Naoki Urasawa won the 20th Erlangen International Comic Salon’s Max und Moritz Lifetime Achievement Award. According to the Comic Salon event’s website, the Max und Moritz award is the most significant distinction for comic art in German-speaking countries.
Urasawa is the first Japanese author to win the Lifetime Achievement Award. He previously won the Max und Moritz award for Best International Comic in 2014 for his Billy Bat manga.
The Comic Salon event will take place from June 16-19, 2022 in Erlangen, Germany. Prizes will be awarded on June 17, 2022. The event has been held every two years for 40 years, but it was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19.