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
VIZ Media participates in Halloween ComicFest 2018 with a special free sampler featuring excerpts from Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection and the Nintendo video game-inspired Splatoon.
Held annually, Halloween ComicFest will be celebrated this year on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at scores of comic shops and retailers nationwide. On this day, participating shops offer comic book fans and visitors free Halloween ComicFest samplers filled with excerpts of exciting and varied arrays of titles. For additional information and a list of participating retailers, please visit: HalloweenComicFest.com.
Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection is available now as a hardcover print release. For Halloween ComicFest, this sampler features Frankenstein, the titular story. Junji Ito, the master of horror manga bends all his skill into bringing the anguished and solitary monster—and the fouler beast who created him—to life with the brilliantly detailed chiaroscuro he is known for.
VIZ Media adds all-ages fun with an excerpt from the Splatoon manga, based on the hit Nintendo game with story and art by Sankichi Hinodeya (four volumes are now available). The Turf Wars have started in Inkopolis, and the team that inks the most ground will be crowned the winner! Savor all the action as the Inklings hide and swim through colored ink sprayed on surfaces using a fun arsenal of shooters, blasters, chargers, sloshers and brush-based weaponry.