25th Manga Division Jury Selections
Alice OSEMAN / Translation: MAKINO Kotoko［United Kingdom / Japan］
Charlie, a gay student at a British all-boys school, and Nick, a rugby player a grade above him, instantly become best friends, and eventually develop romantic feelings. With gay, lesbian, and transgender characters of different races, the work covers various topics such as hesitation to come out, people’s prejudice, and mental illness. This LGBTQ+ themed pure love story has a bittersweet taste of first love.