north and south grow in fury as savage combat with new and ever more destructive weapons lays waste the once pastoral Earth. The remnants of mankind burrow deep beneath the surface. Their citadels, screened against the deadly bath of radiation, poke through the polluted soil like foul, mutant flowers. Their warriors, encased in giant combat armor against the air that once gave man life, live only to fight, and with luck, to fight again. Today, as every day, the flames of war rage in every corner of the globe. War without quarter. War without end. War for a race that has forgotten all other ways of life."



** This is, actually, one of core messages of ''UFORoboGrendizer'', and it is delivered in a pretty heavy-handed way. The Vegans tried to take over Fleed to settle on it but their own weapons turned the planet into an uninhabitable, radioactive chunk of rock (and the scenes of the Fleedian genocide were especially NightmareFuel). The only thing their expansionist war achieved was the destruction of several planets and their own annihilation. The war scenes were depicted in a very harsh fashion. And several characters argued nothing could be gained from that conflict:

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** This is, actually, one of core messages of ''UFORoboGrendizer'', ''UFO Robo Grendizer'', and it is delivered in a pretty heavy-handed way. The Vegans tried to take over Fleed to settle on it but their own weapons turned the planet into an uninhabitable, radioactive chunk of rock (and the scenes of the Fleedian genocide were especially NightmareFuel). The only thing their expansionist war achieved was the destruction of several planets and their own annihilation. The war scenes were depicted in a very harsh fashion. And several characters argued nothing could be gained from that conflict:



** The Fourth Shinobi World War defines this trope when you hear the death toll of the Alliance forces for the ''first day''. [[spoiler: 40,000 Ninja and samurai died in a ''single'' day of fighting.]] But due to AMillionIsAStatistic, most people don't care unless a named character dies. As of chapter 615, [[spoiler: [[TheStrategist Shikaku]], Inoichi, Ao, Mabui, the entire Kumogakure village, and Neji]] have all died in the War [[spoiler:against Obito and Madara.]]
*** [[spoiler: Made even worse that the War is ultimately ''lost'' by the Alliance after Madara comes back to life. Most of the world is now trapped in Infinite Tsukuyomi now...tens of thousands of people died for ''nothing''... till Naruto and Sasuke defeat madara and Kaguya and released the justu, that is.]]

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** The Fourth Shinobi World War defines this trope when you hear the death toll of the Alliance forces for the ''first day''. [[spoiler: 40,000 [[spoiler:40,000 Ninja and samurai died in a ''single'' day of fighting.]] But due to AMillionIsAStatistic, most people don't care unless a named character dies. As of chapter 615, [[spoiler: [[TheStrategist Shikaku]], Inoichi, Ao, Mabui, the entire Kumogakure village, and Neji]] have all died in the War [[spoiler:against Obito and Madara.]]
*** [[spoiler: Made even worse that the War is ultimately ''lost'' by the Alliance after Madara comes back to life. Most of the world is now trapped in Infinite Tsukuyomi now...tens of thousands of people died for ''nothing''... till Naruto and Sasuke defeat madara and Kaguya and released the justu, that is.
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* ''VinlandSaga'' delivers this message with surprising subtlety.

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* ''VinlandSaga'' ''Manga/VinlandSaga'' delivers this message with surprising subtlety.



