© Kazuyoshi Takeda / HAKUSENSHA

21st Manga Division Jury Selections


Manga published in book form, in magazine

TAKEDA Kazuyoshi [Japan]


The Battle of Peleliu was fought on the lovely Paci c island of that name by Japanese and US forces toward the end of the Paci c War. A work of ction based on historical fact, this manga views the battle through the eyes of TAMARU, a young soldier and aspiring car- toonist seeing his rst combat. The work chronicles the battle elds as seen by an ordi- nary young man struggling to come to terms with war in an era when war was the norm.