Japan Media Arts Festival  

Manga Division

Jury Selections

Innocent Rouge

SAKAMOTO Shin-ichi [Japan]

© Sakamoto Shin-ichi / Shueisha

This historical manga, a sequel to the Innocent series, continues the story of Charles-Henri SANSON, an executioner who became a key figure in the French revolution. Charles-Henri and his sister, who were known at times as “guardians of justice” and at times as “gods of death,” interact with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette to undermine the world of power. This work uses real-life figures as a backdrop to portray people living pridefully despite their cruel fate.

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