8th Manga Division Excellence Award
Mainichi Kaasan: Kanihaha-hen
Story Manga [Japan]
Reason for Award
This work presents scenes of daily life in a family, in a simple rounded style and almost as though a diary. The mother of the family drinks too much and works as a manga writer, whilst taking care of her ignorant children and hopeless husband. There is a laugh to be had on every page and through laughter the heart is warmed, yet the work somehow retains the power to sadden. This work is unique in the way it allows us to think both about what families are, and what humans are.