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->''"That's right. Mahjong is man's attempt at recreating the Genesis."''
-->-- '''Pietro'''

->''"Ragnarok... The Mahjong of the Gods!"''
-->-- '''Koizumi'''

''The Legend Of Koizumi'' or ''Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku'' (''Reform With No Wasted Draws''), a manga by Hideki Oowada, is the story about how [[RealPersonFic top country leaders]] battle it out with {{Mahjong}} [[SeriousBusiness to decide]] [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: [[Hot Blooded THE FATE OF ENTIRE NATIONS ]]
]].

Got a three-episode {{OVA}} adaptation which premiered in February 2010.

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!!This series contains examples of:
* AdaptationDyeJob: The Bushes are given blond hair in the anime, for whatever reason.
** How else would we know they were [[{{Eagleland}} American]]?
* AintNoRule: [[spoiler:Ain't No Rule that prevents you from clobbering your opponent senseless with the Mah Jong table. All you get is 15000 penalty points.]]
* AndNowForSomeoneCompletelyDifferent: [[spoiler:Chapter 49 begins with a new protagonist: Understandable as most of the old guard died during the Twilight of the Gods arc.]]
* ArtShift: Most of the major characters get at least one. Tymoshenko gets ''two'' within the space of three pages.
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Apparently being a current or former Head of State means you're awesome at mahjong.
** Head of State is probably elected based on their mahjong power.
** The Pope is elected solely based on who wins the mahjong conclave.
* BadassGrandpa: Junichiro Koizumi's grandfather, Japanese politician and cabinet minister Matajirō Koizumi, apparently taught his grandson how to play mahjong. TruthInTelevision: The real-life Matajirō Koizumi was known as the "tattoo minister" for the elaborate red dragon tattoo on his back -- a tattooing style more associated nowadays with {{Yakuza}} -- and the series plays up this fact.
** He's only been shown in a short cameo, but [[spoiler: based on his lineage (not to mention his epic beard), Grandpapa Bush likely qualifies.]]
* BadassLongcoat: Bush Jr. used to wear one in his college years, and decides to put it back on during the battle against the Nazis. Also, after his death, [[spoiler:Papa Bush]]'s ''headstone'' gets its own badass longcoat.
* BaitAndSwitchBoss: [[spoiler: Rudolf Hess and Hermann Goring appear to be the foes that the Pope was going to face but Hitler decides to step in himself frying the two.]]
* BattleAura: EVERYBODY gets a battle aura when they play a special hand. Papa Bush is able to do one that causes his shirt to spontaneously ''disintegrate.''
* BerserkButton: Do NOT diss the Pope in front of Hitler. ''You will regret it.'' [[spoiler: Speidel found this out the hard way.]]
* BigBad: [[spoiler: UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler. Yup, he's been alive all these years. And he has the ability to go Super Aryan.]]
** Incidentally, the name he goes under while escaping from Germany is the surname he would have had [[spoiler: if his grandfather hadn't acknowledged his illegitimate son: [[RefugeInAudacity Schicklgruber]].]]
* BigGood: The Pope.
** Though he clearly has no problem playing mahjong as cut-throat as the rest of the characters.
* {{Bishounen}}: Pietro, complete with BishieSparkle
** [[spoiler: It is ''very'' disturbing that Hitler gets a little BishieSparkle of his own, when we first see him at the end of manga volume 3. This turns out to be some sort of glamor that Hitler's magic gives him. Yes, Hitler is magical.]]
* BrainInAJar: [[spoiler: Josef Mengele]] hopes to cheat death with one. [[spoiler: Yulia puts an end to that.]]
* BringMyBrownPants: Happens to [[ButtMonkey Taizo]] quite a lot of times.
* BrownNote: It's noted by Nazi scientists that just looking at a person with a significantly higher mahjong power level can cause serious negative effects to your health.
* ButtMonkey: Taizo. George Jr. qualifies as well.
** [[spoiler: George Jr. is leaving this territory rapidly, as he seems to be taking around [[TookALevelInBadass eighty-two levels in badass]]]].
