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I made a post in my blog about manga awards - I am not a big of fan taisho.
Your blog brings some interest point. But as long as manga being sold as a commercial product, it is impossible to completely separate art from economic interests. Isn't the entire point of manga taisho to drum up attention to new manga (with its requirement of less than 8 volumes)?
Tbf, Kaiju nomination is entirely bullshit. The manga is okay, but not that spectacular in both art and plot departments.
I am fine with the rest of nominees. I haven't read 3 of them: both Wayama works and Chi - Chikyuu no Undou ni Tsuite. But I love Wayama's Muchuu sa, Kimini, and Chi seems to be an interesting historcial manga.
Also, last year winner, Blue period, totally deserve its victory last year. It's the best ongoing manga imo.
I hope Mizu wa Umi ni Mukatte Nagareru win this year.
 

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Your blog brings some interest point. But as long as manga being sold as a commercial product, it is impossible to completely separate art from economic interests. Isn't the entire point of manga taisho to drum up attention to new manga (with its requirement of less than 8 volumes)?
Tbf, Kaiju nomination is entirely bullshit. The manga is okay, but not that spectacular in both art and plot departments.
I am fine with the rest of nominees. I haven't read 3 of them: both Wayama works and Chi - Chikyuu no Undou ni Tsuite. But I love Wayama's Muchuu sa, Kimini, and Chi seems to be an interesting historcial manga.
Also, last year winner, Blue period, totally deserve its victory last year. It's the best ongoing manga imo.
I hope Mizu wa Umi ni Mukatte Nagareru win this year.
I think its fine, there is no need to separate art from economic interests.Thats why i brought up the Japan Media Arts Festival manga award an award that since it uses submission process it gives series with lower visibility a chance. I think in another post i will try to classify awards by looking at their selection process and the likes.
 

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25th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award Nominees

Aono-kun ni Sawaritai kara Shinitai by Umi Shiina
Kashikokute Yuki aru Kodomo by Miki Yamamoto
Kimetsu no Yaiba by Koyoharu Gotouge
Jujutsu Kaisen by Gege Akutami
Sousou no Frieren by Kanehito Yamada/Tsukasa Abe
Bara wa Shuraba de Umareru ~70-nendai Shoujo Manga Assistant Funto-ki~ by Nami Sasou
Peleliu: Rakuen no Guernica by Kazuyoshi Takeda
Yakusoku no Neverland by Kaiu Shirai/Posuka Demizu
Land by Kazumi Yamashita

 

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24th Japan Media Arts Festival Awards:
Manga category :



anime category


source here and all listing here : https://j-mediaarts.jp/award/
 

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14th Manga Taisho Nominees

Oshi no Ko by Akasaka Aka (Story) & Yokoyari Mengo (Art) (Weekly Young Jump/Shueisha)
Onna no Sono no Hoshi by Wayama Yama (Feel Young/Shodensha)
Kaiju No. 8 by Matsumoto Naoya (Jump+/Shueisha)
Karaoke Iko! by Wayama Yama (Monthly Comic Beam/Enterbrain)
Kowloon Generic Romance by Mayuzuki Jun (Weekly Young Jump/Shueisha)
SPY×FAMILY by Endou Tatsuya (Jump+/Shueisha)
Sousou no Frieren by Yamada Kanehito (Story) & Abe Tsukasa (Art) (Weekly Shonen Sunday/Shogakukan)
Chi - Chikyuu no Undou ni Tsuite by Uoto (Big Comic Spirits/Shogakukan)
Mizu wa Umi ni Mukatte Nagareru by Tajima Rettou (Bessatsu Shonen Magazine/Kodansha)
Metamorphose no Engawa by Tsurutani Kaori (Comic Newtype/Kadokawa)
Sousou no Frieren by Yamada Kanehito (Story) & Abe Tsukasa (Art) wins 14th Manga Taisho

