Japan Media Arts Festival  

Manga Division

Jury Selections


MATSUDA Hiroko [Japan]

© Matsuda Hiroko 2017

HINO Kiko has been asleep since an accident at age 14 and wakes up as a 40-year-old. Can she, a woman who looks middle-aged but is still a child on the inside, become a successful adult? As the protagonist ends up in a future far beyond the one she had imagined, the story portrays her coming to terms with herself in the world 26 years later. It is an absurd yet miraculous coming-of-age story that redefines the meaning of adulthood.

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