Birth of Kitaro Paperback50518017613
The Birth of Kitaro collects seven of Shigeru Mizukis early, and beloved, Kitaro stories, making them available for the first time in English, in an all-new, kid-friendly format. These stories are from the golden era of the late 1960s, when Gegege no Kitaro truly hit its stride as an all-ages supernatural series. Mizukis Kitaro stories are both timelessly relevant and undeniably influential, inspiring a decades-long boom in stories about yokai, Japanese ghosts, and monsters.
About the Author
Born March 8, 1922 in Sakaiminato, Tottori, Japan, Shigeru Mizuki is a specialist in stories of yokai and is considered a master of the genre. He is a member of the Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology, and has traveled to more than sixty countries around the world to engage in fieldwork on the yokai and spirits of different cultures. He has been published in Japan, South Korea, France, Spain, Taiwan, and Italy. His award-winning works include Kitaro,Nonnonba, and Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths. Mizukis four-part autobiography and historical portrait Showa: A History of Japan won an Eisner Award in 2015.
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Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.7 x 7.6 inches
Age Range: 12 - 15 years
Grade Level: 7 - 10
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly (May 31, 2016)
Contents in Sales Package: 1 Book