Samurai, Shoguns and World War II
The entire fascinating story of Japan told in one exciting manga-style volume!A History of Japan in Manga tells the action-packed saga of Japan from its misty origins up to the present day. Epic battles, noble Samurai and duplicitous leaders are a...
Hear an interview with author and translator Zack Davisson, about his two new translation titles with Tuttle Publishing: Strange Japanese Yokai and A History of Japan in Manga "'Comics are a fantastic way to learn about history' promises the introduction to this hybrid comics/prose textbook, which packs a vast sweep of time into a single volume.  The workmanlike art features well-researched costumes and cultural detailsIt's a friendly introduction to the subject matter" --Publishers Weekly "I enjoyed this one that my son and I are reading together. We have a trip planned to Japan for an entire month and so happy to be learning so much from this book! The illustrations are incredible." --Michelle Jocson (@nurse_bookie), Bookstagram
Shunichiro Kanaya is a lecturer in the Department of Japanese History at Toshin High School in Musashino, Japan. He is the author of several books on Japanese history and has appeared as a history commentator on NTV, Fuji TV and TV Tokyo. Zack Davisson is an award-winning translator, writer, and folklorist. He is the author of books like Kaibyo: The Supernatural Cats of Japan, Yurei: The Japanese Ghost, and Yokai Stories, and the translator of books like Soseki Natsume's I Am a Cat and Shigeru Mizuki's multiple Eisner Award-winning Showa: a History of Japan. In addition, his comic work includes Demon Days: X-Men from Marvel, Wayward from Image, and The Art of Star Wars Visions from Dark Horse. He has lectured on manga, folklore, and translation at numerous colleges and contributed to exhibitions at numerous museums. He currently lives in Seattle, WA with his wife Miyuki, dog Mochi, cat Shere Khan, and several ghosts.