12th Manga Taisho Awards Nominate 13 Titles
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The executive committee for the 12th Manga Taisho awards listed this year's 13 nominated works on Monday. (The official English name of the awards is the "Cartoon Grand Prize.")
Manga Taisho 2019 Nominees
Ikoku Nikki (Foreign Country Diary)
Astra Lost in Space (Kanata no Astra)
Kengōji-san wa Mendōkusai (Kongōji-san is Annoying)
Sazan to Suisei no Shōjo (Sazan and the Comet Girl)
Delicious in Dungeon (Dungeon Meshi)
Nagi no Oitoma (Nagi's Long Vacation)
Hakumei & Mikochi - Tiny Little Life in the Woods (Hakumei to Mikochi)
The Blue Period.
Go with the Clouds, North by Northwest (Hokuhokusei ni Kumo to Ike)
Mystery to Iu Nakare (Do not say mystery)
Metamorphose no Engawa (The Balcony of Metamorphose)
The nominating committee is composed mainly of bookstore staffers who are in charge of their respective stores' manga. This year's nominating committee consisted 94 individuals, who selected from 247 titles. Any manga title that was released in 2018 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 2019, which will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held sometime in late March or early April.
Previous winners include:
- 2018 - BEASTARS by Paru Itagaki
- 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, Golden Gold, and Nagi no Oitoma were also nominated for the awards last year (with Delicious in Dungeon also nominated in 2016).
Sources: Manga Taisho, Oricon News