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Adolf ni Tsugu  
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Description
A graveyard in contemporary Israel has an unlikely visitor. The elderly gentleman from Japan, a former news correspondent, lays a bouquet of flowers at the tomb of one Adolf Kamil. For he remembers the tale of three Adolfs: Kamil, a Jew who grew up in Kobe, Japan, the son of a baker; Kaufmann, only child of a German consul stationed at that port city and his Japanese wife; and the Fuhrer with whom the Far Eastern nation made common cause.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
アドルフに告ぐ
Adolf
Adorufu ni Tsugu
L'Histoire des 3 Adolf (French)
Message to Adolf
Tell Adolf

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Latest Release(s)

Status in Country of Origin
5 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
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User Rating
Average: 7.9 / 10.0 (115 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.69 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 3rd 2014, 5:38am PST

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Year
1983

Original Publisher
Shogakukan (1983; 2008)

Serialized In (magazine)
Big Comic Zoukan (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Vertical (2 Omnibus - Complete)
Viz (5 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1035 increased(+289)
Monthly Pos #2418 increased(+166)
3 Month Pos #4372 increased(+126)
6 Month Pos #5320 increased(+586)

List Stats
On 90 reading lists
On 263 wish lists
On 201 completed lists
On 15 unfinished lists
On 87 custom lists

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Interesting   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by pomoli
November 20th, 2007, 12:37pm
This manga is very interesting, in an historical point of view, although the art is outdated...

... Last updated on November 20th, 2007, 12:38pm
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Really, why does no one comment on this?   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by Crenshinibon
June 11th, 2009, 3:06am
Excuse the question, but really, this is an absolute classic by "God of manga" Tezuka himself.

In any case, even among Tezuka's works, Adolf is really something special. The characters are all incredibly rich, and the historical background that they are placed against is thoroughly developed. The story, thanks to his years of master-crafting, is well-paced, and rarely is a panel wasted or misused.

What decreases the rating are a couple of factors- the first is falling into a few storytelling cliches, the second is a lack of detail in the art (which is one of the few general complaints I have with Tezuka- he works in a cartoony fashion, which is fine, but he doesn't complete the atmosphere), and the third concerns some minor historical inaccuracies that I will refrain from ranting about.

Regardless, this is one all fans of historical manga should read- it's a good example of how a time period, even with incorrect aspects, can be turned into a powerful drama in this medium.
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Different to my expectations   
Rating: N/A
by luzzz
October 27th, 2009, 12:17am
I enjoyed this manga (to an extent), even though I failed to finish it. However, the storytelling method by the middle of volume 2 did it for me. It's not that it's bad but I personally don't like the plotline - how every single character is conveniently interconnected in some way or other - not to mention that a few characters irked me a great deal. Second is Tezuka's art. It may be legendary but his cartoon style really detracts from the intended atmosphere of a lot of his series (see: "Metropolis" - another manga I couldn't finish). I think I came in with different expectations. I heard wonderful reviews of Tezuka's works but they're completely different to what I imagined them to be sad
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