© Baku YUMEMAKURA 2001
© Jiro TANIGUCHI 2001

5th Manga Division Excellence Award

Kamigami no Itadaki

Manga published in book form, in magazine (Shueisha / Business JUMP)


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.