18th Manga Division Jury Selections
YAMAZAKI Mari / TORI Miki [Japan]
Joined by TORI Miki, YAMAZAKI Mari has taken the challenge of depicting the allure of ancient Rome. It portrays the famous naturalist Plinius. From volcanic explosions and tidal waves to the ecology of plants and animals, the work reproduces the world of Natural History, the Plinius encyclopedia describing the universe. This is a definitive historical Roman romance depicting the world 2,000 years ago through astounding composition and realistic draftsmanship.