An in-depth article exploring this or anything with anti-capitalist/imperialist/nationalist themes or even characters.
Some movies come into mind: – Steamboy – Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade 人狼 (1998)
I also think code geass fits the bill but since it’s a series, it doesn’t solely focus on those themes.
This looks like it could be expanded more into how politics, either left or right, are explored/implied in anime. For example, the author of 'Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei' is known to be a right-winger, and some of that thoughts can be seen in the series as well. Anti-imperialist/capitalist theme can be seen a lot in Mizayaki Hayao's movies. This could be a very good topic if explored carefully. – Justin Wu7 years ago