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NonNonBa The first English translation of Mizuki s best loved work NonNonBa is the definitive work by acclaimed Gekiga ka Shigeru Mizuki a poetic memoir detailing his interest in y o kai spirit monsters Mizuk

  • Title: NonNonBa
  • Author: Shigeru Mizuki
  • ISBN: 9781770460720
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Paperback
  • The first English translation of Mizuki s best loved work NonNonBa is the definitive work by acclaimed Gekiga ka Shigeru Mizuki, a poetic memoir detailing his interest in y o kai 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 His spring 2011 book, Onward Towards OuThe first English translation of Mizuki s best loved work NonNonBa is the definitive work by acclaimed Gekiga ka Shigeru Mizuki, a poetic memoir detailing his interest in y o kai 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 His spring 2011 book, Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths , was featured on PRI s The World , where Marco Werman scored a coveted interview with one of the most famous visual artists working in Japan today 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 NonNonBa was the first manga to win the Angoul me Prize for Best Album Much like its namesake, NonNonBa is at once funny and nostalgic, firmly grounded

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    1. I first read Onward to our Noble Deaths by Mizuki, his serious anti-war story based in his own experience as a soldier. Lately I read the first volume of Showa, his epic history of twentieth century Japan. My understanding is he is best known, even revered, for his Kitaro YA series, which is light, humorous, and centers on yōkai (or roughly, ghosts), a class of supernatural monsters and spirits in Japanese folklore. What is an example of yōkai? A kappa, which is similar to a turtle. Yōkai usu [...]

    2. This book is fantastic. It's a manga artist's fantastical memoir, a sort of ars poetica, and it draws a world in which intricate relationships are always to be navigated and the world doles out a lot of kicks and an occasional perfect kiss (what was it that Voltaire said?). There is a great depth to the people and the story and a beautiful humor and lightness that makes it sad and joyful with the feeling of the unsimple simplicity of childhood wrapped around one's shoulders like a dear old flann [...]

    3. Semi-autobiographical tale of growing up in rural 1930's Japan. Mizuki centers the work around his relationship with "NonNonBa," a grandmother-figure who taught him about Yokai and the supernatural. He illustrates how, in an isolated village beset by poverty and deadly illnesses, the mingling of the human and spirit worlds feels logical, and how a love of art and Yokai helped him develop his moral compass. Mizuki also pays tribute to his eccentric father, a bank teller who sought to bring cultur [...]

    4. I'm not sure why I decided to start with this as my introduction to the late Shigeru Mizuki - probably, if I'm honest, it was the promised monsters, though the Yokai play very much a supporting role in this charming, meandering childhood memoir. Authorial stand-in Shigeru is growing up in a struggling middle-class rural family in 1930s Japan - the book is the story of his relationship with his parents, his brothers, the local street gang he half-wants to lead, and NonNonBa ("Gran"), an old local [...]

    5. A semi-autobiographical tale relating/inspired by Mizuki's childhood and the teachings of NonNonBa, the grandmother figure who taught him about the spiritual world. Besides being an excellent primer for Japanese folklore, it's also a funny and bittersweet look at a child's life in early 20th century Japan.

    6. I really love his style. The realism of his drawings in some frames, and the more simple manga type drawing in others, juxtaposed with one another is somehow powerful. In this book, and also in Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths, he is able to convey the bigger picture of the time and circumstances through a very personal story. Highly recommend taking a look at Mizuki-san.

    7. This book is ostensibly about yokai - Japanese ghouls/goblins/fairies/etc, but really it's about early 20th century childhood in rural Japan, and spooky-cool grandma ladies, and as such its very sweet and successful and touches on that weird place of childhood where you don't even have to believe in the supernatural, it's just seamlessly real. Hooray! And nicely illustrated.

    8. osrascunhos/2017/12/19/noEsta é das melhores leituras de banda desenhada dos últimos tempos! Com uma personagem central endiabrada, um rapaz, Shigeru, que gosta de desenhar e fazer histórias com os seus desenhos, que vive uma infância carregada de criaturas fantásticas e histórias míticas graças aos esforços de Nonnonba, uma velhota que vive na aldeia e que consigo transportas as crenças antigas.O quotidiano cruza-se comummente com o mágico e o fantástico, sob a forma de criaturas qu [...]

    9. A lovely loose auto-biography of Mizuki explores growing up in rural Japan and being exposed to the folk tales that clearly influenced his life and work. This is my first Mizuki but it definitely won't be my last. I have been interested in Japanese folk tales and yokai through films such as Ugetsu, Kwaidan, Onibaba and Spirited AwayThe main characters are very well developed and the story effortlessly weaves between explorations of growing up, family, love, history, death and religion. Notes in [...]

    10. A última crítica de 2017 para o aCalopsia, sobre um livro que foi das melhores surpresas do anoA mitologia tradicional em vias de esquecimento num Japão em pleno processo de modernização é revisitada pelo olhar deslumbrado de uma criança, que sente uma enorme curiosidade pelas criaturas fantásticas das histórias de uma velha ama. Em Nonnonba, tradições ancestrais e recordações de infância cruzam-se numa história cativante, que dá a conhecer ao público português um dos grandes m [...]

    11. This is a book about yokai. Or rather, this is a book about childhood. Or rather, this is a book about growing up.Much like Dennou Coil (not to compare one obscure thing to another), this is a story about children and the way children imagine and play, and uses "imagination and play" as a method of addressing serious topics like death, abuse, etc. It's also ostensibly a fictionalized story about Shigeru Mizuki's childhood (the main character is named "Shigeru Muraki"), what drawing comics meant [...]

