Winner of the 2020 Manga Taisho Grand Prize! A manga about the struggles and rewards of a life dedicated to art. Popular guy Yatora realizes he's just going through the motions to make other people happy and finds himself in a new passion: painting. But untethering yourself from all your past expectations is dangerous as well as thrilling...PIECES Yatora now has new materials in his tool box and a wider range of expression under his belt. But a week before the first exam, Ooba-sensei says he's missing a crucial edge... With so much at stake, Yatora's self-doubt brings him lower than ever before. Still, he has his fire, his resilience--and he might just get a lucky break, too.