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© “Takaoka-Shinno Kokaiki” Ryuko Shibusawa / Bungeishunju

25th Manga Division Jury Selections


Original author: SHIBUSAWA Tatsuhiko / Manga: KONDO Youko[Japan]


Growing up hearing stories about India from FUJIWARA no Kusuko, the prince Takaoka Shinno admires the country and sets out on a journey. A voyage filled with mystery and fantasy unfolds including an encounter with a winged girl, an audience with a king possessed by himself in a mirror, and a dialogue with a dugong. This is a comic adaptation of SHIBUSAWA Tatsuhiko’s novel of the same title, published in 1987, reproduced in a neat but mysterious style.