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Excellence Award

BAKA-KYOUDAI

ADACHI Tetsu

Manga published in book form, in magazine [Japan]

© ADACHI Tetsu / KODANSHA

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ADACHI Tetsu

Japan

Born in Tokyo in 1968. Recipient of the Rookie of the Year from the Weekly Boys Magazine in 1968 for Yearbook, his very first work. The same magazine ran White Album and KIRA-KIRA. The Weekly Young Magazine ran Song of Cherry Blossoms and Weather Forecaster. Currently running BAKA-KYODA on the Weekly Young Magazine, also published in separate volumes from Kodansha.

( 2003 )

Award Reason

Baka Shitei (Stupid Sister And Brother) is a strange title, and so is characters' behavior. They behave in an erratic way and the story often comes to an unexpected ending. But, that's what kids are all about. This author closely observes and has a deep understanding of the "ecology" of kids, and quietly observes and laughs at adults who are twisted around kids' little finger and thrown into total confusion.

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