Wednesday, September 26, 2012

"Zipang"

Vol. 1 Manga cover

DVD Anime Cover

Zipang tells the story of a modern day JMSDF destroyer that is transported back in time to the Battle of Midway and shows what the crew does when facing the USN at the height of the war in the Pacific.  Will the crew defend her Imperial comrades or will they help to over throw Japan's military dictatorship and save her citizens the fate of the atomic bombs?  This is really an interesting Weird WWII manga and anime story.  It has some great character development with the crew being at odds with protecting their country and with what if they alter history in which Japan is not the modern, prosperous nation it is today.  Although, it does lose some in the translation, it is a sold WWWII story with some great "What Ifs" that get ya thinking about what you would do in their shoes.  I'm not a big manga guy but the anime series is pretty cool.  Check out this trailer and see what you think.  You can also watch the whole series on YouTube.

I'd hate to be in a Dauntless when taking fire from a Jap Sea Sparrow missile!
Brian

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like the Hollywood movie (which name escapes me) about a modern US aircraft carrier going back to 6th december 1941, having a chance to stop the attack on Pearl Harbor. If they do, they can potentially alter the course of WW2, maybe even germany winning since the US never entered the war, and so on.

    ReplyDelete
  2. The flick your thinking of was the Final Countdown and this flick is pretty much a ripoff of the same idea. Still a cool series to check out if you got some time to burn.

    Brian

    ReplyDelete