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24th Manga Division Jury Selections

Tora and Mike

Nekomaki (ms-work)[Japan]


A full-color manga depicting the lives of anthropomorphic cats. Two sisters, Tora being the elder and Mike the younger, are depicted in their retirement years with soft touches of the brush and mellow watercolors. The sisters run their eatery, treating the regulars to delicious food and sake. Illustrations of mouthwatering food and changing seasons as well as the cats’ shared affections illustrate the value of an ordinary life.