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14th Manga Taisho Awards Nominate 10 Titles

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The executive committee for the 14th Manga Taisho awards listed this year's 10 nominated works on Monday. (The official English name of the awards is the "Cartoon Grand Prize.")

Manga Taisho 2021 Nominees

Oshi no Ko
Aka Akasaka, Mengo Yokoyari
Chi -Chikyū no Undō ni Tsuite-
Tatsuya Endō
Mizu wa Umi ni Mukatte Nagareru
Rettō Tajima
BL Metamorphosis
Kaori Tsurutani
Kaiju No. 8
Naoya Matsumoto
Kowloon Generic Romance
Jun Mayuzuki
Sōsō no Frieren
Kanehito Yamada, Tsukasa Abe
Onna no Sono no Hoshi
Yama Wayama
Karaoke Iko!
Yama Wayama

The nominating committee is composed mainly of bookstore staffers who are in charge of their respective stores' manga. This year's nominating committee consisted of 95 individuals, who selected from 216 titles. Any manga title that was released in 2020 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 2021, which will be announced at an awards ceremony to be held sometime in mid to late March.

Previous winners include:

SPY×FAMILY and Mizu wa Umi ni Mukatte Nagareru were also nominated for the awards last year.

Sources: Manga Taisho, Comic Natalie

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