Two reasons to read this - solid survey of Hitler's adult life and great manga . I recommend this to anyone interested in learning about the major points of Hitler's adult life but doesn't have time for a 1,000 page biography. (It took me a couple of hours and I'm not the fastest of readers.) I also enjoyed reading it in the traditional manga style - from right to left. It helped me to better digest what I was reading and to better appreciate Mizuki's art. - randy
Born March 8, 1922 in Sakaiminato, Tottori, Japan, Shigeru Mizuki is a specialist in stories of yokai and is considered a master of the genre. He is a member of the Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology, and has traveled to more than sixty countries around the world to engage in fieldwork on the yokai and spirits of different cultures. He has been published in Japan, South Korea, France, Spain, Taiwan, and Italy. His award-winning works include Kitaro,Nonnonba, and Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths. Mizuki's four-part autobiography and historical portrait Showa: A History of Japan won an Eisner Award in 2015.
“Showa is literature, illustrated or not, at its finest: a story that sweeps you off your feet only to find, when you return to Earth, that nothing looks quite the same.” —Los Angeles Times on "Showa: A History of Japan"