Ikigami - The Ultimate Limit #6
Motoro Mase had his breakthrough as a mangaka by winning the Shôgakukan award for best young artist for his first book 'Area' in 1998. He has worked on several serials since then, including 'Kyoichi' and especially 'Heads', his manga adaptation of a novel by Keigo Higashino. Weekly Young Sunday (Shôgakugan) began serializing his best known serial 'Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit') in August 2005. The original run ended in March 2012, and the manga was adapted into a live-action film titled 'Ikigami' in 2008 with Tomoyuki Takimoto as its director. Motoro Mase's manga has also found its way to Europe through the French publishers Delcourt and Kana.