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October 15, 2004

More on “Kuni ga Moeru” Suspension Over Nanjing Plotline

Yesterday's story about manga publishing giant Shueisha Inc suspending the serial "Kuni ga Moeru" gets a little more presswire action in places like here and here.

Scanning these stories yields a slightly fuller picture of the protests received by the publisher, and the additionally dismaying word that the collection of the story into book form will also be clipped.

In one of many discussions of the issue throughout various American comics industry chat locations, cartoonist David Lasky says that the incident probably best known to Western historians as the "Rape of Nanking" was almost fodder for a comic book story by the Seattle-based artist, writer and designer: "... my God what a horror comic that would be."
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