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11th Manga Taisho Awards Nominates 12 Titles

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The executive committee for the 11th Manga Taisho awards listed this year's 12 nominated works on Monday. (The official English name of the awards is the "Cartoon Grand Prize.")

Manga Taisho 2018 Nominees

Eiga Daisuki Pompo-san (Pompo: The Cinéphile)
Shogo Sugitani
Eizōken ni wa Te o Dasu na!
Sumito Ōwara
Golden Gold
Seita Horio
Delicious in Dungeon (Dungeon Meshi)
Ryōko Kui
Tongari Bōshi no Atelier (Atelier of Witch Hat)
Kamome Shirahama
Nagi no Oitoma (Nagi's Long Vacation)
Misato Konari
Paru Itagaki
To Your Eternity (Fumetsu no Anata e)
Yoshitoki Ōima
Made in Abyss
Akihito Tsukushi
The Promised Neverland (Yakusoku no Neverland)
Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu
Runway de Waratte (Smile at the Runway)
Kotoba Inoya
Warera Contactee
Rui Morita

The nominating committee is composed mainly of bookstore staffers who are in charge of their respective stores' manga. Any manga title that was released in 2017 and has eight volumes or less is eligible. The volume cap is intentionally added so that the prize winners would be relatively new works that have not already earned their popularity through sheer longevity.

The second round of voting will determine the winner of Manga Taisho 2018, which will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held sometime in late March or early April.

Previous winners include:

Delicious in Dungeon, The Promised Neverland, and Golden Gold were also nominated for the awards last year (with Delicious in Dungeon also nominated in 2016).

Source: Comic Natalie

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