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Excellence Award

OSAKA HAMLET

MORISHITA Hiromi

Story manga [Japan]

© MORISHITA Hiromi/FUTABASYA

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MORISHITA Hiromi

Japan

Born on 1962 in Nara. Debuted with Shonen in Garo, 1982. Her main works include JUN, KOYA NO PENGUIN, 23 NO SAKANA, SHONEN ASHIBE and so on. In 1992, KOKO DAKE NO FUTARI won the highest prize of the Japan Cartoonists Association. OSAKA HAMLET has been serialized in Manga Action since 2005.

( 2006 )

Award Reason

This is a unique piece of work which makes readers feel they will never forget about it. This story has an amazingly fine balance which convinces us there is no other way of presenting this story. The combination of each character is strange as well as laughable, and this is a new way of presentation of a short story manga. The style of drawing may be not acceptable for everyone but it convinces us, which is in keeping with the story, with this character. Also it has persuasive power. This work proved that even while presenting life realistically, the work can be well-established as a significant manga work.

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