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If you were to write an anime (or manga) with an historical fiction theme, what time or person would you use?

I think the early life of Julius Caesar (or Gaius of the Julii, as he was known before becoming Caesar) would be excellent content, particularly the incident where he was captured by pirates and spent the time drinking with them and joking that one day he would return with a legion and kill them all... and then one day he did.

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A steam-punk victorian era would be awesome! My main character would be the truest gent in the land! And his monocle gave him powers, and his top hat was magical! God damn it, I'm a genius!!!
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A historically accurate portrayal of 1940's Japan. Not to show the war but the daily life of Japanese people on the mainland.
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Napoleon.

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Caligula or Hannibal.
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I agree with Julius Caesar, a steampunk era one, though perhaps without the magical monocle or tophat... just keep it where they use machines, or the one about the daily lives of Japanese during the World War.

I could also see something with maybe Alexander the Great, or any other big Greek hero. Perhaps maybe something from Egypt's history as well?
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The American Revolution, but with everyone as females... and superpowers; they should have superpowers too.
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Stonewolfe wrote:

I agree with Julius Caesar, a steampunk era one, though perhaps without the magical monocle or tophat... just keep it where they use machines, or the one about the daily lives of Japanese during the World War.

I could also see something with maybe Alexander the Great, or any other big Greek hero. Perhaps maybe something from Egypt's history as well?


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Gladiators. Maybe like some alternate timeline where the Roman empire didn't collapse so there could be more Asian influences. This isn't an original idea, I got it from here www.arenarex.com
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Stonewolfe wrote:

I could also see something with maybe Alexander the Great, or any other big Greek hero. Perhaps maybe something from Egypt's history as well?


I think all of history's great generals would probably be good fodder for stories. Alexander, Cyrus, Thutmose III, Gengis Khan, Nobunaga and Tokugawa, Napoleon... If telling the story of Hannibal I would probably use Scippio Africanus as the protagonist because his story had a better ending, less depressing at lest. Of the Julian Emperors I think Claudius has a much more interesting story than Caligula, and of course Augustus is hard to beat. A story from the perspective of his wife Livia, who then became 'The Augusta' and did a large part of the ruling for her son Tiberius, would also be awesome. Queen Zenobia of Palmyra would be another interesting woman to showcase,

So many great stories... all of which could be brought to life by the medium of manga or anime very well, I think.
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EJHicks wrote:

The American Revolution, but with everyone as females... and superpowers; they should have superpowers too.


Given that they already have their own history full of alternate realities full of females and superpowers... I could totally see this...


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Sorry!!!!


But no.


I'm not a fan of machinery mixed with magic for some reason... I could maybe deal with the monocle and it doing something non-magic related... but no magical top hats, sides its a top hat and if I find them silly... :P


jutsuri wrote:

I think all of history's great generals would probably be good fodder for stories. Alexander, Cyrus, Thutmose III, Gengis Khan, Nobunaga and Tokugawa, Napoleon... If telling the story of Hannibal I would probably use Scippio Africanus as the protagonist because his story had a better ending, less depressing at lest. Of the Julian Emperors I think Claudius has a much more interesting story than Caligula, and of course Augustus is hard to beat. A story from the perspective of his wife Livia, who then became 'The Augusta' and did a large part of the ruling for her son Tiberius, would also be awesome. Queen Zenobia of Palmyra would be another interesting woman to showcase,

So many great stories... all of which could be brought to life by the medium of manga or anime very well, I think.


Very true... a lot of the big generals or leaders in history would probably make for good Manga or Anime.
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Roman Empire.

Medieval Europe (as it really was, none of that romantic bullshit).

Both are just very good eras in my opinion because they combine political intrigue with war, much like the Star Wars prequels (say what you will about the end result, but there was a lot of wasted potential).
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stone age
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The American Civil War or the Vietnam War...Sengoku Basara style.
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A historically accurate description of Japan in WW2 and even before, in the Second Sino War. Just IMAGINE the outrage and denial from Japan.

On the other hand, I'd like to see an alternate Victorian setting...with time-traveling magical girls. Yes.
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