17th Manga Division Jury Selections
KAYAMA Tetsu [Japan]
24-year old man, Siegel Nakamichi, who has been gloomy all his life, enters a contract with an angel, Mephistopheles, to attempt to go back to his childhood. He thoroughly believes his personality is a wrong fit in modern times, and has to prove the power of his love for his 1980s boyhood (“nostalgic power”) to make the time travel successful. KAYAMA, who publishes a number of magazines with small circulations, spent six years completing this work.