Acclaim for the previous edition “Never Forget, Never Forgive:”

“…Acknowledging that man-made horrors exist, and will continue to exist, but that each of us still holds the ability to choose not to let these horrors define us. Stunning and dynamic, demonstrating a keen sense of composition, cinematography and lighting… Efal takes the narrative equivalent of a deep, cleansing breath… one of the most impressive, thoughtful debut graphic novels.
The Comics Journal

Remarkable…an intense story about the generational, environmental, and societal gaps that open wider and wider in times of war… synthesizes the best of Japanese manga with the best of American graphic novels.


“Haunting…With beautiful, bold, black brush stroke sketches, graphic novelist Rami Efal screams out universal truths.”
Asian Jewish Life

“Samurai Struggles in the Shadow of Jewish Life: The Jewish mantra of “Never Forget, Never Forgive” is given new truths when transplanted into the foreign setting and foreign soil of historic Japan, and Efal tries to understand and interpret his own thoughts regarding those lessons.”


A new reading experience…masterful storytelling, subtle characterization…felt with a quick emotional wallop…Efal’s style is spot on.”

“Beautiful brushwork…breathtaking

“…a powerful and engaging tale…a few brush strokes conveying a universe of meaning…the echoes of the loss and horror of the Holocaust can be felt through the story itself… It works as a beautiful combination of the best of both traditions.”

Jewish Outreach Institute

“Ink-heavy, occasionally scratchy, shadow-laden style to the art; anybody that likes the work of Goseki Kojima is encouraged to look closely at this one.”