Showa: A History of Japan Volume 2: 1939-1944
Showa 1939-1944: A History of Japan continues 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 Two and the first few years of the Pacific War; it 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. 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.
Author/Artist: Shigeru Mizuki
Translator: Zack Davisson
Publisher: Drawn And Quarterly
Page Count: 560pp
Size: 6.5 x 8.75 x 2
Notes: b/w, paperback, b/w, Japanese format
Date of Publication: June 11, 2014