Japan Media Arts Festival  

Manga Division

Jury Selections

Joryuhikousi Maria Mantegattua no bouken (The adventure of Maria Mantegazza)

TAKIZAWA Seihou [Japan]

© Seihou Takizawa

It is the 1920s, a time between the first and second world wars. The expansion of women’s rights, coinciding with the development of aircraft generated a great many women aviators. One of those was Maria MANTEGATTUA, the heroine of this story. As an aviator running the mail route, she searched unrelentingly for her missing father, flying back and forth from Europe to the Middle East and Africa. 

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