twenty sixth Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Awards Pronounces Winners
The twenty sixth Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize sponsored by Asahi Shimbun introduced the winner of the Grand Prize on Monday, April 25, 2022.
Manga writer Uoto‘s Chi -Chikyū no Undō ni Tsuite- (Chi – On the Actions of the Earth) has gained the Grand Prize for the Manga Award.
Creator Natsuko Taniguchi acquired the New Creator Prize for his manga Kyōshitsu no Katasumi de Seishun wa Hajimaru (Youth Begins in a Nook of the Classroom) and Konya Sukiyaki da yo (It’s Sukiyaki for Tonight).
Ii Toshi o (Have a Good 12 months) and Hakumokuren wa Kirei ni Chiranai (White Magnolias Do Not Fall Fantastically) by Izumi Okaya gained the Brief Work Prize this yr.
Newspaper Asahi Shimbun had scheduled an awards ceremony in Tokyo on June 2. The Grand Prize winner will get a bronze statue and a pair of million yen (about US$19,000), with the opposite winners receiving a bronze statue and 1 million yen (roughly US$9,000).
Earlier in February 2022, twenty sixth Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Awards introduced 9 manga works for the “Manga Award” nominations. The nominees have been chosen on the premise of the manga that has a compiled quantity revealed in Japan in 2021.
The judges for this yr’s award nominations included manga creator Osamu Akimoto (Kochikame), manga creator Machiko Satonaka (Machiko’s One Thousand and One Nights), entertainer Minami Takahashi, author, and Tohoku College of Artwork and Design teacher Yukiko Tomiyama, professor and scholar Shōhei Chūjō, manga critic Nobunaga Minami, and comic and manga creator Taro Yabe (Prince of the Stars).
Final yr, Kazumi Yamashita‘s Land gained the Grand Prize. The New Creator prize went to Kanehito Yamada and Tsukasa Abe‘s Frieren: Past Journey’s Finish, and the Brief Work Prize went to Hiroko Nobara‘s Kieta Mama Tomo and Tsuma wa Kuchi o Kiite Kuremasen. The committee additionally gave Koyoharu Gotouge‘s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga the Particular Prize.
Named after Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy/Mighty Atom, Kimba the White Lion/Jungle Emperor, Phoenix, Black Jack), the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize is a yearly manga prize awarded to manga artists or their works that observe the Osamu Tezuka manga strategy based and sponsored by Asahi Shimbun. The prize has been awarded since 1997, in Tokyo, Japan.
Supply: Asahi Shimbun