© Yukiko Natsume/Kodansha

25th Manga Division Jury Selections

Untitled Blue

NATSUME Yukiko[Japan]


Once called a child prodigy in Japanese painting, OGIHARA Akari now works as a staff member at an art prep school. One day, she saves a guy trying to commit suicide at sea. This guy with exceptional artistic talent proposes to sell his paintings under Akari’s name. He inspires Akari, who had lost her dream, to be involved in a strange conspiracy. The suspenseful story depicts the universal passion for creation, setback, conflict, and salvation.