Japan Media Arts Festival  

Manga Division

Jury Selections


MAKARI shinji / DOUBLE-S [Japan]

© Shinji Makari / DOUBLE-S


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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