News 33rd Annual Kodansha Manga Awards Announced
posted on 2009-05-12 13:23 EDT
The Japanese publisher Kodansha has announced the results of its 33rd Annual Manga Awards on Tuesday.
Best Children's MangaStory: Kaoru Hayamine, Art: Kei Enue
Meitantei Yumemizu Kiyoshirō Jiken Note
Serialized in Nakayoshi Library (Kodansha)
Best Shōnen MangaMotohiro Katou
Serialized in Magazine E-no (Kodansha)
Serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine (Kodansha)
Published in North America by Del Rey
Best Shōjo MangaRyo Ikuemi
Serialized in Monthly Cookie (Shueisha)
Best General MangaKosuke Fujishima
Aa Megami-sama (Ah! My Goddess/Oh My Goddess!)
Serialized in Monthly Afternoon (Kodansha)
Published in North America by Dark Horse Comics
Kodansha's 100th Anniversary Special AwardTetsuya Chiba
Ashita no Joe
Winners will be honored at a ceremony on June 22 at the Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward. Each winner will receive a certificate, a bronze statue, and 1 million yen (about US$10,000). The seven-member judging committee included Miwa Ueda (Peach Girl), Junko Karube (Kimi no te ga Sasayaite iru), Shūichi Shigeno (Initial D), Daisuke Terasawa (Mister Ajikko), Nobuyuki Fukumoto (Akagi), Yukari Fukumoto, and George Morikawa (Hajime no Ippo). Shugo Chara!, Saikyō! Toritsu Aoizaka Kōkō Yakyūbu, Kimi ni Todoke, and Moyashimon won last year's awards.
Source: Sankei Shimbun
Update: Kiyoku Yawaku's spelling corrected. Thanks, Lys.
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