Ling Feng Zhe

The Leader

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Synonyms: Karl Marx The Animation
Japanese: 领风者
English: The Leader
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 7
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 28, 2019 to Mar 4, 2019
Producers: bilibili
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Wawayu Animation
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.101 (scored by 711711 users)
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Ranked: #81842
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Popularity: #8120
Members: 3,434
Favorites: 17

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The Leader will talk about how Marx met his wife Jenny and their thwarted love story, as well as his friendship with Friedrich Engels, his close companion and co-author of the Communist Manifesto.

(Source: Global Times)


The series was created to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx.

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Mar 13, 2019
Kiwi_Cookie (All reviews)
The Leader is a work with the ability to set any revolutionary's heart alight with pride. It is not often that these kinds of cartoons carry with them such weight, but this is no ordinary cartoon. It is a work designed to inspire a new generation of Marxists to carry forth the torch of Communism to a brighter tomorrow.

I was deeply impressed by the characterization of Marx and his comrades. This show is not just a picture of Marx, it is a mirror in which the audience can see themselves reflected in the actions of Marx and the revolutionaries of read more
Mar 8, 2019
Aisukurimu (All reviews)
Welcome to Karl Marx the animation: The Daddy of Communism.

As a (fake) Chinese, I can tell you zero things about Karl Marx because the British education system has failed to teach me history of other places other than ‘Great’ Britain. My parents as ex-members of the communist party didn’t educate me on the topic either, if any Chinese is reading this, they are probably calling me out to be a traitor, as they have already, many times.

With that said, I genuinely do not know too much about Karl Marx, nor have I read any of his work, while you might argue that I can’t possibly read more
Jun 26, 2019
Z0l0 (All reviews)

This January there was some strange news from China, the airing of a Karl Marx animated series usually called Karl Marx the anime, but actually titled The Leader. There was quite a bit of fuss on news sites and social media, but oddly once episodes started floating around the net it quickly disappeared. It doesn't seem to have gained much traction even in the circles that make image reactions and jokes.

I found a youtube channel that not only uploaded all seven episodes but had also fansubbed the Chinese dialogue into English and Russian. I watched the whole show, and I think I see why it read more
Dec 20, 2020
Feetuska (All reviews)
The leader is a masterpiece. It tells the life story of the great philosopher Karl Marx in painstakingly personal detail. It tells how the immortal science of Marxism got its roots, and how the life around Marx impacted his conclusions and decisions in the making of mankind’s greatest scientific work, Das Kapital.

Besides the pursuit of knowledge and answers to stop the bourgeoisie exploitation, The Leader also tells the personal life of Karl Marx in detail. We have deeply emotional situations and humane relationships. If this piece of art doesn’t make you cry your heart out at least once, you have no soul. Even if you read more


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