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
Source: Official Website
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