32nd Annual Kodansha Manga Awards Announced
posted on by Egan Loo
The Japanese publisher Kodansha has announced the results of its 32nd Annual Manga Awards on Monday. The winners are all comedies, but of decidedly different styles: a magical girl comedy, a baseball comedy, a high school slice-of-life comedy, and a medical comedy.
Best Children's MangaPeach-Pit
Serialized in Nakayoshi (Kodansha)
Published in North America by Del Rey
Best Shōnen MangaMotoyuki Tanaka
Saikyō! Toritsu Aoizaka Kōkō Yakyūbu
Serialized in Weekly Shonen Sunday (Shogakuan)
Best Shōjo MangaKaruho Shiina
Kimi ni Todoke
Serialized in Bessatsu Margaret (Shueisha)
Best General MangaMasayuki Ishikawa
Serialized in Evening (Kodansha)
Winners will be honored at a ceremony on June 20 at the Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward. Each winner will receive a certificate, a bronze statue, and 1 million yen (about US$10,000). The seven-member judging committee included Jun Fukami (Ward), Nobuyuki Fukumoto (Akagi), Shuichi Shigeno (Initial D), Daisuke Terasawa (Mister Ajikko), and George Morikawa (Hajime no Ippo). Tenshi no Frypan, Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei, Dear Boys Act II, I.S., and Ookiku Furikabutte won last year's awards.