© Kei Toume

24th Manga Division Jury Selections


TOUME Kei[Japan]


HOSAKA Mao’s father is a legendary guitarist. Her confidant HASEKURA Yokiko is a talented, beautiful singer. The two high school girls become members of the college band Artago and use an old house to practice their music and prepare for live performances. Through Mao, who is haunted by her father’s reputation, and her dialogues with Yokiko, readers witness the intensity of youth and musical performances brimming with realism.