21st Manga Division Jury Selections
Denwa Suimin Ongaku ((Phone, Sleep, Music))
Manga published in book form, in magazine
KAWAKATSU Tokushige [Japan]
Set in Shibuya, this story draws a portrait of a single woman who lives a carefree daily life, talking on the phone, taking baths, sleeping, and going out to bars in the middle of the night. This author uniquely interposes structured and nuanced expressions. With the compact mono- logs of a single woman, and through the night scenes of Tokyo, this work lets the ow of time in the modern era seem to slip away.