Showa, 1953-1989

Showa, 1953-1989

A History of Japan

Graphic Novel - 2015
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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
Publisher: [Montreal] : Drawn & Quarterly, 2015
Edition: First paperback edition
ISBN: 9781770462014
Branch Call Number: 741.56 M68
Characteristics: 533 pages, 64 pages of plates : illustrations chiefly (some color) ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Davisson, Zack - Translator


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Aug 01, 2018

Really good book i would suggest reading all four volumes of this series

Sep 08, 2016

Described the craziness of people hoarding toilet paper during oil crisis, teacher killing a student as being too soft, or overworked author trying to run a manga company with constant deadlines, fellow artists of all stripes including firing one bad apple.


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