Kitaro by Shigeru MizukiKitaro by Shigeru Mizuki


byShigeru Mizuki

Paperback | August 6, 2013

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Meet one of Japan's most popular characters of all time-Kitaro, the One-Eyed Monster Boy
Meet Kitaro. He's just like any other boy, except for a few small differences: he only has one eye, his hair is an antenna that senses paranormal activity, his geta sandals are jet-powered, and he can blend into his surroundings like a chameleon. Oh, and he's a yokai&nbsp(spirit monster)! With all the offbeat humor of an Addams Family story, Kitaro is a lighthearted romp in which the bad guys always get what's coming to them.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Kitaro is bestselling manga-ka Shigeru Mizuki's most famous creation. The Kitaro series was inspired by a kamishibai, or storycard theater, entitled Kitaro of the Graveyard. Mizuki's series was created in 1959. Originally the series was intended for boys, but&nbsponce it&nbspwas picked up by the influential Shonen magazine&nbspit quickly became a cultural landmark for young and old alike. Kitaro inspired half a dozen TV shows, plus numerous video games and films, and his cultural importance cannot be overstated. Presented to North American audiences for the first time in this lavish format, Mizuki's photo-realist landscapes and cartoony characters blend the eerie with the comic.
Born in 1922, in Sakaiminato, Shigeru Mizuki is a specialist in stories of yokai and is considered a master of the genre. He was the first manga-ka to win Best Album at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. He has been published in Japan, South Korea, France, Spain, Taiwan, and Italy.
Title:KitaroFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8.48 × 6.46 × 1.41 inPublished:August 6, 2013Publisher:Drawn & QuarterlyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770461108

ISBN - 13:9781770461109

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Praise for Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths "A masterful, searing and unforgettable semi-autobiographical manga that presents the last days of World War II from the point of view of Japanese infantrymen." "Shigeru Mizuki is one of Japan's greatest illustrators, a master of both realism and manga." - The Globe and Mail