Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths – Shigeru Mizuki


376 p. – zwart-wit – 16,5 x 22,5 cm – softcover.
Drawn & Quarterly – 2018 – ISBN 9781770460416

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Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths is a semi-autobiographical account of the desperate final weeks of a Japanese infantry unit at the end of World War Two. The soldiers are instructed that they must go into battle and die for the honor of their country, with certain execution facing them if they return alive. Mizuki was a soldier himself (he was severely injured and lost an arm) and uses his experiences to convey the devastating consequences and moral depravity of the war.