Japan Media Arts Festival  

Manga Division

Jury Selections

Seventy uizan (Our First Baby)

TIME Ryosuke [Japan]

© Time Ryosuke / Shinchosha

EDUKI Asaichi and his wife Yuko are an elderly couple, aged 65 and 70, respectively. As Asaichi approached his retirement day, Yuko announces that she is pregnant. The couple begin the days of their first experience of pregnancy, birth, and bringing up their child. While at that age this is a scenario that realistically would be unthinkable, the story introduces elements of fantasy, and with a tender touch presents the burdens and happiness of raising a child. 

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