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, a key figure in the French revolution who became an executioner. The manga relates events shaking up the world of power and the interactions of Charles-Henri and his sister, who were known as the “guardians of justice” and the “gods of death,” with King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. This work takes actual people and uses them as a backdrop in depicting people who live with pride despite a cruel fate. 

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