Eisner Award Nominees

The nominees for the 2013 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards have been announced.

Katsuya Terada has been nominated for Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art) for The Monkey King Volume 2.

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

Barbara by Osamu Tezuka
20th Century Boys by Naoki Urasawa
NonNonBa by Shigeru Mizuki
Thermae Romae by Mari Yamazaki

Manga Receive Nominations at France’s Angouleme

The 40th annual Angouleme International Comics Festival has announced the nominees for four categories: Best Comic, Best Heritage Comic, Best Youth Comic, and Best Crime Comic.

Three manga titles have been nominated for Best Comic: Mari Yamazaki’s Thermae Romae, Atsushi Kaneko’s SOIL, and Kengo Hanazawa’s I am a Hero.

Kanata Konami’s Chi’s Sweet Home is nominated for Best Youth Comic. Yukinobu Hoshino’s 2001 Nights and George Akiyama’s Anjin San are nominated for the Best Heritage Comic award.

The Angouleme International Comics Festival is taking place January 31-February 3, 2013 in France.

Yen Press Announces New Licenses at Sakura-Con

Yen Press announced at the company’s Sakura-Con panel that it has acquired the licenses for the following manga:

  • Thermae Romae by Mari Yamazaki
  • Anything and Something by Kaoru Mori
  • Umineko no Naku Koro ni
  • Blood Lad by Yuki Kodama
  • Alice in the Country of Hearts: My Fanatic Rabbit by Delico Psyche
  • The Misfortune of Kyon & Koizumi
  • Triage X by Shoji Sato