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Shigeru Mizuki (1922–2015)

Autor(a) de Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths

191 Works 2,146 Membros 33 Críticas 6 Favorited

About the Author

Shigeru Mizuki was born as Shigeru Mura in Japan in 1922. He fought in Papua New Guinea during World War II and lost his left arm during a battle. He returned to Japan and initially worked as an illustrator for picture-story shows. He later become one of Japan's leading manga artists and was known mostrar mais for his Gegege no Kitaro series and autobiographical works depicting the frontline in Southeast Asia during World War II. He received the Medal with Purple Ribbon in 1991 for his contribution to academics and arts and was recognized as a Person of Cultural Merit by the government in 2010. He died of heart failure on November 30, 2015 at the age of 93. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Shigeru Mizuki, 2011 (by 大臣官房人事課 (平成22年度 文化功労者:文部科学省), CC BY 4.0)


Obras por Shigeru Mizuki

Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths (2009) 275 exemplares, 5 críticas
NonNonBa (1977) 209 exemplares, 7 críticas
Shigeru Mizuki's Hitler (1971) 103 exemplares, 3 críticas
Kitaro (2013) 96 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Birth of Kitaro (2016) 75 exemplares, 2 críticas
Tono Monogatari (2010) 64 exemplares, 2 críticas
Kitaro Meets Nurarihyon (2016) 37 exemplares
The Great Tanuki War (2017) 32 exemplares
Kitaro the Vampire Slayer (2018) 23 exemplares, 1 crítica
Kitaro's Strange Adventures (2017) 23 exemplares
Kitaro's Yokai Battles (2019) 20 exemplares
The Trial of Kitaro (2020) 19 exemplares
GeGeGe-no-Kitaro, Volume 1 (2002) 17 exemplares, 1 crítica
3, Rue des Mystères : Et autres histoires (2006) 13 exemplares, 3 críticas
Dictionnaire des Yôkai (2015) 12 exemplares
Vie de Mizuki (la) Vol.1 (2012) 11 exemplares
Enciclopedia Yokai Vol. I (2017) 9 exemplares
Hitler (2009) 9 exemplares, 1 crítica
Kitaro 2 (1996) 8 exemplares
Tante NonNon (2019) 8 exemplares
Kitaro 3 (1996) 8 exemplares
Yokai (2017) 7 exemplares
Kitaro le repoussant, Tome 4 : (2008) 5 exemplares
MONONOKE (2021) 5 exemplares
Auf in den Heldentod! (2019) 5 exemplares
Mon copain le kappa (1966) 5 exemplares
Dentro de los Yokais (2019) 4 exemplares
Enciclopedia Yokai 2 (2018) 4 exemplares
A l'intérieur des yokaï (2018) 4 exemplares
水木しげるの妖怪事典 (1981) 3 exemplares
妖怪の森 (絵巻えほん) (1995) 3 exemplares
Kitaro le repoussant, t. 07 (2009) 3 exemplares
Kitaro 3: Schloss Yokai (2021) 3 exemplares
Kitaro 2: Der Krieg der Yokai (2021) 3 exemplares
Kitaro 6: Die Hüter des Hutes (2022) 2 exemplares
Kitaro 4: Der Vampir Elite (2022) 2 exemplares
Kitaro 5 : Das Haarmonster (2022) 2 exemplares
Showa (Vol. 1) (2021) 2 exemplares
Kitaro 12 : Reiskuchenmord (2023) 2 exemplares
Kitaro 13 : Der Phantomzug (2023) 2 exemplares
Autobiografía: Libro 5 (2013) 2 exemplares
A Picture Book of Yukai (2018) 2 exemplares
Kitaro 7 : Das Kreisel-Yokai (2022) 2 exemplares
Kitaro le repoussant t.11 (2011) 2 exemplares
Yōkai Daizukai (2004) 2 exemplares
Kitaro 8 : Der Dürregott (2022) 2 exemplares
水木しげる 妖怪百物語 (2005) 2 exemplares
YOKAIDO (BLAISE) (2018) 2 exemplares
愛蔵版 妖怪画談 (2002) 2 exemplares
Shigeru Mizuki: Kriegsjahre (2020) 2 exemplares
敗走記 (講談社文庫) (2010) 1 exemplar
日本妖怪大事典 (2005) 1 exemplar
Kitaro, 5 (Comic) 1 exemplar
Enciclopedia Yokai. Vol. 2. N-Z 1 exemplar, 1 crítica
Enciclopedia Yokai. V.1. A-M 1 exemplar, 1 crítica
Nihon Yōkai Taika (2007) 1 exemplar
3, calle de los Misterios (2011) 1 exemplar
Tetsuroku (1994) 1 exemplar
Kitaro 11: Der Yokai-Prozess (2023) 1 exemplar
悪魔くん千年王国 (1988) 1 exemplar
悪魔くん 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Mizuki, Shigeru
Nome legal
Mura, Shigeru (birth)
武良 茂
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Sakaiminato, Osaka, Japan
Local de falecimento
Tokyo, Japan
Causa da morte
multiple organ failure
Japanese Army (WWII)



