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Modernity, Militarism and Monsters in ‘Mars Red’

THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS SPOILERS

Set in 1923 in the Taishō era Japan, Mars Red follows Yoshinobu Maeda, a colonel who heads secret unit (Code Zero) of vampires for the Japanese army.

In the anime series (which is based on based on a play by Bun-O Fujisawa), Maeda and his clandestine crew as they go on missions to apprehend vampires. The vampire soldiers under Maeda’s command are Tokuichi Yamagami, a gruff but…

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