The 11 titles nominated for the Manga Taisho Awards (Cartoon Grand Prize) have been announced. The unique thing about these awards is that they are handled entirely by bookstore staff and the specific representative of each of the participating stores’ manga aisles.
Any work that has been published in 2012 has the right to participate as long as it has not accumulated more than 8 volumes until the last month of the year. This is a rule that guarantees new (and relatively new) works to have a go at receiving the award.
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu by Yusei Matsui
Umimachi Diary by Akimi Yoshida
The Bride’s Stories by Kaoru Mori
Ore Monogatari!! by Kazune Kawahara (story) and Aruko (art)
Sanzoku Diary by Kentarou Okamoto
Terra Formars by Yuu Sasuga (story) and Kenichi Tachibana (art)
Ningen Karimen-chuu by Taeko Uzugi
Hi Score Girl by Rensuke Oshikiri
Bokura no Funka-sai by Keigo Shinzou
Ballroom e Youkoso by Tomo Takeuchi
Kui Ryouko Sakuhin-shuu: Seven Little Sons of the Dragon by Ryouko Kui
The 2012 winner was Hiromu Arakawa and his manga entitled “Silver Spoon”. Previous winners include Yuki Suetsugu’s Chihayafuru and Mari Yamazaki’s Thermae Romae.
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Source: Official Taisho Manga Awards website
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