Books Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths by Shigeru Mizuki and Jocelyne Allen Paperback, 368, Drawn and Quarterly, List Price: $24.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleOnward Towards Our Noble DeathsAuthorShigeru Mizuki and Jocelyne Allen Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary From one of Japan's most famous cartoonists comes the semiautobiographical account of the final weeks of a Japanese infantry unit at the end of WorldWar II. Mizuki was a soldier himself and draws from personal experiences of a demoralizing war. Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels Also by Shigeru Mizuki Showa 1944-1953 Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths Review Best Books Of 2011 Six Graphic Novels That Will Draw You In December 21, 2011 Critic Dan Kois selects the standout graphic novels of the year, which include books from France and Japan, explicit picaresques, hard-boiled mysteries, memoirs, fairy tales and new twists on old classics. Drawn and Quarterly Excerpt: 'Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths' December 20, 2011 Read an excerpt from Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths by Shigeru Mizuki.