    12. It is hard to describe this book. I found it enchanting, and at times sad. It s a view into a world long since passed. How do you explain a doughnut to someone how never seen one before. Would you walk miles, just to try one, with the scant change you had? Add Japanese myths, and spirits-you have a unique mix to savour.

    13. This could be my favourite collection outside the Showa series by Mizuki. It's an incredible blend of stories growing up in pre war rural japan as well as one boys discovery of yokai. It is the genesis of all Mizuki's yokai stories to come it seems. Wonderful storytelling and some surprising and sad history.

    14. Muy buena aproximación al pasado del autor y a sus vivencias de infancia donde germina ese mundo sobrenatural al que pertenecen los yôkai, tan importantes en su plasmación artística de estos seres monstruosos del folklore japonés. Se trata de un comic divertido y original, lleno de inocencia y sencillez, pero a la vez oscuro y sobrecogedor. Para mí un imprescindible junto a su Kitaro.

    15. Perhaps the best book I've read through 2013 lovely collection of stories of a young boy in Japan (pre WWII) learning about the world of yokai (spirits). Beautiful tale with amazing, simple illustrations. It's like a more child-friendly not-dark version of Spirited Away in book form.

    16. I truly enjoyed the book. Nonnonba was a lovely granny that I felt i have known and loved forever. I traveled to the boys' world and felt the magic of Shige's imagination. And of course I loved the Yokais and how they helped Shige's journey to be a grown up.

    17. Mi ha sempre incuriosita, ma, nelle mie incursioni in libreria, non mi sono mai messa a cercarla veramente. Il prestito bibliotecario è venuto in mio soccorso anche questa volta. Siamo nel Giappone degli anni 30, e “Nononba” altro non è che l’appellativo con cui il protagonista (che poi è l’autore, da bambino) chiama una contadina del suo paese, depositaria di tante storie di fantasmi giapponesi, che lo fanno rabbrividire. Racconti di apparizioni, spiriti e demoni e creature radicate [...]

    18. Shigeru Mizuki is fascinated by yokai (spirits/supernatural) and he excels at sharing that obsession with the rest of us. This book is a beautiful memoir of Mizuki's childhood and the origins of that interest in yokai. I absolutely adored this book on many levels. It is memoir/autobiography, history, a children's story, cultural anthroplogy, mythology, coming of age, and nostalgia all in one.Mizuki shows us what it was like to be a child in a small Japanese village on the cusp of WWII. Surprisin [...]

    19. I bought this volume (first published in 1977, English translation 2012) not long after Mizuki's death in 2015, encouraged by a series of memorializations online and in podcasts, but only got around to reading it now. I'd been put off for a long time by the stylized caricature Mizuki uses to portray his human characters, so different from my European-derived sense of graceful design; but once I started reading, all that went away, and I could read it as a grotesquerie that serves to situate the [...]

    20. E' una storia delicata, che ci mostra uno scenario stranissimo: il giappone dell'inizio novecento, nella campagna ancora arretrata, con i bambini che formano bande e si combattono fra loro per gioco, con le malattie che arrivano e portano via le persone, e soprattutto con i fantasmi, tramandati da Nonnonba, che innervano la storia popolandola di scenari altri, e si inseriscono nella narrazione, modificando e colorando gli eventi. E' un racconto che parla di una realtà dura e dolce al tempo stes [...]

    21. Low-key memoir of a boy growing up in the country in early 20th-century Japan. His father is rather unreliable on the job front, the boy himself drives his mother to distraction neglecting his studies to draw comics, and the neighborhood kids are all organized into gangs that regularly play war against each other; through it all is NonNonBa, an old woman and friend of the family whose encyclopedic knowledge of local folklore feeds they boy's imagination.The art style is, for the most part, very [...]

    22. I *loved* NonNonBa. After reading Showa, 1926-1939: A History of Japan, which features many of the same story elements in much less detail (including NonNonBa as a major character), I knew I wanted to read this book. NonNonBa is the autobiographical story of Mizuki's childhood, which was heavily influenced by a grandmotherly figure NonNonBa. She shared her deep understanding of Japanese folklore with Mizuki which influenced his imagination and drawings. I really can't recommend this book enough. [...]

    23. Pleasant read. I liked NonNonBa and Shigeru, both added a lot to the story with their kindness and their imagination. The yokai weren't a big part of the manga, but they gave a nice paranormal touch and I enjoyed discovering each of them. The story was warm or bittersweet, depending the chapters, there was some humor and overall the emotions were well depicted by the art.

    24. Mizuki lovingly remembers the various yokai (spirit monsters) that dwelled with him in his childhood. The picture he paints is a delightful gumbo filled with childhood innocence, spirits, culture, and adventure mixed with a healthy dose of childhood fear.

    25. Interesting autobigraphical story. Creative yokai and folklorical being, as you'd expect from Shigeru Mizuki, but what touched me the most were the stark depictions of rural poverty and the friendships and familial relationships. Very good!

    26. ชอบคำสอนหลายๆ ข้อของคุณพ่อในเรื่องมากๆ เป็นคำสอนที่ดูเรียบง่าย แต่คือการสอนให้มองชีวิตอย่างตรงไปตรงมาจริงๆ" แต่เพราะว่าเป็นความปวดร้าวของตนเอง ดังนั้นเราต้องอดทนได้สิ เพรา [...]

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