Anime Underground The Best World War 2 Manga  

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List Rules Vote up the manga that does the best job bringing World War II to life.

Not only did Japan endure years of warfare prior to its official entry into World War II, the consequences for its attack on Pearl Harbor - two atomic bombs obliterating major cities - were severe and dramatic enough change the course Japanese history forever. Naturally, the war found its way into all forms of Japanese media, including its manga. 

Though inarguably a serious subject, some of the best World War 2 manga takes a lighthearted approach to the heavy material. Axis Powers Hetalia features anthromorphized versions of nations worldwide as they engage in warfare. Other manga about World War II take the subject far more seriously, as in Keiji Nakazawa's Barefoot Gen and Osamu Tezuka's Message to Adolf. Regardless of how these war manga artists choose to tackle the subject, readers can still extract powerful lessons about history from them. 

If you love the World War II manga listed below, vote them up so that other readers know they're great. 

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Girls Und Panzer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best World War 2 Manga
Takaaki Suzuki
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Barefoot Gen Volume One is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best World War 2 Manga
Anna Lindwasser added Keiji Nakazawa
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14 3
The Wind Rises is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best World War 2 Manga
Hayao Miyazaki
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10 3
Message to Adolf, Vol. 1 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best World War 2 Manga
Anna Lindwasser added Osamu Tezuka
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9 3
In This Corner of the World is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best World War 2 Manga
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7 3
Cockpit is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best World War 2 Manga
Jerzy Kosiński
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4 0
Knight of the Iron Dragon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best World War 2 Manga
Ryōsuke Takahashi
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10 7
Hetalia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best World War 2 Manga
Hidekaz Himaruya
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6 3
Zipang is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best World War 2 Manga
Kaiji Kawaguchi
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8 6
Town of Evening Calm, Country ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best World War 2 Manga
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Sonic Boom Squadron is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best World War 2 Manga
Takashi Imanishi
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1 0
Zero-sen Hayato is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best World War 2 Manga
Yoshiaki Kawajiri
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1 0
Onward Towards Our Noble Death... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best World War 2 Manga
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9 9
Hitler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best World War 2 Manga
Anna Lindwasser added Shigeru Mizuki
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Urda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best World War 2 Manga
Romanov Higa
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Slipstream is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best World War 2 Manga
Yoshiaki Kawajiri
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3 4
Good-bye is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best World War 2 Manga
Yoshihiro Tatsumi
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2 3
Alien Defender Geo-Armor, Kish... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best World War 2 Manga
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0 1
Hellsing: The Dawn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best World War 2 Manga
Anna Lindwasser added Kouta Hirano
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0 1
First Squad - The Moment Of Tr... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best World War 2 Manga