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Aug 18, 2009 8:44 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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So Monkeys and Bears hate each other?
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Jul 21, 2012 7:44 PM

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oh war, you so silly sometimes
 
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Jun 1, 2013 9:04 AM

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Retro8bit said:
So Monkeys and Bears hate each other?

I thought it was about the war between japan and russia but this interpretation make so much more sense.
 
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Sep 3, 2014 12:33 PM

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flammeur said:
Retro8bit said:
So Monkeys and Bears hate each other?

I thought it was about the war between japan and russia but this interpretation make so much more sense.


I doubt it's even that deep and it would seem a little weird for the japanese to portray themselves as monkeys.
 
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Oct 13, 2014 5:28 PM

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thats nice~ directing cannon shells traffic XD
 
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Zirofol said:
I doubt it's even that deep and it would seem a little weird for the japanese to portray themselves as monkeys.


The monkeys fly the flag of Japan, showing that they are indeed meant to portray Japan.
This time period was known for Japanese propaganda cartoons, most of which monkeys are on the Japanese side, along with rabbits and birds (see: Momotarou no Umiwashi and Momotarou: Umi no Shinpei).
They had to make the propaganda cartoons appealing for the kids, so they portrayed themselves as cute animals.

I'm not sure how other ethnicities feel about being portrayed as monkeys. I know the U.S. isn't too fond of it because it's historically been a stereotype/derogatory type of symbolism for blacks-- along with racoons. Others might not care though since they don't really have those specific stereotypes about them.

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Feb 26, 2015 7:45 AM

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Why do they hate each other soo much?
 
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Sep 26, 2015 2:14 AM

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Yup, war propagandas :(
 
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Apr 3, 2016 7:52 AM

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Both sides got rekt this time.
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May 30, 2017 4:38 PM

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I also see a lot of influence of Disney animation in this short movie.

I wonder how war was explained to children in other countries.
 
Jan 17, 2018 1:53 AM

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I'll never get that snare drum beat out of my head...

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Mar 5, 2019 3:20 PM

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Pretty interesting one. The animation seemed very disney influenced, the movements were smooth for sure. The song was silly, but oh well.
 
May 1, 2019 5:06 PM

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I guess they fighting on the ground this time around.

I must say this was more of a cartoonish propaganda! 5/10.
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May 4, 2019 1:19 PM

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japanese are represented by the monkeys and they won.

who are represented by the bears ?

and I have to agree that 30's japanese film look a lot like old disney film.

5/10
 
Aug 13, 2019 9:33 AM

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An a-okay toon serving a simple purpose of raising nation's spirits during/in case of war situation.
 
Oct 18, 2019 10:28 AM
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WashmaButt said:


japanese are represented by the monkeys and they won.

who are represented by the bears ?

and I have to agree that 30's japanese film look a lot like old disney film.

5/10


It was Russian I guess
Maybe this was to remain Japanese troops that they had defeated Russian in 1905 to give them courage
The victory of Japan in 1905 showed that Asian country could also win a war against western country and it influenced not only Japanese people but also here in my country
Some nationalists in my country used Japanese victory to give people here courage to stand up against colonialism by western countries during dependence movement.
 
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