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Hey, why aren't there any comics or graphic novels or anime about fencing? The modern sport, ideally. Japan would probably rather write a manga about kendo, I suppose, but there seems to be at least a tertiary interest in it you look at things like Le Chevalier D'Eon, Utena, historical stuff or faux-historical set in Europe, etc. However, there's a saddening lack of realistic swordplay. (Utena gets a pass for being all about symbolism and image, D'Eon has magical powers but still has people with bad technique, from what I can tell. I couldn't find many clips, though. Magical powers aren't nesc a problem, but realism of motion is.)

Sport fencing is co-ed, has three different sub-events with their own unique characteristics, the controversy of Classical versus Modern-style fencing, and a rich history of characters and legends and famous folk. Also, fencers look damn good in those jackets and leggings, from what I've seen at my brother's tournies.

So why hasn't someone written or drawn this?

(If someone -is- aware of any modern media, be it movie, book, comic, or story, about modern sport fencing, by all means fill me in.)
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