2nd Manga Division Excellence Award


Manga published in book form, in magazine (Shogakukan Big Comics)

MURAKAMI Motoka [Japan]

Reason for Award

This is a youthful romance full of ideals and passion, set against the backdrop of the turbulent Showa era. The illustrations are powerful, placing the young entrepreneur and the movie actress he loves within the context of an enormous cast of characters and the artist’s impressive command of historical detail. The result is a splendid amalgamation of narrative structure, characterization, and historical insight.