Okay, so as we all know, 4chan was founded as a Japanese Culture and Anime website. So I think it only stands to reason that we have approved /his/ animes.
"This board is dedicated to the discussion of history and the other humanities such as philosophy, religion, law, classical artwork, archeology, anthropology, ancient languages, etc. "
Berserk is the first anime that comes to mind.
If I had to absolutely guess, and this is just my personal opinion on what makes something "Classic" I would say it probably needs to be at least 50 years old. But 100 is probably safer.
Question : How do we feel about period pieces such as Grave of the Fireflies?
I would say they're certainly historical.
To start with, really enjoyable. Not perfect, but I like it.
I learnt about Three Kingdoms thanks to Ikkitousen, is an echii about schoolgirls and guys fighting. Yet pretty cool manga.
Cause this board is full of Nazis and we all know it.
End of Warring Period China. I like the chapters about the siege more.
There are more, but these are the ones that I first came to my head, and that I had read.
Okay, but let's actually discuss anime based on history.
Like, for example, Junketsu no Maria. Set during the Hundred Years' War
If you're interested in the Three Kingdoms, there's a whole wealth of material. Ravages of Time is a good serious start, and eventually you'll work you way down (or up) to Koihime Musou.
The only issue with Ravages is that the early chapters have a very rough translation. If you can muscle through them, it's rewarding.
All of them are exaggerated for dramatic effect, obviously, but the ones mentioned that are at least semi-grounded in history and don't really have any magic/fantasy are Ravages, Vinland Saga, Kingdom, and Adolf. Some have fairly realistic historical settings like Otoyomegatari. Junketsu no Maria and Koihime Musou are historical settings mixed with fantasy, magic in the former and gender bending/time travel in the latter.
If you want historical material you should really stick to manga over anime, honestly.
Another manga worth mentioning is Historie, which is about Eumenes.
How accurate is the Wind Rises when it comes to the timeline of his accomplishments?
I know they took liberties with the dream sequences and probably with his relationships
Does this mean we can talk about UC Gundam?
It's pretty /his/ related.
I'll be honest, I really wish more history was taught through graphic novel form. I really hate reading for the most part.
>MUH BOOKS WITH PICTURES
It's the history of the future.
Also history is pretty much /war/ which means studying it leads to pic related.
some historical manga were turned into anime
not all tho, a pity
>Does this mean we can talk about UC Gundam?
Of course, Gihren is literal Hitler anway, I can't put my finger on why, but UC Gundam seems to be one of the best fits for /his/, war, philosphy, politics, what morr do you need?
You forgot the most important fact, Yang Wenli is a /his/torian, piss poor so had to do his history studying in a military academy, also Yang is pretty much /his/ incarnate
When it's not depicting a fight, it's surprisingly historically accurate. Not perfectly so, but leagues ahead of any other "viking" comic or show I've seen. One particular thing it sets down from the beginning is that the vikings were not one big nation or group pillaging Europe, immediately showing the "in-fighting" amongst various bands and countries.
When it does get fantastical, it draws from actual Norse lore and sagas about warriors that might have existed, one of which being Thorkell the Tall.
Oh, should say what it's about;
Thorfinn, son of a Jomsviking named Thors who faked his own death to live life as a pacifist, is out for revenge against Askeladd, leader of the mercenary band who assassinated him. Thorfinn joins Askeladd's band and regularly fights in battles and raids so that he can be rewarded in one-on-one fights against Askeladd himself in hopes that he can kill him honourably.
The first major arch of the series is set during King Swyen's invasion of England (early 11th century) and has the mercenary band embroiled in the pollitics surrounding the succession of the throne.
Without spoiling it, the story continues past where most revenge stories would end. The whole series explores the concept of pacifism, with a particularly war-hardened culture behind it. The second big arch is much slower though and moves from a battlefield to a farm, which throws a lot of people. It's current arch picks up the pace.
It's fucking gorgeous, the writing is reflective and outright poetic, and it's great at putting you in the shoes of the time period.
>the history of anime
>anime was shit
>then it was good
>then it was threatened to be shit again
>repeat this for several decades, except KyoAni manages to save it every time
4chan was founded as a Japanese Culture and Anime website.
4chan created boards separated by topics.
There is a board dedicated to the discussion of anime
This board is dedicated to the discussion of history and the other humanities such as philosophy, religion, law, classical artwork, archeology, anthropology, ancient languages, etc.
Anime is not history and other humanities such as philosophy, religion, law, classical artwork, archeology, anthropology, ancient languages,etc.
So I think it doesn't stand to reason that we have this thread
Seconding Rose of Versailles. I love the French Revolution and it's so pretty.
LOGH is fun. It's like if Thomas Carlyle wrote science-fiction. The anime tropes are kept relatively low and lots of /his/ related thought was clearly put into the whole thing.
OP have you seen the movie "Flesh + Blood?" It was directed by Paul Verhoeven before he became huge in America for making Robocop and Total Recall and was almost certainly a big inspiration for Berserk. It's got Rutger Hauer in it and does a very good job of portraying medieval life and warfare.
Oh god, please don't tell me they have anime Anne Frank.
Man it really bummed me out that that movie went for the more realistic side of Medeival life. I thought going into it that it would be a fun story about a bunch of mercenaries, but they're all really shitty people by the end. Which is fine, no complaints about the story, it just wasn't what I thought it would be
>"Here I am. Kill your Emperor, if you wish."
not anime precisely but Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir's director) is making a movie about Anne Frank
they're gonna use this weird technique where they first film stop-motion dolls, then rotoscope it all and overimpose 2D animation on the 3D settings. that or it'll be like Coraline, didn't get it well
>The history of anime
once upon a time, Windsor McCay
then David Fleischer and Walt Disney
Leiji Matsumoto is the man and Space Battleship Yamato was arguably the forerunner for Mobile Suit Gundam. His influence on anime is huge, not to mention that the stuff he made is arguably GOAT.
That's pretty interesting. I liked what he did with Waltz With Bashir and it's nice to hear that he's still experimenting with new styles. Hopefully his next movie will get a fairly big release so it's not too hard to see it.
Barefoot Gen and The Eternal Zero are two different mangas that depict WW2 Japan. I love how there's no "good side" on the former, and its message is to show the consequences of war. It also had to deal with censorship and whatnot, so it's pretty interesting overall.
Is there any decent anime or manga based on Egyptian or Roman history? I have a strange draw to both historical backgrounds and I don't think I've seen anything note worthy.
Here's some chuuni bullying for your troubles, senpai.
motherfucking Rurouni Kenshin
>If the truth could be discovered through fighting one or two battles, then we'd all be going through life without ever being wrong. A person's life isn't so simple a matter that it isn't. The true answer is something you find out yourself by how you live your life from this day onward that it is.
Kingdom is pretty entertaining.
/his/ should give it a try
Farmland is GOAT
OP here. Our list so far is as follows :
Grave of the Fireflies
Junketsu no Maria
Ravages of Time
Kutsuzure Sensen - Witch Vasenka's War
Ad Astra : Scipio and Hannibal
The Wind Rises
Makiba no Shoujo Katori
Galaxy Express 999
Rose of Versailes
Legend of Galactic Heroes
Flesh + Blood
The Eternal Zero
Young Blackjack (?)
Legend of Koizumi