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Showa 1953-1989: A History of Japan (Showa: A History of Japan)

by Shigeru Mizuki

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Series: Showa: A History of Japan (4)

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After reading all 4 of Drawn & Quarterly's Showa editions, I feel a deep and abiding affection for the late Shigeru Mizuki. Not only is the series a detailed and balanced history of Japan during the 20th century, it's a very personal and funny story of Mizuki's life as a kid, soldier and manga artist. I wish there were more to read! ( )
  EnidaV | Nov 19, 2016 |
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"The last half of Japan's Showa era, on which this volume concentrates, was as different from the first half as day is from night. It was an era of unprecedented peace and prosperity, despite being rife with internal contradictions. Because it is recent history, it is less analyzed, messier, and harder to summarize, yet Mizuki is more than up to the challenge. At the end of this series, we see Shigeru Mizuki coming to terms, not only with his own history, but with that of the entire Showa period and its turbulent highs and lows, even with the emperor who presided over it all"--Back flap.… (more)

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