The Asahi Shimbun paper launched the 9 nominees for the twenty sixth Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize on Friday. The awards commemorate the contributions of the manga pioneer Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy/Mighty Atom, Kimba the White Lion/Jungle Emperor, Phoenix, Black Jack) by recognizing the manga that biggest observe his customized.

Oshi no Ko (My Bias’ Kid)
Aka Akasaka, Mengo Yokoyari
Shueisha

Kaiju No. 8
Naoya Matsumoto
Shueisha
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JoJolion (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Part 8)
Hirohiko Araki
Shueisha


Takaoka Shinnō Kōkai-ki (Les Voyages du Prince Takaoka)
Tatsuhiko Shibusawa, Yoko Kondou
Kadokawa

Chi -Chikyū no Undō ni Tsuite- (Chi – On the Movements of the Earth)
Uoto

Fūtarō Fusen Nikki (Fūtarō’s Anti-War Diary)
Futaroh Yamada, Bun Katsuta
Kodansha

Peleliu: Guernica of Paradise (Peleliu: Rakuen no Guernica)
Kazuyoshi Takeda
Hakusensha

Bōkyō Tarō (Homesick Tarō
Yoshihiro Yamada
Kodansha

Do not say thriller (Mystery to Iu Nakare)
Yumi Tamura
Shogakukan

This yr’s judging committee – manga creator Osamu Akimoto, manga creator Machiko Satonaka, entertainer Minami Takahashi, creator and Tohoku University of Art and Design instructor Yukiko Tomiyama, professor and scholar Shōhei Chūjō, manga critic Nobunaga Minami, and comedian and manga creator Taro Yabe – chosen the nominees from titles actually helpful by specialists and bookstore staff. To be eligible, the manga wanted to have had a compiled amount printed in 2021.

Asahi Shimbun will announce the winners in late April, and might host an awards ceremony in Tokyo on June 2. The Grand Prize winner will acquire a bronze statue and a few million yen (about US$19,000), whereas the other winners will each acquire a bronze statue and 1 million yen (about US$9,000).

Last yr, 9 titles had been nominated (along with Peleliu: Guernica of Paradise), and Kazumi Yamashita‘s Land gained the Grand Prize. Kanehito Yamada and Tsukasa Abe‘s Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End gained the New Creator prize, and Hiroko Nobara’s Kieta Mama Tomo and Tsuma wa Kuchi o Kiite Kuremasen gained the Short Work Prize. The committee moreover awarded the Special Prize to Koyoharu Gotouge‘s Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba manga.

Source: Comic Natalie