*** According to Colin Powell, [[spoiler:George Jr.]] is the ''real'' [[spoiler:Papa Bush]], and the scoreboard even labeled him [[spoiler:"Real Papa Bush"]].
** Yukio Hatoyama, Japanese prime minister September 2008-June 2009, gets picked on consistently in both the manga's omake scenes and the OVA.
*** And then he ends up being killed by Kim Jong-il of all people. After being possessed by a squid.
** Nicolas Sarkozy's two appearances are made of this.
* CallingYourAttacks: Everyone adds specialized names to their mahjong hands like "PATRIOT TSUMO" or "PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC RIICHI".
* CardSharp: Everyone of any importance.
* CharmPerson: Hitler.
* TheChewToy: Taizo wavers between this and [[ButtMonkey Butt Monkeydom]].
* CloudCuckooLander: [[spoiler: Hitler as SUPER ARYAN sure seems to be off]]
* ColdSniper: Former Japanese prime minister Taro Aso, shown to be a crack shot with a high-powered rifle. Again, a hint of TruthInTelevision, since the real-life Taro Aso was on Japan's shooting team during the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.
* CombatByChampion: The Fourth Reich asks for [[FiveManBand five]] of them to decide the fate of the Earth. They are:
** Junichiro Koizumi
** [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush Papa Bush]] (partnered with [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush his son]])
** Vladimir Putin (partnered with Dmitri Medvedev)
** Yulia Tymoshenko (partnered with Eleonora Pavlichenko)
** UsefulNotes/ThePope (partnered with Pietro)
* CombatClairvoyance: [[spoiler:Hitler is able to predict the outcome of his matches against Pope Benedict and declare victory ''as soon as the dice is rolled''.]]
* CombatPragmatist: A fair few antagonists have crafty tricks up their sleeves, like signaling snipers if they use the advantage, or tiles that ''extend neurotoxin-tipped needles''.
* ConfusionFu[=/=]YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm: The line is used verbatim to describe Hatoyama's Mah Jong playstyle, complete with a ShoutOut to TropeNamer [[Videogame/{{Earthbound}} Gigyas]].
* DeathGlare: [[spoiler:MaoZedong]]'s gaze in the OVA reduces Hu Jintao to a gibbering madman, causes Taizo to urinate uncontrollably, and transforms Pol Pot into grass. Koizumi is (relatively) unaffected.
* DerangedAnimation: The manga's artwork is crazy enough, but the anime takes it UpToEleven.
* {{Determinator}}: Reiji Inue. His backstory reveals that after his little sister became gravely ill and the weather prevented a rescue helicopter from evacuating her to a hospital, he first approached the governor of Kagoshima for help. He came to the meeting ''strapped with dynamite'' in case his request was refused. The governor then put him through to Noboru Takeshita (then-prime minister of Japan), who promised him a black hawk chopper if he won a game of Pickup with Mahjong tiles; if he lost the game, [[{{Seppuku}} he would have to kill himself]]. Fortunately, Inue won the game and saved his sister's life. And did all this when [[KidHero he was a young boy]].
* DiedStandingUp: [[spoiler:George H.W. 'Papa' Bush]]
* DiesWideOpen: [[spoiler:Koizumi]]
* DisappearedDad: Captain Sanada's father died before he was born, [[spoiler: or so he thinks]].
* DoingItForTheArt: The manga alone is chock-full of real-life details about the politicians, such as Taro Aso's Roman Catholic faith, that are used to build the characters and story development -- more so than you'd ever expect from a WidgetSeries.
* {{Eagleland}}: The story kind of goes back and forth on this. At first the Bush family (and thus America) is portrayed as Type 2 straight up, almost to ridiculous degrees. Both Bush Sr. and Bush Jr. get more sympathetic as time goes on, however, to the point that Chapter 19 is absolute, pure Type 1 (straight down to [[spoiler:a baseball metaphor]], no less), a massive CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming, [[spoiler:and quite possibly the only unauthorized yet ''tasteful'' use of Robin Bush in history]].
