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21st Manga Division Jury Selections

Manga Versions of HISAO JURAN’s Fiction Yogen / Kashimashi

Manga published in book form, in magazine

KAWAI Katsuo [Japan]


In the literary history of the Showa Era, Naoki Prize-winning author HISAO Juran is known for more than novels, being recognized for his ver- satile talent, even in drama and translation. His Yogen and Kashimashi are works brimming with whimsy and fantasy, but written in a mat- ter-of-fact pattern and structure. This style of contrast, uniquely charming in original novels that offer the air of modernism with an artistic telling, is engrained thoroughly throughout these works.