Adolf ni Tsugu
Message to Adolf
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Adolf ni Tsugu

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Tell Adolf, The Stories of Three Adolfs
Japanese: アドルフに告ぐ
English: Message to Adolf
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 36
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 22, 1982 to May 16, 1985
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Drama Drama
Themes: Historical Historical, Military Military
Serialization: Shuukan Bunshun
Authors: Tezuka, Osamu (Story & Art)


Score: 8.171 (scored by 59455,945 users)
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Ranked: #4552
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Popularity: #771
Members: 22,937
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This is a story about three Adolfs. Sohei Toge, a Japanese reporter for 1936 Berlin Olympics was surprised that his younger brother, an international student in Germany, was mysteriously murdered right after informing him about an important document. To add more confusion to his sadness, all information regarding his younger brother as a student in Germany have been erased systematically, as if he never existed. Meanwhile in Japan, a half-German, half-Japanese boy named Adolf Kauffmann and his best friend, a Jewish-German boy named Adolf Kamil, were accidentally involved in this incident. Their lives and fates are now inevitably interwoven around the biggest secret of the third Adolf—Adolf Hitler.

(Source: ANN)


Adolf ni Tsugu was first published in English as Adolf by Cadence Books and VIZ Media from March 22, 1996 to February 22, 1997. Vertical Inc. re-published the series as Message to Adolf in 2 omnibus volumes on August 28 and December 18, 2012, respectively. The series has been published in Brazil by Conrad Editora, in France by Tonkam, in Germany by Carlsen Verlag, in Italy by Hazard, in Spain by Planeta DeAgostini, in Netherlands by Xtra, and in Poland by Waneko.



Aug 9, 2009
Adolf is one of Osamu Tezuka's later works and acclaimed as one of his best. Since it deals with Jews and Nazi's, comparisons to the masterpiece Maus, published around the same time, are bound to happen. But the works are incomparable since they deal with different parts of the Holocaust. Adolf, unlike Maus, focuses more on the mental state of one particular SS officer rather then the Jews themselves and what they go through.

Simply said, it is a very well crafted WWII spy story. Unlike most spy stories, it is fairly realistic in the timeframe of the story since it is told of the span ...
Nov 16, 2013
This is the story of three men named Adolf. It is a story with the grand sweep of myth, something that seems to rise from the unconsciousness, as told through a Japanese observer. At the opening of this story, in the early 1930's, it was a popular given name. Two Adolfs lived in Kobe, as part of the German expat community: one the son of a Jewish baker, and one the son of a Nazi diplomat. The coincidences interweaving their lives are so profound they should seem contrived, but they play out organically in the cadence of tragedy.

This is more painful to read the second ...
Jan 1, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Serviceable, fair, decent. a real lukewarm affair. 'Message to Adolf' seeks to be an epic of a comic, and while achieving that to some success it is ultimately underwhelming.

A big part of this springs from the fact that the core premise, the reason we're to be so invested in this story, what is meant to get us hoked, is so terribly uninteresting. It evokes zero emotion. Combine that with a bit of a boring cast and a series of events that leave no lasting impression and you have this comic.

Of the three Adolf's, only one is really interesting in any sort of way and ...

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