17th Manga Division Jury Selections
MURATA Yusuke / Original author: ONE [Japan]
This comedy action manga centers on a hero, “Saitama”, who can bring down any enemy with his “One Punch”, and follows his activities. MURATA (known for his popular work on Eyeshield 21, published in Weekly JUMP) draws illustrations based on ONE’s manga (which gained 30 million views on his website). The work attracted readers’ attention as the new collaboration between a well-known artist for magazines and an independent artist who mainly creates online works.