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shigeru mizuki has won another award this year, the heritage essential award for "soin gyokusai seyo (operation death)."
this is his account of his own experience as first degree soldier in ww2, fighting on an island in the south pacific.
it is an eye-opening story for everyone around the world, a chillingly realistic and dramatic story that portrays the meaninglessness and the tragedy of war. a monumental work by one of the masters of manga in Japan.
congratulations, mizuki-san, we hope this award will bring more people to read this classic. thus leading to subside all the spirits that have died in the war.