© TANIGUCHI Natsuko 2021

25th Manga Division Jury Selections

Kyoshitsuno katasumide seishunga hajimaru (The Spring of Life Begins in a Classroom Corner)

TANIGUCHI Natsuko[Japan]


High school girl YOSHIDA Marimo’s efforts to be unique always turn out fruitless. Isolated Marimo makes her first friend, Neru, an exchange student from the planet Myusu. Focusing on their friendship, the story also spotlights each member of the bullying group and depicts their hardships and growth. In the setting where interactions with space aliens are commonplace, the realistic frustrations of adolescence can be seen in this omnibus.