© Seihou Takizawa

21st Manga Division Jury Selections

Joryuhikousi Maria Mantegattua no bouken ((The adventure of Maria Mantegazza))

Manga published in book form, in magazine

TAKIZAWA Seihou [Japan]


It is the 1920s, a time between the rst and second world wars. The expansion of women’s rights, coinciding with the development of air- craft generated a great many women aviators. One of those was Maria MANTEGATTUA, the heroine of this story. As an aviator running the mail route, she searched unrelentingly for her missing father, ying back and forth from Eu- rope to the Middle East and Africa.