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Adolf ni Tsugu

Adolf ni Tsugu

Alternative Titles

English: Message to Adolf
Synonyms: Tell Adolf, Aufruf an Adolf, L'Histoire des 3 Adolf, Storia dei tre Adolf, The Stories of Three Adolfs
Japanese: アドルフに告ぐ

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 4
Chapters: 36
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 29, 1982 to May 23, 1985
Authors: Tezuka, Osamu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shuukan Bunshun

Statistics

Score: 8.301 (scored by 1736 users)
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Ranked: #3242
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Popularity: #1171
Members: 5,188
Favorites: 207
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Volumes: /4
Chapters: /36

Synopsis

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)

Background

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. republished the series as Message to Adolf in 2 omnibus volumes from August 28, 2012 to December 18, 2012. 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 and in the Netherlands by Xtra.

Characters

Kaufmann, Adolf
Kaufmann, Adolf
Main
Lamp, Acetylene
Lamp, Acetylene
Main
Kamil, Adolf
Kamil, Adolf
Main
Toge, Sohei
Toge, Sohei
Main
Hitler, Adolf
Hitler, Adolf
Supporting
Ham Egg
Ham Egg
Supporting


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Pierre_Bezukhov
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 read more
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Nekkro
Dec 13, 2009
"Adolf" is another great work of Osamu Tezuka or so called the "God of manga".I could say this work is really a hidden gem.

Story: The manga is telling the story of three men called Adolf.It's following their lifes and shows how they change as a human beings through the years - psychologically and psysically.The story ,doesn't sound like something "new" or "original",but really once you start reading the manga you could not possibly leave it until you understand what happens.The story develops before and during the period of Hitler's ruling of Germany.So everything is resolving and starts from his character.He changes the lives of read more
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TrenchKamen
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 read more
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Mylene
Jan 14, 2011
Historical fiction is a tricky genre, in my opinion. The ability to weave a tale set in the past while engaging a present audience that isn’t just filled with historical fiction buffs is quite the talent. Keeping it authentic and yet fresh is quite the feat as well. With Adolf, Tezuka Osamu excels at both, once again proving that historical fiction is one of his many fortes.

Breaking it down, Adolf tells the story of 3 Adolfs: Adolf Hitler (yes, that Adolf), Adolf Kamil (a Jew living in Kobe), and Adolf Kaufmann (German-Japanese growing up in Kobe). Additionally, the story is frequently read more
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