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18th Manga Division Jury Selections

Fantastic World

Online comic

HIRANO Ryo [Japan]


An online comic by HIRANO Ryo, an artist active in a wide range of fields such as video and animation. Influenced by the occult culture of “Hollow Earth” theories, a mysterious world existing within a rubberlike cavity in the earth becomes the setting for the story, in which links are drawn with reality. An entire world of cuteness and pop is gradually revealed to the reader.