OK, here with their publication of this noted, historically significant work, D&Q has provided an introduction and notes by the pre-eminent American manga scholar, Frederik Schodt, as well as an afterword by and Q & A with Mizuki himself, that goes a long way to answering our complaints regarding the previously listed work (and, it must be said, quite a few other recent D&Q archival manga publications). So, kudos to D&Q this time around. Originally published in 1973, when Mizuki was 51 years old, Onwards to Our Noble Deaths is a fictionalized memoir of his own military service that is an artistically masterful, highly engaging and historically important work by one of Japan's most celebrated mangaka that was awarded the Heritage Essential award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. Be sure to check out this PDF preview and see for yourself whether or not you think you're interested in further exploring this 372 page tome. Now at special price.