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18th Manga Division Jury Selections


OKU Hiroya [Japan]


OKU Hiroya, who opened up new avenues for manga expression in GANTZ (Shueisha, 2000-), depicts a whole new world in this work. INUYASHIKI Ichiro, a 58-year-old elderly salaryman and father of two children, is a cheerless man who has neither aspirations nor popularity. But one day, mysterious flying objects arrive from the sky… Born again after losing his life, INUYASHIKI determines to save as many others as he can in a search for the meaning of life.