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Naoki Urasawa's Asadora! Manga Wins Lucca Comics Award for Best Series

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Urasawa has won same award 4 times

Italy's Lucca Comics Awards 2021 awarded Naoki Urasawa's Asadora! manga with the Best Series award on Saturday. This is the fourth time Urasawa has won a Lucca Comics Award, previously winning the same Best Series award for Monster in 2004, Pluto in 2010, and Billy Bat in 2012. The awards are part of the yearly Lucca Comics & Games convention in Lucca, Italy.

Urasawa has been drawing manga since 1981. Viz Media has published Urasawa's 20th Century Boys, 21st Century Boys, Monster, and Pluto manga. Monster inspired a television anime series in 2004-2005, and 20th Century Boys inspired a live-action trilogy film adaptation in 2008-2009. Additionally, his Yawara! A Fashionable Judo Girl manga inspired an anime series in 1989-1992, an anime film in 1992, and an anime special in 1996. An anime project based on Pluto is in the works.

Viz Media also published all of Urasawa, Hokusei Katushika, and Takashi Nagasaki's Master Keaton manga. The series inspired a television anime adaptation in 1998, and an original video anime (OVA) continuation in 2004.

Urasawa's Mujirushi - Le signe des rêves (The Sign of Dreams) manga ended in February 2018. He launched the Asadora! manga in October 2018. Viz Media is releasing the manga in English.

Shueisha will publish a new one-shot manga by Urasawa titled "Dr. Toguro Dokuro no Saigo" in this year's 23rd issue of Grand Jump on Tuesday.

Sources: Lucca Comics Awards, Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

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