Harvey Awards Nominate Blood on The Tracks, Blue Lock, Cat + Gamer, Chainsaw Man, Red Flowers, Spy x Family
posted on by Adriana Hazra
The Harvey Awards, which honors outstanding work in comics and sequential art, announced the nominees for this year's awards on Thursday. The nominees for the Best Manga category are:
- Shūzō Oshimi's Blood on the Tracks (Vertical Comics)
- Muneyuki Kaneshiro's Blue Lock (Kodansha Comics)
- Wataru Nadatani's Cat + Gamer (Dark Horse Comics)
- Tatsuki Fujimoto's Chainsaw Man (Viz Media)
- Yoshiharu Tsuge's Red Flowers (Drawn & Quarterly)
- Tatsuya Endō's SPY x FAMILY (Viz Media)
This is the second year in a row in which Chainsaw Man and SPY x FAMILY garnered nominations.
The Harvey Awards added the Best Manga category in 2018. Kabi Nagata's My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness manga won the first award in this category. Kōhei Horikoshi's My Hero Academia won the award in 2019, and Kamome Shirahama's Witch Hat Atelier won the award in 2020. Chainsaw Man won the award last year with Rumiko Takahashi being inducted into The Harvey Awards' Hall of Fame.
In previous years, manga were nominated alongside other comics in the "Best American Edition of Foreign Material" category. The last manga to win the category was Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan in 2014. One-Punch Man and Showa: A History of Japan (1953-1989) were nominated in 2016 but did not win. "Best American Edition of Foreign Material" is no longer a category.
Unlike the Eisner Awards and other awards in the North American comic book industry, the Harvey Awards are nominated and selected by the comic book professionals themselves.
The Harvey Awards will announce the winners at the New York Comic Con, which will take place from October 6-9.
Source: Harvey Awards' account
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