Comic-Con International has announced that the Eisner Awards judges have nominated manga creator Rumiko Takahashi for the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame in 2018. She is part of a selection of 16 nominees, four of whom will be selected by vote to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. This is Takahashi’s fourth nomination, with judges previously nominating her in 2017, 2016, and 2014.
Takahashi created such manga series as Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, Mermaid Saga, Rumic Theater, Ranma 1/2, One-Pound Gospel, Inuyasha, and RIN-NE.
Creative professionals working in the comics or related industries, publishers, editors, retailers (comics store owner or manager), graphic novels librarians, and comics historians/educators can vote online now for four nominees, and the vote will continue until March 16, 2018.