©Kyo Machiko / Akitashoten

14th Manga Division Jury Selections


Story manga [Japan]

KYO Machiko


This full-length manga work is a story of World war ll told from the viewpoints of adolescent girls, with the theme of the Himeyuri corps in Okinawa. Throughout this work, a nonfiction story of war is transformed into a fiction. By deviating from nonfiction and telling the story of the war, this manga should provide an opportunity for readers who have not experienced the war to talk about the past, and make the readers feel that this is a story of their own.