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Kitaro - a book by Mizuki, Shigeru


Kitaro( )
Author: Mizuki, Shigeru
Translator: Allen, Jocelyne
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Drawn & Quarterly Publications
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $24.95
Book Description:

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 three-hundred-and-fifty-year-oldyokai (spirit monster). With all the offbeat humor of an Addams Family...
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Detailed Subjects: Comics & Graphic Novels / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.46 x 8.48 x 1.41 Inches
Book Weight:1.254 Pounds
Author Biography
Mizuki, Shigeru (Author)
Shigeru Mizuki was born as Shigeru Mura in Japan in 1922. He fought in Papua New Guinea during World War II and lost his left arm during a battle. He returned to Japan and initially worked as an illustrator for picture-story shows. He later become one of Japan's leading manga artists and was known for his Gegege no Kitaro series and autobiographical works depicting the frontline in Southeast Asia during World War II. He received the Medal with Purple Ribbon in 1991 for his contribution to academics and arts and was recognized as a Person of Cultural Merit by the government in 2010. He died of heart failure on November 30, 2015 at the age of 93.


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