Kitaro

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Product Details

Price
$24.95
Publisher
Drawn & Quarterly
Publish Date
Pages
432
Dimensions
6.5 X 8.7 X 1.7 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781770461109
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About the Author

Shigeru Mizuki (1922-2015) was one of Japan's most respected artists. A creative prodigy, he lost an arm in World War II. After the war, Mizuki became one of the founders of Japan's latest craze--manga. He invented the yokai genre with GeGeGe no Kitaro, his most famous character, who has been adapted for the screen several times, as anime, live action, and video games. In fact, a new anime series has been made every decade since 1968, capturing the imaginations of generations of Japanese children. A researcher of yokai and a real-life ghost hunter, Mizuki traveled to over sixty countries to engage in fieldwork based on spirit folklore. In his hometown of Sakaiminato, one can find Shigeru Mizuki Road, a street decorated with bronze statues of his Kitaro characters.

Reviews

"Mizuki's artwork depicts cartoonish characters in beautifully rendered landscapes, and his storytelling mixes ghoulish folktales with comic strip humour." --Cult Montreal

"I was captivated by... Mizuki's virtuoso art style, his charmingly weird tales and his delightful approach to his characters.." --Comics Bulletin

"All told, there is a lot of weird and wonderful stuff crammed into these pages..." --The Star (Malaysia)