* EiffelTowerEffect: How do you know that George W. Bush is in America (as if you didn't already know)? You can see the Statue of Liberty from his bedroom window. His bedroom... in the White House. In Washington DC. 200 miles from Liberty Island.
* EyeScream: When he realizes his ability to predict hands is being used against him, Tristan gouges out his own eyes.
** And lying someplace between that and {{Fanservice}}, panty shots. ''[[{{Squick}} Nazi]]'' [[{{Squick}} panty shots.]]
** Is this Mariel flashing her panties or it was Hitler and his goonies?
*** [[http://www.mangatoshokan.com/read/The-Legend-of-Koizumi/Derp-Scans/25/25 Isolde]], [[http://www.mangatoshokan.com/read/The-Legend-of-Koizumi/Derp-Scans/26/19 thank god]].
* FanDisservice: Taizo, no one wants to see you naked.
* AFateWorseThanDeath: After he is defeated, [[spoiler:Hitler's soul is banished from his body and he is forced to play mahjong against the Big Three again, possibly for all eternity.]]
* TheFinalTemptation: [[spoiler: Hitler]] tries to pull this on the Pope, only to get blasted by '''[[FinishingMove SAINTE TRINITE!!!]]''' and [[IncrediblyLamePun an incredibly lame pon.]]
** And then the Pope turns around and does some sort of reverse-temptation to him. Wait, huh?
* {{Fingore}}: [[spoiler:A tile modified by Mengele extends needles and pierces Tymoshenko through her index and middle fingers and thumb]].
* FinishingMove: '''RISING SUN!!!'''
** Everyone has one of these. Everything from "SIBERIAN EXPRESS!" to "THE BEGINNING OF THE COSMOS!"
* FiveManBand
** TheHero: Junichiro Koizumi
** TheLancer: Vladimir Putin
** TheSmartGuy: Pope Benedict XVI
** TheBigGuy: Papa Bush
** TheChick: Yulia Tymoshenko, though her personality is closer to TheDarkChick
** TagalongKid: Taizo Sugimura
* FlingALightIntoTheFuture: Even though [[spoiler: Pope Benedict is defeated and killed by Hitler]], he leaves behind a clue that proves critical in figuring out his weakness.
* FlippingTheTable: Hatoyama does this ''intentionally'' as a way of increasing his Mah Jong power. [[spoiler:Sanada turns this around on him by flipping the table himself before Hatoyama can do it... [[RefugeInAudacity And then beating Hatoyama over the head with the table]].]]
* [[spoiler: GoOutWithASmile]]: [[spoiler: Koizumi, and also Papa Bush]].
* GreenThumb: Mao Zedong, of all people. He causes Pol Pot to ''explode'' into grass by ''looking at him.''
* HeroicSacrifice: there are many.
** [[spoiler:Medvedev sacrifices himself to give Putin the tiles he needs to win.]] Putin himself declares that no country knows the meaning of HeroicSacrifice better than Russia.
** [[spoiler:Bush Sr. sacrifices himself to protect Bush Jr., rather than win the game by letting him die.]]
** [[spoiler:The three blind seers channel the spirits of Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin in order to train Koizumi to defeat Hitler. However, channeling such powerful spirits drains all of their life energy, killing them in the process.]]
* HopeSpot: ''His Holiness defeated [[spoiler: Hitler]]!'' And then suddenly [[spoiler: SUPER ARYAN appears and kills the Pope in one round. Ouch.]]
* HotBlooded: ''Everybody''. Except [[TheStoic Putin]].
** Even he has his moments.
* HypnoticEyes: [[spoiler: Yukio Hatoyama]]
* InTheBlood: Played straight with the Bushes and with Koizumi and his grandfather. Averted when [[spoiler: Koizumi's son Kotaro can't play well enough to be an effective substitute for his supposedly deceased father in the first battle against Putin -- Kotaro, like his [[TruthInTelevision real-life counterpart]], is an actor and not a politician]].
** [[spoiler: Played straight with Captain Sanada, who turns out to be a [[LukeIAmYourFather long lost son]] of Koizumi and is a fast learner at Mahjong.]]
