The Japanese authorities’s Agency for Cultural Affairs launched the winners of the 72nd “Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Fine Arts Recommendation Awards” on Wednesday. Game designer Hideo Kojima gained the Cabinet Minister Award inside the media efficient arts class, whereas Ōoku: The Inner Chambers manga creator Fumi Yoshinaga gained the Newcomer Award within the equivalent class. Oscar-nominated film director Ryūsuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car) moreover gained the Newcomer Award inside the film class.

The awards ceremony may be in Tokyo on March 15. The Cabinet Minister Award winners in 11 courses will each acquire a certificates and 300,000 yen (about US$2,600), and the Newcomer Award winners will each acquire a certificates and 200,000 yen (about US$1,700).

Kojima designed and wrote the Metal Gear recreation for Konami in 1987. The recreation helped arrange the stealth recreation model and launched the Metal Gear sequence. Kojima left Konami in December 2015, and his Kojima Productions studio grew to turn out to be unbiased alongside along with his departure.

Kojima Productions launched its Death Stranding recreation for the PlayStation 4 in November 2019, and launched the game on PC in July 2020. The recreation gained the Outstanding Achievement in Audio Design and Outstanding Technical Achievement awards on the twenty third annual D.I.C.E. Awards in February 2019. Death Stranding: Director’s Cut, the the PlayStation 5 mannequin of the game, launched on September 24.

Yoshinaga serialized Ōoku: The Inner Chambers in Hakusensha‘s Melody journal from 2004 until December 2020. Viz Media will publish the last word amount in English on March 15, and it describes the story:

In Edo interval Japan, an odd new sickness generally known as the Red Pox has begun to prey on the nation’s males. Within eighty years of the first outbreak, the male inhabitants has fallen by seventy-five %. Women have taken on all the roles traditionally granted to males, even that of the Shogun. The males, invaluable suppliers of life, are fastidiously protected. And in all probability essentially the most gorgeous of the lads are despatched to serve inside the Shogun’s Inner Chamber…

The manga gained the 2009 James Tiptree, Jr. Award, and gained the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2009. Its totally different honors embrace the primary anan Manga Prize, the 56th Shogakukan Manga Prize inside the shōjo division, the fifth Sense of Gender Prize’s Special Award, and the Grand Prize inside the forty second Nihon SF Taishō Awards. The manga impressed a live-action film adaptation in 2010, a live-action television sequence titled Ōoku: Arikoto・Iemitsu Hen in October 2012, and a second live-action film titled Ōoku: Eien – Emonnosuke・Tsunayoshi Hen in December of the equivalent 12 months.

Yoshinaga’s totally different manga embrace Antique Bakery (printed by Digital Manga Publishing) and What Did You Eat Yesterday? — every of which inspired television sequence and films.

Sources: Comic Natalie, Kojima Productions’ Twitter account by means of Otakomu