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Born on March 8, 1922, in Sakaiminato, Tottori, Shigeru Mizuki is a specialist in stories of yokai and is considered a master of the genre.He is a member of the Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology and has traveled to more than sixty countries to engage in fieldwork on the yokai and spirits of different cultures. He has been published in Japan, South Korea, France, Spain, Taiwan, and Italy.
Very rare to find Japanese 1st person accounts of WWII, this unique style shows the humanity behind the barbarous behavior of the imperial armiesPublished 22 days ago by Christian J Lemoi
I have read John Toland's The Rising Sun a couple of times. This is a history which focuses on the Japanese side of World War II. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ian Kaplan
A classic that starts out with the soldiers going to a Comfort Station (using Comfort Women). Every student of Japan should read this and have this manga in their library. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kingston girl
I've read the Marine account of the battle at Cape Glouster. This book gave me the Japanese side of the same battle. Read morePublished 12 months ago by G Moore
Excellent and frank account of the experiences of Japanese soldiers ordered to perform impossible tasks and then die a futile death.Published 14 months ago by Dave Todd
Beautiful work! A shining example of manga storytelling and craft. Mizuki is a formidable talent. I'm thrilled that Drawn and Quarterly is introducing this kind of thing to the... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Scott H Berwanger
Captivating story, quite detailed backgrounds, a page turner.
Looking forward to read more work from Shigeru Mizuki such as NonNonBa