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.