17th Manga Division Jury Selections
Uhyo Tokyo-to Kita-ku Akabane (Wow! Akabane, Kita Ward, Tokyo)
SEINO Toru [Japan]
A non-fiction manga based on information gathered by the author who lives in Akabane, in Tokyo. He depicts the bizarre episodes through his experiences with Akabane residents who have their own criteria for happiness (such as a charismatic middleaged homeless woman) and strange shops in the area (such as a bar which never serves customers). As a sequel to Tokyo-to Kita-ku Akabane (Akabane, Kita Ward, Tokyo), it includes episodes which were not published.