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Showa tenno monogatari

NOJO Junichi / Original author: HANDO Kazutoshi / Scenario writer: EIFUKU Issei

Manga published in book form, in magazine [Japan]

Based on Showashi (“History of Showa,” Hei- bonsha) by HANDO Kazutoshi, this manga tells the history of the Showa period through the Showa emperor’s eyes, augmented by epi- sodes collected from other writings. A biography of Showa emperor Hirohito that por- trays even the subtlest feelings and grief, it captures him as an individual who lived through a turbulent time. Images - even the imperial furniture and the clothing of the time - are care- fully drawn in great detail.

© Junichi Nojo, Kazutoshi Hando, Issei Eifuku

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NOJO Junichi / Original author: HANDO Kazutoshi / Scenario writer : EIFUKU Issei

Japan

NOJO Junichi|Born in Tokyo, 1951. Won the 42nd Shogakukan Manga Award with Gekka no kishi (Shogakukan Inc.). Major works include Naki no ryu (Takeshobo Co., Ltd.) and Shomaru (Kodansha Ltd.)HANDO Kazutoshi|Born in Tokyo, 1930, Hando is one of the foremost his- torians of modern times, in addition to the history of the Showa era. He has written many books, including Japan's Longest Day (Bungeishunju Ltd.).EIFUKU Issei|Born in Tokyo, 1965. He wrote the story for Takemituzamu- rai (manga illustrated by MATSUMOTO Taiyo and published by Shogakukan), which won the Excellence Award in the 11th Japan Media Arts Festival and the 15th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in the manga category.

( 2019 )

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