Rest in peace, Mizuki Shigeru
Fuck, I love Kitaro and I recently read the 3 volumes of Showa: history of japan, and bought NonNonBa not too long ago. He had a tough life, but was destined for manga.
He will get to go explore the afterlife now though, so that is pretty awesome
>Living up to your 90's
Literally nobody in my family lived past 80. What's their secret?
speaking of the makku devil
>wrote Gekiga Hitler
Im sure he's enjoying Honorary Aryan Heaven leading the youkai in their fight against the merchants on the ethereal plane.
Did he actually finish his latest autobiographical work? I thought it was finished and then I thought it might have been continued.
Well he outlived Tezuka and others by the mere fact he got his proper sleep. He probably called them fools for shortening their lives like that, although the fact that Tezuka didn't sleep so much meant that he probably spent just as much time awake than someone much older.
I guess it's time to read Showa.
Not long after Setsuko Hara too. Both will live on in their works. I'm currently reading Mizuki's Showa: A History of Japan. He has a great way of juxtaposing important historical events alongside moments of his life from his childhood onward. The books are so much more enjoyable than if they had just been straight facts. Mizuki will be greatly missed.
He made some really great work, I'm at a loss for how to phrase what an influence he was for me. I hope people continue to discover him after his passing, he was one of the greats.
Wow. I was just thinking of maybe buying the first volume of his "Showa" work.
Anybody read it?
Thanks to Mizuki for your created sweet youkais.
But your grandma makes butter biscuits, deep fried turkey, fried catfish and all that jazz right?
American diet was never healthy, but it was usually balanced out by the fact that life used to be harder physically and you burned the calories away.
He was Tezuka and Ishinomori the same generation.
Be sure to read Hitler, too.
Got mangled during the war, infested with maggots, amputated.
He was a tough little guy. He survived mean neighborhood gangs who threw rocks at each other, a world war, a dozen illness while hospitalized for his arm removal, and rock-bottom poverty.
I mean, yeah, he was super old and it was obvious he only had a few years left, but fuck.
They might not know his name, but they definitely know about his manga. It'd be like not knowing about Peanuts in America.
I am the ghost of Shigeru Mizuki's eyeball
I will not have a fully formed spirit body unless I get a sticky and cannot rest in peace until then
>Implying the mods care
How many stickies have we gotten this month alone for dead people?
Kill yourself. Mizuki was one of the greats, right up there with Tezuka.
The very few who didn't know him became familiar with the name after the Asadora about his wife.
RIP i fucking loved that old guy
why do the good animes die so young?
Never heard of this guy, but from a cursory glance, it's amazing how I never did before. Dude went through hell and helped revitalize Japan's paranormal tradition, from the looks of it. Feel pretty bad about his passing now, even though he lasted way beyond expectations.
For those of you want to try out some of his more serious, historical stuff.
Onwards to our noble deaths: https://mega.nz/#!ht5TjZ5A!IRNL9goJLD8oGsmB6PKgqDbidthetURzQanpb8u64-U
Showa: A History of Japan: v1: https://mega.nz/#!yU12VD5D!spYanIcefD1nDhbbsp63E4qA4ovJFyebQJj3JY4eN5E
Thank random scans & kickthekitty for them.
thank you children
>helped revitalize Japan's paranormal tradition
>revitalize the tradition
I wouldn't go that far, but there was definitely a resurgence of interest in youkai and folklore. His war stories weren't as popular for whatever reason.
Sweet, thanks for the Showa links.
When will the last veteran die, I wonder? Rapidly the last memories of Imperial Japan are disappearing into the night.
It's truly great that Mizuki was able to convey what he and so many others lived through for future generations.
You know, part of it might just be that a lot of /a/ can't be fucked to do anything that isn't just torrenting and watching anime, but I feel like there's some stigma towards older pre-80s works, that they might be simpler or more infantile, and the stylized Disney/Tex Avery-esque appearance of some of the art(e.g. Tezuka's) might aid in that, but honestly, a lot of the Cold War-era stuff by some of the oldest mangaka of note might be some of the best stuff ever written in the medium.
the anime is pretty sweet
it's a real shame it died though.
His work was in the process of being translated to English finally and was getting some more exposure in english speaking countries which was nice because I'm pretty sure none of his work before that was scanlated
>Mizuki Shigeru posts a lot of food pictures. This isn’t really anything amazing–lots of people post food pictures. But after translating Showa: A History of Japan, I have a much better perspective on his absolute adoration of food.
