18th Manga Division Jury Selections
It Started with a Planetarium
HASHIMOTO Suzu [Japan]
A forward-looking tale of the events that take place between a girl who creates a planetarium in a corner of the classroom, and a boy who watches her. This work adopts vertical scrolling, a form of representation suited to viewing manga on a Web page. The pleasurable sensation of being able to pan a long vertical frame is another of the scrolling format’s characteristics. Using only onomatopoeia, the story is told without dialogue.