22nd Manga Division Jury Selections

Stories of the Library in a Bag

Manga published in book form, in magazine

YOSHIZAKI Seimu [Japan]


Who is the bearded man in a trench coat and a well-worn bag? His is a fantastical “Library in a bag ” containing a wide-ranging collection. In- side his bag is an infinite library, swirling with the truth of the universe. To enter, you must borrow the help of this male librarian. A heart- warming story created with carefully drawn images portraying sincere interactions of the characters with the people they encounter as they travel around the world.