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Fumi Yoshinaga’s Ooku Wins The 42nd Japan Science Fiction Award

Ooku - The Inner Chambers has won the 42nd Japan Science Fiction Award


Fumi Yoshinaga’s Ooku Wins The forty second Japan Science Fiction Award

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Membership of Japan introduced on Saturday, Feb 19, 2022, that Fumi Yoshinaga‘s Ooku – The Interior Chambers has gained the forty second Japan Science Fiction Award.

Ooku - The Inner Chambers has won the 42nd Japan Science Fiction Award

In line with the small print revealed within the Science Fiction Awards’ Youtube channel, the work has been chosen due to its distinctive connection to the present pandemic world which matches the theme of the Grand prize class.

The forty first award was bagged by Hiroe Suga for her novel Kanki no uta Hakubutsukan wakusei III.

The award ceremony will likely be held at Science Fiction Carnival occasion at Daikanyama Tsutaya Books on Saturday, April 16, 2022. The identical will likely be streamed on their official YouTube channel.

Yoshinaga will obtain a certificates and trophy as a Grand prize, and 1 million yen as a supplementary prize.

The forty second Japan Science Fiction Award is given to one of the best science fiction work chosen between September 1, 2020, and August 31, 2021.

Ōoku: The Interior Chambers is a Japanese manga sequence written and illustrated by Fumi Yoshinaga. It was serialized in Hakusensha’s josei journal Melody from June 2004 to December 2020, with its chapters collected in 19 tankōbon volumes. The manga is licensed in North America by Viz Media. It was tailored into two stay motion movies in 2010 and 2012, and a 10-episode Japanese tv drama sequence in 2012.

The manga follows an alternate historical past of early fashionable Japan during which an unknown illness kills many of the male inhabitants, resulting in a matriarchal society during which the Ōoku turns into a harem of males serving the now feminine shōgun.

Ōoku gained an Excellence Prize on the 2006 Japan Media Arts Pageant, a particular prize at The Japanese Affiliation of Feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy’s fifth annual Sense of Gender Awards in 2005, and the thirteenth Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2009.

The Nihon SF Taishō Award is a Japanese science fiction award. It has been in comparison with the Nebula Award as it’s given by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Japan or SFWJ. The Grand Prize is chosen from not solely Science Fiction novels, but additionally numerous motion pictures, animations, and mangas of the identical genres.

Supply: SFWJ official web site