15th Manga Division Jury Selections
YOSHIO NO SORA
Manga published in book form, in magazine [Japan]
While depicting the life of “children’s wizard” Yoshio Takahashi, a pediatric neurosurgeon in Hokkaido nicknamed for the countless miracles he has performed to date, this tale describes at once the real-life dramas of all the families he has helped. As well as raising the problem of the lack of pediatric neurosurgeons today, this manga was created with the earnest wish to inspire those who will become the next generation of physicians. The creator is actually a parent whose second son’s life was saved by Dr. Takahashi. The production, editing, publication were all undertaken by this company, air dive, and it was self-published in Hokkaido.