© Shinji Makari / DOUBLE-S

21st Manga Division Jury Selections


Manga published in book form, in magazine

DOUBLE-S [Japan]


It is the year 1620, and amidst the turmoil in what would later be known as the “Thirty Years’ War,” Fulksburg Castle is on the verge of fall- ing. It is then that a sole reinforcement appears, a Japanese man known as “Issak.” Having voyaged far from his native Japan, Issak, armed with a matchlock gun, has come to Eu- rope to ght as a mercenary. This work paints in vivid colors the glorious battle eld drama of a lone samurai in his struggle as a musketeer.