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16 Times Hitler Showed Up In Anime

Updated 6 Nov 2018 30.4k views16 items

When it comes to pop culture villains, Nazis are go-to bad guys that audiences can instantly hate. After all, who doesn't love to watch the Third Reich get clobbered in what's almost always an implicit victory for love and acceptance. 

With the genre's fixation on ultimate evil, it's no surprise that anime and manga creators often rope Adolf Hitler into their stories. What's more surprising is the sheer variety of ways authors have come up with to justify Hitler's presence. Whether he's waging war on mythical creatures, spreading propaganda in the US, or attending high school as a clone, there seem to be no limits imposed on bizarre Hitler anime. 

Some interpretations of Hitler paint him as a ruthless monster, whereas others have him pegged as a dopey goon. Luckily, none of these stories cast a positive light on the monstrous dictator's life, and more than a few present an opportunity for the heroes to take him down one more time. 

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