1. Home
  2. Shop
  3. Manga
  4. Showa 1953-1989 A History of Japan Manga (Second Edition)

Showa 1953-1989 A History of Japan Manga (Second Edition)

0 star rating out of 5
(0) No Reviews yet
SKU: 9781770466289

Retail Price: $29.95

Your Price: $23.96

In Stock

About Showa 1953-1989 A History of Japan Manga (Second Edition)

Showa 1953-1989: A History of Japan manga (Second Edition) features story and art by Shigeru Mizuki.

The final, Eisner Award-winning chapter of a legendary cartoonist’s history of Japan.

Showa 1953-1989: A History of Japan concludes award-winning author Shigeru Mizuki's stunning historical and autobiographical series about Japanese life in the twentieth century.

The final volume picks up in the wake of utter defeat in World War II, covering the United States’ shift from enemy to ally. Jobs, money, and opportunity are funneled along in a bid to establish the country as a bulwark against Communist expansion.

Japan thus reinvents itself, emerging as an economic powerhouse. Events like the Tokyo Olympiad and the World's Fair reintroduce the world to a much friendlier Japan, but this period of peace and plenty conceals a populace still struggling to come to terms with the devastation of their all-too-recent past.

Mizuki's own struggles mirror those of the nation during this period of recovery and reconciliation. He fights his way back from poverty, rising to the rank of cartoon celebrity beloved by millions of manga-reading children. However, prosperity cannot bring the happiness Mizuki craves, as he struggles to find meaning in the sacrifices made during the war. This visionary series, told by a true man of his time, is a magnum opus fully representative of the graphic novel as world literature.

Details

  • Publisher: DRAWN & QUARTERLY
  • Media: Manga
  • Genre: Documentary, Drama
  • Themes: Historical
  • Age Rating: 16+
  • Release Date: 10/11/2022
  • Page Count: 552
  • Dimensional Weight: 1.75
  • Written Language: English

Shipping Info

All Canadian and International orders are held until all items are in stock.

For domestic orders, If an order is placed with in-stock items as well as pre-order or back ordered items, the order will remain unshipped until all products are in-stock with the following exceptions:

If you have another order that is fully in-stock, when we process that order, we will occasionally ship all products that are available on ALL of your orders with this shipment.

Our system will occasionally release domestic orders for partial shipping based on our order volume, usually 50% of your products have to be in-stock, however when this occurs it will pull in-stock products from your other orders if applicable.

Generally, the rules stated above are followed, however we reserve the right to partial ship at any time. Therefore, if you are wanting something shipped immediately it is recommended to place separate orders for your in-stock vs. pre-order products.

Ratings & Reviews

No reviews available

Be the first to Write a Review