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Tear Jerker / Future War 198X

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Future War 198X is a heavy, heavy anvil about how bad the consequences of war of nuclear weapons used in a modern era. That would be bad enough for Japanese people. Particular moments would be:

  • The German soldier Michael's beloved girlfriend dying in his arms after being crushed by a building. He completely snaps afterwards, first releasing the nuclear warhead that destroyed thousands of enemy tanks, and then watching the destruction, waiting to die while holding the flower she once wore in her hair, softly singing Eidelwiess.
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  • The child whose mother died, being comforted by Laura.
  • During the evacuation trip, Laura comforts a soldier who was blinded and has nothing but bloodied stumps for his arms. He feels the touch of a woman and smiles as he thinks of his mother (who is likely already dead) and dies peacefully.

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