Japan Media Arts Festival  
21st

Manga Division

Jury Selections

ISSAK

MAKARI shinji / DOUBLE-S [Japan]

© Shinji Makari / DOUBLE-S

Outline

It is the year 1620, and amidst the turmoil in what would later be known as the “Thirty Years’ War,” Fulksburg Castle is on the verge of falling. It is then that a sole reinforcement appears, a Japanese man known as “Issak.” Having voyaged far from his native Japan, Issak, armed with a matchlock gun, has come to Europe to fight as a mercenary. This work paints in vivid colors the glorious battle eld drama of a lone samurai in his struggle as a musketeer. 


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