Japan Media Arts Festival  
21st

Manga Division

Jury Selections

PELELIU GUERNICA OF PARADISE

TAKEDA Kazuyoshi [Japan]

© Kazuyoshi Takeda / HAKUSENSHA
Outline

The Battle of Peleliu was fought on the lovely Pacific island of that name by Japanese and US forces toward the end of the Pacific War. A work of fiction based on historical fact, this manga views the battle through the eyes of TAMARU, a young soldier and aspiring cartoonist seeing his first combat. The work chronicles the battlefields as seen by an ordinary young man struggling to come to terms with war in an era when war was the norm. 


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