Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths

Author: Shigeru Mizuki
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
ISBN: 1770460411
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A landmark publishing event of one of Japan's most famous cartoonists

Shigeru Mizuki is the preeminent figure of Gekiga manga and one of the most famous working cartoonists in Japan today–a true living legend. Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths is his first book to be translated into English and is a semiautobiographical account of the desperate final weeks of a Japanese infantry unit at the end of WorldWar II. The soldiers are told that they must go into battle and die for the honor of their country, with certain execution facing them if they return alive. Mizuki was a soldier himself (he was severely injured and lost an arm) and uses his experiences to convey the devastating consequences and moral depravity of the war.

Mizuki's list of accolades and achievements is long and detailed. In Japan, the life of Mizuki and his wife has been made into an extremely popular television drama that airs daily. Mizuki is the recipient of many awards, including the Best AlbumAward for his book NonNonBa (to be published in 2012 by D+Q) and the Heritage Essential Award for Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Special Award, the Kyokujitsu Sho Decoration, the Shiju Hosho Decoration, and the KodanshaManga Award.His hometown of Sakaiminato honored him with Shigeru Mizuki Road―a street decorated with bronze statues of his Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro characters―and the Shigeru Mizuki International Cultural Center.


Showa 1926 1939 A History Of Japan Showa A History Of Japan

Author: Shigeru Mizuki
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
ISBN: 1770461353
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A fascinating period in Japanese history explored by a master of manga

Showa 19261939: A History of Japan is the first volume of Shigeru Mizuki's meticulously researched historical portrait of twentieth-century Japan. This volume deals with the period leading up to World War II, a time of high unemployment and other economic hardships caused by the Great Depression. Mizuki's photo-realist style effortlessly brings to life the Japan of the 1920s and 1930s, depicting bustling city streets and abandoned graveyards with equal ease.
When the Showa era began, Mizuki himself was just a few years old, so his earliest memories coincide with the earliest events of the time. With his trusty narrator Rat Man, Mizuki brings history into the realm of the personal, making it palatable, and indeed compelling, for young audiences as well as more mature readers. As he describes the militarization that leads up to World War II, Mizuki's stance toward war is thoughtful and often downright critical―his portrayal of the Nanjing Massacre clearly paints the incident (a disputed topic within Japan) as an atrocity. Mizuki's Showa 19261939 is a beautifully told history that tracks how technological developments and the country's shifting economic stability had a role in shaping Japan's foreign policy in the early twentieth century.


Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths

Author: Shigeru Mizuki
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
ISBN: 9781770460416
Size: 42.67 MB
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Mizuki is the recipient of many awards, including the Best AlbumAward for his book NonNonBa (to be published in 2012 by D+Q) and the Heritage Essential Award for Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths at the Angoulême International Comics ...

Nonnonba

Author: Shigeru Mizuki
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
ISBN: 9781770460720
Size: 66.61 MB
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The first English translation of Mizuki's best-loved work NonNonBa is the definitive work by acclaimed Gekiga-ka Shigeru Mizuki, a poetic memoir detailing his interest in yokai (spirit monsters).

Shigeru Mizuki S Hitler

Author: Shigeru Mizuki
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
ISBN: 9781770462106
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Text is an English translation of a French text, which was originally published in Japanese; published in French under title Hitler in 2012.

Showa 1939 1944

Author: Shigeru Mizuki
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
ISBN: 9781770461512
Size: 30.15 MB
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Tegneserie - graphic novel. A autobiographical and historical account of Showa-era Japan

Showa 1953 1989

Author: Shigeru Mizuki
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
ISBN: 9781770462014
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A manga history of Japan during the Showa era, which encompassed the reign of Emperor Hirohito and spanned the years 1926-1989.

Kitaro

Author: Shigeru Mizuki
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
ISBN: 9781770461109
Size: 46.56 MB
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Kitaro is bestselling manga-ka Shigeru Mizuki's most famous creation. The Kitaro series was inspired by a kamishibai, or storycard theater, entitled Kitaro of the Graveyard. Mizuki began work on his interpretation of Kitaro in 1959.

Soldiers Alive

Author: Tatsuz? Ishikawa
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824827540
Size: 67.30 MB
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Decades later, Soldiers Alive remains a deeply disturbing and eye-opening account of the Japanese march on Nanking and its aftermath.

The Birth Of Kitaro

Author: Shigeru Mizuki
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
ISBN: 9781770462281
Size: 36.43 MB
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These stories are from the golden era of the late 1960s, when Gegege no Kitaro truly hit its stride as an all-ages supernatural series.

Good Bye Geist

Author: Ryo Hanada
Publisher: GEN Manga Entertainment Inc.
ISBN: 1939012023
Size: 41.93 MB
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Mystery is engulfing the face of Yuki’s high school and Yuki is caught in the middle.

Kitaro And The Great Tanuki War

Author: Shigeru Mizuki
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
ISBN: 9781770462595
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This kid-friendly edition also features a “History of Kitaro” essay by the award-winning series translator and Mizuki scholar Zack Davisson.