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Of The Key Events of the war The Bataan Death March receives little than two frames and an aside from Mizuki that as horrific as it was the death toll was as much to do with the heat and general Japanese unpreparedness to deal with POWs as anything The Brother-Offended Checklist particularly evil And Comfort Women sexual slavery receives just a fleeting reference on oneageBut don t get me wrong Mizuki is no revisionist He s relaying the war through his experiences He has undisguised contempt for the architects of war and has no time for jingoism He s just trying to explain what happened oint to where it all went wrong and get the hell out of the firing linePulp the textbooks and replace them With Mizuki S Manga We Might All Learn Something ThenDownload Mizuki s manga We might all learn something thenDownload starter library for free here 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 art 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 uite an idiot I m not sure how accurate that is but it was interesting to see Mizuki being bullied by his Detour (Something in Common, 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 overarchinglot 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 familiar with the ins and outs of the various battles Besides for Pearl Harbor and the nuclear bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki that incident won t be covered until the next volume I ll admit I have a very limited knowledge of that マジック・ツリーハウス〈1〉恐竜の谷の大冒険 part of WWII Thelane and ship battles are truly shocking in the book It s such a surprise WWII The Bear Creek Road plane and ship battles are truly shocking in the book It s such a surprise the historicalart to go from talking heads to depicting real warfare It made those Good Authority Good Authority parts of the book even intense than they would otherwise be in a book focused solely on actionThe book ends on uite the cliffhanger Mizuki is in serious danger of course we know he comes out alive but I believe he also loses his arm at someoint It ll be interesting to see how Mizuki s Carneycopia personal war story is resolved Almost the entirety of this volu. Highly militarized epoch     Mizuki writes affectingly about the impact on the Japaneseopulace 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 ersonal 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 draf. 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 erished in WWII but came back as a zombie which explains the longevity of a zombie which explains the longevity of career and his redilection 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 really love these titles from both a literary erspective and for their historical account The combination of memoir history

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humor make it I warmed very slowly to the first volume of this historical manga but after a few ages of this second one I was hooked The combination of a cartoony style in the most The Agile Team Handbook, 2nd Edition personal sections and hyperrealistic black and white reproductions for the historicalassages 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 Remarue s All is uiet on the Western Front I ll be buying the next Her Mothers Daughter part of the series immediately 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 itTo be fair there was no room on the doubleage spread covering the war to refer to any Howard Stern Comes Again part Japan had tolay in it I suppose talking about genocide in Germany is distressing enough for 12 year olds without bringing up Japan s less than auspicious Spellbound 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 manSo I don t look to Japan s schools to learn much about the war That s what comic books are forI enjoyed the English translation of the first instalment of Shigeru Mizuki s Showa manga covering 1926 1939 so I just had to get the second covering 1939 1944 You might uibble that a manga can only skirt the surface of such a momentous time and yeah it does at times feel like a school history textbook jamacked with just enough facts to tell the story. A master cartoonist and war vet details Japan’s involvement in World War II Showa 1939– 1944 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. ,

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Me is consumed with Japan s military historywhich is understandable given the temporal frame Lots and LOTS of highly detailed battle scenes This is the second volume of Mizuki s epic history of Japan this one focused on the WWII years which of course is one of the central tragic events of Japanese and world contemporary years which of course is one of the central tragic Events Of Japanese And World Contemporary A Comics History Of of Japanese and world contemporary A comics history of Will it simply be dumbed down Esteemed historian Frederik Schodt writes a great introduction to tell you why you should read this Mizuki who is best known for you why you should read this Mizuki who is best known for and his study of Japanese Yokai the supernatural and his sense of humor takes a Cant Fake This personal and fresh approach to the material without ignoring the events And Mizuki was a soldier as he tells us in his sharply and sadly ascerbic Onward to Our Noble Deaths aerspective that gets folded into this uniuely intimate and entertaining and sometimes brutally angry Writing Myths pacifist account of these years In this volume he documents the terrible Second Sino Japanese War the attack on Pearl Harbor and the first half of the Pacific War Some of it is truncated even in this 500age book The Bataan Death March gets only two frames attention And the Comfort Women sexual slavery gets one reference on one age But on the whole it is great educational and an amazing account of these years from one man s erspective On to volume three I Paying Daddys Debt 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 intoolitical chaos and militarism as a fascinating case of Stripes of Gehenna politicalathology 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 Cheerleader For Hire point in my lifeHence these volumes of Mizuki are welcome even if they ar The second volume of this series continues to amaze metruly in the same category as Maus 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 Ted 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 alace that will ermanently mark him and haunt him for the rest of his lif. Showa 1939 1944

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