“Innocent” by Shinichi Sakamoto

In this article, I will introduce the manga that I think is particularly excellent among the many manga in Japan.

This time, I would like to introduce Shinichi Sakamoto’s “Innocent”.


“Innocent” is a work set in France on the eve of the revolution, with brothers and sisters born in the executioner’s family as the main characters, depicting their way of life and conflicts and conflicts in society at that time.


The aesthetic expressions drawn by Sakamoto Shinichi’s overwhelming drawing power are so appealing to even those who are not familiar with manga. In addition, this comic is not only a role of entertainment, but also a meaningful work that raises political, philosophical, and gender questions. It is noteworthy that it expresses the disparity society, discrimination and poverty in France at that time without blurring.