Friday, October 15, 2004

Mangled Manga

[Photo credit: Reuters]

Looks like history is getting covered up again, this time in comic books.

Publisher Suspends 'Rape of Nanjing' Comic

Tokyo. A Japanese publisher will suspend a comic series in its popular weekly magazine after receiving angry protests over its characterization of the 1937 "Rape of Nanjing," in which Japanese soldiers brutally massacred Chinese civilians.

Tokyo-based Shueisha Inc. received nearly 200 angry phone calls and letters protesting its portrayal of scenes of the killings in its comic "Kuni ga Moeru" (The Country is Burning), published on Sept. 22, a company spokesman said Thursday.

-- Reuters, 10.14.04
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