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Shun Umezawa’s ‘Darwin’s Incident’ Wins The Manga Taisho Award 2022

Shun Umezawa’s ‘Darwin’s Incident’ Wins The Manga Taisho Award 2022

Shun Umezawa’s Darwin Jihen (Darwin’s Incident) bagged the grand prize on the Manga Taisho Award 2022. Tatsuji Fujimoto’s Look Again was the runner up and Keigo Shinzo’s Hirayasumi got here in on the third place. The outcomes have been introduced on the official web site of Manga Taisho on March 27, 2022.

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The award ceremony was held at Nippon Broadcasting System’s Think about Studio in Tokyo on March 28, 2022.

The winner of the Manga Taisho Award is determined upon the votes of the choice committee, which incorporates primarily bookstore employees and different volunteer manga lovers. The committee members vote on the manga that they’d suggest to another person. The winners are determined after a second spherical of voting.

Any manga that was launched in 2021 having eight volumes or much less is eligible for the choice course of. This yr’s award ceremony was attended by 99 judges, and 235 titles have been chosen for the preliminary course of.

The opposite nominees for the 14th Manga Taisho Award included John Tarachine’s Umi ga Hashiru Endroll, Aka Akasaka’s Oshi no Ko, Yukinobu Tatsu’s Dandadan, Arare Matsumushi’s Jitenshaya-san no Takahashi-kun, Uoto’s Chi: Chikyū no Undō ni Tsuite, Yama Wayama’s Onno no Sono no Hoshi and Ryoichi Ikegami & Riichirou Inagaki’s Trillion Recreation.

Shun Umezawa’s Darwin’s Incident follows the story of a human-chimpanzee hybrid named Charlie. He was born to a feminine chimpanzee rescued from a bioscience laboratory by a terrorist group referred to as the Animal Liberation Alliance (ALA). Charlie is raised by human dad and mom, and when he enters the primary yr of highschool he meets Lucy, a woman who’s clever however is ridiculed as a “shady character. Whereas Charlie and Lucy deepen their friendship, the ALA makes an attempt to pull Charlie into the struggle.

The manga is serialized in Kodansha’s Month-to-month Afternoon journal. A fourth quantity of the manga might be launched this summer season.

Manga Taisho Award was first handed out in 2008, with Shinichi Ishizuka’s Gaku: Minna no Yama manga successful the grand prize. Kanehito Yamada and Tsukasa Abe’s Sousou No Frieren (Frieren: Past Journey’s Finish) gained the grand prize at Manga Taisho Award 2021.

Supply: Manga Taisho official web site