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[ Read Online Showa, 1939-1944 À teen PDF ] by Shigeru Mizuki ↠´ 2 of 3 in this manga history of Japan s Showa area This section covers what the West thinks of as WWII, and spends a lot of time in the Pacific theater, where the author was stationed There s a lot of drawings of naval battles that I didn t find very interesting, but this is still an important history and an interesting way to tell it. What a wonderful book I can t believe there s two towering volumes left in this series I was correct in my assumption that I d enjoy this one than the first volume because it goes into the part of Mizuki s life that I m less familiar with It was fascinating to see his family s reaction to him entering the army and eventually being sent to the front Mizuki makes himself out to have been quite an idiot I m not sure how accurate that is but it was interesting to see Mizuki being bullied by his peers At first he s hit for being a goof, but it slowly dissolves from discipline, to bullying, to just outright cruelty I got very lost trying to follow the overarching plot of the war between Japan and the USA, as well as the other battles Japan was fighting in the Asian countries I would have enjoyed the book better if I was a bit This series is just all sorts of good If we didn t know there were further volumes in the series, we d be tempted to call the ending of this book a cliffhanger It s a little known fact that Mizuki actually perished in WWII, but came back as a zombie, which explains the longevity of his career, and his predilection for tales of yokai and other ghoulish subjects All kidding aside, I find this Japanese view of the war fascinating On to volume 3 I picked up the first volume of this work, SHOWA 1926 1939 on a whim in a bookstore and I am glad that I did I have long been fascinated by Japan s descent into political chaos and militarism as a fascinating case of political pathology comparable to ancient Athens descent as shown by the Arginusae verdict in the Peloponnesian war look it up However, it is hard to find work in English on this topic that isn t heavily specialist academic, little translated Japanese work exists, and I am not about to learn Japanese at this point in my life. Hence these volumes of Mizuki are welcome, even if they are imperfect I was unsure at first whether or not I liked Mizuki s weaving of autobiography and history, but I have grown to like it, at least in his hands It helps break the doom bell ring of the history by parcelling it into easily digested chunks, as his own biography is well told and compelli Almost the entirety of this volume is consumed with Japan s military historywhich is understandable, given the temporal frame Lots and LOTS of highly detailed battle scenes.
I really love these titles from both a literary perspective, and for their historical account The combination of memoir, history and humor make it a very enjoyable read This installment focuses heavily on World War 2 and the actual warfare For anyone who is interested in Japanese history, this is absolutely a must read. I warmed up very slowly to the first volume of this historical manga, but after a few pages of this second one, I was hooked The combination of a cartoony style in the most personal sections and hyperrealistic black and white reproductions for the historical passages works wonders once the war starts The author s sarcastic, no nonsense approach to the idiocy of war reminded me of classics like Tardi s Putain de guerre and Remarque s All is Quiet on the Western Front I ll be buying the next part of the series immediately. Another book down for 24 in 48 I enjoyed Mizuki s first volume in the Showa series immensely, so I was happy to have an excuse read Harder task plus 24in48 Readathon to pick up the next one I really like how he juxtaposes his personal experience with a distanced overview of events This volume covers the WWII years up to 1944, which ends on an almost literal cliff hanger. My eldest is going through junior high school in Japan and I was happy to hear she was studying aspects of the Second World War As far as I can tell from her textbook and I could well be missing something those aspects are the Nazis and the Holocaust, and that s about it. To be fair, there was no room on the double page spread covering the war to refer to any part Japan had to play in it, I suppose talking about genocide in Germany is distressing enough for 12 year olds without bringing up Japan s less than auspicious past in Nanking or its own mini genocide inflicted on the Chinese by Unit 731 Much easier to start with the Nazis and Anne Frank and all that The trouble is, I doubt it will develop into much introspection, which would be fascinating, if not to my daughter, then at least to her old man. So I don t look to Japan s schools to learn much A Master Cartoonist And War Vet Details Japan S Involvement In World War II Showa A History Of Japan Continues The Award Winning Author Shigeru Mizuki S Autobiographical And Historical Account Of Showa Era Japan This Volume Covers The Final Moments Of The Lead Up To World War II And The First Few Years Of The Pacific War, And Is A Chilling Reminder Of The Harshness Of Life In Japan During This Highly Militarized Epoch Mizuki Writes Affectingly About The Impact On The Japanese Populace Of World Changing Moments, Including The Devastating Second Sino Japanese War, The Attack On Pearl Harbor, And The First Half Of The Pacific War On A Personal Level, These Years Mark A Dramatic Transformation In Mizuki S Life, Too His Idyllic Childhood In The Countryside Comes To A Definitive End When He S Drafted Into The Army And Shipped Off To The Tiny Island Of Rabaul In Papua New Guinea His Life Becomes A Constant Struggle For Survival, Not Only Against The Constant Allied Attacks But Against The Harsh Discipline Of The Japanese Army Officers During His Time In Rabaul, Mizuki Comes To Understand The Misery And Beauty Of The Island Itself, A Place That Will Permanently Mark Him And Haunt Him For The Rest Of His Life
Shigeru Mizuki was Japanese manga cartoonist, most known for his horror manga GeGeGe no Kitaro He was a specialist in stories of y kai and was considered a master of the genre Mizuki was a member of The Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology, and had traveled to over 60 countries in the world to engage in fieldwork of the y kai and spirits of different cultures He has been published