©Kazuko Chikuhama

14th Manga Division Jury Selections

Shanghai Story Akasaka Kumiko 2010

Self-published comics [Japan]

CHIKUHAMA Kazuko (Director: CHIKUHAMA Kenichi / Artist: CHIKUHAMA Kazuko)


AKASAKA Kumiko, a 32-year-old single working girl, and her friend, Mi-chan, went to visit the Shanghai Expo. Encountering a giant crab at the venue leads them to mysterious incidents and a big adventure with unexpected events starts to evolve! The story captures a few days in Shanghai, a megalopolis filled with chaotic energy, compiling them into diary pages for Kumiko and showing many scenes of the city.