Osamu Tezuka's The Mysterious Underground Men Wins Eisner Award
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Osamu Tezuka's The Mysterious Underground Men manga won this year's Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia award at the 2014 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards ceremony on Friday at San Diego Comic Con. PictureBox released the book in English.
Five manga titles vied for the award, including:
The Heart of Thomas
By Moto Hagio
Showa: A History of Japan, 1926–1939
By Shigeru Mizuki
Drawn and Quarterly
The Summit of the Gods volume 4
By Yemmakura Baku and Jiro Taniguchi
Fanfare / Ponent Mon
Utsubora: The Story of a Novelist
By Asumiko Nakamura
Additionally, Hayao Miyazaki was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame. Miyazaki was one of four people selected among 14 nominations. Rumiko Takahashi was also nominated, but did not win one of the four spots.
Suehiro Maruo's manga adaptation of Edogawa Rampo's The Strange Tale of Panorama Island was nominated for the Best Adaptation from Another Medium award, but it lost to Darwyn Cooke and Donald Westlake's Richard Stark's Parker: Slayground comic.
Last year's Eisner nominees included Katsuya Terada, Osamu Tezuka's Barbara, Naoki Urasawa's 20th Century Boys, Shigeru Mizuki's NonNonBâ, and Mari Yamazaki's Thermae Romae. 20th Century Boys won the Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia award last year.