© Piroyo Arai,Hajime Nishio 2021

25th Manga Division Jury Selections

Joseino shinikata (How Women Die)

Manga: ARAI Piroyo / Original author: NISHIO Hajime[Japan]


A forensic doctor conducts autopsies for unexplained deaths, including those of a young woman who suddenly fell unconscious and a woman in her 50s with no pre-existing conditions. With soft-touch drawings and easy-to-read conversations with an assistant, the work depicts modern society’s diversifying problems, such as cosmetic surgery, domestic violence, alcohol addiction, elderly care by elderly persons, and lonely deaths.