Japan Media Arts Festival  

Manga Division

Jury Selections


KAMATANI Yuhki [Japan]

© Yuhki Kamatani / Shogakukan Inc.

Tasuku’s classmates discover he has been watching homosexual videos. As he contemplates suicide driven by the fear of being outed, a mysterious woman named Dareka-san appears. She invites Tasuku to visit the Danwa-shitsu, a gathering place for people grappling with various problems. This emotion-filled story set in Onomichi (Hiroshima) addresses complicated topics like adolescence, sex, and reviving of abandoned houses.

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