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26th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award Manga Nominations Announced

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twenty sixth Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award Manga Nominations Introduced

The twenty sixth Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize sponsored by Asahi Shimbun nominated the highest 9 manga works for the “Manga Award” on Friday, Feb 18, 2022.

The nominees embody:

  • Oshi no Ko written by Aka Akasaka and illustrated by Mengo Yokoyari
  • Kaiju No. 8 by Naoya Matsumoto
  • JoJolion by Hirohiko Araki
  • Takaoka Shinno Kokai by Yoko Kondo, authentic story by Tatsuhiko Shibusawa
  • Chi: Chikyu no Undo ni Tsuite by Uoto
  • Futaro Fusen Nikki by Bun Katsuta, authentic story by Futaro Yamada
  • Peleliu: Guernica of Paradise by Kazuyoshi Takeda
  • Bokyo Taro by Yoshihiro Yamada
  • Do Not Say Thriller by Yumi Tamura

The nominees had been chosen on the premise of the manga that has a compiled quantity printed in Japan in 2021.

Peleliu: Guernica of Paradise by Kazuyoshi Takeda has been nominated for the grand prize for the second 12 months in a row, though it didn’t win in 2021.

The nominees had been chosen by this 12 months’s judging committee, from titles really helpful by folks within the manga enterprise together with specialists, editors, and bookstore staff.

The judges for this 12 months’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).

The winners can be introduced in late April, and an award ceremony can be held on June 2, 2022, in Tokyo, Japan.

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).

Final 12 months, Kazumi Yamashita‘s Land received 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 by way of ANN