Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths



Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths A landmark publishing event of one of Japan s most famous cartoonistsShigeru Mizuki is the preeminent figure of Gekiga manga and one of the most famous working cartoonists in Japan today a true living legend Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths is his first book to be translated into English and is a semiautobiographical account of the desperate final weeks of a Japanese infantry unit at the end of WorldWar II The soldiers are told that they must go into battle and die for the honor of their country, with certain execution facing them if they return alive Mizuki was a soldier himself he was severely injured and lost an arm and uses his experiences to convey the devastating consequences and moral depravity of the war.Mizuki s list of accolades and achievements is long and detailed In Japan, the life of Mizuki and his wife has been made into an extremely popular television drama that airs daily Mizuki is the recipient of many awards, including the Best AlbumAward for his book NonNonBato be published in 2012 by D Q and the Heritage Essential Award for Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths at the Angoul me International Comics Festival, the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Special Award, the Kyokujitsu Sho Decoration, the Shiju Hosho Decoration, and the KodanshaManga Award.His hometown of Sakaiminato honored him with Shigeru Mizuki Road a street decorated with bronze statues of his Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro characters and the Shigeru Mizuki International Cultural Center. New Read [ Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths ] Author [ Shigeru Mizuki ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – oldtimertips.us

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  • Paperback
  • 372 pages
  • Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths
  • Shigeru Mizuki
  • English
  • 02 January 2017
  • 1770460411

10 thoughts on “Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths

  1. David Schaafsma says:

    Anti war graphic manga by the great and still living and venerable Japanese manga artist whose work has not been translated much here This is work from the seventies which he says was 90% true, and in an American afterword, he now clarifies what he made up in it This is essentially history, a memoir of his time spent serving in the Japanese army in 1943 on New Guinea when western Allies bombed and took over the country In the manga, one survived, but actually, eighty survived, including Mizuk Anti war graphic manga by the great and still living and venerable Japanese manga artist whose work has not been translated much here This is work from the seventies which he says was 90% true, and in an American afterword, he now clarifies what he made up in it This is essentially history, a memoir of his time spent serving in the Japanese army in 1943 on New Guinea when western Allies bombed and took over the country In the manga, one survived, but actually, eighty survived, including Mizuki, who excoriates militarism and blind patriotism and the idea of a noble suicide, which hundreds of his fellow soldiers were encouraged to do rather than live with the humiliation of surrender The perspective here is one of the rookie soldiers, of wh...

  2. Peter Derk says:

    What a tough read.It s an interesting bit of history, seeing how Japanese forces were living and fighting And this is a great example of a book for those who have a low opinion of those backwards graphic novels by which I mean read right to left, not so much as a racial thing Although maybe I m misinterpreting the criticism What s sort of bizarre about the whole thing is that it does make me question how effective Japanese forces could have been as WWII went on They were outnumbered and s What a tough read.It s an interesting bit of history, seeing how Japanese forces were living and fighting And this is a great example of a book for those who have a low opinion of those backwards graphic novels by which I mean read right to left, not so much as a racial thing Although maybe I m misinterpreting the criticism What s sort of bizarre about the whole thing is...

  3. Damon says:

    One of my new favourite authors after this one Funny and terribly horrible in equal parts.

  4. Charles Dee Mitchell says:

    Shigeru Mizuki b 1922 is something of a national treasure in Japan His innovative manga titles place him the same league as Osamu Tezuki, the artist referred to as the God of Manga Mizuki made his name with manga involving Yokai, the sometimes playful, sometimes malevolent demons of Japanese folklore In 1973 he published this magnificent anti war tale I have read several manga that are billed as adult in content, but this usually means the stories aresexual or grotesquely violent Shigeru Mizuki b 1922 is something of a national treasure in Japan His innovative manga titles place him the same league as Osamu Tezuki, the artist referred to as the God of Manga Mizuki made his name with manga involving Yokai, the sometimes playful, sometimes malevolent demons of Japanese folklore In 1973 he published this magnificent anti war tale I have read several manga that are billed as adult in content, but this usually means the stories aresexual or grotesque...

