The Asahi Shimbun paper has announced the winners for the 2nd Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize awards:
- Golden Kamuy by Satoru Noda
New Creator Prize
- BEASTARS by Paru Itagaki
Short Work Prize
- Oya-san to Boku by Tarō Yabe
The committee also awarded the Special Prize to Tetsuya Chiba for his contributions to manga culture over the years.
This year’s committee – consisting of actress Anne Watanabe; author Kazuki Sakuraba; manga creators Osamu Akimoto, Machiko Satonaka and Tarō Minamoto; professor and scholar Shōhei Chūjō; manga editor Haruyuki Nakano; manga critic Nobunaga Shinbo; and author and manga researcher Tomoko Yamada – selected ten nominees from titles recommended by specialists and bookstore employees. To be eligible, the manga had to have had a compiled volume published in 2017.
Asahi Shimbun will host an awards ceremony in Tokyo on June 7, 2018.