* IncendiaryExponent: Four words: ''depleted uranium mahjong tiles''.
** Three words: ''PLUTONIUM mahjong tiles''.
* IncrediblyLamePun: 'Man shall not live by ''pon'' alone!!!'[[note]]'Pan' is the Japanese word for bread[[/note]]
* KilledOffForReal: So far the Ragnarok battles have killed [[spoiler: Dmitri Medvedev, Joseph Mengele, Papa Bush, Colin Powell, Otto Skorzeny and now Pope Benedict XVI.]]
** [[spoiler: Narrowly averted with George W. Bush, who was saved only by the PowerMakeover provided by his Skull and Bones uniform jacket.]]
** [[spoiler: And now Erwin Rommel has died after losing his game against Hitler. Speidel also got himself killed for insulting Pope Benedict. It's also implied that Goring and Hess were killed when Hitler blasted them with lightning.]]
** [[spoiler: And after the final battle Hitler is killed by Koizumi's Rising Sun, but Koizumi himself eventually succumbs to the wounds he took during the match.]]
* LifeEnergy: During the Ragnarok battles, the players' [[HitPoints life energy is directly connected to their mahjong score]] (which starts at 25,000, just as in real mahjong). When someone loses a round, his or her life energy drains away by the corresponding lost points. Once a player's score hits zero, he or she is [[CriticalExistenceFailure dead]] -- and if the dead player's score went negative, his or her partner's life energy is drained to make up the remainder.
* LifeMeter: The mahjong scoreboard during the Ragnarok battles displays the remaining life of all four players at the table.
* LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler: Super Aryan]]. ''Full stop.''
* LoadBearingBoss: After [[spoiler:Hitler]] dies, the entire [[spoiler:Nazi moon base]] collapses since it was only being kept up by his sheer power.
* ManlyTears: Koizumi can be seen shedding these for [[spoiler:Papa Bush after his death]].
** [[spoiler:Hitler also sheds some, along with Erwin Rommel, as the latter is about to die when he chose to face him in a mahjong duel.]]
* MoscowCentre: The bonus chapter of the fourth manga volume features a younger Vladimir Putin, in his KGB days, visiting [[BerlinWall East Berlin in 1989]]....
* MultinationalTeam: In this case, Earth's defense force against ThoseWackyNazis represents Japan, Russia, Ukraine, the United States, and the Vatican. (The United Kingdom would've been on this list instead of Ukraine, but Baroness Thatcher's ill health prevented it.)
* MundaneMadeAwesome: Everyone seems to play Mahjong in an unnecessarily epic way.
* MyGreatestFailure: When he was younger, the Pope [[spoiler: snuck Hitler out of the country.]] He didn't realize what he was doing at the time, but it has haunted him ever since.
* MyKungFuIsStrongerThanYours: Koizumi needs to train to ensure that he's strong enough to [[spoiler: defeat Hitler]] and save the world. So who does he train against to acquire truly legendary mahjong powers and defeat ThoseWackyNazis? [[spoiler: Blind female shamans possessed by the ghosts of [[WorldWarII Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin]]]], of course.
* NamesToKnowInAnime: Arguably the entire cast.
** Creator/ToshiyukiMorikawa: Junichiro Koizumi
** Creator/JojiNakata: Vladimir Putin
** KinryuuArimoto: Taro Aso. (You probably know him as [[GundamSeed Patrick Zala]].)
** Creator/NobuoTobita: George Bush Jr.
** Creator/RinaSato: Yulia Tymoshenko
** Creator/JunFukuyama: Taizo Sugimura. RelationshipVoiceActor to the seiyuu below.
** Creator/ShizukaIto: MP Yukari Sato, AKA Yukari-tan.
** Creator/HitomiNabatame: Miyuki Hatoyama, who turns up to be an alien who controlled her own husband and was arrested on Yukari-tan's orders. CloudCuckooLander status somewhat present. RelationshipVoiceActor with above.
