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Raise wa Tanin ga Ii, Senpai ga Uzai Kōhai no Hanashi Take Top Prizes at Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Awards

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Dr. Stone takes 2nd in print category

Kadokawa Media Factory's book and manga news magazine Da Vinci and streaming service Niconico announced the winners of their fourth Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Awards on Thursday. The awards acknowledge printed manga and web manga in separate categories. This year's Grand Prize winner in the manga category is Raise wa Tanin ga Ii by Asuka Konishi.

The story follows a mafia boss' granddaughter, Yoshino, whose pedigree has left her without a boyfriend because everyone is terrified of her. Her love life takes a different turn when her grandfather sets her up with the grandson of another mafia boss named Kirishima. Yoshino goes to live with him, but his kind and intelligent demeanor hides a dark side.

Konishi launched the series in Kodansha's Afternoon magazine in 2017 and there are currently two volumes in print in Japan. Konishi is also the creator of the Haru no Noroi manga that took second place in the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2017 guidebook list for female readers.

The Shonen Jump manga series Dr. Stone by writer Riichirou Inagaki and artist Boichi took second place. The sci-fi story follows friends Taiju and Senku after they wake up thousands of years in the future and begin to rebuild a society that mysteriously turned to stone. Viz Media will release the manga series in print. The manga was added to the English digital edition of Weekly Shonen Jump last year.

In third place in the print category is Nishikida Keibu wa Dorobō ga Osuki by Mayuko Kanba. The manga centers on a thief named "Kaitō Jack" who steals outrageous things and world treasures. He's pursued by Inspector Nishikida, as both guys engage in a "heart-pounding pursuit comedy."

Kanba is currently serializing the manga in Shogakukan's Monthly Shōnen Sunday magazine.

The Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Awards crowned Shiro Manta's romantic comedy Senpai ga Uzai Kōhai no Hanashi as the top web manga. The manga centers on a senior worker who is always annoying his junior coworker. Shiro Manta publishes the manga on pixiv, and Ichijinsha has released one compiled volume thus far.

Two runners up are Oji-sama to Neko by Umi Sakurai published on pixiv and Gokushufudō by Kōsuke Oono, published on Kurage Bunch. The former follows an older man and his new life with a fat kitty while the latter follows a former gangster and now house husband as he prepares food for a very different kind of cooking manga.

The winning creators and their fans shared congratulatory messages on Twitter.

Artist Asuka Konishi, creator of Raise wa Tanin ga Ii

Writer Riichirou Inagaki, creator of Dr. Stone

Artist Shiro Manta, creator of Senpai ga Uzai Kōhai no Hanashi

Congratulatory message for Shiro Manta

Congratulatory message for Shiro Manta and Asuka Konishi

Congratulatory message for Shiro Manta

Artist Umi Sakurai, creator of Oji-sama to Neko

Artist Kōsuke Oono, creator of Gokushufudō

The full list of the Top 20 print and web manga are:

Printed Manga

  1. Raise wa Tanin ga Ii by Asuka Konishi
  2. Dr. Stone by Riichirou Inagaki and Boichi
  3. Nishikida Keibu wa Dorobō ga Osuki by Mayuko Kanba
  4. Artiste by Tarō Samoedo
  5. act-age by Tatsuya Matsuki and Shiro Usazaki
  6. Jujutsu Kaisen by Gege Akutami
  7. Koko wa Ima kara Rinri desu. by Shiori Amase
  8. The Quintessential Quintuplets by Negi Haruba
  9. Cinema Complex by Billy
  10. Nettaigyo wa Yuki ni Kogareru by Makoto Hagino
  11. Shōraiteki ni Shinde kure by Chihiro Nagato
  12. Smile at the Runway by Kotoba Inoya
  13. Kemono Jihen by Shō Aimoto
  14. I Want to Hold Aono-kun so Badly I Could Die by Umi Shiina
  15. Blue Period. by Tsubasa Yamaguchi
  16. Senryū Shōjo by Masakuni Igarashi
  17. Yuri Is My Job! by Miman
  18. Mattaku Saikin no Tantei to Kitara by Masakuni Igarashi
  19. 1518! by Yū Aida
  20. Kono Ai Wa, Itan. by Ena Moriyama

Web Manga

  1. Senpai ga Uzai Kōhai no Hanashi by Shiro Manta
  2. Oji-sama to Neko by Umi Sakurai
  3. Gokushufudō by Kōsuke Oono
  4. Buddha Café! by Roku Kobayashi
  5. Onii-chan wa Oshimai by Nekotōfu
  6. Torimania by Gaku Kuze
  7. Killing Vamp by Hajime Bako
  8. Tsubasa-kun wa Akanuketai no ni by Oto Obana
  9. Fushigi Neko no Kyū-chan by Sasami Nitori
  10. Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai! by Take Jigokuraku by Yūji Kaku
  11. Promise Cinderella by Oreco Tachibana
  12. Imadoki no Wakai Mon wa by Kōhei Yoshitani
  13. Sensei no Ohitogata by Yō Fujino
  14. Tsurugi no Ōkoku by yoruhashi
  15. Mukidashi no Hakuchō by Tsurun Hatomune
  16. Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san by Rimukoro
  17. Metamorphose no Engawa by Kaori Tsurutani
  18. Mahō Shōjo Danshi Kōkōsei by Konkichi
  19. Murasaki by Imudanshi

The Tsugi ni Kuru Manga Awards seek to discover manga that will make a breakthrough in the near future. The award committee looked at manga that have less than five published volumes as of May 18, 2018. The committee then chooses candidates that are then put up on the official website for readers to vote.

Source: Comic Natalie, Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web


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