Nine books related to war, including the Manga version of “The Unwomanly Face of War” “Barefoot Gen,” and “Stone Flower” are being distributed for free from KADOKAWA on the general e-book store BOOK☆WALKER from today until 23:59 on May 16.
KADOKAWA and the KADOKAWA Group believe in the power of culture, and this campaign, titled “Now is the Time to Think about War” is designed to help many people think about war and peace. The manga lineup includes all volumes of “The Unwomanly Face of War”, “Barefoot Gen” Volumes 1 through 4, all volumes of “Ishi no Hana” (“Stone Flower”), and “Manga Biographies: Anne Frank, the Girl Who Wished for Peace in Her Diary”. Four other novels, “1984” by George Orwell, “Golden Train” by Aki Sato, “They Stand Apart in the World” by Ai Ota, and “Child of the Sun” by Kenjiro Haidani, as well as “Democracy” by the Ministry of Education, are also available for free until May 16.
Making an account on BOOK☆WALKER is totally free. Also, one can change the user interface to the English language after login for easier navigation. With only 1 click, all these books can be yours for no extra fees.
During the free distribution period, BOOK☆WALKER is also accepting donations for humanitarian aid. The collected donations will be given to the Embassy of Ukraine, Doctors Without Borders, the United Nations Association for UNHCR, and other organizations. In addition, as an initiative related to the free distribution of the book, a program titled “Now is the Time to Think about War” will be broadcast live on Nico Nico Live from 8:30 p.m. today. The program will feature Hiroki Azuma, critic and founder of Genron Inc.; Yu Koizumi, lecturer at the University of Tokyo’s Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology; Sugio Takahashi, director of the Defense Policy Research Office, Policy Research Department, National Institute for Defense Studies; Tsuyoshi Natsuno, president of KADOKAWA and director of the Information Research Institute at Kinki University; and Yoko Hirose, professor at Keio University’s Faculty of Policy Management.
News Source: Comic Natalie.
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