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Shun Umezawa's Darwin Jihen Manga Wins 15th Manga Taisho Awards

Shun Umezawa's Darwin Jihen Manga Wins 15th Manga Taisho Awards


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Shun Umezawa’s Darwin Jihen Manga Wins fifteenth Manga Taisho Awards

Manga tops 9 different nominations

The chief committee for the fifteenth Manga Taisho awards introduced the winner and full factors breakdown for the awards on Monday in the course of the award ceremony. (The official English identify of the awards is the “Cartoon Grand Prize.”)

Shun Umezawa’s Darwin Jihen manga gained this yr’s award. The manga additionally gained an Excellence Award within the Manga Division of the Japanese authorities’s Ministry of Cultural Affairs’ twenty fifth Japan Media Arts Competition Awards earlier this month. The manga additionally ranked at #10 for manga for male readers within the 2022 version of Takarajimasha‘s Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Superb!) guidebook.

Umezawa drew an illustration to commemorate the award.

The manga facilities on Charlie, a hybrid human-chimpanzee named a “Humanzee.” The terrorist group Animal Liberation Entrance attacked an animal analysis heart, the place a feminine chimpanzee had given beginning to Charlie. Charlie is then raised by human mother and father, and goes to highschool. The manga launched in June 2020 in Kodansha‘s Afternoon journal and presently has three volumes.

The nominating committee consists primarily of bookstore staffers who’re in command of their respective shops’ manga. This yr’s nominating committee consisted of 99 people, who chosen from 235 titles. Any manga title that was launched in 2021 and has eight volumes or much less is eligible. The amount cap is deliberately added in order that the prize winners can be comparatively new works that haven’t already earned their reputation by sheer longevity.

Manga Taisho 2022 Remaining Outcomes


Darwin Jihen
Shun Umezawa
74 factors


Look Again
Tatsuki Fujimoto
68 factors


Hirayasumi
Keigo Shinzō
66 factors


Onna no Sono no Hoshi (was additionally nominated final yr)
Yama Wayama
63 factors


Chi: Chikyū no Undō ni Tsuite (was additionally nominated final yr)
Uoto
59 factors


Trillion Recreation
Ryoichi Ikegami, Riichirou Inagaki
55 factors


Dandadan
Yukinobu Tatsu
53 factors


Oshi no Ko (was additionally nominated final yr)
Aka Akasaka, Mengo Yokoyari
49 factors


Umi ga Hashiru Endroll
John Tarachine
45 factors


Jitenshaya-san no Takahashi-kun
Arare Matsumushi
32 factors

Earlier winners of the Manga Taisho award embody:

  • 2021 – Frieren: Past Journey’s Finish by Kanehito Yamada and Tsukasa Abe
  • 2020 – The Blue Interval. by Tsubasa Yamaguchi
  • 2019 – Astra Misplaced in House by Kenta Shinohara
  • 2018 – BEASTARS by Paru Itagaki
  • 2017 – Hibiki: Shōsetsuka ni Naru Hōhō by Mitsuharu Yanamoto
  • 2016 – Golden Kamuy by Satoru Noda
  • 2015 – Kakukaku Shikajika by Akiko Higashimura
  • 2014 – A Bride’s Story by Kaoru Mori
  • 2013 – Umimachi Diary by Akimi Yoshida
  • 2012 – Silver Spoon by Hiromu Arakawa
  • 2011 – March is available in like a lion by Chika Umino
  • 2010 – Thermae Romae by Mari Yamazaki
  • 2009 – Chihayafuru by Yuki Suetsugu
  • 2008 – Gaku – Minna no Yama by Shinichi Ishizuka

Sources: Manga Taisho, Comedian Natalie