Comic Book - 2012
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NonNonBa is the definitive work by acclaimed Gekiga-ka Shigeru Mizuki, a poetic memoir detailing his interest in yokai (spirit monsters). Mizuki's childhood experiences with yokai influenced the course of his life and oeuvre; he is now known as the forefather of yokai manga. Within the pages of NonNonBa, Mizuki explores the legacy left him by his childhood explorations of the spirit world, explorations encouraged by his grandmother, a grumpy old woman named NonNonBa. NonNonBa is a touching work about childhood and growing up, as well as a fascinating portrayal of Japan in a moment of transition.
Publisher: Montréal : Drawn & Quarterly, 2012
Edition: 1st softcover ed
ISBN: 9781770460720
Branch Call Number: YNF 741.5952 MIZ NVD
Characteristics: 408 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Allen, Jocelyne 1974-
Alternative Title: NonNonBa to ore
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Jul 20, 2016

Suitable for children. Background drawings are realistic, but character drawings are cartoonish and childish. Lost opportunity to learn about Japanese culture.

Laura_X Nov 30, 2015

Shigeru Mizuki, 1922-2015. Celebrate the life of a beloved author by reading his award-winning manga. Nonnonba is about Mizuki’s childhood exploration into the spirit world, his relationship with his grandmother, and a picture of Japan during a major period of transition. Mizuki was a prolific artist working up until May of this year – he is particularly remembered for war themed manga (which share many of his experiences in World War II), and for yokai-themed manga (which celebrate his interest in spirits and monsters). I also highly recommend his most famous series, “Kitaro” which has become part of Japanese folklore, and “Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths” which is a semi-autobiographical account of the final weeks of a Japanese infantry unit in World War II.

Sep 14, 2015

Master artist, Japanese monsters & spirits, love love love it!

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Aug 04, 2015

EmmalineC thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 99


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