Manga Taisho 2011 Nominees Announced

The nominations for this year’s Fifth Manga Taisho awards have been announced. The information was published online by the Executive Committee of the ceremony.
Bearing the odd English translation Cartoon Grand Prize as an official title, the Manga Taisho Awards are a yearly event held by a special committee formed by the managers of bookstores’manga sectors. In order to be eligible for this already prestigious award, an item must have eight or fewer volumes published in the previous year. The idea is that these prizes are to be given to newer, less popular titles that haven’t been established as much on the market as Bleach, Naruto or One Piece.
The current nominees are:
I am a Hero by Kengo Hanazawa

Flowers of Evil by Shuuzou Oshimi

Silver Spoon by Hiromu Arakawa

Gurazeni by Yuuji Moritaka and Keiji Adachi

Getenrou by Masakazu Ishiguro

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso by Naoshi Arakawa

Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu by Haruko Kumota

Giga Tokyo Toy Box by Ume

Takasugi-san-chi no O-Bentou by Nozomi Yanahara

Tonari no Seki-kun by Takuma Morishige

Drifters by Kouta Hirano

25-ji no Bakansu (1 a.m. Vacation) by Haruko Ichikawa

Nobunaga Concerto by Ayumi Ishii

Hibi Rock by Katsumasa Enokiya

Houzuki no Reitetsu by Natsumi Egutchi

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So many cool titles that are new to me!


I’ve only read Drifters, so I wish it luck.


Giga Tokyo Toy Box is cool ;)


Even ‘The Face of Manga’ is better…


Much better… :D