On July 26, 2021, the 50th Japan Cartoonists Association Awards took place, and Koyoharu Gotouge’s “Demon Slayer” manga won the grand prize in the Comic division. What’s more, Joruju Prioshiki’s self-published “NEW NORMAL!” received the grand prize in the Cartoon division. The Grand prize consists of a gold plaque, a medal, and 500,000 yen (~US$4,500). JCA presents the awards every year since 1972.
Also, you can check out the cover of the first volume of “Demon Slayer” manga below:
With the “Japan Cartoonists Association Award” given to the “Demon Slayer” manga, we truly cannot wait for the 2nd season of the anime adaptation to premiere this year! The manga has 23 volumes in total and ended on May 18, 2020.
In case you don’t know what “Demon Slayer” is about, you can read Amazon’s synopsis below:
Tanjiro sets out on the path of the Demon Slayer to save his sister and avenge his family!
In Taisho-era Japan, kindhearted Tanjiro Kamado makes a living selling charcoal. But his peaceful life is shattered when a demon slaughters his entire family. His little sister Nezuko is the only survivor, but she has been transformed into a demon herself! Tanjiro sets out on a dangerous journey to find a way to return his sister to normal and destroy the demon who ruined his life.
Learning to destroy demons won’t be easy, and Tanjiro barely knows where to start. The surprise appearance of another boy named Giyu, who seems to know what’s going on, might provide some answers—but only if Tanjiro can stop Giyu from killing his sister first!
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