The 2016 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards ceremony announced this year’s winners on July 22, 2016 at Comic Con International in San Diego. Shigeru Mizuki’s Showa 1953-1989: A History of Japan (Volume 4 of Showa: A History of Showa Japan) won this year’s Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia award. Drawn & Quarterly published the manga in North America.
Drawn & Quarterly’s release of Shigeru Mizuki’s Showa 1939-1944: A History of Japan and Showa 1944-1953: A History of Japan won the Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia award in 2015. Mizuki passed away in November 2015 at the age of 93.