All the manga candidates for the 22° the Cultural Prize of Osamu Tezuka


Published on Feb 26, 2018


The daily newspaper Asahi Shinbun announced the nominations for the 22nd edition of the Cultural Prize of Osamu Tezuka, the competition was inaugurated in 1997 to give recognition to those works that best fit in the tradition of the track by the God of Manga.

This year's jury is composed by the actress Anne Watanabe, the writer Kazuki Sakuraba, by mangaka Osamu Akimoto, Machiko Satonaka, and Taro Minamoto, a professor and scholar Shōhei Chūjō, by the editor Haruyuki Nakano, from the critical Nobunaga Shinbo and by researcher Tomoko Yamada.

They have chosen the titles on the basis of the recommendations of experts and booksellers; to be able to be candidates in the manga they must have seen it published in a volume in the course of 2017.

The winners will be announced at the end of April, while the awards ceremony will be held on June 7, 2018 in Tokyo.

Below are the candidates:

Arpeggio of Blue Steel
Ark Performance
Shonengahosha (published by Planet Manga in Italy)

“Utsunuke” Utsu Tunnel or Nuketa Hito-tachi
Keiichi Tanaka

At the mountains of Madness (Kūki no Sanmyaku ni te)
Gou Tanabe, H. P. Lovecraft

Golden Kamui
Satoru Noda
Shueisha (in Italy for J-POP)

Sanju Mariko
Yuki Ozawa

Sensei no Shiroi Use
Akane Torikai

And yet... the city is moving! (Sore de mo Machi wa Mawatteiru)
Masakazu Ishiguro
Shonengahosha (discontinued by GP in Italy)

Blue Giant
Shinichi Ishizuka

Philippe Nicloux
Graphics Novels

The Promised Neverland
Kaiu Shirai, Posuka Demizu
Shueisha (JPOP in Italy)

Source: ANN

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