No, my pandas.
Sadly today’s post isn’t about Yuri on Ice. Sorry to disappoint y’all XD
Today is all about anime that are based on historical context! You know…anime that are loosely based around ACTUAL historical events. Yeah! Those ones!
I’ve talked about some of these anime before but not in this type of sense. Mainly I’ve just recommended them based on how good they are instead of the history behind them. BUT TODAY’S THE DAY MY PANDAS! Today is the day I recommend them based on their historical content.
*Calls up Ms. Frizzle from the Magic School Bus* bEeP BoP bEeP BoP
“Yes…hi…Ms. Frizzle? Can you take my followers on a tour of some historical anime series? You can?! Great! Thank you so much!”
Strap in and buckle up kids! We are going on a historical anime ride!
1. Golden Kamuy
^Takes place in the Meiji Era which was named for the Meiji Emperor from 1868-1912.
2. Altair Battle of Records
^I’m guessing this anime is loosely based upon The Great Turkish War which began in 1683.
3. Saga of Tanya the Evil
^An alternate version of Europe during World War I (i.e. Nazi Germany)
4. In this Corner of the World
^Roughly ten years before and after the atomic bomb of World War II.
5. The Wind Rises
^Based on the historical figure Jiro Horikoshi would created the famous “Zero” fighter plane during the first years of World War II.
^Drifters starts off with Toyohisa before his death in 1600 in the late Sengoku/Early Edo period. All the other characters in this series are based off real historical figures in history.
7. Grave of the Fireflies
^Set during the final months of World War II.
8. Joker Game
^Revolves around the World War II period in 1937.
9. Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
^Based around the Rakugo time period which was developed in the Edo Era from 1603-1868 .
10. Vinland Saga
^The setting is 1013 AD England which revolves around the Danish invasion of London.
What’s your favorite anime that has historical context? Let me know down in the comments section! There are many more anime out there that have history thrown into their storylines but this is called Top Ten Tuesday for a reason. I hope we get to see more anime with historical backgrounds in the future. I’ve been totally digging them the last couple years. That is going to do it for me this lovely Tuesday. I have to get ready for work soon. I will catch you all in my next post. Remember to always stay kawaii and cuddly my pandas! MUAH! XOXO
(Disclaimer: All imagery and gifs come from me searching on the internet. I do not have any right or claim to them)