The executive committee for the 11th Manga Taisho awards announced during the awards ceremony that Paru Itagaki’s BEASTARS won this year’s award.
The manga takes place in a world of carnivores and herbivores, where there is a lot of hope, love, and anxiety. Regoshi is a wolf who is a member of Cherryton Academy’s drama club, and even though he’s a wolf, he’s very sensitive. The manga follows the adolescent life of Regoshi and many other animals.
Itagaki launched the manga in Akita Shoten’s Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine in September 2016, and Akita Shoten published the seventh compiled volume on February 8, 2018. This is the first time a work published by Akita Shoten has won the award.