23rd Manga Division Jury Selections
Sukippu to rofa (Skip and Loafers)
TAKAMATSU Misaki [Japan]
IWAKURA Mitsumi, who is good at school but due to growing up in a depopulated rural area, lacks experience in communicating with peers, moves to Tokyo to enter a prestigious high school. She begins an unfamiliar life at an urban high school, and the situation of her sensibility and meekness, which slightly deviate from her peers, moving the hearts of SHIMA Sosuke and other classmates, is described richly and with humor.