Japan Media Arts Festival  

Manga Division

Jury Selections

The Great Passage

KUMOTA Haruko / Original author: MIURA shion [Japan]

©Haruko Kumota・Shion Miura / KODANSHA


This work brings to manga MIURA Shion’s best-selling novel about the passion of editors who are working to compile a dictionary. MAJIME Mitsuya works in a publishing company’s dictionary editorial department that aims to complete a new dictionary, The Great Passage. Immersing themselves in the world of dictionaries, he and the others there are brought together by the bonds created by words. The author was also involved in the illustrations that accompanied the original novel with its magazine serialization. 

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