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34th Annual Kodansha Manga Awards Announced

posted on 2010-05-11 08:15 EDT
Inazuma 11, Daiya no A, Kuragehime, Giant Killing win this year's awards

The Japanese publisher Kodansha has announced the results of its 34th Annual Manga Awards on Tuesday.

Best Children's Manga

Tenya Yabuno
Inazuma Eleven
Serialized in Monthly CoroCoro Comic (Shogakukan)

Best Shōnen Manga

Yūji Terajima
Ace of Diamond (Daiya no A)
Serialized in Weekly Shōnen Magazine (Kodansha)

Best Shōjo Manga

Akiko Higashimura
Kuragehime
Serialized in Kiss (Kodansha)

Best General Manga

Art: Tsujitomo 
Story: Masaya Tsunamoto 
Giant Killing
Serialized in Morning (Kodansha)

The winners will be honored in a ceremony on June 21 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). Miwa Ueda (Peach Girl), Shūichi Shigeno (Initial D), Daisuke Terasawa (Mister Ajikko), Nobuyuki Fukumoto (Akagi), Yukari Fukumoto, Akemi Matsunae (Renai Naika 25 Ji) and George Morikawa (Hajime no Ippo) formed the seven-member judging committee. Meitantei Yumemizu Kiyoshirō Jiken Note, Q.E.D., Fairy Tail, Kiyoku Yawaku, Ah My Goddess, and Ashita no Joe's Tetsuya Chiba won last year's awards.

Source: Jiji Press


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