** Creator/TesshoGenda: George "Papa" Bush Sr.
** Creator/KeijiFujiwara: Yukio Hatoyama. Set to appear in the later episodes.
** Creator/WataruTakagi: Kim Jong-il's son Kim Jong-nam.
** Creator/BanjoGinga: Hu Jintao. This means that [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Gihren Zabi]] is the leader of the People's Republic of China!
** RokuroNaya: Wen Jiabao.
* NoExportForYou: It will be a frigid day in Hell before any publisher outside of Japan even thinks of trying to license this thing. Can you even imagine the shitstorm that would result?
** Well, maybe not in America or Europe but here's the [[http://www.luckpim.com/show/210/ official licensed Thai version!]]
* NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught: Invoked by Colin Powell during the match between Bush Jr. and Skorzeny, telling Skorzeny that he'll be shot by several snipers if he's caught cheating, but otherwise he can get away with it. [[spoiler:Skorzeny gets caught.]]
** A good deal of characters engage in various cheating techniques, from quickly drawing four tiles and replacing three to make it seem like one was drawn to rubbing the faces off of tiles.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: Prime Minister Hatoyama (see ButtMonkey), upon finally making an appearance in the manga following the TimeSkip, is a creepy looking half-alien half-human ''thing''.
* NuclearWeaponsTaboo: Averted several times, most notably with the depleted uranium tiles and [[spoiler: Yulia and Eleonora's final attack on Mengele]].
** I suppose it's okay to make Chernobyl jokes if you're Ukrainian.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Benedict XVI claimed this to be the case with [[spoiler:George Jr.]] (aka [[spoiler:"Real/True" Papa Bush]]) and that only [[spoiler:George H. W.]] saw through it... on the other hand, everything before that reveal suggests otherwise, or at least that [[spoiler:George Jr. never saw through his dad's own act, and regards his father as "Papa" still]].
* OhCrap: Hitler has a series of these during his final match against Koizumi. [[spoiler:First, when Koizumi pulls off a winning move. The second time is when Hitler realizes said winning move ''ejects his soul from his body''. The third and last time is when he is confronted by the spirits of the Big Three, the only other mahjong players capable of beating him]].
* OlderAndWiser: [[spoiler:former prime minister Taro Aso]] following the reboot in chapter 49.
* OminousLatinChanting: Hilariously enough, a boy's choir sings in Latin while the Pope plays against Koizumi.
* OneLastSmoke: [[spoiler: Skorzeny]], just before his FacingTheBulletsOneLiner
* OneWayTrip: With Area 51 and Baikonur destroyed, which both contain the only spacecraft capable of traveling to the Moon, Koizumi instead opts to take one of Japan's rockets there. However, it only has enough life support capacity to get him to the Moon, making a return trip impossible.
* OneWingedAngel: '''[[spoiler: SUPER ARYAN!]]'''
* OnlySaneMan: Taizo, while being the ButtMonkey, definitely qualifies. [[spoiler:"A [=UFO=]??!! Are you kidding me?!]]
* OppositeSexClone: Mariel for Mengele.
* OriginalGeneration: The manga originally used only public figures, major or minor, as major characters (Taizo Sugimura is an actual Diet member in Japan, even today; "Yukari" isn't actually given a last name but is generally understood to be a generous portrayal of Yukari Sato, another minor Diet member). As the series went on, however, some of the world leaders didn't really have "seconds" most people would recognize (especially in the series' [[WidgetSeries country of origin]]), so a few were invented expressly for the manga: Pietro for Pope Benedict, Eleonora Pavlichenko for Yulia Tymoshenko, and Mariel for [[spoiler:Josef Mengele]] and later [[spoiler:the Nazi side in general]]. The Nazi side also picks up Tristan and Isolde later on, who are ''named'' for the characters [[Literature/TristanAndIseult in the legend]] (specifically Wagner's opera version) but are otherwise wholly original; they serve [[spoiler:as Hitler's seconds.]]
* PatrioticFervor: To surpass ''MetalWolfChaos''!
* PowerLimiter: You thought that the pope was strong before? Wait 'til you see him without his "Shackles of Golgotha"!
