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Showa : A History of Japan Graphic Novels


Genre: Nonfiction (Age Rating 13+)
Format: Graphic Novel, B&W
Author: Shigeru Mizuki
Language:
English Language
Release: Drawn & Quarterly

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Depicted against his trademark photorealistic backdrops, Mizuki effortlessly portrays a nation forced into a period of upheaval and brings history into the realm of the personal.

Indeed, as a child coming of age in the Showa era, the authorís earliest memories coincide with key events of the time. It all begins with the Great Kanto Earthquake, a natural disaster that forces the country into a financial crisis. The period leading up to World War II is thus a time of economic hardship and record unemployment. Forthright descriptions of ensuing militarization reveal Mizukiís lifelong stance as a thoughtful pacifist, critical of domestically disputed events like the Nanjing Massacre clearly painted here as an atrocity.

This first volume in a four-part series is a captivating historical portrait tracking the industrial and societal developments that would come to shape Japan's foreign policy in the interwar period.



Click to enlargeShowa : A History of Japan , 1926-1939 , Graphic Novel
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Click to enlargeShowa : A History of Japan , 1939-1944 , Graphic Novel
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Click to enlargeShowa : A History of Japan , 1944-1953 , Graphic Novel
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Click to enlargeShowa : A History of Japan , 1953-1989 , Graphic Novel
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