2nd Manga Division Excellence Award
Manga published in book form, in magazine (Futabasha Action Comics)
SASO Akira [Japan]
Reason for Award
This work is a music manga. You can almost hear the sound of the piano coming from the pages as you read. It is a convincing demonstration of how even “silent” manga can be used to express music. The delicate illustrations express the tempestuous emotions of the young girl and boy, while also creating a rhythm for the piano music. This work shows the new things that are possible with manga.