17th Manga Division Jury Selections
Kokokyuji Zawa-san (Zawa-san, the High-school Baseball Player)
MISHIMA Eriko [Japan]
High-school student, Risa Miyakozawa (Zawa-san), a girl-next-door type, is the only female member of her high school’s baseball team, which regularly competes at the National High School Championships at Koshien Stadium. This manga conveys the everyday life of the baseball girl in the form of standalone episodes, and blazes a new trail in baseball manga with its detailed depictions of high-school life and club activities.