Thursday, October 01, 2009

Manga version of Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' is a huge success in Japan

Sales of a comic version of Adolf Hitler's notorious political tract "Mein Kampf" have become a hit in Japan.

UK Telegraph reports:
The manga book describes both Hitler's autobiography and his infamous Nazi manifesto in the unlikely form of easy-to-read comic pictures and captions. The book, which forms part of a series on world classics turned into manga, covers a range of aspects of Hitler's life, from his childhood to the formation of his political party.

Its success in Japan has reportedly ignited a debate in Germany about whether the ban on the work imposed since 1945 should be overturned. Since it was published in Japan last November, its popularity has soared, with sales of more than 45,000.

The current copyright of the book within Germany lies in the hands of the finance ministry of the state of Bavaria which will not reproduce it out of respect to the relatives of those who suffered during Hitler's regime. READ MORE