55th Shogakukan Manga Award Winners Announced
posted on by Egan Loo
The final judging committee of the 55th Shogakukan Manga Awards has announced this year's winners on Thursday. Each winning title will be honored with a bronze statuette and a prize of 1 million yen (about US$11,000) at a March 3 ceremony at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.
Shogakukan has been awarding this prize since 1956 (for works published in 1955). Recent winners have included Yumi Hotta and Takeshi Obata's Hikaru no Go (2000), Rumiko Takahashi's Inuyasha (2002), Naoki Urasawa's 20th Century Boys (2003), Mine Yoshizaki's Keroro Gunso (2005), Kotomi Aoki's Boku no Hatsukoi o Kimi ni Sasagu (2008), and just last year, Kanoko Sakurakoji's Black Bird.
Children's CategoryA Penguin's Troubles
Serialized in Coro Coro Comic (Shogakukan)
Boys' CategorySket Dance
Serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump (Shueisha)
Girls' CategoryMachi de Uwasa no Tengu no Ko
Serialized in Flowers (Shogakukan)
General CategoryShinya Shokudō
Serialized in Big Comic Original (Shogakukan)
A special judges' award will also be presented to the film and television production studio Toei. The award honors Toei's contributions to raising the awareness of manga through its many adaptations.
Source: Sankei Sports
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