The govt committee for the 15th Manga Taisho awards launched the winner and full elements breakdown for the awards on Monday by means of the award ceremony. (The official English title of the awards is the “Cartoon Grand Prize.”)

Shun Umezawa’s Darwin Jihen manga acquired this 12 months’s award. The manga moreover acquired an Excellence Award inside the Manga Division of the Japanese authorities’s Ministry of Cultural Affairs’ twenty fifth Japan Media Arts Festival Awards earlier this month. The manga moreover ranked at #10 for manga for male readers inside the 2022 model of Takarajimasha‘s Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook.

Umezawa drew an illustration to commemorate the award.

The manga amenities on Charlie, a hybrid human-chimpanzee named a “Humanzee.” The terrorist group Animal Liberation Front attacked an animal evaluation center, the place a female chimpanzee had given begin to Charlie. Charlie is then raised by human dad and mother, and goes to highschool. The manga launched in June 2020 in Kodansha‘s Afternoon journal and at current has three volumes.

The nominating committee consists primarily of bookstore staffers who’re in control of their respective retailers’ manga. This 12 months’s nominating committee consisted of 99 folks, who chosen from 235 titles. Any manga title that was launched in 2021 and has eight volumes or a lot much less is eligible. The amount cap is intentionally added so that the prize winners may very well be comparatively new works that have not already earned their popularity through sheer longevity.

Manga Taisho 2022 Final Results


Darwin Jihen
Shun Umezawa
74 elements


Look Back
Tatsuki Fujimoto
68 elements


Hirayasumi
Keigo Shinzō
66 elements


Onna no Sono no Hoshi (was moreover nominated remaining 12 months)
Yama Wayama
63 elements


Chi: Chikyū no Undō ni Tsuite (was moreover nominated remaining 12 months)
Uoto
59 elements


Trillion Game
Ryoichi Ikegami, Riichirou Inagaki
55 elements


Dandadan
Yukinobu Tatsu
53 elements


Oshi no Ko (was moreover nominated remaining 12 months)
Aka Akasaka, Mengo Yokoyari
49 elements


Umi ga Hashiru Endroll
John Tarachine
45 elements


Jitenshaya-san no Takahashi-kun
Arare Matsumushi
32 elements

Previous winners of the Manga Taisho award embody:

  • 2021 – Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End by Kanehito Yamada and Tsukasa Abe
  • 2020 – The Blue Period. by Tsubasa Yamaguchi
  • 2019 – Astra Lost in Space by Kenta Shinohara
  • 2018 – BEASTARS by Paru Itagaki
  • 2017 – Hibiki: Shōsetsuka ni Naru Hōhō by Mitsuharu Yanamoto
  • 2016 – Golden Kamuy by Satoru Noda
  • 2015 – Kakukaku Shikajika by Akiko Higashimura
  • 2014 – A Bride’s Story by Kaoru Mori
  • 2013 – Umimachi Diary by Akimi Yoshida
  • 2012 – Silver Spoon by Hiromu Arakawa
  • 2011 – March is out there in like a lion by Chika Umino
  • 2010 – Thermae Romae by Mari Yamazaki
  • 2009 – Chihayafuru by Yuki Suetsugu
  • 2008 – Gaku – Minna no Yama by Shinichi Ishizuka

Sources: Manga Taisho, Comic Natalie