A story about a sushi superhero who brings justice and peace to Gohan city. In a world where one travels by conveyer belt trains, takes miso soup baths, and survives on vinegar lives a population of sushi in Gohan city. One day, Unagi, an animator sushi of the Wasabi animation company and an obsessed fanatic of superhero stories, witnesses the adventure of a real life superhero, Ebi.
During my childhood, I was influenced heavily by Japanese animation in Hong Kong. My favourite comics were, Dragon Ball, Dr.Slump, Doraemon, Crayon Shinchan, Kindaichi. And I also love many of Hayao Miyazaki 's animation.
It has always been a dream to own a comic studio one day and I still believe that one day it will come true. My work is not only inspired by comic books, but also by many computer games, graphic designers, movies, clouds, textures on the wall. I love putting a bizarre humour in my work, because this is how I want people to remember me by.
My style is purely self developed, I don't want people to categorize my work as what already exists in the market. I want to steer away from cliche, I want people to enjoy my drawings for what they are. I would like to thank two people who has always given me motivation and support, my girlfriend Karen who has always believed in me and my mum who never thought my doodle was worthless. Finally I am sincerely grateful and honoured that Kondansha has given me this opportunity to expose my work.
Although the work is more like a sequence of illustrations in frames than manga, it is quite fun to read. Its nonsense is very funny and perhaps something that a Japanese imagination would not have created. The heroine is tako (octopus), the evil heroine is ikura (salmon caviar), the main character is sake (salmon), and his alter ego, the superhero, is ebi (shrimp). These settings are very unique and slightly different from Japanese meme. (In Japan, fatty tuna is considered most tasty and expensive. If the creator is Japanese, he/she would choose tuna as a superhero. Also, unagi (eel) is not usually used for sushi.) However, the uniqueness is one of the great points of this work.
It seems that this work is just an epilogue of a long story. I hope that the creator will develop ideas and submit the next one to our competition again.