Even if we agree that he is morally culpable for the death caused by the planes he designed total causalities inflicted would not be grater thank 25k. If we allow for an even greater expansion where by we assign guilt for deaths caused but operations where air support was present we would be in the mid 500k maximum. We can only get to the million mark by including all death associated the occupation war efforts of Imperial Japan starting in 1937.
He just wanted to build planes. Getting up and leaving your home just because you disagree with the politics of your nation isn't that easy, especially if you have a decent living.
Even Lise Meitner (a Jew) didn't want to leave Germany because she was so focused on her work.
Who the hell is he?
I haven't seen it and I feel ashamed
BUT IN TRUTH, HOW GOOD A MIYAZAKI MOVIE IS DIRECTLY PROPORTIONAL TO HOW MUCH FLYING IS IN IT
Don't ever talk that way about planes again.
This is valid. It's the reason I liked Naussica so much bespite it being shit.
To be fair, if he would have lived he would be raped by the americam occupation and shattered his dreams favoring "MURRICAH DESIGN, EVERYTHING IS HEAVY".
Also, I like all the idealistic bullshitters praising Miyazaki San for using "hand made animation" getting rekt on the cgi made flight scenes.
The movie very clearly spelled out why what he did was an achievement:
a country as poor, undeveloped and primitively run as Japan had no right to have such advanced and on-point engineering of weaponry as the Mitsubishi Zero was.
Their small arms across the board were low-mediocre; tanks were shit; officer elan was good only by Asian standards; every ship was substandard even if the engineering was done to spec (it wasn't). Literally all IJ had going for it was an on-point early war fighter-bomber and he was at least half the reason why.
physically automated life functions and dying is a hassle. sorry, anon.
LEMAYMAY WAS AN ABSOLUTE MADMAN
HIS FIREBOMBING OF TOKYO KILLED MORE THAN BOTH NUKES COMBINED
JAPANESE CITIES WERE MADE OF WOOD, THAT SHIT LIT UP LIKE A MATCH, HUGE HURRICANE OF FIRE
AT LEAST WHEN THEY FIREBOMBED DRESDEN THOSE WERE BRICK AND STONE BUILDINGS IN GERMANY, DIDNT BURN AS BAD
>not everyone in his city police force is a sargent
Holy shit you must have shitty police
YEAH, BUT THE LOSING SIDE WOULD GET REKT ANYWAY, IT WAS AS CLOSE TO TOTAL WAR AS THE WORLD EVER CAME, ALL SIDES DID MURDEROUS SHIT (INB4 NANKING)
IMAGINE AN AMPHIBIOUS INVASION OF THE HOME ISLANDS AGAINST GOD-EMPEROR FANATIC JAPS FIGHTING TO THE LAST MAN
NUKES ENDED THE WAR CONCLUSIVELY AND ALLOWED THEM AN HONORABLE DEFEAT IN THE FACE OF HOPELESSLY SUPERIOR TECHNOLOGY
>le ground invasion was the only other option meme
japan was already willing to surrender if the emperor were allowed to maintain his status, the united states demanded total unconditional surrender, and when they got it they allowed the emperor to maintain his status anyway.
It was a bitch move, but still really cool.
THE 2ND NUKE WAS ENTIRELY TO KEEP RUSSIA'S HANDS OFF JAPAN, IT ALSO PROVED WE HAD MORE THAN ONE BOMB AND NOT AFRAID TO USE THEM
JAPAN WAS GRATEFUL THEY BECAME AN HONORARY PART OF THE WESTERN ECONOMY RATHER THAN GET SWALLOWED INTO THE COMMUNIST SOVIET UNION, SINCE THEY ARE RIGHT OFF THE COAST OF RUSSIA AND WOULD BE UNDOUBTEDLY SUCKED IN, IF NOT FOR AMERICA MARKING IT'S TERRITORY WITH ATOMIC PISS
TODAY BASEBALL IS THEIR NATIONAL SPORT, THEY'RE A TOP 3 GLOBAL ECONOMY AND HAVE THE MOST INTENSELY CAPITALIST CONSUMER CULTURE IN ASIA
They wanted the surrender on their terms first and had enough excuses to hold out. If they were nuked twice and the USSR declared war on them, "peace" narrowly won over continuing to fight and Japan promised to surrender on that one request.
It's very complex and can't be summed up easily.