Otherworld Barbara (バルバラ異界,Barubara Ikai) is a science fictionmanga by Moto Hagio. It is set in a near-future Japan, and begins with a girl, Jyujo Aoba, who has been in a coma since she was nine years old, who was discovered next to her parents' bodies, with their hearts inside her stomach. To discover why she killed her parents, a specialist enters her coma dreams and finds that Jyujo is dreaming about and simultaneously creating the future.Otherworld Barbara was serialised in Shogakukan's Flowers between September 2002 and August 2005 and is collected in 4 volumes. Otherworld Barbara won the 2006 Nihon SF Taisho Award, and was the first manga in 23 years to have won this award. It is published in Traditional Chinese by Sharp Point Press. The series is licensed for release in the United States by Fantagraphics Books.