22nd Manga Division Jury Selections
The Top Secret Mission of “F”
Manga published in book form, in magazine
AKIZUKI Kaine [Japan]
Robert FORTUNE was an actual British 19th- century spy ordered to steal everything about tea. Tea drinking had become popular in Eng- land and tea leaves had come into great demand. In order to grow tea locally, a plan was devised to steal China’s state secrets on tea. Robert is portrayed, through careful rendering of images and story development, entering China and carrying out his assignment while vacillating between a sense of duty and guilt.