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17th Manga Division Jury Selections

Torokeru Tekkoujo (The Melting Iron Factory)

NOMURA Munehiro [Japan]


This unique short manga depicts the daily life of a welder at a small factory, Norotekko. It centers on Kita-san, who works hard enjoying the process of making products together with a sharp-tongued skilled craftsman, Kojima-san, and a flippant new colleague, Yoshikawa, and portrays his and his colleagues’ very ordinary yet lovely daily lives.