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Ookiku Furikabutte wins Kodansha's Manga Award

posted on 2007-05-09 14:46 EDT
31st Annual Kodansha Manga Awards announced Wednesday

Japanese publishing giant Kodansha announced the results of their 31st Annual Manga Awards on Wednesday. Winners will be honored at a ceremony on June 21st at the Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward. The grand prize winner receives 1 million yen (about US$90,000).

The grand prize went to Asa Higuchi's baseball-themed manga Ookiku Furikabutte. A television anime series based on the series is currently running on TBS network affiliates across Japan.

Other award winners are as follows:

Best Children's Manga: Etsushi Ogawa, Tenshi no Furaipan (The Angel's Frying Pan)
Best Shōnen Manga: Kōji Kumeta, Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei (Farewell, Forlorn Teacher) and Hiroki Yagami, Dear Boys Act II
Best Shōjo Manga: Chiyo Rokuhana, I.S.

Source: Jiji Tsuushin

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