24th Manga Division Jury Selections
HABATAKI a fairy tale
Manga: HATOYAMA Ikuko / Original author: HORI Tatsuo［Japan］
A manga adaptation of HORI Tatsuo’s work of fantasy by the same name. After his mother’s death, Jiji begins to commit evil deeds with pigeons. The tale that unfolds of him and his loving Kiki is both beautiful and cruel, drawn with a unique reading of the original text and steady lines by the artist known for her exquisite depiction of boy characters. It closes with the original novel and explanatory text, encouraging multiple readings of the story.