© Nami Sasou 2020

24th Manga Division Jury Selections

Bara wa shuraba de umareru (A rose is born in a murderous rush)

SASOU Nami[Japan]


Then an assistant for manga artists like MIUCHI Suzue and KURAMOCHI Fusako in the golden age of shojo manga (that is, manga aimed at girls), the artist of this book lovingly recounts the untold labors and passions of the genre’s then-upcoming superstars. In the era’s popular artistic style, the book recounts little-known anecdotes about the origins of masterworks and the veritable war zones of production, putting readers in the midst of it all.