Sunday, 17 January 2010

Historical Manga

Do read Michele Mason's excellent essay on Kono Fumiyo's Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms and Nishioka Yuka's A Summer's Afterimage, two works from a new generation of anti-war and politically engaged manga artists dealing with the legacy of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Nishioka's work deals with the Korean history of the tragedy in Nagasaki.


  1. Another opportunity to thank you for that recommendation - I have since read Town of Evening Calm and it is quite exquisite.

  2. You're welcome, Giovanni. I'm glad too that I read Mason's article before encountering the manga - it's so good to encounter writing which manages to stir up all sorts of issues in your mind as you encounter a work.