My Boy, 5
By Hitomi Takano
An award-winner and top-seller in Japan, this provocative new manga handles its controversial subject with insight and sensitivity.
Satoko Tawada, a 30-year-old office worker.
Mashuu Hayami, a 12-year-old student.
Satoko is transferred to Sendai, and they lose contact.
Then, two years later, they meet again,
entirely by coincidence, and they reconnect, but struggle with the sense of distance
“I will go to Sendai,” states Mashuu.
Satoko’s reply is…