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They announced the nominees of the 17th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.
I (Mikio Igarashi)
Kingdom (Yasuhisa Hara)
Silver Spoon (Hiromu Arakawa)
3-Gatsu no Lion (Chica Umino)
Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu (Haruko Kumota)
Hi Score Girl (Rensuke Oshikiri)
Hitsuji no Ki (Story: Tatsuhiko Yamagami, Art: Mikio Igarashi)
I never get why they stick some manga that've run for like 6 years in with a couple that have run for about 1-2. Ah well. I like most of these.
I really need to read Hi Score Girl. I like what I've seen of Oshikiri Rensuke's work, (plus he has like two billion series serialized at once.) So to see this one title get so much praise must mean it's at least sorta good right?
Hi Score Girl has pique my interest ever since I've stumbled across it. Bomber, I know I'm not in any position to say this but if it seems interesting, would you mind to at least translate the first chapter?
I read the first volume and found it pretty good....unfortunately I'm like incredibly sick (which is why I've been laying low lately.) I can say It's something I'd consider when I don't feel like crap. I dunno if I'd make it a regular project, but lots of the time when I pick something up someone does it better....
So on topic, yeah I'll consider it when I recuperate, whenever that is.
Hiroaki Samura starting a new series "Tatazumeru Snegurochka" (tentative title) in next Manga Erotics F (May 7th)
He isn't really wasting any time is he?
Manga Erotics is bi-monthly, won't exactly be a demanding schedule.
Yeah, I thought the release date looked odd.
He, like a lot of these semi-alternative (Matsumoto Taiyo, Asano Inio, etc.) manga, tends to be quite prolific. He released quite a few short series, and one shots, over the course of BoTI's serialization.
Yeah, I'm aware of some of his other works. That type of thing isn't unprecedented, but I wasn't sure if they were for a change of pace or not. He obviously is prolific to be so quick to another serialization after recently ending a series of longer than average length.
I'd hardly call Hiroaki Samura prolific, he managed to produce what, 40 volumes of material in 20 years, that's 2 volumes per year.
I think he meant doing other projects while having a long-running one.
Initial D Street-Racing Manga Approaching Finale