20th Manga Division Jury Selections
Ten no ketsumyaku (Descended from the Emperor)
YASUHIKO Yoshikazu [Japan]
The third volume in a series of epic historical manga about modern-era Japan, following Nijiiro no Trotsky (Rainbow-hued Trotsky) and Odo no inu (Dog of Justice). AZUMI Ryo, a hapless student who arrives in Manchuria on the eve of the Russo-Japanese War, finds himself embroiled in international intrigues. The story follows his growth as he forges his own path in a narrative that casts a sharp eye on modern Japanese politics and nation-building.