©Yumiko Shirai2013

19th Manga Division Jury Selections


SHIRAI Yumiko [Japan]


This is a science fiction romance masterpiece based on the planet Rafnas saturated with anti-gravitational particles called “Rafna”, where a feuding woman and man reconcile and love begins to grow between them. On a colony where humanity has evolved to be able to fly by consuming “Rafna”, a woman who can fly higher than anybody and a man who cannot fly because of a genetic atavism, work together to save their village from an imminent natural catastrophe.