* The ''VideoGame/FrontMission'' expanded media, such as the ''Dog Life & Dog Style'' manga, are very much in the WarIsHell territory. In ''Dog Life & Dog Style'', the brutality of war in general is shown through as Kenichi Inuzuka, a Japanese journalist who winds up in the wrong place and wrong time to witness some of the worst atrocities in the midst of the 2nd Huffman Conflict and those who are affected by it. He brings out the truth of war to the world amidst censorship and to some of the people whom he interviews. The seinen manga goes from a violent form of war is hell to a psychological form. In the first volume alone, Inuzuka casually takes pictures of about every single atrocity of war, from open battlefield rape of some random girl to the amount of skulls hauled by a wanzer pilot to mark his kills. In the second volume, [[spoiler: a particularly tragic story shows the exploits of O.C.U. Captain Ren Akagi who supposedly saves a young woman, Kino Margo Seletskaya, from rape and performs a HeroicSacrifice to get her out of the warzone. It is then revealed that Kino was a prostitute who wasn't so much as raped as performing her trade on the field and that it wasn't the first time that happened. Thankfully, Ren survives but he does not walk out unscathed, losing an arm and two eyes as well as learning the unpleasant truth about her trade. Though he does get over it by finding Kino in another brothel and telling her to wait until the war is over.]]

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* The ''VideoGame/FrontMission'' expanded media, such as the ''Dog Life & Dog Style'' manga, are very much in the WarIsHell territory. In ''Dog Life & Dog Style'', the brutality of war in general is shown through as Kenichi Inuzuka, a Japanese journalist who winds up in the wrong place and wrong time to witness some of the worst atrocities in the midst of the 2nd Huffman Conflict and those who are affected by it. He brings out the truth of war to the world amidst censorship and to some of the people whom he interviews. The seinen manga goes from a violent form of war is hell to a psychological form. In the first volume alone, Inuzuka casually takes pictures of about every single atrocity of war, from open battlefield rape of some random girl to the amount of skulls hauled by a wanzer pilot to mark his kills. In the second volume, [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a particularly tragic story shows the exploits of O.C.U. Captain Ren Akagi who supposedly saves a young woman, Kino Margo Seletskaya, from rape and performs a HeroicSacrifice to get her out of the warzone. It is then revealed that Kino was a prostitute who wasn't so much as raped as performing her trade on the field and that it wasn't the first time that happened. Thankfully, Ren survives but he does not walk out unscathed, losing an arm and two eyes as well as learning the unpleasant truth about her trade. Though he does get over it by finding Kino in another brothel and telling her to wait until the war is over.]]



* The War Of The Best arc in ''Manga/OnePiece'', which dealt with The Marines fighting [[WorldsStrongestMan Whitebeard]], plays this trope straight. Both sides start off fresh and eager for battle. Near the end, almost everyone is splattered with blood, marines and pirates alike lay dead, or injured on the ground, trampled by allies and enemies alike who don't care. Soldiers who try to desert get killed mid-battle by [[GeneralRipper Akainu]], and the people who decide to help their fallen comrades? Get shot as well, with a massive body count for both sides in the end. [[spoiler: Two major characters end up dying, including the protagonist's brother.]] Not to mention that the end result made everything -even worse- in the long run.

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* The War Of The Best arc in ''Manga/OnePiece'', which dealt with The Marines fighting [[WorldsStrongestMan Whitebeard]], plays this trope straight. Both sides start off fresh and eager for battle. Near the end, almost everyone is splattered with blood, marines and pirates alike lay dead, or injured on the ground, trampled by allies and enemies alike who don't care. Soldiers who try to desert get killed mid-battle by [[GeneralRipper Akainu]], and the people who decide to help their fallen comrades? Get shot as well, with a massive body count for both sides in the end. [[spoiler: Two [[spoiler:Two major characters end up dying, including the protagonist's brother.]] Not to mention that the end result made everything -even worse- in the long run.



* ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}'', and The Major [[NightmareFetishist would not want it]] [[WarIsGlorious any other way]].

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* ''Anime/{{Hellsing}}'', ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', and The Major [[NightmareFetishist would not want it]] [[WarIsGlorious any other way]].



* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' of all things has this [[spoiler: with the inter dimensional war.]] The series does not pull its punches when showing the realities of war. With [[spoiler: the Akaba's]] using realistic propaganda to draft soldiers, child soldiers being sociopaths because they were mislead by adults and realistically showing that anyone can die in a war, even the civilians. And this is before the story actually enters the battlefield- thus far the protagonists are just preparing for an invasion, [[spoiler: except for [[ShellShockedVeteran Kurosaki and Yuto]], and what we've seen of their homeland through flashbacks only enforces this trope]].