** This is used in conventional mahjong rules so you don't get retarded scores off of one good hand. Guess what Putin proposes during his match with Koizumi? [[OverNineThousand Over 900,000]] doesn't even begin to describe it.
* PsychicNosebleed: Looking into one whose Mahjong Power is far greater than you can cause this.
* PuppeteerParasite: OVA only: [[spoiler: Yukio Hatoyama and his wife are not-so-secretly being controlled by aliens. This unfortunately leads to an [[ChestBurster unpleasant moment]] shortly after Hatoyama is shot....]] Yet another [[TruthInTelevision slight exaggeration of the truth]], if [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miyuki_Hatoyama the Other Wiki]] is to be believed.
* PureIsNotGood: Mengele's obsession with everything that is pure destroys him. He should have not drawn those tiles that are pure [[spoiler:plutonium]]...
* RuleOfCool
* [[spoiler: SaveTheVillain]]: How can you tell that the Pope is the BigGood? [[spoiler: He's trying to save ''HITLER''. Even Hitler himself is shocked.]]
* SerialEscalation: How high stakes can the games of mahjong get? How utterly ridiculous can the situation get?
** In the words of Koizumi himself:
---> Taizo. All of mankind's greatest endeavors and achievements started off as impossible from the ground. If you don't do the impossible, you're less likely to succeed!
* SeriousBusiness: Mahjong is used for everything from negotiation to deciding the next pope to [[spoiler:saving the world from NAZIS IN SPACE!]]
** It should be. [[Literature/TheBible It's THE Genesis.]]
* SequelHook: Even though the Nazis are defeated in the end, some of them manage to escape into deep space.
* SlasherSmile: Miyuki Hatoyama has one permanently stuck to her face in the manga.
* SpecialGuest: [[Manga/{{Saki}} Kobayashi Ritz]] appears in the second bonus chapter
* ShoutOut: '''''Plenty.'''''
** It can hardly be coincidental that Putin's [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v02/c013/22.html SIBERIAN EXPRESS]] ends with [[GalaxyExpress999 three nines]]. It's an actual yakuman hand called Nine Gates (or, if you like, Nine Lanterns)[[note]] 2-8, three 1s, three 9s, and any other tile, all from the same suit[[/note]], but the train motif makes you wonder...
** Mengele also mentions the [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk Ark of the Covenant]] before he dies.
** [[VideoGame/{{Darius}} Now rushing to A zone!]]
*** [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Pattern blue]]! [[VideoGame/{{Darius}} A huge battleship]] [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/{{Darius}} Heisenberg Strike]]]] [[VideoGame/{{Darius}} is approaching fast!]]
** Two words : [[spoiler:[[DragonBallZ SUPER ARYAN]]!!!]]
*** On the DBZ note, Mariel's power scanner looks suspiciously familiar...
**** To push the ShoutOut home, one of the Nazis even asked if it was broken, and it also went [[MemeticMutation OVER 9000]].
** On the more literary side, [[spoiler: Hitler's two 'monderkind', Tristan and Isolde, named for the famous Wagner opera [[Literature/TristanAndIseult Tristan]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin and Isolde]].]]
** [[Videogame/{{Earthbound}} You cannot grasp the true form of]] [[spoiler: Hitler]]'s [[Videogame/{{Earthbound}} attack!]]
*** IT... HURTS... IT HURTS... [[SayMyName SANADA SANADA SANADA SANADA SANADA]]
** George Bush Jr.'s premonition scene from the OVA is almost a straight transcription of a similar scene from ''[[Manga/{{Akira}} AKIRA]]''. "Many, many people die, then we get to meet Akira/Mao again. . ."
** The author is a huge [[MobileSuitGundam Gundam]] fan who previously worked on Gundam parodies, so there's no surprise for some Gundam {{Shout Out}}s.
*** Margaret Thatcher predicted the outcome of the match between Koizumi (dressed in all white) vs. Putin (in black suits) with a Lalah Sune quote: "The white one will win."
