Tezuka Osamu Cultiral Award Nomnees Announced

The nominated titles for the 17th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Awards have been announced by Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun. The am of the event is to show appreciation towards manga that follows best in the footsteps of the great Japanese mangaka Osamu Tezuka (creator of Astro Boy, Black Jack and many more). See the seven titles below!

The award ceremony will be held in the Tokyo office of the Asahi Shimbun on Friday, May 31, 2013.

“I”

Mikio Igarashi

Shogakukan

“Kingdom”

Yasuhisa Hara

Shueisha

“Silver Spoon”

Hiromu Arakawa

Shogakukan

“March comes in like a lion”

Chica Umino

Hakusensha

“Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu”

Haruko Kumota

Kodansha

“Hi Score Girl”

Rensuke Oshikiri

Square Enix

“Hitsuji no Ki”

Story: Tatsuhiko Yamagami

Art: Mikio Igarashi

Kodansha

Source: Asahi Shimbun

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5 comments for “Tezuka Osamu Cultiral Award Nomnees Announced

  1. MechaMan
    February 26, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    This is quite an interesting idea of an award. :)

  2. shounen
    February 26, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Only Silver Spoon can get my vote ;)

  3. BrutalMurder
    February 26, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    “Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu” – this is not even published? :D

  4. Lulubel
    February 26, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    “3 Gatsu no Lion” is my winner :)

  5. BakaOuji
    February 26, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Please don’t give it to “Kingdom”…

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