Japan Media Arts Festival  

Manga Division

Jury Selections

Showa tenno monogatari

NOJO Junichi / Original author: HANDO Kazutoshi / Scenario writer : EIFUKU Issei [Japan]

© Junichi Nojo, Kazutoshi Hando, Issei Eifuku

Based on Showashi (“History of Showa,” Heibonsha) by HANDO Kazutoshi, this manga tells the history of the Showa period through the Showa emperor’s eyes, augmented by episodes collected from other writings. A biography of Showa emperor Hirohito that portrays even the subtlest feelings and grief, it captures him as an individual who lived through a turbulent time. Images – even the imperial furniture and the clothing of the time – are carefully drawn in great detail.

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