Japan Media Arts Festival  

Manga Division

Jury Selections

The Top Secret Mission of“F”

AKIZUKI Kaine [Japan]

© Kaine Akizuki 2017

Robert FORTUNE was an actual British 19th-century spy ordered to steal everything about tea. Tea drinking had become popular in England and tea leaves had come into great demand. In order to grow tea locally, a plan was devised to steal China’s state secrets on tea. Robert is portrayed, through careful rendering of images and story development, entering China and carrying out his assignment while vacillating between a sense of duty and guilt.

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