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Goodnight Punpun, Orange, The Osamu Tezuka Story, Princess Jellyfish, Wandering Island Nominated for Eisner Awards

posted on by Karen Ressler
Takeshi Obata art book also nominated

The 2017 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards panel of judges announced its nominees for the best works in the comic book industry on Tuesday. Five manga titles are vying for the Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia award:

Goodnight Punpun
Volumes 1-4
Inio Asano
Viz Media
Translated by JN Productions

The Complete Collection volumes 1-2
Ichigo Takano
Seven Seas Entertainment
Translated by Amber Tamosaitis, adaptated by Shannon Fay

The Osamu Tezuka Story: A Life in Manga and Anime
Toshio Ban and Tezuka Productions
Stone Bridge Press
Translated by Frederik L. Schodt

Princess Jellyfish
Volumes 1-3
Akiko Higashimura
Kodansha Comics
Translated by Sarah Alys Lindholm

Wandering Island
Volume 1
Kenji Tsuruta
Dark Horse Comics
Translated by Dana Lewis

Sonny Liew's The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye is also nominated for the Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia award. The comic, originally published in Singapore, also received nominations for Best Graphic Album–New, Best Writer/Artist, Best Coloring, Best Lettering, and Best Publication Design. It received more nominations this year than any other title.

In addition, Viz Media's publication of Takeshi Obata's blanc et noir: Takeshi Obata illustrations art book received a nomination in the Best Comics-Related Book category.

Manga creator Rumiko Takahashi (Urusei Yatsura, Maison Ikkoku, Ranma ½, Inuyasha, RIN-NE) has again been nominated for the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame this year. She was also nominated last year but did not receive the award.

Voting is open to all comic book industry professionals until June 16. The results in all categories will be announced in a gala awards ceremony on the evening of Friday, July 21 at Comic-Con International in San Diego.

Drawn & Quarterly's release of Shigeru Mizuki's Showa 1953-1989: A History of Japan (Volume 4 of Showa: A History of Showa Japan) won the Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia category last year.

Update: Orange credits fixed. Thanks, tasogarenootome.

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