1st) Sousou no Frieren by Yamada Kanehito (Story) & Abe Tsukasa (Art) (91pt)
2nd) Chi - Chikyuu no Undou ni Tsuite by Uoto (67pt)
3rd) Karaoke Iko! by Wayama Yama (64pt)
4th) Mizu wa Umi ni Mukatte Nagareru by Tajima Rettou (60pt)
5th) Oshi no Ko by Akasaka Aka (Story) & Yokoyari Mengo (Art) (59pt)
6th) Kaiju No. 8 by Matsumoto Naoya (58pt)
7th) Onna no Sono no Hoshi by Wayama Yama (57pt)
8th) Metamorphose no Engawa by Tsurutani Kaori (48pt)
9th) Kowloon Generic Romance by Mayuzuki Jun (46pt)
10th) SPY×FAMILY by Endou Tatsuya (38pt)

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Top 15 Initial Print Numbers of Volumes from the 3 Biggest Manga Publishers for the period of Apr 2020 - Mar 2021



Kodansha
Attack on Titan (31): 1.25 Million Copies
Go Toubun no Hanayome (14): 540,000 Copies
That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime (17): 520,000 Copies
Cells at Work! (6): 425,000 Copies
The Seven Deadly Sins (41): 390,000 Copies
Space Brothers (38): 303,000 Copies
Saint Young Men (8): 253,000 Copies
Ace of Diamond Act II (21): 238,000 Copies
What Did You Eat Yesterday? (17): 235,000 Copies
Arslan Senki (13): 235,000 Copies
Grand Blue (16): 205,000 Copies
Chihayafuru (44): 203,000 Copies
Tokyo卍Revengers (21): 195,000 Copies
Fire Force (27): 192,000 Copies
A Couple of Cuckoos (5): 190,000 Copies

Shogakukan
Detective Conan (98): 680,000 Copies
Detective Conan Police Academy Arc WILD POLICE STORY (2): 400,000 Copies
Mystery to Iunakare (8): 325,000 Copies
MIX (17): 310,000 Copies
Kuubo Ibuki GREAT GAME (1): 300,000 Copies
Sousou no Frieren (4): 300,000 Copies
Kuubo Ibuki (13): 270,000 Copies
BLUE GIANT EXPLORER (1): 200,000 Copies
MAJOR 2nd (19): 200,000 Copies
BLUE GIANT SUPREME (11): 175,000 Copies
Ao Ashi (23): 166,000 Copies
Utagawa Hyakkei (1): 165,000 Copies
Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san (14): 160,000 Copies
Kusuriya no Hitorigoto ~Maomao no Koukyuu Nazotoki Techou~ (10): 155,000 Copies
This Croc Will Die in 100 Days: 150,000 Copies

Shueisha
ONE PIECE (98): 3.2 Million Copies
Kimetsu no Yaiba (23): 3.2 Million Copies
Jujutsu Kaisen (15): 1.5 Million Copies
Kingdom (60): 1 Million Copies
SPY×FAMILY (6): 1 Million Copies
The Promised Neverland (20): 700,000 Copies
Haikyu!! (45): 700,000 Copies
My Hero Academia (29): 680,000 Copies
One Punch Man (23): 640,000 Copies
Chainsaw Man (11): 500,000Copies
REAL (15): 500,000 Copies
Kaiju No. 8 (2): 480,000 Copies
Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai (21): 370,000 Copies
Rurouni Kenshin Hokkaido Arc (4): 350,000 Copies
World Trigger (23): 350,000 Copies
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45th Kodansha Manga Award Nominees

Shonen
Fire Force by Ohkubo Atsushi (Weekly Shonen Magazine/Kodansha)
Sousou No Frieren by Yamada Kanehito (Story) & Abe Tsukasa (Art) (Weekly Shonen Sunday/Shogakukan)
That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime by Fuse (Original Creator), Kawakami Taiki (Manga) & Mitzvah (Character Design) (Monthly Shonen Sirius/Kodansha)
Blue Lock by Kaneshiro Muneyuki (Story) & Nomura Yusuke (Art) (Weekly Shonen Magazine/Kodansha)

Shojo
Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai by Makino (Bessatsu Friend/Kodansha)
Hananoi-kun to Koi no Yamai by Morino Megumi (Dessert/Kodansha)
Honey Lemon Soda by Murata Mayu (Ribon/Shueisha)
Yubisaki to Renren by Morishita Shuu (Dessert/Kodansha)

