21st Manga Division Jury Selections
Zassoutachi yo taishi wo idake ((Ambitious Ordinary Girls))
Manga published in book form, in magazine
IKEBE Aoi [Japan]
Gan-chan, a sleepy-headed high school stu- dent who worries beneath her bold brow, quietly longs for her childhood friend Takato- kun. However, it seems as if his heart is devoted to another girl… This series depicts the drama of a group of ordinary young high school girls living in a regional city, who in their youthfulness present a wistful charm. What friends say becomes like magic illuminating life in a story that with great care interweaves these special days.