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The 67th Shogakukan Manga Awards Winners Revealed

The winners for the 67th Shogakukan Manga Awards have been revealed and they include some fan-favorites, but also some titles that haven’t been licensed in English yet. The contest accepted 13 nominees in 4 categories – Best Shojo Manga, Best Shonen Manga, Best General Manga, and Best Children’s Manga. The winners were chosen by a special panel of judges and received a special bronze statue (Minori by Shigeru Nakano), as well as a 1 million yen prize.

Judges included mangakas Eiji Kazama, Kazuhiko Shimamoto, Fujihiko Hosono, Naoko Matsuda, author and critic Bourbon Kobayashi (Yu Nagashima), producer and writer Genki Kawamura, as well as novelist Maha Harada.

Best Shojo Manga – My Love Mix-Up!

Author: Wataru Hinekure; Artist: Aruko
Year: 2019 – ongoing
Serialized in: Shueisha’s Bessatsu Margaret; Licensed by: Viz Media

©Wataru Hinekure, Aruko/Shueisha

Aoki has a crush on Hashimoto, the girl in the seat next to him in class. But he despairs when he borrows her eraser and sees she’s written the name of another boy—Ida—on it. To make matters more confusing, Ida sees Aoki holding that very eraser and thinks Aoki has a crush on him!

Volume 1 Synopsis, Viz Media

Also nominated in the category:

  • Promise Cinderella by Oreko Tachibana
  • Queen’s Quality by Kyousuke Motomi
  • Seishun Heavy Rotation by Ai Minase

Best Shonen Manga – Komi Can’t Communicate

Author and artist: Tomohiko Oda
Year: 2016 – ongoing
Serialized in: Shogakukan’s Weekly Shonen Sunday; Licensed by: Viz Media

©Tomohito Oda/Shogakukan

Timid Tadano is a total wallflower, and that’s just the way he likes it. But all that changes when he finds himself alone in a classroom on the first day of high school with the legendary Komi. He quickly realizes she isn’t aloof—she’s just super awkward. Now he’s made it his mission to help her on her quest to make 100 friends!

Volume 1 Synopsis, Viz Media

Also nominated:

  • Battle in 5 Seconds by Saizou Harawata (author) and Kashiwa Miyako (artist)
  • MASHLE: Magic and Muscles by Hajime Koumoto

Best General Manga – Mystery to Iu Nakare and Nigatsu no Shousha: Zettai Goukaku no Kyoushitsu

Mystery to Iu Nakare (Do not say mystery)

Author and artist: Yumi Tamura
Year: 2017 – ongoing
Serialized in: Shogakukan’s Flowers; Not licensed

©Yumi Tamura/ Shogakukan

Totono Kuno is a perceptive college student who enjoys curry but has no friends. One day he is taken into the police station and questioned about his classmate’s murder. However, he doesn’t remember committing it and claims innnocence. Soon Totono starts noticing that the detectives questioning him have doubts about the case… Will he be able to help them and exonerate himself?

ACN Edit

Nigatsu/2-gatsu no Shousha: Zettai Goukaku no Kyoushitsu/ (The Winner of February-An Absolutely Qualified Classroom)

Author and artist: Shiho Takase
Year: 2017 – ongoing
Serialized in: Shogakukan’s Big Comic Spirits; Not licensed

©Shiho Takase/Shogakukan

Kuroki Korodo quits his job as a teacher at an extremely prestigious junior cram school and becomes a principal in a school that has a less than stellar reputation. His first big declaration? Every student here will pass their middle school exams, no matter what.

ACN Edit

Also nominated:

  • Chi: Chikyuu no Undou ni Tsuite by Uoto
  • Oshi no Ko by Aka Akasaka (author) and Mengo Yokoyari (artist)

Best Children’s Manga – No Winners

The winner of the 67th Shogakukan Manga Awards in the Best Children’s Manga category wasn’t chosen. Hello! My Baby by Shino Kawada and Rich Keikan Cash! by Sakuya Kuroda were the only nominees.

Source: Comic Natalie

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