“Goodbye to Japan’s Manga King”

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At The Daily Beast, Jake Adelstein writes about comic creator and folklore scholar Shigeru Mizuki, the astounding breadth of Mizuki’s work and Mizuki’s challenge to revisionist history. “Mizuki rose to fame through his popular comics, but starting in the seventies, he created a variety of controversial works which looked at the brutality of Japan during the Second World War, press censorship, and even such issues as the terrible working conditions at nuclear power plants.

His influence on Japanese culture will probably haunt Japan—in a good way—for years to com.”

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