Premise: What if Adolf Hitler, resurrected by God, was sent to Japan to fit in and attend Japanese high school?
I talked about this before briefly, but now I've gone and written an outline and made a short, 3 and half minute audio "pitch" of the idea to see if anyone is interested.
You can read the transcript (in spoilers) but I advise you to actually listen to the audio of me pitching it first, since I spent more time on it (not a whole lot, but I think it's all right). I also plan on making a YouTube video to better illustrate what the hell I'm talking about.
I've already written the first 10 pages of the screenplay -- but, this was a while ago, and I am re-evaluating if it's something I should spend time on based on the response from a number of people, including this forum.
If you like what you hear, let me know. Criticize it too, but please actually give reasons for your hate... aside from it being an offensive subject matter. Before you jump on that, though, please note it is meant to be parody.
Anyway, this is my pitch for an anime movie or series called "Hitler Hiroki." Just gauging interest, not asking for anything else.
"Hitler Hiroki" -- an outline work-in-progress....
[Audio version, with music: https://soundcloud.com/theregginator/pitch-hitler-hiroki-a-slice-of-life-anime]
Outer space. Adolf Hitler floats through the stars, dead, and through voice-over reflects on his life. As blood seeps out of a bullet wound in the center of his forehead, he monologues. After telling us his most favorable qualities, he realizes that he’s actually dead.
Adolf Hitler fumes. He blasphemes. How could God betray him like this, after all he’s done for him? He continues to vent -- until, out of nowhere, a large sphere of light emerges next to him. It’s God.
God knows of Adolf Hitler. Tells him about himself. Assures him that He has not betrayed him. God reveals to Hitler who had killed him, and that his work is not yet finished. He needs to return to Earth and finish the fight.
Hitler listens. God explains the true form of the Jews; the demons Hitler fought. In order to come back to Earth without alerting the demons who had killed him, Hitler would have to hide in the shadows, in a country so secluded from the outside world it would have little awareness of Hitler’s tumultuous past.
Hitler accepts his destiny. He is resurrected by God, given new powers, and descends from space back to Earth in a country of God’s choosing -- Japan.
Japan: a country that is so secluded and out of touch (at least, in this world), Hitler can fit in without suspicion. And thanks to Hitler’s youthful good looks (in actuality, he looks like an old man), God assures him he can fit in no matter the situation; even as a high school student.
However, his name is still a problem. Even in the blissfully unaware nation of Japan, the name “Adolf Hitler” could still potentially draw unwanted attention. Hence, a new moniker is bestowed upon him by God; “Hitler Hiroki.” This new name can be interpreted to mean “a great tree of hope.”
Thus, Hitler’s goal is now clear. To live in Japan in a quiet mountain town, attend a quaint Japanese high school, and through this gain a foothold back in the world of the living. Then, when the opportunity presents itself, he will emerge from the shadows and strike... discreetly.
In this animated film, Hitler Hiroki will act as a regular foreign exchange student in a class of young Japanese teenagers, and when the opportunity presents itself, survey the world from his home base, seek out the remaining “Jews” - who, in this world, are actual demons hiding in human flesh - and attempt to slay them.
Attending the Japanese high school, he will have to avoid suspicion, meet new friends - maybe even a girlfriend - and become a regular Japanese high school student. At the same time, he will have to juggle his duties as God’s demon-hunting savior, and the responsibilities of a student in a strange new land.
Eventually.... he meets a group of students in a club that entertwines these two conflicting lifestyles. The “Joo Slaying” club.
Hitler is stunned by the name, thinking that this “Joo slaying” is, in fact, a club for slaying Jews. He continues to believe this even when it is revealed that, in this school, “Joos” are unrelated demonic spirits that they secretly cleanse after school.
....Hijinx ensue. Slice of life moments. A fun, uplifting tale.