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They've really toned down the whole JDF stronk tone from the LN from what I've understood, I did find the scene with protecting the prisoners a bit hard to swallow...


This was part of showing how respectful the Japanese, specially the military, are for other people's well being even defeated foes.

I have no doubt that if this were an American show, using an American unit, the same dialogue would have happened.


Yeah, have no doubt it would be in there, but last go-around it sure as hell wasn't part of the Japanese army S.O.P.
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Found some YouTubes

https://youtu.be/0G4mtaZr2Cc

Japanese firing range drills with type 64's It's rather funny.

https://youtu.be/UCmHxieQduE

AR-10 Prototype, Jerry showing you can keep a battle rifle on target at full auto.

https://youtu.be/GXEK7rcqO-Y

Don't try this at home. .50 cal funtime.
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Posted 8/7/15 , edited 8/7/15

VZ68 wrote:

They've really toned down the whole JDF stronk tone from the LN from what I've understood, I did find the scene with protecting the prisoners a bit hard to swallow...

Also I need all the brass, have you seen the price of .308 brass? Every time I squeeze the trigger now, I swear I hear seventy-five, seventy-five, seventy-five.


The POW treatment bit was in the manga as well, so I'd assume it was from the original web novel, or at the least the revised text used for the LNs.

^ For those that don't know, yes the author is former SDF, and original wrote the series as a web novel series. It got popular enough that he got a publisher, who had him revise it to tone down some of the harder right leaning sentiments and put that out as light novels. Then came a monthly manga adaptation around three or four years ago, which I'm guessing is what most of us pre-anime fans are most familiar with. I believe both the light novels and manga have been recently licensed too.

But at any rate, yeah the reason all the military stuff is so detailed is because of first hand experience.
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if you wanna know the full history about the weapon heres the best link!!!!


http://www.militaryfactory.com/smallarms/detail.asp?smallarms_id=286
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they ight have more money if they didn't spend them on brass catching nets
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UlricK67 wrote:

This was part of showing how respectful the Japanese, specially the military, are for other people's well being even defeated foes.

Which is quite a change from the days of World War II.

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UlricK67 wrote:

This was part of showing how respectful the Japanese, specially the military, are for other people's well being even defeated foes.

Which is quite a change from the days of World War II.


The author does not acknowledge Japan's war crimes.
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A lot of countries don't acknowledge their own war crimes. Doesn't make them any better or worse.
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bobland wrote:

A lot of countries don't acknowledge their own war crimes. Doesn't make them any better or worse.



To my knowledge, only Germany takes full responsibility for the nazi crimes and paid war interests to all involved parties, no?
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bobland wrote:

A lot of countries don't acknowledge their own war crimes. Doesn't make them any better or worse.


Pretty much this. Britain has a pretty stained past that we still refuse to apologise for. Makes me sad really.

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Posted 8/8/15 , edited 8/9/15

TheAncientOne wrote:


UlricK67 wrote:

This was part of showing how respectful the Japanese, specially the military, are for other people's well being even defeated foes.

Which is quite a change from the days of World War II.



Well, the Japanese military culture is very different from the military culture of WW2 and before. The same goes for most western black militaries (USA, Britain, Germany, France, and the like). But, this also goes for the culture of Japan as a whole. Being utterly defeated and having most of your cities destroyed will change a countries outlook on a great many subjects.
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I know, I know, I know, movies like things that go boom! I still think these babies would do a number on the maurders, just think what they would do to cavarly. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfuK2MFmxnM

These things are still in inventory.
I stll think they should have asked for POWs to be treated according to "The Geneva Conventions" then use the explanation that JSDF rules of war require even captured warriors be treated with some respect. This would be really an alien concept to the empire.
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Flechettes are nasty
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TheAncientOne wrote:
Which is quite a change from the days of World War II.


Which, in turn, was quite a change from how they conducted themselves in years prior. During the Boxer Rebellion in China, when many European countries busied themselves with looting, pillaging, etc., there were accounts of the Japanese forces there conducting themselves in a professional, respectful manner (and not destroying property).

But the Depression brought out the absolute worst in a lot of different countries, Japan included.
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Posted 8/9/15 , edited 8/16/15

rcsatcrunchyroll wrote:


TheAncientOne wrote:
Which is quite a change from the days of World War II.


Which, in turn, was quite a change from how they conducted themselves in years prior. During the Boxer Rebellion in China, when many European countries busied themselves with looting, pillaging, etc., there were accounts of the Japanese forces there conducting themselves in a professional, respectful manner (and not destroying property).

But the Depression brought out the absolute worst in a lot of different countries, Japan included.


Very true. European nations were one of the worst. Take a look at the First Crusade for instance. Christians going off to reclaim the holy lands which had been under Muslim control for over 400 years. Pilgrims were welcomed to Jerusalem with open arms by the Muslims yet all of a sudden Christianity wanted Jerusalem back.

Extra Credits did a very good video on Saturday about this.

People often look at the atrocities other nations have committed and condemn them for it, while completely forgetting about their own countries atrocities.

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