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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