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10 Titles Nominated for 2nd Manga Taisho Awards

posted on by Egan Loo

The executive committee for the second Manga Taisho awards has announced this year's 10 nominated works on Monday. (The official English name of the awards is the "Cartoon Grand Prize.") The 89-member nominating committee is composed mainly of bookstore staffers who are in charge of their respective stores' manga. Any manga title that was released in 2008 and has eight volumes or less is eligible. The volume cap is intentionally added so that the prize winners would be relatively new works that have not already earned their popularity through sheer longevity.

The nominating committee members each chose a maximum of five works, and the top 10 vote-getters were officially nominated. The second round of voting will determine the three winners of Manga Taisho 2009, which will be announced at an awards ceremony held at the end of March. Last year, Shinichi Ishizuka won the first Manga Taisho for his Gaku - Minna no Yama work, while Kiyohiko Azuma's Yotsuba&! and Akimi Yoshida's Umimachi Diary 1: Semishigure no Yamugoro placed second and third, respectively.

Manga Taisho 2009 Nominees

Uchū Kyōdai
Chūya Koyama

March comes in like a lion
Chika Umino

Shinya Shokudō
Yarō Abe

Seishun Shōnen Magazine 1978–1983
Makoto Kobayashi

Saint Young Men
Hikaru Nakamura

Yuki Suetsugu

Tomehane! Suzuri Kōkō Shodōbu
Katsutoshi Kawai

Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro

Mama ha Tenparist
Akiko Higashimura

Yondemasuyo, Azazel-san.
Yasuhisa Kubo

Source: animeanime.jp

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