Manga Nominees Announced for the 2021 Eisner Awards

Comic-Con International has announced the nominees for the 2021 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.

The following manga have been nominated for the Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia award:

  • I Had That Same Dream Again by Yoru Sumino and Idumi Kirihara, translation by Beni Axia Conrad (Seven Seas)
  • I Wish I Could Say “Thank You” by Yukari Takinami, translation by Yukari Takeuchi (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)
  • A Journal of My Father by Jiro Taniguchi, translation by Kumar Sivasubramanian (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)
  • Ping Pong Volumes 1–2 by Taiyo Matsumoto, translation by Michael Arias (VIZ Media)
  • Remina by Junji Ito, translation by Jocelyne Allen (VIZ Media)
  • Spy x Family Volumes 1–3 by Tatsuya Endo, translation by Casey Loe (VIZ Media)

Junji Ito has also been nominated in the Best Writer/Artist category.

Judges for the 2021 Eisner Awards include comics retailer Marco Davanzo, Comic-Con Board member Shelley Fruchey, San Diego State University librarian Pamela Jackson, comics creator and publisher Keithan Jones, educator Alonso Nuñez, and comics scholar Jim Thompson, with Jackie Estrada serving as Awards administrator.

Source: Crunchyroll

Fanfare/Ponent Mon Announces Three Upcoming Manga Releases

Anime News Network is reporting that Fanfare and Ponent Mon will release Jiro Taniguchi’s A Journal of My Father (Chichi no Koyomi) manga and Masayuki Kusumi and Taniguchi’s Solitary Gourmet (Kodoku no Gourmet) manga in English. Additionally, the companies will publish Yukari Takinami’s I Wish I Could Say “Thank You” (Arigatōtte Ieta nara) manga in November 2020.

Masayuki Kusumi and Jiro Taniguchi first serialized the Kodoku no Gourmet manga from 1994 to 1996 in Fusosha’s Monthly Panja magazine. According ANN’s report, Solitary Gourmet will “most likely” debut in Spring 2021.

Amazon lists a hardcover edition of A Journal of My Father with a release date of December 15, 2020.

Source: ANN