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14th Manga Division Jury Selections


Story manga [Japan]



Karan (Sense word that contains two or more expressions that symbolize story). What awaits the four students who entered a preppy girls’ high school and, joined the, judo team? The story of a girls’ judo team at a girls’ high school in Kyoto unfolds in this full-scale judo manga that not only captures the human drama between very unique characters, but also straightforwardly portrays the world of the girls who step up to the challenge of “serious competition” to find out what it means to “win” and “lose,” and to “become strong.”