Kyoto Manga Contest Winners' Submissions Published in 1 Volume

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

The winners of the "Bokura no Kyoto" (Our Kyoto) manga contest had their work published in a collected volume on September 21.

The grand prize winner was Yuki Matsumoto's Kakureya Ichizō (Hideout Family). The "Award of Excellence" went to Miki Yuasa's Kyō no Neko no Okami-san: Hare no Hi to Shimatsu no Bunka (The Kyoto Landlady's Cat: Hare's Day and Culture of the Island). Additionally, special judge and Quruli rock band vocalist Shigeru Kishida picked Sol Soo-young's Time Trip Kamogawa for his special award.

A total of seven entries are included in the volume.

Publisher Tankosha gave out several prizes to submitted works. Cash prizes include 500,000 yen (US$4,400) for the top choice, 200,000 yen (US$1,750) for the runner-up, 50,000 yen (US$450) for three honorable mention manga, and 50,000 yen (US$465) for the special prize.

Submissions were collected from November 2018 to March 2019. The contest's judges included 10 bookstore employees and Quruli rock band vocalist Shigeru Kishida.

Kyoto-based publishing company Tankosha, a publisher that specializes in books about the art of tea making, tea ceremony, and traditional Japanese arts and entertainment topics, held the contest to find a manga that brings together the format's appeal while focusing on Kyoto.

Source: Comic Natalie

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