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Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths by Shigeru Mizuki
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Jan 10, 12

bookshelves: graphic-novels
Read in January, 2012

Fucking. Crazy. Shit.

At the beginning it's "Why haven't you reported to the brothel yet?" and we all have a good laugh... Then they inch the curtain back a little, and from then on the curtain never stops moving. Usually, the soldiers are cartoony, the backgrounds are realistic. But every now and then -- and especially near the end -- he goes all realism on us, and draws the soldiers more like they really were. No onomatopoeia or speech bubbles to be found...

This was a scary realistic book. People die at random. The upper brass have no regard for the lives of their soldiers. And it's the "little things," like sex, disease, and food, that are on the minds of all the soldiers, even near the end. I'm surprised more reviewers haven't taken this book seriously.
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