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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' of all things has this [[spoiler: with [[spoiler:with the inter dimensional war.]] The series does not pull its punches when showing the realities of war. With [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Akaba's]] using realistic propaganda to draft soldiers, child soldiers being sociopaths because they were mislead by adults and realistically showing that anyone can die in a war, even the civilians. And this is before the story actually enters the battlefield- thus far the protagonists are just preparing for an invasion, [[spoiler: except [[spoiler:except for [[ShellShockedVeteran Kurosaki and Yuto]], and what we've seen of their homeland through flashbacks only enforces this trope]].trope]].
* ''Manga/ShoukokuNoAltair'' is all about an entire continent being engulfed by war thanks to the aggressions of TheEmpire, resulting in increasingly bloody battles, war crimes abound, and character deaths in all their meaningless tragedy. The fact that the main character is a '''pacifist''' and still can't help but get involved and kill his fair share just goes to show how desperate the situation is.
18th Jan '16 3:47:37 PM Willbyr
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* The War Of The Best arc in OnePiece, which dealt with The Marines fighting [[WorldsStrongestMan Whitebeard]], plays this trope straight. Both sides start off fresh and eager for battle. Near the end, almost everyone is splattered with blood, marines and pirates alike lay dead, or injured on the ground, trampled by allies and enemies alike who don't care. Soldiers who try to desert get killed mid-battle by [[GeneralRipper Akainu]], and the people who decide to help their fallen comrades? Get shot as well, with a massive body count for both sides in the end. [[spoiler: Two major characters end up dying, including the protagonist's brother.]] Not to mention that the end result made everything -even worse- in the long run.

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* The War Of The Best arc in OnePiece, ''Manga/OnePiece'', which dealt with The Marines fighting [[WorldsStrongestMan Whitebeard]], plays this trope straight. Both sides start off fresh and eager for battle. Near the end, almost everyone is splattered with blood, marines and pirates alike lay dead, or injured on the ground, trampled by allies and enemies alike who don't care. Soldiers who try to desert get killed mid-battle by [[GeneralRipper Akainu]], and the people who decide to help their fallen comrades? Get shot as well, with a massive body count for both sides in the end. [[spoiler: Two major characters end up dying, including the protagonist's brother.]] Not to mention that the end result made everything -even worse- in the long run.
7th Jan '16 10:54:40 AM nombretomado
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* ''SoraNoWoto''. After six episodes of SliceOfLife, War comes knocking loudly on the door, leaves, and returns on Episode 11.

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* ''SoraNoWoto''.''Anime/SoundOfTheSky''. After six episodes of SliceOfLife, War comes knocking loudly on the door, leaves, and returns on Episode 11.
27th Oct '15 10:02:28 AM Willbyr
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* ''BarefootGen'', anyone? This one portrays the bombing of Hiroshima and its aftermath, as experienced by a six-year-old boy and his family.

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* ''BarefootGen'', ''Manga/BarefootGen'', anyone? This one portrays the bombing of Hiroshima and its aftermath, as experienced by a six-year-old boy and his family.
17th Sep '15 1:32:10 AM fsdfsdfsd
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* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' of all things has this [[spoiler: with the inter dimensional war.]] The series does not pull its punches when showing the realities of war. With [[spoiler: the Akaba's]] using realistic propaganda to draft soldiers, child soldiers being sociopaths because they were mislead by adults and realistically showing that anyone can die in a war, even the civilians. And this is before the story actually enters the battlefield- thus far the protagonists are just preparing for an invasion, [[spoiler: except for [[ShellShockedVeteran Kurosaki and Yuto]], and what we've seen of their homeland through flashbacks only enforces this trope]].
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