24th Manga Division Jury Selections

Manga ni, henshutte hitsuyo desuka? (Does manga need an editor?)

AOKI Yuhei[Japan]


As the publishing industry continues to languish, manga artist SAKI Kojiro is in dire need of a bestseller. He’s assigned a new editor, SAKAMOTO Ryo, but the two struggle to find their groove, and just as they affirm their shared enthusiasm for manga, SAKAMOTO abandons her work and disappears. Through the emotional drama of a relationship between a manga artist and his editor, the book interrogates the value of manga in today’s world.