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Doing Time

3.76  ·  Rating Details ·  123 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Up to now, Kazuichi Hanawa expressed himself through works of fiction. The fantastic world of tales from the Middle Ages in Japan was his favorite setting. In 1994 Hanawa was arrested for owning a firearm. An avid collector of guns, he was caught whilst testing a remodeled handgun in the backwoods, miles away from anyone, and imprisoned for three years. Forbidden to record ...more
Paperback, 239 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Toptron Ltd T/A Fanfare (first published 2000)
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Tosh
Oct 05, 2012 Tosh rated it it was amazing
"Doing Time" by Kazuichi Hanawa is truly an unique and amazing document of life in a Japanese prison. First of all there is hardly any narrative, but just the daily activity of a prisoner in his cell with the others, but beyond that it goes into almost fetish like detail about the food served in prison. Which according to Hanawa is not bad, not bad at all!

There is also architectural design of the cells as well as a detailed account in what is in each cell. How many towels a prisoner can keep, or
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Matt
Oct 17, 2007 Matt rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of memior and non-fiction
Kazuichi Hanawa's Doing Time was one of most overlooked graphic novels of 2006. Hanawa, a collector of antique guns, is arrested, prosecuted, and convicted of owning firearms that in America would be the equivalent of a collection of Revolutionary War muskets.

What follows is a day-by-day account of his time in prison including page after page of detailed diagrams of each fascinating prison meal served in his ward. It's strangely interesting stuff. The tedium of his daily life is reflected in his
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Jon(athan) Nakapalau
A unique look into Japanese penology that will fascinate and confuse you at the same time.
Rodrigo Souza
Jun 13, 2014 Rodrigo Souza rated it really liked it
Great experience! My second manga and I can tell this is literature!
Marc
Dec 16, 2013 Marc rated it it was amazing
You could say it's "The Japanese Orange is the New Black" in comic form, but that would be selling it short. Doing Time is an amazingly detailed personal account and a very insightful look into Japanese society. You can tell a lot about a people by the way they treat their inmates, so this gives the reader a lot to think about, not only about the Japanese, but about their own society. Definitely a must-read!
Andrés Santiago
Sep 27, 2011 Andrés Santiago rated it liked it
Shelves: manga, japan
A fascinating insight into Japanese culture and of prison life. The passing of time, the changing of the seasons and the severe discipline are exquisitely documented. There is a lot of emphasis on food and meal times, that seem to occupy the life and the mind of the inmates. Some aspects must, undoubtedly, have been lost in translation, as there are some reactions and responses that elude the Western reader. But, all in all, it is a master work and I fully recommend it.
Larissa
Mar 18, 2016 Larissa rated it it was amazing
great insight into Japanese prison and society and food. loads of food. and some killer talking very naturally about murder. great drawings
Mariano Lastiri
Mar 17, 2016 Mariano Lastiri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
El drama carcelario es un genero de ficción del que uno ya ha visto demasiado. En general, se enfoca en la idea de personajes dentro de un ambiente opresivo, tratando de sobrevivir el día a día.
Pero Keimusho no Naka se diferencia enormemente a la mayoría de los relatos sobre este tipo de situaciones.
La clave esta en que el protagonista, es el mismo autor que experimento el confinamiento.
El mismo Hanawa terminó preso producto de su afición a las armas en una época histórica del japón en la que e
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Davide
Jul 17, 2013 Davide rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fumetti
Realistico sguardo all'interno di un carcere giapponese, dentro al quale l'autore ha passato quasi tre anni. Non so se la descrizione si possa adattare a tutto il sistema penitenziario nipponico, ma per certi versi le differenze con l'occidente sono molto interessanti. Le infinite regole che scandiscono la vita dei carcerati vengono fatte rispettare ai limiti del maniacale, la prigione diventa un posto in cui fare le parole crociate ti porta dritto in cella d'isolamento e chiedere il permesso è ...more
Graziano
Nov 12, 2016 Graziano rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: verona-library
Chiaramente una svista di Go Tomohide nella postfazione: il resoconto dal carcere scritto da Dostoevskij si trova nel romanzo Memorie dalla casa dei morti e non nelle Memorie dal sottosuolo.


Un ottimo elenco di cibi giapponesi.


Siamo come foglie in
balia della corrente…
Senza pensare a niente
muoviamo i nostri corpi
obbedendo agli ordini
ricevuti e il tempo
passa in un attimo.

(137)


Nati dal dolce pro-
fumo della frutta,
folletti giapponesi
svolazzano danzan-
do elegantemente
su perle lucenti
di margarina e
fag
...more
Sara
Aug 15, 2010 Sara rated it liked it
Background is as much a part of the story as the foreground here--Hanawa records his surroundings, his jailmates, and himself with wry interest and acceptance.
Andre  Aguiar
É muito interessante descobrir os costumes e a dinâmica das penitenciárias do Japão, mas o livro não passa de curioso. Nada muito profundo, reflexivo ou essencial.
Erika Marconato
Apr 28, 2014 Erika Marconato rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Una graphic novel, più che un manga. La prigione giapponese con tutte le sue regole e i suoi ritmi.

Disegni meravigliosi.
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