Discover Japanese history like you've never seen it before Spanning a period of over 2,000 years, An Illustrated History of Japan: The Manga Version tells the epic tale of Japanese history from its origins to the present. The narrative of Japan's long and dramatic history is accompanied by recountings of important events depicted in classic manga style. The dramatic episodes include:
- The origins of Japanese society and the establishment of the Buddhist religion.
- The emergence of Samurai warriors and the rule of powerful Shoguns.
- The rise of the modern Japanese empire and its defeat in World War II.
- The post-war period of occupation, political reform, and economic boom.
- And more
With dozens of biographical portraits of important figures, detailed historical maps, and explanations of significant events, An Illustrated History of Japan: The Manga Version is sure to make a history buff out of any reader.
About the Author
Shunichiro Kanaya is a history instructor at Toshin High School in Musashino, Tokyo, Japan. A frequent commentator on TV and radio, he has held many public historical lectures throughout Japan. Zack Davissonis an award-winning translator, writer, and folklorist. He is the author of Yurei: The Japanese Ghost, Yokai Stories and Kaibyo: The Supernatural Cats of Japan, as well as the translator of Go Nagai's Devilman and Shigeru Mizuki's Kitaro. He was nominated for the 2014 Japanese-US Friendship Commission Translation Prize for his translation of Showa: A History of Japan. He has lectured on translation, manga, and folklore at Duke University, UCLA, and University of Washington. He has been featured on NPR, BBC, and The New York Times, and has written for Metropolis, The Comics Journal, and Weird Tales Magazine.Davisson lives in Seattle.