21st Manga Division Jury Selections
Hi ‘s pictorial guide to plants
Manga published in book form, in magazine
NANAMAKI Kanako [Japan]
In a ctional country in 17th century Europe, plant hunter Hi ’s father, Ario, has been resur- rected from death by the power of the mysterious “Grass of the Fairy” plant. But is the father she so dearly loves still human, or has he become a plant himself? This work is a rich tapestry of stories that weaves the ecology of plants into the backgrounds of its characters, and draws upon the con ict between nations.