2nd Manga Division Excellence Award
Megumi no Daigo
Manga published in book form, in magazine (Shogakukan Shonen Sunday Comics)
SODA Masahito [Japan]
Reason for Award
This work follows the life of a young fire fighter named Daigo, and is enthralling from beginning to end. The story is dramatic, but even more impressive is the depiction of the feelings of Daigo as he risks his life doing his job as a fire fighter. The backgrounds are completely realistic and draw the reader in as if they were watching a movie.