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Naoki Urasawa Becomes The First Japanese Writer To Win Max & Moritz Lifetime Achievement Award

Naoki Urasawa Becomes The First Japanese Writer To Win Max & Moritz Lifetime Achievement Award

Naoki Urasawa Turns into The First Japanese Author To Win Max & Moritz Lifetime Achievement Award

Naoki Urasawa, the mangaka of Monster and twentieth Century Boys, was bestowed the Max & Moritz “Lifetime Achievement Award” on the twentieth Erlangen Comedian Salon, making him the primary Japanese writer to win the award.

Urasawa was delighted to obtain the award and expressed his gratitude to the German readers for loving his work.

Germany was additionally the setting for my work “MONSTER”, so I visited the nation a number of occasions for interviews and felt very related to it.

As a Japanese, I believed it was a frivolous problem for me to painting Germany and have it learn by Germans, however I’m more than pleased that my work was learn warmly and that they have been acquainted sufficient with it to present me such an attractive award this time.

I’m very happy with the worldwide change we’ve made on this approach.

Thanks very a lot to all those that contributed to the award and to all of the German readers who preferred my work.

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Urasawa had been nominated for a similar class within the earlier Max & Moritz Award in 2020. It was nevertheless cancelled because of the pandemic scenario. He was then approached once more this yr to obtain the particular “Lifetime Achievement Award”.

Urasawa, touted as one of many artists that modified the historical past of manga, has gained quite a few awards, together with the Shogakukan Manga Award 3 times, the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize twice, and the Kodansha Manga Award as soon as. By December 2021, his varied works had over 140 million copies in circulation worldwide.

The Max und Moritz Award is an important award for graphic literature within the German-speaking space. It’s awarded biannually in the middle of the Worldwide Comedian Salon by an impartial jury of pros, appointed by the town of Erlangen, and has performed a decisive function for the creative and social recognition of comedian artwork for round 40 years.

The Max und Moritz Award is introduced within the following classes:

“Finest German-speaking Comedian Artist” (7.500 Euro endowment), “Finest German-language Comedian”, “Finest Worldwide Comedian in German”, “Finest German-language Comedian Strip”, “Finest Comedian for Kids”, “Finest Scholar Comedian Publication” (1000 Euro endowment), “Particular Jury Award”, “Viewers Award”, “Lifetime Achievement Award”, and an Viewers Prize.

Supply: Comedian Natalie, Comedian Salon Web site