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So, a while back I finished Girls und Panzer and all of its OVA's (which I loved!) and I am currently watching KanColle and while these two great animes are not set in WW2, they use WW2 weaponry/vehicles. All we are missing now is planes. We need an anime with high school girls that are piloting WW2 era planes in combat or competition. Anyhow, all of this got me thinking, are there any animes that take place in WW2 or in a time period/world with that era style weaponry and such?
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Strike Witches comes to mind.
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The Wind Rises
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Well there is Grave of the Fireflies. But as a whole Japan doesn't talk about WW2
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All of these sound pretty good so I will check them out at some point.
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Yeah, I didn't expect much when I posted this topic given well, exactly what you said about Japan not really talking about WW2.
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DarthArkadius wrote:

Yeah, I didn't expect much when I posted this topic given well, exactly what you said about Japan not really talking about WW2.

Well the thing is it's illegal to write or show anything in japan that might hint at any Japanese war crime so they just stay away from WW2 as a whole just to be safe
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You learn something new every day. That makes sense though. I actually had a class last semester about Chinese culture and film and one of the guys in there who was Chinese actual remarked that he, along with some family members still have a grudge, for a lack of better words, against the Japanese.
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Valkyria Chronicles is also an anime and there are WW2 weapons and stuff mixed with Norse mythology.
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Miyazaki's Grave of the Fireflies. It's a bit old and has zero moe and/or fan service if that's what you're looking for. But it's tragically beautiful and masterfully done.
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If you want that WW2 plane fix, watch the movie "The Sky Crawlers". Just make sure not to shut your brain off while watching it.
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Also although it's a bit different, So Ra No Wo To is uses a setting similar to WW2 in many ways.
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The Cockpit OVA series is about the only WW2 anime that I can think of that is actually set during the war and without any weird spin on it. It's pretty old, but you can find all three episodes on Youtube.

As for films, you have Grave of the Fireflies, Barefoot Gen, The Wind Rises, and Giovanni Island.

All in all, not too much WW2 anime to be honest, the war is a pretty touchy subject in Japan.
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DarthArkadius wrote:

You learn something new every day. That makes sense though. I actually had a class last semester about Chinese culture and film and one of the guys in there who was Chinese actual remarked that he, along with some family members still have a grudge, for a lack of better words, against the Japanese.


Try researching Rape of Nanking, Bataan Death March, and Japan WW2 Bioweapon Research to understand the grudge. The I-400 and I-401 submarines had begun planning for a Strategic Bioweapon Strike of the west coast USA but saner heads prevailed and canceled it.
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DarthArkadius wrote:

So, a while back I finished Girls und Panzer and all of its OVA's (which I loved!) and I am currently watching KanColle and while these two great animes are not set in WW2, they use WW2 weaponry/vehicles. All we are missing now is planes. We need an anime with high school girls that are piloting WW2 era planes in combat or competition. Anyhow, all of this got me thinking, are there any animes that take place in WW2 or in a time period/world with that era style weaponry and such?


Valkyria Chronicles, is very WW2-esq.

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