With its wide-scale consumption, manga has the potential to influence public perception. Unsurprisingly, historical revisionists have shifted their discourse into manga in order to appeal to a younger audience – some touching on failed coups d’état such as the 2.26 Incident. Within contemporary fantasy manga, these coups d’état are revisited and reinterpreted. Rather than portraying these attempts as misguided and ultimately destructive, these fictional putsches are shown as heroic. Furthermore, where their historical forebears have failed, these fantasy rebellions succeed. This reflects a level of sympathy with revisionist historians that would normally cause a public backlash against the series in question if they were not masked by manga genre conventions.