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17th Manga Division Jury Selections

One Woman and the War

KONDOU Youko / Original author: SAKAGUCHI Ango [Japan]


An ambitious work to which KONDOU devoted herself for six years. The work is based on SAKAGUCHI Ango’s unique novel, One Woman and the War, which portrays the world of a couple living for the moment during wartime – a nihilistic novelist and a frigid former prostitute. This manga reconstitutes three different novels: the unexpurgated edition of the novel prior to its censorship by GHQ, its sequel, and Watashi wa Umi wo Dakishimeteitai (I Want to Hold the Sea).