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15th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Nominees Announced

posted on 2011-02-26 02:42 EST
FMA, Shigurui, Sunred, Jin, Ōma ga Hashi, Takemitsuzamurai, Chūshun Komawari-kun, Fantasium

The Asahi Shimbun paper announced the eight nominees for the 15th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize on Saturday. The awards commemorate the contributions of the manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy/Mighty Atom, Kimba the White Lion/Jungle Emperor, Phoenix, Black Jack) by recognizing the manga that best follow his tradition.

This year's nominating committee — which includes manga creator Go Nagai, manga creator Keiko Takemiya, novelist Shion Miura, essayists, and university professors — selected from among the works that were published from January to December of 2010.

The newspaper awards a 2-million-yen (about US$24,000) Manga Grand Prize along with a statuette of Tezuka's Mighty Atom character. In addition, 1 million yen (US$12,000) goes to each of the winners of the New Artist Prize, Short Work Prize, and the Special Prize every year. The winners will be announced in the middle of April, and the actual awards presentation ceremony will take place on May 27.

Ōma ga Hashi
Yōko Kondō
Seirinkogeisha


Shigurui
Story & Art: Takayuki Yamaguchi
Original creator: Norio Nanjo
Akita Shoten


Jin
Motoka Murakami
Shueisha


Takemitsuzamurai
Story: Issei Eifuku 
Art: Taiyo Matsumoto 
Shogakukan


Chūshun Komawari-kun (Gaki Deka sequel)
Tatsuhiko Yamagami
Shogakukan


Tentai Senshi Sunred
Makoto Kubota
Square Enix


Fullmetal Alchemist
Hiromu Arakawa
Square Enix
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Fantasium
Ami Sugimoto
Kodansha


Source: Anime Anime Japan


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