16th Manga Division Jury Selections
ASARI Yoshitoh [Japan]
This series follows an elementary student named Asari-chan as she and her friends study a wide range of scientific subjects, including robots, outer space, weather conditions, and the human body. In each standalone episode the manga features a nonhuman “expert” in the role of teacher. Based on his own extensive research, the author depicts the latest and most universally applicable scientific knowledge using familiar examples. This year marks the series’ 25th anniversary.