  5. Chris says:

    This was a total impulse read, and I could not be happier with my decision.The book is a graphic novelaccurately, translated Japanese manga that looks over the last few weeks of a small infantry section of the Imperial Japanese Army Stationed in New Guinea, these men go through the hellish life often led by Japanese soldiers on Pacific Islands and that s not even counting the horrific treatment they received from their superiors.The book is primarily a vicious attack on the wartime pr This was a total impulse read, and I could not be happier with my decision.The book is a graphic novelaccurately, translated Japanese manga that looks over the last few weeks of a small infantry section of the Imperial Japanese Army Stationed in New Guinea, these men go through the hellish life often led by Japanese soldiers on Pacific Islands and that s not even counting the horrific treatment they received from their superiors.The book is primarily a vicious attack on the wartime practice of gyokusai the noble death in the title , which was a deliberate suicide charge It was seen by the Japanese...

  6. Jowel Uddin says:

    Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths Review By Shigeru Mizuki The graphic novel, Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths , was an astonishing experience for a Mizuki virgin, such as myself Prior to this reading, I had never experienced the elegant and truly magnificent work of Shigeru Mizuki Shigeru Mizuki is regarded as one of the most famous and respected cartoonists in Japan The story takes place in Papa New Guinea, where some of the Japanese are stationed during World War II The graphic novel fol Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths Review By Shigeru Mizuki The graphic novel, Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths , was an astonishing experience for a Mizuki virgin, such as myself Prior to this reading, I had never experienced the elegant and truly magnificent work of Shigeru Mizuki Shigeru Mizuki is regarded as one of the most famous and r...

  7. Aoi says:

    Shigeru Mizuki s seminal work Onward Towards a Noble Death is a 90% true retelling of his experiences with the Imperial Japanese Army in WW II For such a grim subject, I was struck by how caricature like Mizuki drew the soldiers The combination of realistic and detailed backdrops against these cartoonish figurines were used effectively to play out the tragi comedy that ensues The endless days and the routine suffering for the soldiers stationed on an Indonesian island was so casually port Shigeru Mizuki s seminal work Onward Towards a Noble Death is a 90% true retelling of his experiences with the Imperial Japanese Army in WW II For such a grim subject, I was struck by how caricature like Mizuki drew the soldie...

  8. C says:

    There will be so many better reviews than I can write, here The book is a fictionalized auto biographical account of WWII from the Japanese soldier s perspective in the South Pacific.Dark, sometimes darkly funny, utterly hopeless, and the story of men utterly at the mercy of their superiors and cultural dogma A few moments jumped out where the idea of honor took precedence over humanity and strategy A comrade dying in the mud is subjected to further agony when his cohorts chop off his finger There will be so many better reviews than I can write, here The book is a fictionalized auto biographical account of WWII from the Japanese soldier s perspective in the South Pacific.Dark, sometimes darkly funny, utterly hopeless, and the story of men utterly at the mercy of their superiors and cultural dogma A few moments jumped out where the idea of honor took precedence over humanity and strategy A comrade dying in the mud is subjected to further agony when his cohorts chop off his finger with a shovel to prove he died in battle A clever strategic decision is completely thrown out in favor of charging into battle because the word retreat was used Because it ...

  9. Seth says:

    absolutely stunning mizuki is an incredible technical illustrator as well as a great cartoonist, and this allows his narrative to shift seamlessly from comedy to tragedy in a matter of frames sometimes even occupying the same space mizuki has the storytelling advantage of experience a small reward for the incalculable horrors he undoubtedly experienced in wwii this story could not be told by another i have lately been ruminating on what makes storytelling speak to me, and i have decided q absolutely stunning mizuki is an incredible technical illustrator as well as a great cartoonist, and this allows his narrative to shift seamlessly from comedy to tragedy in a matter of frames sometimes even occupying the same space mizuki has the storytelling advantage of experience a small reward for the incalculable horrors he undoubtedly experienced in wwii this story could not be told by another i have lately been ruminat...

  10. Holly Cruise says:

    In a similar vein to Studio Ghibli s film Grave Of The Fireflies , here a Japanese author takes a fictionalised version of events which played out repeatedly throughout WWII, gives it a cartoony styling, a firm grounding in realistic dialogue and human behaviour, then uses it to batter your emotions over the head.Just because it s completely obvious from the first page what will happen doesn t make it any less brutal or heartbreaking when it does happen, and it s a credit to Mizuki that even wi In a similar vein to Studio Ghibli s film Grave Of The Fireflies , here a Japanese author takes a fictionalised version of events which played out repeatedly throughout WWII, gives...

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