Keiji Nakazawa


Born
in Hiroshima , Japan
March 14, 1939

Died
December 19, 2012

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He was born in Hiroshima and was in the city when it was destroyed by an atomic bomb in 1945. All of his family members who had not evacuated died as a result of the explosion after they became trapped under the debris of their house, except for his mother, as well as an infant sister who died several weeks afterward. In 1961, Nakazawa moved to Tokyo to become a full-time cartoonist, and produced short pieces for manga anthologies such as Shōnen Gaho, Shōnen King, and Bokura.
Following the death of his mother in 1966, Nakazawa returned to his memories of the destruction of Hiroshima and began to express them in his stories. Kuroi Ame ni Utarete (Struck by Black Rain), the first of a series of five books, was a fictional story of Hiroshima su
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“Este trigo hundirá sus vigorosas raíces en la tierra, soportará el frío, el viento y la nieve, y crecerá con fuerza apuntando al cielo. Con el tiempo, terminará coronándose de una espléndida espiga.
Aprended del trigo, hijos míos.”
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