The Harvey Awards, which honors outstanding work in comics and sequential art, awarded Kabi Nagata’s My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness manga with the Best Manga award at New York Comic Con. The manga competed against My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame, My Hero Academia by Kōhei Horikoshi, Tokyo Ghoul by Sui Ishida, and your name. by Makoto Shinkai and Ranmaru Kotone. This is the first year that the Harvey Awards included a Best Manga category.
Seven Seas Entertainment released My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness, translated by Jocelyne Allen, in the United States in June 2017. The publisher also released Nagata’s My Solo Exchange Diary sequel in June 2018.
The event also awarded manga creator Harold Sakuishi with the “International Spotlight Award.”