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Author photo. Shigeru Mizuki, 2011 (by 大臣官房人事課 (平成22年度 文化功労者:文部科学省), CC BY 4.0)

Shigeru Mizuki, 2011 (by 大臣官房人事課 (平成22年度 文化功労者:文部科学省), CC BY 4.0)

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Shigeru Mizuki was born as Shigeru Mura in Japan in 1922. He fought in Papua New Guinea during World War II and lost his left arm during a battle. He returned to Japan and initially worked as an illustrator for picture-story shows. He later become one of Japan's leading manga artists and was known for his Gegege no Kitaro series and autobiographical works depicting the frontline in Southeast Asia during World War II. He received the Medal with Purple Ribbon in 1991 for his contribution to academics and arts and was recognized as a Person of Cultural Merit by the government in 2010. He died of heart failure on November 30, 2015 at the age of 93. (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from Showa 1926-1939: A History of Japan (Showa: A History of Japan)
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Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths 241 copies, 4 reviews
NonNonBa 188 copies, 7 reviews
Shigeru Mizuki's Hitler 85 copies, 2 reviews
Kitaro 83 copies, 2 reviews
The Birth of Kitaro 64 copies, 1 review
Tono Monogatari 49 copies, 1 review
Kitaro the Vampire Slayer 21 copies, 1 review
GeGeGe-no-Kitaro, Volume 1 17 copies, 1 review
Kitaro 3 8 copies
Kitaro 2 8 copies
Hitler 7 copies, 1 review
Tante NonNon 6 copies
Yokai 6 copies
MONONOKE 3 copies
Tetsuroku 1 copy

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