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Russian-Ukraine War Prevents 15th International Manga Award Winners From Attending Ceremony

Moonchosen Manga

Russian-Ukraine Battle Prevents fifteenth Worldwide Manga Award Winners From Attending Ceremony

Ukrainian manga creators Natalia Rerekina and Gilbert Brissen, whose manga Moonchosen was honored with Award of Excellence for the 1fifth Worldwide Manga Award, declined to attend the occasion that was purported to happen on March 4, resulting from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

They nonetheless despatched a thanks message for the distinction.

MOFA had notified the pair about their successful in the direction of the top of 2021.

They initially confirmed curiosity to take part within the ceremony. Nevertheless, as a result of Russia-Ukraine stress, they needed to flip down the provide.

On Feb 28, 2022, Rerekina despatched an e mail to an official on the ministry informing them that they had been wonderful they usually hope to get again to creating manga as quickly because the battle ends.

“We’re okay. Thanks in your concern. I consider the battle might be over quickly and we are going to draw one other manga,” wrote the artist.

As a consequence of them not attending, the Ministry determined to ship them award certificates and trophies when the state of affairs in Ukraine cools down.

Moonchosen is a fantasy story that revolves round a younger boy and a younger woman who lives in a village and make needs.

Dutch artist Aimée de Jongh gained the gold award for Days of sand, whereas At all times by no means by Jordi Lafebre (Spain) and CliniClowns: final goodbye by Cory Ko (Taiwan) additionally gained the silver award with Moonchosen.

Worldwide Manga Award is an annual award established to encourage non-Japanese manga artists in 2007. This award was created by Japanese Overseas Minister Tarō Asō, who proposed this award in a coverage speech he gave in Tokyo’s Akihabara district in 2006.

The choice is managed by the Ministry of Overseas Affairs of Japan. Yearly, award honorees are really helpful by the advisers together with Machiko Satonaka and lots of different manga artists.

Supply: Japan Worldwide Manga award web site, Mainichi Shimbun