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Drawn & Quarterly Adds Shigeru Mizuki's Showa Manga

posted on 2013-02-04 18:00 EST
8-volume series chronicling Japan's Showa era gets omnibus English release

North American publisher Drawn & Quarterly confirmed with ANN on Monday that the company will be releasing Shigeru Mizuki's Showa: A History of Showa Japan (Comic Showa-Shi) manga series. The company will release the first omnibus volume, which will cover the first 14 years of Japan's Showa era (1926-1939), on September 3 for US$24.95.

Mizuki himself was born in 1922, and has previously drawn on his experiences in World War II for his Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths manga. Mizuki originally wrote Showa: A History of Showa Japan in 1988-1989 (the Showa era ended in 1989), and Kodansha published it in eight compiled volumes in 1994.

Drawn & Quarterly already published Mizuki's NonNonBâ and Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths. The company is also releasing GeGeGe no Kitarō this year. Mizuki won the Asahi Prize in 2009 for his contributions to culture and society.

Thanks to Rachel S. for the news tip.


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