18th Manga Division Jury Selections
ENDO Hiroki [Japan]
An ambitious work portraying with painful reality the daily lives of high school students involved in Shooto, mixed martial arts. The main character TAKAYANAGI Meguru is reunited in the ring of a tournament with SEGAWA Takashi, a close friend from his elementary school days who he hasn’t met in seven years. But after a long time apart, they feel estranged from one another and, without sharing the joy of reunion, the match begins. A tale of youth about friends devoted to martial arts.