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Kazuo Umezu's My Name Is Shingo Manga Wins Award at France's Angoulême

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Fairy Tail's Hiro Mashima wins Fauve Special Award

The 45th Angoulême International Comics Festival announced its winners on Sunday, and the first volume of horror manga creator Kazuo Umezu's Watashi wa Shingo (Je Suis Shingo; My Name is Shingo) received the Best Heritage Comic award.

Manga creator Hiro Mashima (Fairy Tail, Rave Master) was awarded with the Fauve Special Award on Friday. The festival hosted an exhibition dedicated to his work.

This year's nominees for Best Comic included Yarō Abe's Shinya Shokudō (The Midnight Diner, La Cantine de Minuit), Nagabe's The Girl from the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún (L'Enfant et le Maudit: Siúil, a Rún), and Keigo Shinzō's Tokyo Alien Bros. manga. The first volume of Makoto Isshiki's Hanada Shōnen-shi (Hanada le Garnement) manga was also nominated for Angoulême's Best Youth Comic.

This year's Angoulême Festival ran from January 25-28. Last year's winners include Kazuo Kamimura's Rikon Club manga and the fourth volume of Minetarō Mochizuki's Chiisakobee manga.

The festival launched in 1974 as an event celebrating comics from countries throughout the world.

Source: Comic Natalie

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