Showa, 1926-1939

Showa, 1926-1939

A History of Japan

Book - 2013 | 1st pbk. ed.
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"First volume of Shigeru Mizuki's meticulously researched historical portrait of twentieth century Japan. This volume deals with the period leading up to World War II, a time of high unemployment and other economic hardships caused by the Great Depression. Mizuki's photo-realist style effortlessly brings to life Japan of the 1920s and 1930s, depicting bustling city streets and abandoned graveyards with equal ease"--Publisher's website.
Publisher: Montreal : Drawn & Quarterly, 2013.
Edition: 1st pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781770461352
Branch Call Number: 952.033 MIZUK
Characteristics: 533 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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Nov 13, 2017

A fun and easy read! Only downside is flipping to the "notes" section, as the author makes many references to historical figures that need explanation. This breaks up the flow of the manga. My favourite sub-story is that of the author growing up in Japan during all these events.

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