Nominees Announced for the 23rd Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize

The Asahi Shimbun paper announced the 11 nominees for the 23rd Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize, which commemorate the contributions of the manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka by recognizing the manga that best follow his tradition:

  • Areyo Hoshikuzu by Sansuke Yamada
  • Umimachi Diary by Akimi Yoshida
  • Astra Lost in Space by Kenta Shinohara
  • Kenkō de Bunkateki na Saitei Gendo no Seikatsu (A Minimum Healthy and Cultural Life) by Haruko Kashiwagi
  • Sayonara Miniskirt (Good-Bye My Mini Skirt) by Aoi Makino
  • Sono Ko, Jiruba (Jitterbug The Forties) by Shinobu Arima
  • Daru-chan by Remon Haruna
  • Nagi no Oitoma (Nagi’s Long Vacation) by Misato Konari
  • Fragile – Byōrii Kishi Keiichirō no Shoken (Fragile – The Finds of Pathologist Keiichirō Kishi) by Bin Kusamizu and Saburō Megumi
  • Mashiro no Oto by Marimo Ragawa
  • The Promised Neverland by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu

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 critic Nobunaga Shinbo; and author and manga researcher Tomoko Yamada – selected the nominees from titles recommended by specialists and bookstore employees. To be eligible, the manga had to have had a compiled volume published in 2018. This is the fourth nomination for Yoshida’s Umimachi Diary (the manga was previously nominated in 2008, 2009, and 2011, and the second consecutive nomination for Shirai and Demizu’s The Promised Neverland.

Asahi Shimbun will announce the winners in late April 2019, and will host an awards ceremony in Tokyo on June 6, 2019.

Source: ANN

Winners of the 64th Shogakukan Manga Awards Announced

The judging committee of the 64th Shogakukan Manga Awards has announced this year’s winners. Each winning title will be honored with a bronze statuette and a prize of 1 million yen (about US$9,000).

Best Children’s Manga

  • 12-Sai. (Age 12) by Nao Maita

Best Shōnen Manga

  • Dr. Stone by Riichirou Inagaki and Boichi

Best Shōjo Manga

  • Suteki na Kareshi (Where’s My Lovely Sweetheart?) by Kazune Kawahara

Best General Manga

  • Hibiki: Shōsetsuka ni Naru Hōhō by Mitsuharu Yanamoto
  • Kenkō de Bunkateki na Saitei Gendo no Seikatsu by Haruko Kashiwagi

This year’s judging committee included Kumiko Asou, Mitsuyo Kakuta, Eiji Kazama, Genki Kawamura, Kazuhiko Shimamoto, Bourbon Kobayashi, Fujihiko Hosono, and seven others.

Source: ANN

Nominees Announced for the 64th Shogakukan Manga Awards

The judging committee of the 64th Shogakukan Manga Awards has announced the nominees for this year’s awards. Each winning title will be honored with a bronze statuette and a prize of 1 million yen (about US$9,000). The winners will be announced on January 21, 2019.

Best Children’s Manga

  • Splatoon by Sankichi Hinodeya
  • 12-Sai. (Age 12) by Nao Maita

Best Shōnen Manga

  • Jinmen by Takahiro Katō
  • Dr. Stone by Riichirou Inagaki and Boichi
  • Runway de Waratte (Smile at the Runway) by Kotoba Inoya
  • Chocolate Vampire by Kyōko Kumagai

Best Shōjo Manga

  • Jūmanbun no Ichi (1/100,000) by Kaho Miyasaka
  • Suteki na Kareshi (Where’s My Lovely Sweetheart?) by Kazune Kawahara
  • Hananoi-kun to Koi no Yamai by Megumi Morino

Best General Manga

  • Hibiki: Shōsetsuka ni Naru Hōhō by Mitsuharu Yanamoto
  • Kenkō de Bunkateki na Saitei Gendo no Seikatsu by Haruko Kashiwagi
  • Hataraku Saibō (Cells at Work!) by Akane Shimizu

Source: ANN