19th Manga Division Jury Selections
YAMAZAKI Mari / TORI Miki [Japan]
This is a historical romance with great tourde-force drawing technique, depicting the world of Ancient Rome 2,000 years ago, lived by the natural historian Pliny the Elder who historically existed. Pliny and his party are travelling to complete the “Natural History”, an encyclopedia that covers all natural phenomena, from volcanic eruptions to the ecologies of fauna and flora. This story recreates their journey northwards through the Roman Empire as they observed earthquakes and tsunamis.