25th Manga Division Jury Selections

Kaiteiban konchu kagyo (Revised Edition: Insect Businesses)

AKIYAMA Ayuko[Japan]


A revised edition of the comic published in 2003 with four additional episodes. Inspired by the ecology of insects, animals, and plants, intriguing dramas unfold while traversing the secular and different worlds, past and present, and the world of the living and that of the dead. This short fantasy collection by a manga artist and picture book author contains exquisite and humorous depictions of small lives with affectionate eyes on them.