I think I enjoyed this less for the story and more for the historical value. I enjoy classic manga quite a bit and while I've heard of Shigeru Mizuki before, I had never read him as it's less of my kind of story.

Still I can see the appeal - the style is very different from today's manga and while there is some harsh parts, overall this should catch elementary school kids quite easily.
lexilewords | 1 outra crítica | Dec 28, 2023 |
Back in 2015, I visited the rural Japanese town of Tono in Iwate prefecture, known as the “City of Folklore,” just a few years after the hundredth anniversary of the publication of the influential Japanese folklorist Kunio Yanagita’s 1910 masterwork Tono Monogatari, a slim, fascinating collection of 119 short vignettes told to him by local citizen Sasaki Kizen. At the same time, I noted that the acclaimed manga artist Shigeru Mizuki had published a comic adaption of the work to celebrate this anniversary, so when I noticed that it had been recently been translated into English, I was eager to read it. Mizuki takes Yanagita’s spare records of the valley's local stories, and crafts a thoughtful comic as the elderly manga artist depicts himself tramping across the Tono valley in the footsteps of Yanagita and Sasaki, making me feel like I was also visiting again.

As the creator of the seminal manga GeGeGe no Kitaro, Mizuki himself also had a significant role in popularizing the yokai and mystery of Japanese folklore both in Japan and across the world, making him an ideal conduit to explore this standard in Japanese folklore study. Along with background information provided by translator and folklorist Zack Davisson on the Shinto meanings behind these lore, the tales lend themselves to Mizuki’s comical yet grounded style. Both eerie and oddly prosaic, the tales reflect the everyday life and concerns of the people of this remote place, both their fears and their desires. Including legends of the kappa, the tengu, snow women, and other supernatural entities, other tales discuss local landmarks and eccentric townspeople while aspects of daily life like farming and hunting continue throughout. Mizuki’s sympathetic yet questioning musings are an ideal medium for revisiting Yanagita’s work and the integral place it has in Japanese folklore study.
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Spoonbridge | 1 outra crítica | Sep 21, 2023 |
Good graphic overview of Hitler.
kslade | 2 outras críticas | Jul 31, 2023 |
Shigeru Mizuki is one of the great manga authors, but is rarely translated into English. This is one of his classic stories, based on his personal wartime experience.

A platoon of Japanese soldiers is assigned to defend a beachhead near Rabaul, in what is now Papua New Guinea. They are subjected to a terrifying air assault followed by a landing of marines supported by tanks. Hopelessly outnumbered and outgunned, their rations dwindle to nothing, and their pitifully low weaponry is useless against the Americans.

Against all advice, the platoon commander decides that the platoon must perform a death-or-glory suicide charge to pay homage to the honour of their ancestors. Since the order is to suicide, anybody who survives and gets back to base is considered a traitorous insubordinate and subjected to the most severe discipline.

The hardship and brutality that the soldiers experience at the hands of their own officers is reminiscent of the wanton waste of life that heedless British commanders wreaked during the trench warfare campaigns of World War 1. It is a reminder that extreme suffering and gross disregard for human life is seen on all sides of a war.
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gjky | 4 outras críticas | Apr 9, 2023 |



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Jocelyne Allen Translator
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