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Gaku Kuze's Uramichi Oniisan, Aka Akasaka's Kaguya-sama: Love is War Win Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Awards

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Kadokawa Media Factory's book and manga news magazine Da Vinci and streaming service Niconico announced the winners of their third Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Awards on Wednesday. People used the awards' website to vote for the winners. The contest received 2,140 entries, and people voted 154,060 times.

Gaku Kuze's Uramichi Oniisan won the web manga division for original works serializing mainly online. The manga's story centers on a 31-year-old man named Uramichi Omota who has two sides to his personality. He appears as a young man in charge of physical exercises on the educational program "Maman to Together." Although he has a fresh and upbeat demeanor on the show, he is actually a bit emotionally unstable. The manga reveals the less-than-sunny parts of life for young adults.

The manga debuted this year in Ichijinsha and pixiv's digital manga magazine Comic POOL. The series' first compiled book volume will ship on September 27.

Kuze's Torimania manga is also nominated in pixiv and Nippon Shuppan Hanbai, Inc's "Web Manga General Election" this year. Voting ended on August 7, and winners will be announced on September 9.

Nobel's Mōsō Telepathy manga placed second in the web manga division in this year's Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Awards, and KAITO's Ao no Flag took third place.

Aka Akasaka's Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai - Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunōsen manga series won the comics division for manga published in print book format. Viz Media announced at Comic-Con International in July that it will release the manga under the title Kaguya-sama: Love is War. The company will release the first volume in late spring 2018, and it describes the story:

Kaguya Shinomiya and Miyuki Shirogane are two geniuses who stand atop their prestigious academy's student council, making them the elite among elite. But it's lonely at the top and each has fallen for the other. There's just one huge problem standing in the way of lovey-dovey bliss – they're both too prideful to be the first to confess their romantic feelings and in doing so become the “loser” in the competition of love! And so begins their daily schemes to force the other to confess first!

The manga debuted in Shueisha's Miracle Jump magazine in 2015 and moved to Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine in 2016. Shueisha released the series' sixth compiled book volume on July 19.

Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu's Yakusoku no Neverland (The Promised Neverland) earned second place in the awards' comics division, and Hitomi Takano's Watashi no Shōnen (My Boy) manga placed third.

Amahara and masha's Ishuzoku Reviewers won the special DLsite Award.

The Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Awards seek to discover manga that will make a breakthrough in the near future.

Source: Comic Natalie (link 2)

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