The 25th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award sponsored by Asahi Shimbun has officially announced Kazumi Yamashita’s “Land” as the winner. The Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award is given to works with “innovative expression, unprecedented themes, and fresh talent”.

“Land” was serialized in Morning from March 2014 to July 2020, with a total of 11 volumes published. “Land” tells the story of Anzu, who lives in a mountainous village where the locals all die before the reach the age of fifty. Anzu sees both hope and despair in her situation.