>This is a man who almost starved to death, and watched people starve to death all around him when he was stationed on Rabaul island. Food has a deeper meaning to him than I think any of us can understand. One of the lines of Showa that really stood out to me was when his character Nezumi Otoko is explaining the lack of food, and he looks to the audience and says:
>“I don’t think you modern readers can really understand how terrible it is, to have no food. Starvation is more than just an empty stomach. Hunger eats away at your soul. You slowly succumb to despair until you can’t see any hope in the world.”
>Keep that in mind when you look at this picture. Sure, on the one hand it is a funny picture of a great genius having fun with something as mundane as a McDonald French fry. On the other hand it is a picture of a man who knows more than most people the actual connection between eating and being alive, and who embraces every bite with a gusto we will never know.
>Eat well, sensei!
I think that's generally true for any medium. Lots of people can't be bothered to watch older movies or books. They are right in the sense that only a few older works would have something to make them still resonate to modern generations, but I think sampling some older stuff is still useful in getting a general idea of how things have changed.
No because modern education makes you hate old books and movies.
The forced reading of Shakespeare and charles dickens and other shit in highschool and being graded on it, kills interest.
Anybody ever watch the live action movies for Gegege no Kitarou? They were surprisingly decent. I didn't expect it to convert very well to 3D, since there's a lot of goofiness to the original characters. Then again, maybe I was only impressed because I had very low expectations.
Yeah, like I said, just grab the torrent on bakabt.
>hurr he didn't draw moe
>they don't know about pic related, a miracle of the universe
too busy deleting shitposts, post cat.
This is terrible. 2015 sucks, just let it be 2016 already.
When Miyazaki dies, I'm keeping away from /a/ for the day because we'll inevitably get flooded with threads about it despite the fact that /a/ barely cares about Ghibli in general.
His landscapes were fucking amazing.
>despite the fact that /a/ barely cares about Ghibli in general
Look. There's meme-ing, and then there's discussion of Ghibli works, which happen often enough.
I really think Sticky is a bad idea, it attracts too much crossboarding scum coming here just to shitpost. People who browse /a/ would eventually notice threads related to his death and pay their respects anyway
Yes, if you are a bit ignorant of why exactly the attack on Pearl Harbor happened then it does a great job of showing you how Japan was leading up to that moment along with showing the era in general from politics to Mizuki's own life at the time.
I said barely cares, not hate. Like, aside from the mistake memes, there's little actual discussion of Miyazaki or Ghibli, but you just know that when he dies there'll be a huge burst of both shitposting and crossboarders whose only exposure to anime is Miyazaki.
I know this is low quality bait but
Yeah [email protected], you're right, it means nothing to /a/ because /a/ is full of children who only care for seasonal anime and generals and they only did old manga, which haven't gotten any adaptations recently
She also expressed her desire to live on social media shortly before her passing
There is no 'more important death' anyways, Mizuki was leagues more important than her to anime/manga but their deaths are both things to be mourned over, without doing any balancing acts trying to figure out how important they are so as to figure how hard should you react
I don't think he did. He was a really easygoing guy who had no clue what he was doing in the first half of his life. If anything he hated the tight-assed officers from his own army who refused to surrender to the enemy and ordered nonsensical suicide charges.
Villain, Kamen Rider is always relevant!
He published a massive collection of all of his works this year. Quite the timing.
So many untranslated works by him. What's your favorite?
I can for sure say diet. All my family member who died of old age (with diseases and health problems i guess) died in their 90s. We just eat a shit ton of peas, beans, rice, and vegetables. Meat only once a week.
The guy who sang that died in October.
He also played Oz the Great in the animoo movie of the Wizard of Oz as well as Cogsworth in the moon dub of Beauty and the Beast and Scooby Doo.
>people don't read newspaper strips
To read newspaper strips you need to read newspapers which are dying along with print media
He's probably a young man so growing up he would have presumably never read the paper while they were still relevant because what the heck do you need from there while you are a little nigga
Is that just random fanart or done by the same circle that did these?
I think it's important that we don't let grief and confusion in the wake of the loss of one old japanese dude cloud our judgement. If we can use this animes' death to save the life of one anon's dog, this thread will have been worthwhile.
>came here to cheer self up
>am now sad as fuck
God damn it /a/, what the hell is the matter with you all?!
Without him there may not be Youkai Watch or Touhou Project.
Cool. The FSN one was pretty funny.
The idea is that jews fear homogenous, nationalistic cultures.
