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17th Manga Division Jury Selections

Poison Berry in My Brain

MIZUSHIRO Setona [Japan]


Ichiko Sakurai, whose 30th birthday is just around the corner, falls in love at first sight with a 23-year old guy. As soon as she notices him at the station, a debate on whether she should approach him or not begins in her brain. The thoughts and feelings which swell and vanish in the brain of the woman in love are made into characters. This work portrays them as attendees of her “brain conference” to depict her inner feelings. It’s a love story with a new dimension.