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16th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Nominees Announced

posted on by Egan Loo

The Asahi Shimbun paper announced the six nominees for the 16th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize on Monday. The awards commemorate the contributions of the manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy/Mighty Atom, Kimba the White Lion/Jungle Emperor, Phoenix, Black Jack) by recognizing the manga that best follow his tradition.

Mikio Igarashi
1st volume published in July 2011

Ano Hi Kara no Manga
Kotobuki Shiriagari
1st volume published in July 2011

March comes in like a lion
Chica Umino
7th volume published in July 2011

Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Hajime Isayama
6th volume published in December 2011
To be released in North America by Kodansha Comics

Yuki Suetsugu
15th volume published in December 2011

Hitoshi Iwaaki
7th volume published in November 2011

This year's nominating committee — which includes novelist Atsuko Asano, manga creator Keiko Takemiya, manga creator Gō Nagai, manga editor Haruyuki Nakano, and Kyoto Seika University professor Jaqueline Berndt — selected from among the works that were published from January to December of 2011.

The newspaper awards a 2-million-yen (about US$25,000) 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 winners will be announced in late April, and the actual awards presentation ceremony will take place on May 25.

Source: Comic Natalie

This article has a follow-up: Historie Wins 16th Tezuka Osamu Prizes' Top Award (2012-04-22 18:40)
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