Selection of Japan Media Arts Festival award-winning manga
We have selected a few brilliant works that deal with diversity and inclusion that were distinguished by the Japan Media Arts Festival jury as especially outstanding and have been awarded notorious recognitions.
Director, Japan Media Arts Festival Overseas Promotion Manga division
A heart-warming masterpiece that depicts a very unlikely friendship.
Five outstanding works that tackle diversity and inclusion issues.
Emiru is a young woman who has been hired as a civil servant by the social services department of a city ward office. She will have to face the hardest situations that will put her to the test.
After having her right leg removed after an osteosarcoma, Rin feels devastated by her inability to walk normally. But she discovers the wonders of Paralympic running and learns to feel the wind with a “blade” leg!
Fearing that their schoolmates might have discovered that he is gay, Tasuku almost takes his own life. Instead, he arrives to a strange place where everyone is welcome, especially if they are “different”.
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Director: Marc BERNABÉ
Organization: Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan
Project administration: Visual Industry Promotion Organization
Special Acknowledgements: Futabasha Publishers Ltd., KADOKAWA CORPORATION, Kodansha Ltd., Shogakukan Inc., Seven Seas Entertainment, Laura García Alarcón / Norma Editorial, FEDERACIÓ D’INSTITUCIONS PROFESSIONALS DEL CÒMIC (Manga Barcelona/FICOMIC), Pol ROCA, Carla BERROCAL, Luis ALIS
Translation: Marc BERNABÉ, Verònica CALAFELL, Matt SCHLEY
Manga English Translations: Zack DAVISSON for “Robo sapiensu zenshi (Prehistory of Robo Sapiens)”, “Bredo garu – Kataashi no ranna (Blade Girl – One-Legged Runner)” and “Kenkou de bunkateki na saiteigendo no seikatsu (Maintain the Minimum Standards of Wholesome and Cultured Living).”
Manga Spanish Translations: DARUMA Serveis Lingüístics, SL for “Robo sapiensu zenshi (Prehistory of Robo Sapiens)”, “Bredo garu – Kataashi no ranna (Blade Girl – One-Legged Runner)” and “Kenkou de bunkateki na saiteigendo no seikatsu (Maintain the Minimum Standards of Wholesome and Cultured Living).”
Web Art Direction: AKABANE Kyo (glow)
Web Graphic Design: ITO Shoko (glow)
Web Development: OHFUSA Yuma (glow)
Logo Animation: NIWA Ayano (glow)
Photograph: KUSANO Yudai
Video production: TAKAHATA Atsushi (TFO)
Camera: OTSUBO Koki (IMAGE DEVICE)
Streaming: KIDOKORO Yuichi