The mongols and vikings are ancient compared to the samurai (not to mention no longer homogenous or nationalistic).
Web manga that adapts stories in a Mizuki-ish style.
>1/8 panel incomplete
>1/8 panel not original work
>1/4 panel duplicated from same panel
>7/16 panel cartoon
>1/16 panel text
It's no wonder that no one reads newspaper comic strips.
Sheev is the current top meme thespian. If he dies all the dank Star Wars memes will spill out and high ground, good friends and certain points of view will be dominant
Never read his works but may he rest in peace.
>look it up
Oh he made lolicon-chan that sucks she was cute.
I haven't read Hitler, but Mizuki was incredibly pissed at the Japanese for their war crimes and subsequent attempts at revisionism.
I doubt he had any particular love of the Nazi's shit either
and I'm not even talking about the six gorillion
I'm in a better mood than I have recently and there's a Felini movie on TCM in ten minutes, so I will teach you a good trick equivalent to spinning
Google (series you want) site:bakabt.me. Onwards Towards Our Noble Deaths is there if you fill it in with (series you want)
Came for the pretty girl, stayed for the Mizuki references. That was not what I was expecting when I started reading this series.
Don't recognize any of his works, but its sad to see another old generation mangaka pass away. May he rest in piece.
I'm glad he was able to finish his autobiographical Watashi no Hibi before he passed on though. Maybe I'll give it a read, the guy seems like a nice enough dude. Man, 2015 has been rough. Next thing y'know Miyazaki and Saito are gonna pass too.
Death count for this year that I remember: Origa, Cocoa Fujiwara, Anna's seiyuu, Miyata Kouji, some literally who ancient seiyuu who was in Howl's, Dekisugi's seiyuu from Doraemon, and now this.
IF ONLY HE ATE VEGETABLES
THEN HE WOULD'VE LIVED TO 100 YEARS OLD AND RUN MARATHONS
That reminds me, Taniguchi Jiro is getting up there in years, isn't he? I hope he lives a long life like Mizuki.
Damn, and here I was hoping that maybe, just maybe, Urasawa would interview him for his next Manben episode so that we can figure out how the hell a 93-year old man with one arm still produces manga on a regular basis.
He made some old manga, that's about it. I don't read manga much so this death doesn't bother me much. Its sad and deserving of a sticky, but call me when someone from KyoAni dies if you wanna see me heartbroken.
At least he finished this.
What all did he do? I'm not good with names and associations
I'm not trying to bait or derail the thread, I just wanted to try and answer his question. I'm sorry but I just think KyoAni is a bit more valuable than a vintage mangaka who hadn't written a series in years. It's just my opinion, I'll leave now though.
>Almost every stickies on /a/ in 2015 are death announcement
Goddammit 2015, stop killing everyone
Aw man, this nigga is good guy.
A real anti-war guy who have actually went to the war, unlike some nationalist mangaka that basically live their whole life sitting on their asses.
A real top guy. Shame.
I clicked around some of the manga boards and found these.
Not long ago I rewatched The Great Yokai War.
He was a good person.
Good, the more people that die from that generation, the more we can move on with history.
Now I freaking worry that the mangaka of Detective Conan, One Piece, HxH and Ippo will suddenly die.
Is Kishimoto still healthy? Because he might make another lengthy sci-fi manga series now.
>there's a possibility that as Caster, he was ejected out of the Grail War
Who cares if Togashi dies, it's not like he'll ever finish the series in life anyway.
Stop using Bing, it says Mizuki now has a chance to be summoned as Caster in the Holy Grail War.
I can't help but think that the author made some kind of devil's bargain where as long as the story never progress, he gains some kind of a groundhog day immortality.
>he was drafted into the Imperial Japanese Army and sent to New Britain Island in Papua New Guinea
>His wartime experiences affected him greatly
>as he contracted malaria
>watched friends die from battle wounds and disease
>and dealt with other horrors of war
>Finally, in an Allied air raid, he was caught in an explosion and lost his left arm
Pretty resilient guy.
Who knows their classic mangaka? Man Umezu looks young.
His fault for dragging it for so long.
Stopped caring fast after the timeskip.
Would it change anything? At least we'd stop expecting anything like idiots.
Unfamiliar with it.
God dammit. There's no excuse for me to not be able to draw. If he can lose an arm in the war, come back and become an iconic artist with his fucking non-dominant hand then I can learn too. I will carry on Mizuki Shigeru's spirit!