For a country with some of the strictest gun laws in the world, Japan’s people don’t seem to have a problem with its media showing gratuitous violence (and scantily clad high school girls) on a regular basis. Over the years many anime (cartoons for the layman) and manga (comics) have had stories and characters about gunslingers, cowboys, bounty hunters, mercenaries, and even the firearms themselves. Plenty of works exist to discuss aspects of war, with everything from the perspectives of solders on the battlefield to the political movements and operations of commanders and leaders . . .