*** Skorzeny debuted with a Char quote: "As you can see, I'm a soldier."
** [[Film/PulpFiction "Honey Bunny"]] and [[Film/PulpFiction "Pumpkin"]] make an appearance in a car outside Area 51.
** The sign outside Area 51 has the "PHOTOGRAPHY IS PROHIBITED" text replaced by [[VideoGame/ZeroWing "ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US"]].
** The pirate king wannabe in chapter 49 is wearing [[OnePiece a very recognizable straw hat.]]
** On the first page of chapter 8, Taro Aso says "[[ImageBoard What is this, I don't even...]]" in regards to his new title as Prime Minister.
** Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama is designed after the Flatwoods monster.
* StrawmanPolitical: Yukio Hatoyama, the insane puppet of Chinese interests. It's a safe bet that Oowada votes LDP.
** [[spoiler: Even more obvious in the manga, where he appears to be the new BigBad in his first appearance, and he's still controlled by aliens.]]
* SympathyForTheDevil: Even though he rebelled against Hitler, after [[spoiler:Rommel]] is killed, Hitler and his followers can clearly be seen crying over his death.
* ThanatosGambit: [[spoiler:Pope Benedict XVI]]
* ThoseWackyNazis: [[spoiler:They have a secret base on the moon, and travel to Earth in classic [[FlyingSaucer UFOs]].]]
** [[spoiler: StupidJetpackHitler: Somehow, the top Nazi leadership escaped to the Moon (beating America there, natch) and returns as the Fourth Reich. And Hitler himself is still alive. (Maybe.)]]
** They also have [[spoiler:Mengele and WAGNER of all people on their side. These are about the wackiest Nazis that you'll find anywhere.]]
** To sum it up, the Nazis have perfected human cloning, DNA-based resurrection, functional immortality, orbital bombardment, short-range space travel and antigravity. No occult-based powers... YET. (At least, not until Hitler's [[spoiler: ability to read the future comes into play...]])
* TokenEvilTeammate: ''Yulia''. Putin calls her "a gas witch" FOR A REASON.
-->'''Skorzeny:''' Even though you made a promise, you didn't hesitate for a moment...you've certainly surpassed Mengele in villainy.
* TookALevelInBadass: Taizo gets one of these when he's trying to re-awaken [[spoiler:the nearly comatose Koizumi]], and Bush Jr. practically goes Super-Saiyan when [[spoiler:Papa Bush is killed]]
** Chapter 20 has confirmed it - [[spoiler:Bush Jr. is half-Saiyan and his mahjong levels are '''[[OverNineThousand OVER EIGHT THOUSANNNND]]!''']]
*** [[spoiler:Even more hilarious when you consider the original "OverNineThousand" line actually says 8000 in the japanese dub. MemeticMutation much?]]
* VillainousValour: Despite being a Nazi, Rommel proves to be a very pragmatic and honorable man. He [[spoiler:rebels against Hitler because he believes the Fourth Reich cannot afford to fight the entire world.]]
* WaveMotionGun: The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schwerer_Gustav Schwerer Gustav]] is [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mudazumo_naki_kaikaku/v02/c011/13.html turned into one]] by the Fourth Reich.
* WearingAFlagOnYourHead: George W. Bush sleeps in Confederate flag pajamas under an American flag blanket.
* WeCanRebuildHim: [[spoiler:Kim Jong-Il]]
* WidgetSeries: This could only exist in Japan.
* WingedHumanoid: [[spoiler: Koizumi]] temporarily becomes one in an EleventhHourSuperpower.
* WorfEffect: Pope Benedict XVI, so far the only man who has been able to beat Koizumi, [[spoiler: is getting ''creamed'' by Hitler, in spite of his new-found power-up.]]
* WorthyOpponent: Hitler holds Pope Benedict in such high esteem that he [[spoiler:kills Speidel for insulting him.]]
* XMeetsY: Politics meets mahjong meets ''TabletopGame/YuGiOh'' or ''Manga/{{Saki}}''-styled duels on [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs whatever cocktail of drugs gave us]] ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann''.
* ZettaiRyouiki: Isolde wears thigh boots (ZR type A).
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