This movie is NOT a historical WWII movie, but it does have just about every German WWII small arm in it. This is a Japanese animation. However, it's not some weirded out "anime" with blue haired, large-eyed super hero with special power. Jin-Roh is a realistic animation in which the characters are drawn to look real. The basic backdrop of the story is that the Axis forces won WWII. After the war, Germany betrayed its agreement with "the country" (it's pretty obvious that the nation in question is Japan)
So pretty much: "Ten years after the end of World War II; anti-terror policeman Fuse gets suspended from service after the suicide by self-detonation of a young terrorist girl during an operation, as he failed to shoot her in time. When he tries to gather some information about her, he meets her sister and befriends with her. Both get dragged into the rivalries between the administration of the police and the counterterrorism commando unit 'Jin Roh' (human wolves)." from imdb.com
Note: Jin-Roh literally translates man-wolf. This movie is not just a action-thriller. It is very philosophical. So it is a very deep movie if you view it with an open mind.
Post by Rainer Schmidt on Apr 5, 2006 1:13:05 GMT -5
I HATE anime, but all accounts, but this one actually interested me. I watched it on a DVD player on my way down to an event. Certainly made me want to hold the MG42 that much more (An' to think, I didn't know my obsession could get worse )
I know the rare and obscure "Teufelhorne" Regiment handsignal.
Post by rbx6jm7man on Apr 17, 2006 19:18:34 GMT -5
"red spectacles" was kinda absurd, but if you really want to see the "live action" of an mg42 eating up police in brown trench coats, watch Stray Dog: Kerberos Panzer Cops. it's supposedly the sequel to "red spectacles," but it actually makes more sense. in reality, if you just watch Jin-Roh, you'll understand all the themes and philosophy. the first two movies are more like rough drafts to Jin-Roh. in fact, they're more like eye candy for Jin-roh fans. the third movie, "talking head," has nothing to do with the original two live action movies. It just stars the same guy from the same two moives. It's just a giant philosophical satire.
Bought the DVD on ebay, great animation. Loved the attention to detail on the weapons and vehicles (lots of cool WWII-1950's era vehicles). I liked the story but found it a bit too deep, political and rather slow. Still liked it though.
Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5