Japan Media Arts Festival  

Manga Division

Jury Selections


TAKAHASHI Tsutomu [Japan]


His father and brother having been locked up on charges of murder, protagonist ISHIDA Ryoga is also suspected of being involved as he happened to be around the scene of the crime. However, he listens to the advice of his father, who from behind prison walls urges him to set his sights on the world boxing championship. The author of this work gathered detailed information from match venues, and with sensitivity yet boldness conveys the sense of urgency of how to breathe and maneuvering. 

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