© 2018 Fumiyo Kouno

22nd Manga Division Jury Selections

Giga town

Manga published in book form, in magazine

KOUNO Fumiyo [Japan]


A collection of manpu, which are symbols for expressions particular to manga, like water droplets to show sweat or tears, or a lightbulb signifying a new thought. This is (possibly) the world’s first manpu dictionary. Each manpu is explained in text, followed by a comic strip. In the comic strips are animal caricatures of an adorable rabbit family and its neighbor animals drawn in a heartwarming and at times surreal style, looking like famous Chojujinbutsugiga (“Animal-person Caricatures”).