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Shigeru Mizuki

Features

Thursday, January 8 2015

The Best Books of 2014: Nonfiction

The truth may be stranger than fiction, but as the numerous nonfiction books of 2014 also attest, it's often the truest stories that are the most gripping.


Thursday, January 17 2013

The Best Fiction of 2012

Historical fiction, science fiction, graphic novels, anthologies, mysteries, satire, young adult, even poetry(!) -- on subjects from the lighthearted to the apocalypse -- our favorites from 2012 are as wide-ranging and diverse as our writers and our readers. Dive in and revel in the pleasure of getting lost in a good book.


Reviews

Monday, January 19 2015

Recovery and Renewal: Showa’s Magnificent Epic History of Japan Continues to Deliver

The third and latest edition of Shigeru Mizuki’s acclaimed history of Japan chronicles the pivotal period of 1944-1953, in which a shattered Japan began its rebirth into the form we know today.


Friday, October 3 2014

The World of Japanese Demons Was Never More Delightful as It Is in Mizuki's 'Kitaro'

A sort of Indiana Jones of the spirit-world, Shigeru Mizuki has traveled around the globe conducting research into spirit folklore.


Tuesday, August 5 2014

Shigeru Mizuki's 'Showa' Series Is a Sweeping Epic of Life, Death and War

This work offers an indelible and engaging combination of storyline, riveting life-and-death plot twists, historical education and passionately conveyed moral messaging on the horrors of war.


Monday, March 24 2014

Shigeru Mizuki's 'Showa' Is a Melting Pot of Manga, Photo Realism, Memoir & Narrative History

A Japanese period of heightened tension, military marches, and personal discovery.


Thursday, September 6 2012

Shigeru Mizuki's Stories of Yokai: 'Nonnonba'

Gege is passionate about art. Drawing and telling stories brings Gege closer to the spirit world.


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