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Hi 's pictorial guide to plants

NANAMAKI Kanako

Manga published in book form, in magazine [Japan]

In a ctional country in 17th century Europe, plant hunter Hi ’s father, Ario, has been resur- rected from death by the power of the mysterious “Grass of the Fairy” plant. But is the father she so dearly loves still human, or has he become a plant himself? This work is a rich tapestry of stories that weaves the ecology of plants into the backgrounds of its characters, and draws upon the con ict between nations.

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NANAMAKI Kanako

Japan

Born in Kagawa Prefecture. Manga artist. Representative works include Minato-machi neko-machi (Shogakukan Inc.).

( 2018 )

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