15th Manga Division Jury Selections

Thermae Romae

Manga published in book form, in magazine [Japan]



This is a totally unexpected story in which a bath architect from ancient Rome travels forward in time to present-day Japan and is shocked by the bath culture of Japan, which influences him to introduce new baths in ancient Rome. The story became a major focus of attention because of its unique viewpoint, and it has been decided to turn it into a live-action film, in addition, it is being developed extensively, with translated editions being published in various Asian and European languages. It is a splendid work that expands the potential of manga by changing the values of historical manga, setting out and depicting the world of antiquity based on meticulous research into the period.