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23rd Manga Division Jury Selections


MANABE Shohei [Japan]


Anthology depicting contemporary Japan drawn from in-depth research by the author of Yamikin Ushijima-kun (Ushijima the Loan Shark), which won the Social Impact Award of Manga Division this year. They depict love between an otaku and an idol (Agape), depression and the impulses of youth in local cities (Shopping Mall), earthquake migrants and the idea of a hometown (Same Scenery), and the conflict of a female photographer (Tokyo Woman).