20th Manga Division Jury Selections
YAMAGISHI Ryoko [Japan]
A historical manga that tells the story of Jeanne D’ARC (Joan of Arc), the young woman accused of witchcraft and burned at the stake after she had helped achieve the coronation of Charles VII as king of France late in the Hundred Years’ War with England. The story begins in 1425, when Jeanne was 13. What did she hear and what did she see? Through Jeanne’s life, the story asks if there is such a thing as a just war.