18th Manga Division Jury Selections
Hanamote katare (Say it with flowers.)
KATAYAMA Yukio / Original reading concept and cooperation: HIGASHI Momoji [Japan]
A youth manga about SAKURA Hana, a shy and timid girl recently come of age who encounters a reading class and is awakened tothe charm of reading. Here, recitation is not simply about reading books, but about conveying the feelings of the author andcharacters through the reader’s voice. Clumsy but with a fertile imagination, Hana has an innate ability to express these sentiments. Real literary works also appear in the story, while other scenes decipher their meaning.