© Narumi Shigematsu

23rd Manga Division Jury Selections

Bredo garu – Kataashi no ranna (Blade Girl – One-Legged Runner)

SHIGEMATSU Narumi [Japan]


Female high school student HARUKAZE Rin loses a leg to a cancerous bone tumor, but learns the joy of running after meeting prosthetic leg engineer KAZAMI and a competitive prosthetic leg (blade). KAZAMI, who is aiming to win a medal at the Paralympics, sees potential in Rin, who is in pursuit of “speed” along with the people she meets through athletics. A youth sports manga with a fresh portrayal of a girl who devotes herself to a parasport.