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Silver Spoon Manga Wins Japan Food Culture Contents Award

posted on by Andre Pappas
Moyashimon, Oishinbo, Anpanman, Shin-chan also win at inaugural event

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced the winners of the first Japan Food Culture Contents Award on Tuesday. The Ministry honored the winners in a ceremony in Tokyo on Sunday.

The Ministry created the awards to recognize achievements of anime and manga in spreading awareness of Japanese food culture. The selection committee chose the winners from a pool of around 250 nominated or self-nominated works. The committee chose the the winners based on five criteria: cultural relevance, originality, novelty, story and reach.

Grand Prize

Silver Spoon by Hiromu Arakawa

Manga Category

Gold Award

Moyashimon by Masayuki Ishikawa

Silver Award

Natsuko's Sake (Natsuko no Sake) by Akira Oze

Bronze Award

Shinya Shokudō by Yarō Abe

Special Jury Award

Oishinbo by Akira Hanasaki

Anime Category

Gold Award

Soreike! Anpanman created by Takashi Yanase and animated by TMS Entertainment

Silver Award

Eiga Crayon Shin-chan: Bakauma—! B-Kyū Gourmet Survival!! created by Yoshito Usui and produced by Futabasha and TV Asahi

Kenichiro Senoh, president of the Industry, Academia Collaboration Initiative Nonprofit Organization, served as chairman of the selection committee. The other members of the committee are as follows:

Risa Aihara, CEO of Ai-Land. Co., Internet Service Producer
Masahiro Asami, CTO of Fuji Film Corporation
Masaki Enomoto, Mayor of Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
Masumi Niwa, President of Designer Foods Co.
Naoki Higuchi, Professor of Hokkaido University, Superior Skill Station
Kōji Mikami, Associate Professor of Tokyo University of Technology, School of Media Science
Kaori Mori, Professor of Rakuno Gakuen University, Department of Environmental Studies

Source: MREM

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