Hitler In A Mini-Skirt And Stalin In Hot Pants. Infamous Dictators As Anime Ladies.

Some of the most infamous dictators of the 20th century have now been turned into cute anime characters with not so cute accompanying biographies.

The book is Nyotai ka!! Sekai no Dokusaisha Retsuden (にょたいか!!世界の独裁者列伝 or loosely, "In Female Form?! Biographies of World Dictators"), and it features illustrations by various artists, such as Nishieda and Takeshi Nogami, of various dictators from around the globe. The book features 40 dictators in total.

The lead image for each biography is done in the moé style ("moé" is Japanese geek slang for the warm fuzzy feeling certain types of characters emit), and the accompanying biographies provide history about the leaders, discuss their political philosophy, and recount incidents from their lives — all in moé packaging.

For the last several years, it's been popular to turn anything and anyone imaginable into cute moé counterparts. Making these infamous dictators "cute" does seem to trivialize them. Though, I guess you could argue that having a bikini wearing Pol Pot lounge on a mountain of skulls makes the Khmer Rouge leader look even more frightening.

Japanese site Akiba Blog recently checked out the book in Akihabara. Have a look at the various dictators in the above gallery.

「にょたいか!!世界の独裁者列伝」 毛沢東はかぼちゃパンツ、金日成はアイドル [Akiba Blog Thanks, General Cat!]

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Omar al-Bashir

Fidel Castro

Muammar Gaddafi

Adolf Hitler

Saddam Hussein

Kim Il-sung

Mao Zedong

Benito Mussolini

Pol Pot

Joseph Stalin


    All I can say is, seriously, what the fuck? I'm just wondering who the hell wakes up one day and thinks "You know what the world needs more of? al-Bashir cleavage and Mussolini panty shots."

    Yeah why not? Hitler's already been turned into a cartoony supervillain by 80 years of non-stop propaganda. Why not go full retard and turn him into an anime chick who looks 11 years old?

    Oh snap, they depicted our glorious leader Mao as a girl.
    Gotta riot and destroy all Japanese made products owned by others who worked hard for it again.

      Hey, at least they didn't give the moe treatment to the Prophet Muhammed. Things would have gone downhill very fast.

    Moe has jumped the shark, and I couldn't be happier. Hopefully this whole trend can finally go die in a corner.

    I cracked up. This is probably the best thing since moe sliced bread.

    inb4 im going to be a virgin forever.



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