© Umi Shiina / Kodansha

21st Manga Division Jury Selections

I want to die because I want to touch Aono

Manga published in book form, in magazine

SHIINA Umi [Japan]


KARIYA Yuri’s boyfriend AONO dies shortly after they begin dating, but he appears before her as a ghost. He is normally gentle, but occasionally his attitude changes suddenly and he haunts her, almost as if he is forcing his male passions on her. Yuri tests her love for AONO, who has no physical form, by having him take posses- sion of things and people so that she can touch him. The unique relationship between these two, which perseveres despite their obstacles, is drawn with humor and a wild touch.