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33rd Annual Kodansha Manga Awards Announced

posted on 2009-05-12 13:23 EDT
Ah My Goddess, Fairy Tail, Q.E.D., Ashita no Joe's Chiba among the winners

The Japanese publisher Kodansha has announced the results of its 33rd Annual Manga Awards on Tuesday.

Best Children's Manga

Story: Kaoru Hayamine, Art: Kei Enue
Meitantei Yumemizu Kiyoshirō Jiken Note
Serialized in Nakayoshi Library (Kodansha)

Best Shōnen Manga

Motohiro Katou
Q.E.D.
Serialized in Magazine E-no (Kodansha)


Hiro Mashima
Fairy Tail
Serialized in Weekly Shōnen Magazine (Kodansha)
Published in North America by Del Rey

Best Shōjo Manga

Ryo Ikuemi
Kiyoku Yawaku
Serialized in Monthly Cookie (Shueisha)

Best General Manga

Kosuke 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 Award

Tetsuya 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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