15th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Winners Announced
posted on by Egan Loo
The Asahi Shimbun paper announced the winners for the 15th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prizes on Monday. The awards commemorate the contributions of the manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka (Astroboy/Mighty Atom, Kimba the White Lion/Jungle Emperor, Phoenix, Black Jack) by recognizing the manga that best follow his tradition.
Story: Issei Eifuku
Art: Taiyo Matsumoto
New Artist PrizeHiromu Arakawa
Published in North America by Viz Media
Short Work PrizeKeisuke Yamashina
Manga creator (C-kyū Salaryman Kōza, Papa wa Nanda ka Wakaranai, other salaryman manga)
This year's nominating committee — which includes manga creator Go Nagai, manga creator Keiko Takemiya, novelist Shion Miura, essayists, and university professors — selected from among the works that were published from January to December of 2010.
The newspaper awards a 2-million-yen (about US$24,000) Manga Grand Prize along with a statuette of Tezuka's Mighty Atom character. In addition, 1 million yen (US$12,000) goes to each of the winners of the New Artist Prize, Short Work Prize, and the Special Prize every year. The awards presentation ceremony will take place on May 27.
Hyouge Mono, Mushi to Uta, Thermae Romae, and Comiket co-founder Yoshihiro Yonezawa won last year's prizes.
Source: Asahi Shimbun
Update: The Shinsei Prize was awarded to Arakawa specifically.
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