fuher feline films discusses the rise of Gustav Notler in Germany from the region of Westphalia with an incredible hatred of the French and Belgians for being german enough to be good at war but latin enough to oppose germanyI wonder what films an alternate Kaiser Cat Cinema would make?
Sounds interesting. Would Chinese animation take the place of anime?If China more or less takes Japan's OTL place in the Kaiserreich Timeline, at least in terms of popular media, wouldn't that lead to a fetishization of Jian swords in pop culture, in the same manner as Katanas were?
For those that don't know, Jian are considered the swords of cultivated, civilized people, to be used by Heroes, Generals, Kings, and Princes, unlike the brutish Dao sabers that were used by the common peasant soldiers. Something that is a reoccurring trait in chinese stories.
Some other significant chinese weapons, like the Guan Dao Glaive, or the Fangtian Ji Halberd, popularized by Guan Yu and Lu Bu respectively, might see similar treatment, but it is by far not as pronounced as with the Jian.
Like, we might see some counterpart to Weaboos that claim "The glorious Jian is folded three-hundred times and made from meteoric steel! They can easily pierce Tank Armor!", similar to how Katanas are treated in certain circles.
Though, the fact that China has a much larger variety in weapons compared to Japan in stories and wielded by popular figures, and doesn't ascribe so much cultural value or status symbolism to one in particular, might lessen that effect somewhat.
Manga, and by extension Anime, came into being when the American Occupation Force, after WW2, brought comics along, a format the Japanese later adopted for their own folk stories and legends.Sounds interesting. Would Chinese animation take the place of anime?
Just off the top of my head: After an Internationale WK2 victory in which they no longer see a need to promote anti-German sentiments within their populations, maybe either the CoF or UoB can produce a movie about the Christmas Truce during WK1/the Great War, as a means of changing their peoples' views on Germans now that they have been 'liberated' from the monarchist yoke?Can anyone think of any Christmas movies made in the KR universe? We've already gone over the idea of a German version of Die Hard...