Japan Media Arts Festival  
22nd

Manga Division

Jury Selections

Honda Kanoko no Hondana (Honda Kanoko’s Bookshelves)

SATO Sho [Japan]

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Outline

Kyusaku sneaks into his adolescent daughter Kanoko’s room to check out her bookshelf in search of topics he can talk about with her. What he finds are eccentric books in the genre of ankoku bungaku (“dark literature”). As he reads, we see the story unfolding visually in his mind. Then he tries to use what he read to engage with Kanoko in some way. Each story introduces a new piece of dark literature, giving a fresh impression every time.

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