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Kantou Keiya

Kantou Keiya

Kinta, a young boy, lives at his grandfather's home in Chiba Department. On August 15, 1945, a B-29 crashes into a field near his home. The peasants are preparing to attack the pilot with bits of bamboo, but the grandfather, a wise writer, calms the population by announcing the harsh reality: Japan has just surrendered and now they must respect the Americans. After discussion, the old man agrees to welcome the stranger home. Then begins for Kinta a period of learning and especially, through him, the discovery of the sexuality, the pangs of life and the baseness of human feelings, it is also the Japan of the immediate post-war period which is depicted in its rapid changes and its direct confrontation with the West. How not to see, in the vocation of this child for drawing and his fascination for a sometimes troubled sexuality, a great autobiographical work that traces with a bitter tenderness a life to be invented in a world turned upside down?

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Spy no Tsuma

Spy no Tsuma

Set in 1940, Yusaku runs a trading company in Kobe, Japan and he is married to Satoko. While on a business trip in Manchuria, Yusaku learns of a horrific national secret. For the sake of justice, he decides to let the whole world know about his discovery. Satoko believes Yusaku, who is now accused of being a traitor. She swears to be with Yusaku no matter the consequences.

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Otto Carius: Doromamire no Tora

Otto Carius: Doromamire no Tora

Hayao Miyazaki manga from the memoirs of WWII Heer tank commander Otto Carius...anthropomorphism-style!

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Tsubasa

Tsubasa

Daisuke took a step. He was asked to join the Tokko (aka Kamikaze) and he accepted, offering his life to his country. Set during the very end of World War 2, this story begins when Daisuke decides to die and tells the reader why he decided to make such an extreme decision. Was it for his country, was it for peace, or was it because everyone else made the same choice? What's in a man's mind when he knows he's going to die? Even in this rather tragic scenario, there is still hope -- perhaps in a picture of your mother, or in a girl, or maybe in the future...

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Anzu

Anzu

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Grass

Grass

Tells the life story of a Korean girl named Okseon Lee who was forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese Imperial Army during the Second World War ― a disputed chapter in twentieth-century Asian history. Beginning in Lee’s childhood, it shows the lead-up to the war from a child’s vulnerable perspective, detailing how one person experienced the Japanese occupation and the widespread suffering it entailed for ordinary Koreans. 

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Haisen Higeki

Haisen Higeki

Each chapter focuses on a character who recalls the experiences of the WW2: a survivor of the Special Attack Units who remembers an old promise, an old man tortured by his remorse or an old woman who still has the potassium cyanide that they gave in Manchukuo after the end of the war. Witnesses, participants or victims of one of the most dramatic episodes in history.

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Shirahata no Shoujo

Shirahata no Shoujo

April 1945, Okinawa. While Japan has been at war for some time now, the small tropical island of Japan still seems untouched by conflict. It is there that little Tomiko lives in joy and good humor, despite the absence of her mother. However, when the bombing begins and her father has to go to the warfront, her daily life changes. Now, she will have to survive... survive against all odds!!

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Hyou to Ookami: Doitsugun 5-gou Sensha 1944

Hyou to Ookami: Doitsugun 5-gou Sensha 1944

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Whittman Senki 1943

Whittman Senki 1943

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