Japan Media Arts Festival  

Manga Division

Jury Selections

Manga Versions of HISAO JURAN’s Fiction Yogen / Kashimashi

KAWAI Katsuo [Japan]

© KAWAI Katsuo

In the literary history of the Showa Era, Naoki Prize-winning author HISAO Juran is known for more than novels, being recognized for his versatile talent, even in drama and translation. His Yogen and Kashimashi are works brimming with whimsy and fantasy, but written in a matter-of-fact pattern and structure. This style of contrast, uniquely charming in original novels that offer the air of modernism with an artistic telling, is engrained thoroughly throughout these works. 

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