22nd Manga Division Jury Selections
Manga published in book form, in magazine
MATSUDA Hiroko [Japan]
HINO Kiko has been asleep since an accident at age 14 and wakes up as a 40-year-old. Can she, a woman who looks middle-aged but is still a child on the inside, become a successful adult? As the protagonist ends up in a future far beyond the one she had imagined, the story portrays her coming to terms with herself in the world 26 years later. It is an absurd yet miracu- lous coming-of-age story that redefines the meaning of adulthood.