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)
Eizōken ni wa Te o Dasu na!
Delicious in Dungeon (Dungeon Meshi)
Tongari Bōshi no Atelier (Atelier of Witch Hat)
Nagi no Oitoma (Nagi's Long Vacation)
To Your Eternity (Fumetsu no Anata e)
Made in Abyss
The Promised Neverland (Yakusoku no Neverland)
Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu
Runway de Waratte (Smile at the Runway)
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:
- 2017 - Hibiki: Shōsetsuka ni Naru Hōhō by Mitsuharu Yanamoto
- 2016 - Golden Kamuy by Satoru Noda
- 2015 - Kakukaku Shikajika by Akiko Higashimura
- 2014 - A Bride's Story by Kaoru Mori
- 2013 - Umimachi Diary by Akimi Yoshida
- 2012 - Silver Spoon by Hiromu Arakawa
- 2011 - March comes in like a lion by Chika Umino
- 2010 - Thermae Romae by Mari Yamazaki
- 2009 - Chihayafuru by Yuki Suetsugu
- 2008 - Gaku - Minna no Yama by Shinichi Ishizuka
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