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7 Manga Nominated for Angoulême's Top Prize

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Blue Giant, Shinya Shokudō, Saltiness, Wonderland, PLINIVS, more nominated

The 46th Angoulême International Comics Festival has announced its nominees for Best Comic, which includes seven manga:

Lat year's event nominated Shinya Shokudō in the same category.

Additionally, Kamome Shirahama's Witch Hat Atelier manga is nominated for Best Youth Comic. Kodansha Comics publishes the manga in English. Maki Sasaki's previously unpublished anthology manga Charivari is nominated for Best Heritage Comic. The manga originally ran in the Garo avant-garde magazine from 1967-1981.

The event will also host a retrospective exhibition for manga creator Taiyo Matsumoto (Sunny, Tekkon Kinkreet, Ping Pong).

This year's Angoulême Festival runs from January 24-27 in the Angoulême area of France.

Last year, the first volume of horror manga creator Kazuo Umezu's Watashi wa Shingo (Je Suis Shingo; My Name Is Shingo) manga won the Best Heritage Comic award. Naoki Urasawa was additionally awarded with the Fauve Special Award and the Fauve Polar SNCF Special Award for mystery works.

Last year's event also hosted Fairy Tail creator Hiro Mashima and an exhibition for his works. Mashima was also awarded with the Fauve Special Award.

Winners in 2017 included 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: Angoulême via Catsuka

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