5th Manga Division Excellence Award
Kamigami no Itadaki
Manga published in book form, in magazine (Shueisha / Business JUMP)
YUMEMAKURA Baku / TANIGUCHI Jiro [Japan]
Reason for Award
Mt. Tanigawa, the European Alps, Everest, K2. What impels people to challenge the world’s highest mountain peaks? What beasts prowl on the dark side of human nature? Is it fame and distinction we crave, or the satisfaction of great achievement? These compelling human dramas of the men who challenge the summits of the gods, places divorced from the mundane world, will grip readers until they have finished the last page. The powerful illustrations seem to transport the reader right up into the mountains.