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Shigeru Mizuki



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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.

Mizuki's Showa 1939-1944 describes the final years leading up to World War II and the first years of the Pacific War. His narration is bittersweet in nature as his formative years give way to the harsh reality of war. Mizuki illustrates his struggle between attacks and actions from both the Japanese military and the Allied Forces that lead for these years to be a constant struggle for survival. This edition primarily features his experiences on the small island of Rabaul in Papua New Guinea and how it left a permanent scar on his life.


ASIN ‏ : ‎ 1770461515
Publisher ‏ : ‎ Drawn and Quarterly; Translation edition (June 3 2014)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 536 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9781770461512
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1770461512
Item weight ‏ : ‎ 807 g
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 16.59 x 4.72 x 22.05 cm


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