Chiisakobee, Rikon Club Manga Win Angoulême Awards
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The 44th annual Angoulême International Comics Festival announced its winners last month. Kazuo Kamimura's Rikon Club manga (pictured at right) was named the Best Heritage Comic, while the fourth volume of Minetarō Mochizuki's Chiisakobee manga won the Fauve D'Angoulême - Prix de la Série (Prize for a Series) award. The latter was nominated for Best Comic, alongside Hiroya Oku's Inuyashiki, Gengoroh Tagame's My Brother’s Husband (Otōto no Otto), and Taiyo Matsumoto's Sunny manga.
Lunlun Yamamoto's Hozunde! Papamokko and Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia manga were also nominated for Best Youth Comic.
Angoulême had nominated Sunny for the Best Comic award at the 42nd annual event in 2015. The event last year hosted Katsuhiro Otomo. Otomo won the Grand Prix d'Angoulême in 2015, becoming the first Japanese artist and one of only five non-French creators to take the festival's top prize.
The festival launched in 1974 as an event celebrating comics from countries throughout the world.