21st Manga Division Jury Selections
Manga published in book form, in magazine
INAGAKI Riichiro / Boichi [Japan / South Korea]
It has been about 3,700 years since civilization collapsed following the mysterious phenome- non that caused humans the world over to turn to stone, when two high school students sud- denly awaken from their stony slumber. Senku and Taiju pledge to survive this “stone world” and to develop things like gunpowder, steel and electricity. The way this story tells of re- starting civilization from zero using the power of science makes for a fresh and fast-paced survival drama.