© NEMU YOKO/Shodensha FEEL comics

24th Manga Division Jury Selections

What can I say when I meet you?

NEMU Yoko[Japan]


Based on insights gleaned from the artist’s first pregnancy and childbirth, the story depicts a couple as they deliberate whether to even have a baby, to finally bringing one into the world. Kiri figures it’s time to consider children but hesitates to initiate. Then there’s her husband, Mutchan, who acts like it’s none of his affair. The artist carefully conveys the inner workings of Kiri’s heart and pregnancy over the course of 10 months of her life.