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anime and politics
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which anime series have the best political insights in your opinion?
for example, if we were to take gundam 00. this anime focus so much on political ideas and other philosophical fantasies.
so which anime do you think that way and why?
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Fullmetal Alchemist got pretty political. I like everything Fuhrer King Bradley had to say.
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naruto? I only reason I'm saying this is because this anime uses more global history vocabulary than my assignment papers
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Maoyu is doing a good job of covering the macroeconomics of war, and the politics of those who perpetuate it in order to profit.

From a certain perspective, Arakawa Under the Bridge shows the stark differences between capitalist (one might even say objectivist) and communal mindsets, albeit in a very absurd fashion.
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I really can't think of any that are overtly political (my anime viewership is still pretty limited), but subtly, I think High School of the Dead has a lot of conservative/libertarian themes, if you look past all the fan service.
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Code Geass. Fight for power
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In Story of Saiunkoku, the lead girl's talent is bringing up practical political solutions to help citizens.
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Spazticus wrote:Maoyu is doing a good job of covering the macroeconomics of war, and the politics of those who perpetuate it in order to profit.

This so much.
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Posted 2/15/13 , edited 2/15/13
Space operas!
Titles like Crest of the Stars (The novels explaining even more about the universe), Tytania, Legend of the Galactic heroes, Five Star Stories, etc.
Those are bursting with political intrigue, war politics and the like.
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On that note, Infinite Ryvius. It's been called "Lord of the Flies in space" (an apt comparison, in my opinion) and the kids do try different political/social systems over the course of the series, to varying degrees of effectiveness. Throw in some (literal) class warfare into the mix, and the whole thing becomes a total cluster.
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Spazticus wrote:

On that note, Infinite Ryvius.


Oh yes! This title is also brilliant.
Another upside is that it has an awesome soundtrack as well.
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Blue Submarine6: Global pollution pitting Mankind versus the environment

Wolf's Rain
: Humankind versus Environment, Conditional versus Unconditional Fielty in social, societal structures

Ghost in the Shell
series: went beyond foreign intrigue cop show to examining flaws in any societal structure when political representatives regress from beneficial to venial

Barefoot Gen
: can't say enough about this one anime being influential about the strategery of war and its affects/effects upon the world as we now know it




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Death note had it's share.
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Maoyu's pretty much one of the very few anime that really delves into the knitty gritty parts of war, politics, and economics, which is a nice change.
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12 Kingdoms!



Excellent highly political fantasy anime and set of light novels.

Really delves into what is means to be a ruler of a kingdom and how to take care of your people and make your kingdom strong while being just. It has war, economics, strategy, betrayal etc.

Since the anime and light novels focus on different sides, you can really get a rounded view of things. Plus since it has so many characters of all ages, genders and even species, you can get a glimpse of the world through their eyes as well, and how they view it as individuals. You get to see things play out through the eyes of Emperors, rebels, students, peasants, mystical creatures, fallen princesses, evil usurpers, servants, people from other worlds...

Seriously, this series is really great.
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