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Anime News Network on Shigeru Mizuki

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Manga expert Jason Thompson provides an in depth, thorough look at Shigeru Mizuki, timed to our new release of NONNONBA. A must-read on why Mizuki is Mizuki. If Osamu Tezuka is the God of Manga, Shigeru Mizuki is the kami. Of course, they’re the same words in Japanese—Tezuka’s the manga no kamisama—but when I think of Tezuka I think of a wise old man on a cloud, endlessly drawing manga, and when I think of Mizuki I think of a a mythological Japanese creature, a playful spirit, a master of monsters. Shigeru Mizuki is perhaps the world’s oldest active mangaka, 90 years old and still going strong…

Manga expert Jason Thompson provides an in depth, thorough look at Shigeru Mizuki, timed to our new release of NONNONBA. A must-read on why Mizuki is Mizuki. If Osamu Tezuka is the God of Manga, Shigeru Mizuki is the kami. Of course, they’re the same words in Japanese—Tezuka’s the manga no kamisama—but when I think of Tezuka I think of a wise old man on a cloud, endlessly drawing manga, and when I think of Mizuki I think of a a mythological Japanese creature, a playful spirit, a master of monsters. Shigeru Mizuki is perhaps the world’s oldest active mangaka, 90 years old and still going strong…

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