Winners Announced for the 23rd Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Awards

The Asahi Shimbun paper has announced the winners for the 23rd Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize awards. The awards commemorate the contributions of the manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka by recognizing the manga that best follow his tradition.

Grand Prize

  • Jitterbug The Forties (Sono Ko, Jiruba) by Shinobu Arima

New Creator Prize

  • Areyo Hoshikuzu by Sansuke Yamada

Short Work Prize

  • Little Miss P (Seiri-chan) by Ken Koyama

The committee also awarded the Special Prize to Takao Saito for his contributions to manga culture over the years. Golgo 13, his seminal work about an assassin for hire, marked its 50th anniversary last year.

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 11 nominees from titles recommended by specialists and bookstore employees. To be eligible, the manga had to have had a compiled volume published in 2018.

Asahi Shimbun will host an awards ceremony in Tokyo on June 6, 2019. The Grand Prize winner will receive a bronze statue and 2 million yen (about US$18,000), while the other winners will each receive a bronze statue and 1 million yen (about US$9,000).

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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.

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Golden Kamuy Wins the 22nd Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize’s Top Award

The Asahi Shimbun paper has announced the winners for the 2nd Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize awards:

Grand Prize

  • Golden Kamuy by Satoru Noda

New Creator Prize

  • BEASTARS by Paru Itagaki

Short Work Prize

  • Oya-san to Boku by Tarō Yabe

The committee also awarded the Special Prize to Tetsuya Chiba for his contributions to manga culture over the years.

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 editor Haruyuki Nakano; manga critic Nobunaga Shinbo; and author and manga researcher Tomoko Yamada – selected ten nominees from titles recommended by specialists and bookstore employees. To be eligible, the manga had to have had a compiled volume published in 2017.

Asahi Shimbun will host an awards ceremony in Tokyo on June 7, 2018.

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Nominees Announced for the 22nd Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize

The Asahi Shimbun paper has announced the 10 nominees for the 22nd Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. The awards commemorate the contributions of the manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka by recognizing the manga that best follow his tradition.

The 10 nominees are:

  • Arpeggio of Blue Steel by Ark Performance
  • “Utsunuke” Utsu Tunnel o Nuketa Hito-tachi by Keiichi Tanaka
  • At the Mountains of Madness (Kūki no Sanmyaku ni te) by Gou Tanabe and H.P. Lovecraft
  • Golden Kamuy by Satoru Noda
  • Sanju Mariko (Mariko at 80) by Yuki Ozawa
  • Sensei no Shiroi Uso (Teacher’s White Lies) by Akane Torikai
  • Sore de mo Machi wa Mawatteiru by Masakazu Ishiguro
  • Blue Giant by Shinichi Ishizuka
  • Matsumoto by Philippe Nicloux
  • 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 editor Haruyuki Nakano; 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 2017.

The winners will be announced in Asahi Shimbun in late April 2018, and Asahi Shimbun will host an awards ceremony in Tokyo on June 7, 2018.

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Winners Announced for the 21st Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Awards

The Asahi Shimbun newspaper has announced the winners for the 21st Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize awards.

Grand Prize

  • Hana ni Somu by Fusako Kuramochi

New Creator Prize

  • Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū by Haruko Kumota

Short Work Prize

  • Yomawari Neko by Kahoru Fukaya

The committee awarded the Special Prize to Osamu Akimoto for his Kochikame manga, which he ended in September 2016 after four decades of serialization.

This year’s committee – consisting of actress Anne Watanabe, author Kazuki Sakuraba, manga creators Machiko Satonaka and Tarō Minamoto, professor and scholar Shōhei Chūjō, manga editor Haruyuki Nakano, manga critic Nobunaga Shinbo, and author and manga researcher Tomoko Yamada – selected the eight nominees from titles recommended by specialists and bookstore employees. To be eligible, the manga had to have had a compiled volume published in 2016. This is the second time Kumota’s Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū manga has been nominated, after being nominated in the 17th awards in 2013.

The newspaper awards a two million yen (about US$20,000) Manga Grand Prize along with a statuette of Tezuka’s Mighty Atom (Astro Boy) character. In addition, one million yen (US$10,000) goes to each of the winners of the New Creator Prize, Short Work Prize, and the Special Prize every year. The actual awards presentation ceremony will take place in Tokyo on May 31, 2017.

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Nominees Announced for the 21st Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize

The Asahi Shimbun paper has announced the eight nominees for the 21st Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. The awards commemorate the contributions of the manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka by recognizing the manga that best follow his tradition.

The eight nominees are:

  • Kujira no Kora wa Sajō ni Utau by Abi Umeda
  • Golden Kamuy by Satoru Noda
  • SAD GiRL by Kan Takahama
  • Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū by Haruko Kumota
  • Tokusatsu Gagaga by Niwa Tanba
  • Dokonjō Gaeru no Musume by Yūko Ōtsuki
  • Hana ni Somu by Fusako Kuramochi
  • Rainman by Yukinobu Hoshino

This year’s committee (which consisted of actress Anne Watanabe, author Kazuki Sakuraba, manga creators Machiko Satonaka and Tarō Minamoto, professor and scholar Shōhei Chūjō, manga editor Haruyuki Nakano, manga critic Nobunaga Shinbo, and author and manga researcher Tomoko Yamada) selected the nominees from titles that were recommended by specialists and bookstore employees. To be eligible for nomination, the manga had to have had a compiled volume published in 2016. Noda’s Golden Kamuy has been nominated the second time in a row. This is also the second time Kumota’s Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū manga has been nominated, after being nominated in the 17th awards back in 2013.

The winners will be announced in Asahi Shimbun in late April 2017, and Asahi Shimbun will host an awards ceremony in Tokyo on May 31, 2017.

Source: ANN

Winners of the 20th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Awards

The winners of the 20th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize have been announced, and this year, the nominating committee chose two winners for the Grand Prize.

Grand Prize

  • Hanagami Sharaku by Kei Ichinoseki
  • Yotsuba&! by Kiyohiko Azuma

New Creator Prize

  • Machida-kun no Sekai by Yuki Andō

Short Work Prize

  • Jimihen by Tatsuya Nakazaki

The committee awarded the Special Prize to the Kyoto International Manga Museum in recognition of its 10th anniversary and its contributions to manga culture.

This year’s nominating committee included novelist Atsuko Asano, actress Anne, manga creator Machiko Satonaka, university professor Shōhei Chūjō, manga editor Haruyuki Nakano, manga commentator Shinbo Nobunaga, manga creator and researcher Tarō Minamoto, and manga researcher Tomoko Yamada. They selected the nominees and winners from among the works that were published from January to December 2015.

The newspaper awards a 2-million-yen (about US$20,000) Manga Grand Prize along with a statuette of Tezuka’s Mighty Atom (Astro Boy) character, but this year the award money will be split among the two Grand Prize winners. In addition, 1 million yen (US$10,000) goes to each of the winners of the New Creator Prize, Short Work Prize, and the Special Prize. The actual awards presentation ceremony will take place on May 29, 2016.

Source: ANN