23rd Manga Division Jury Selections
Kenkou de bunkateki na saiteigendo no seikatsu (Maintain the Minimum Standards of Wholesome and Cultured Living)
KASHIWAGI Haruko [Japan]
YOSHITSUNE Emiru, a new graduate who gets hired by the ward office, is assigned to work as a welfare caseworker in the welfare office. While being responsible for people who are impoverished, Emiru gradually becomes aware of the difficulties and joys of her work. A genuine socially-minded comic that tackles the realities of poverty in Japan with a detailed storyline and skillful emotional expression.