20th Manga Division Jury Selections
Sabishii no wa anta dake janai (You’re Not the Only Lonely One)
YOSHIMOTO Koji [Japan]
The author, who studied welfare in college, depicts the world of the hearing-impaired, employing the sound effects and onomatopoeia that are a manga staple to describe that world as well as to tell a story. This is not only a documentary manga that touches on an incident that scandalized Japan, but also a mystery manga—a work that encourages readers to think along with it.