© yatsume seiji / Houbunsha

23rd Manga Division Jury Selections


YATSUME Seiji [Japan]


YAGI, a police officer on leave, comes alone to a snowy town in search of Dolly, a man he once arrested and about whom he now has suspicions. As his interviews move ahead and town residents cooperate, the investigation begins to point to “names” as a key clue. A debut story centered on conversational rhythm that brings out the subtleties and emotions of the characters with rich word selection and brush strokes full of tension.