World Yokai Encyclopedia by Shigeru Mizuki

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This is a visual encyclopedia teeming with “super unique” monsters from over 1000 foreign monster paintings by Shigeru Mizuki.

The world is divided into five areas: Europe, America, Africa, Asia, and Oceania, introducing monsters living in each area, and special features on “Monsters of Greek Mythology” and “Demons of the World” have been added.
A major point is the use of high-end color management technology to scan the original paintings, faithfully reproducing the fine brush strokes and exquisite colors. Please enjoy the newly revived masterpieces of monster paintings.
The marker is the glaring Backbeard.

Release Date:
June, 2022

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Shigeru Mizuki

A manga artist, and a leading figure in yokai paintings and yokai research. Born in 1922, he grew up in Sakaiminato City, Tottori Prefecture. During the Pacific War, he was deployed to the fierce battleground of Rabaul, where he was bombed and lost his left arm. After returning from the war, he became a kamishibai artist, and later turned to rental manga. In 2003, he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette. In 2007, he won the Best Comic Book Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival for “NonNonBa.” In 2010, he was recognized as a Person of Cultural Merit and honored as a Tottori Prefecture Honorary Citizen. He received the Will Eisner Award for Best Asian Work for “Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths” in 2012 and “Showa: A History of Japan” in 2015. He passed away on November 30, 2015, at the age of 93. Other notable works include “GeGeGe no Kitaro,” “Kappa no Sanpei,” and “Akuma-kun.”

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Weight 501 g

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