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pearlesque
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Okay, this time I'm not asking for manga because of an assignment; I just have an interest in war stories. Can anyone list manga titles that deal with WWI or WII? Any genre is fine -- it doesn't have to be seinen or shounen.

So far, these are the series I've found that deal with the World Wars:

Adolf: Obviously, a WWII manga. Deals with several characters that share the name Adolf, including but not limited to Hitler.

Alpine Rose: Old-fashioned shoujo art is nevertheless bearable in this WWII romance. Not my cup of tea, but hey. It fits the wartime theme.

Aka no Washupiel: A fascinating if somewhat gay look into the workings of the Hitler Youth. Very quiet and subtle.

Giglio: Set in the midst of an African desert in WWII. A disturbed soldier goes AWOL with an Italian priest. Be warned: This manga contains explicit rape.

Hellsing: The Dawn: Walter, the deadly butler from Hellsing, is still a kid here. He's sent on a mission against the Nazis, who are plotting supernatural evil in Warsaw.

Orpheus no Mado: Another shoujo romance, this one's set at the beginning of WWI. Deals with Russian spies and cross-dressing.

The Town of Evening Calm: Not actually set during WWII, but deals with the aftermath of the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

Who Fighter: Japanese fighter pilots in WWII. Awesome art.

Zipang: SO BRILLIANT OMG. A modern Japanese fleet is sent back in time to one of the most famous naval battles of WWII.

Well, that's all the World War manga I could find. If anyone has any other titles to name, please do so! Like I said, I really don't care about the genre. Sadly, my dream of finding yuri with girls in military uniforms has gone unfulfilled. biggrin

If anyone's interested, this is a very insightful article about the depiction of war in manga. And here's another essay about post-war manga.

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there are some explicit ones


Uncivilized planet-WWII

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Thanks, Ares6! For some strange reason, I always thought Uncivilized Planet was set in the future, but I'm glad to be rid of that misconception.

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Thanks, Ares6! For some strange reason, I always thought Uncivilized Planet was set in the future, but I'm glad to be rid of that misconception.




The rocket I believe was a testing rocket of German scientists. It's definitely in WWII. It's one of the most freakiest manga ever made.

If you like another one, tropical citron is about Vietnam war.

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Yeah, I'm also interested in any manga about the Vietnam War or the Gulf War... Any actual historical war. Tropical Citron is great... I also like Apocalypse Meow, even though it stars bunnies, lol. (Well, they're scary, gun-toting, militaristic bunnies.) I just think it's an awesome satire of the Vietnam War -- a kinda Orwellian take on it.

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Theres also Barefoot Gen.

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Thanks, Lezard. That's such a classic -- I can't believe I forgot to list it!

And btw, is that Yamamoto Takato art you've got in your sig? Miles of awesome. smile

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