Manga Artist Society's awards

posted on by Christopher Macdonald
Mitsuteru Yokoyama receives award posthumously

The Manga Artist Society announced the winners of awards for their 33rd annual award ceremony. Tsukuda Kimihiko won the grand prize of 500 000 yen for his manga Honobono-kun, which is serialized in Tokyo Newspaper. Sharing the grand prize is Shuho Sato's Black Jack ni Yoroshiku, which is serialized in Kodansha's Morning Magazine.

A special honor will also be awarded posthumously to Mitsuteru Yokoyama for the entirety of his life's work. Yokoyama, the creator of Gigantor, died in a fire on April 15th.

The awards will be presented at a ceremony at the Akasaka Prince Hotel in Tokyo on June 11th.

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