© Masahiro SONOMURA 2001
© Mariko NAKAMURA 2001

5th Manga Division Excellence Award


Manga published in book form, in magazine (Shogakukan / Big Comic Spirits)

SONOMURA Masahiro / NAKAMURA Mariko [Japan]

Reason for Award

Sonomura and Nakamura portray a unique portrait of the famous Japanese film director. This is just one among many representations of Akira Kurosawa, but many readers say it enabled them to identify with the hardships and worries experienced by Kurosawa as a creative artist. This courageous experiment has turned out to be a resounding success and is sure to generate many more Kurosawa fans.