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23rd Manga Division Jury Selections

Everyday of garbage cleaning staff

Writer: TAKIZAWA Shuichi / Drawing: TAKIZAWA Yuki [Japan]


An essay manga about a garbage collector. The original author is a struggling entertainer in an act called Machine Guns that works as a garbage collector to support his family, and his wife did the artwork. It was the first time either of them had created a manga. Events at a garbage collection site and knowledge about trash separation are portrayed accessibly, with unaffected prose and simple illustrations.