Mizuki's grand overview of the era alternates between sections of wry personal memoir and more straightforward history...[Showa is a] remarkable manga chronicle of the Emperor's reign. - --Japan Times
About the Author
Born in Sakaiminato, Japan, in 1922, Shigeru Mizuki is a specialist in stories of yokai and is considered a master of the genre. Mizuki is the recipient of many awards, including the Best Album award at the Angouleme International Comics Festival, the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Special Award, the Kyokujitsu Sho Decoration, and the Kodansha Manga Award. His work has been published in Japan, South Korea, France, and Spain.