© Kotteri!“Veil”/Jitsugyo no Nihon-sha

24th Manga Division Jury Selections




He’s a police officer, who meets a woman. She’s a runaway, from a mansion in a distant city. Her ladyship requires employment, so he welcomes her to the police station as their new telephone operator. The chic flair of handwritten text, the lilting and poetic dialogue, and the full-color illustrations of the two in fashionable garb collectively depict, with an indelible sense of drama, the peculiar and subtle distance between one man and a woman.