20th Manga Division Jury Selections
Sanjuyon-sai mushoku-san (Ms. Unemployed, 34 Years Old)
An unsentimental look at the daily life of a 34-year-old divorcee. The protagonist, who lives in a housing complex in a suburb of the capital, loses her job when the company she works for suddenly goes bankrupt. Despite offers of help in finding a new job, she decides to take a year off and finds herself thinking about things and events she had ignored while she was working.