Japan Media Arts Festival  
21st

Manga Division

Jury Selections

I want to die because I want to touch Aono

SHIINA Umi [Japan]

© Umi Shiina / Kodansha
Outline

KARIYA Yuri’s boyfriend AONO dies shortly after they begin dating, but he appears before her as a ghost. He is normally gentle, but occasionally his attitude changes suddenly and he haunts her, almost as if he is forcing his male passions on her. Yuri tests her love for AONO, who has no physical form, by having him take possession of things and people so that she can touch him. The unique relationship between these two, which perseveres despite their obstacles, is drawn with humor and a wild touch. 


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