© Akane Torikai / Shogakukan

© Akane Torikai / Shogakukan

23rd Manga Division Jury Selections

saturn return

TORIKAI Akane [Japan]


KAJI Ritsuko, a novelist whose first book was a hit but hasn’t written since, learns that the man who is the reason she started writing novels, NAKAJIMA, committed suicide. A Saturn return is one of the important times in astrology, a period when it is said that a turning point in life will come. Triggered by NAKAJIMA’s death, Ritsuko’s process of facing her own life of loss is drawn plainly and sometimes sharply.