General
Aono-kun ni Sawaritai kara Shinitai by Shiina Umi (Afternoon/Kodansha)
Ase to Sekken by Yamada Kintetsu (Morning/Kodansha)
Hakozume ~Koban Joshi no Gyakushuu~ by Yasu Miko (Morning/Kodansha)
Futari Solo Camp by Debata Yudai (Evening/Kodansha)
Yuria-sensei no Akai Ito by Irie Kiwa (Be Love/Kodansha)

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25th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award Nominees

Aono-kun ni Sawaritai kara Shinitai by Umi Shiina
Kashikokute Yuki aru Kodomo by Miki Yamamoto
Kimetsu no Yaiba by Koyoharu Gotouge
Jujutsu Kaisen by Gege Akutami
Sousou no Frieren by Kanehito Yamada/Tsukasa Abe
Bara wa Shuraba de Umareru ~70-nendai Shoujo Manga Assistant Funto-ki~ by Nami Sasou
Peleliu: Rakuen no Guernica by Kazuyoshi Takeda
Yakusoku no Neverland by Kaiu Shirai/Posuka Demizu
Land by Kazumi Yamashita

25th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Award Winners

Grand Award: Land by Yamashita Kazumi

New Creator Award: Sousou no Frieren by Yamada Kanehito (Story) & Abe Tsukasa (Art)

Short Work Award: Kieta Mama Tomo & Tsuma ga Kuchi wo Kiite Kuremasen by Nohara Hiroko

Special Award: Kimetsu no Yaiba by Gotouge Koyoharu

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The list is only for nomination, it doesn't have anything to do with the final results, this is how the Grand prize was choosen



It is no surprise that Kimetsu and Neverland were close to winning, Akimoto is one of the judges and we know he likes both series a lot.
Thought it was better to reply to this here since it's not WSJ related, but I guess there were eight on the committee for nominations, and then three from those (including this Chūjō) decided the winners?

He was the only one who voted for Land at the nomination stage, and then he swayed the other two (or six) to go with Land for the grand prize? I don't know... seems like a pretty flawed system.
 
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45th Kodansha Manga Award Nominees

Shonen
Fire Force by Ohkubo Atsushi (Weekly Shonen Magazine/Kodansha)
Sousou No Frieren by Yamada Kanehito (Story) & Abe Tsukasa (Art) (Weekly Shonen Sunday/Shogakukan)
That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime by Fuse (Original Creator), Kawakami Taiki (Manga) & Mitzvah (Character Design) (Monthly Shonen Sirius/Kodansha)
Blue Lock by Kaneshiro Muneyuki (Story) & Nomura Yusuke (Art) (Weekly Shonen Magazine/Kodansha)

Shojo
Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai by Makino (Bessatsu Friend/Kodansha)
Hananoi-kun to Koi no Yamai by Morino Megumi (Dessert/Kodansha)
Honey Lemon Soda by Murata Mayu (Ribon/Shueisha)
Yubisaki to Renren by Morishita Shuu (Dessert/Kodansha)

General
Aono-kun ni Sawaritai kara Shinitai by Shiina Umi (Afternoon/Kodansha)
Ase to Sekken by Yamada Kintetsu (Morning/Kodansha)
Hakozume ~Koban Joshi no Gyakushuu~ by Yasu Miko (Morning/Kodansha)
Futari Solo Camp by Debata Yudai (Evening/Kodansha)
Yuria-sensei no Akai Ito by Irie Kiwa (Be Love/Kodansha)

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45th Kodansha Manga Award Winners

Shonen
Blue Lock by Kaneshiro Muneyuki (Story) & Nomura Yusuke (Art) (Weekly Shonen Magazine/Kodansha)

Shojo
Hananoi-kun to Koi no Yamai by Morino Megumi (Dessert/Kodansha)

General
Yuria-sensei no Akai Ito by Irie Kiwa (Be Love/Kodansha)

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I'll remove it if it's not relevant here.

 

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"A new short manga by Inio Asano is included in the first print of new album "Shishamo 7" by band Shishamo out June 30, 2021. The manga will be based on the song "Kawaii". " Source : Here

Back cover by Asano

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I dont know if this should be on rather Art section, but its an awesome initiative :


Naoki Urasawa Launches Drawing-Themed YouTube Channel With English Subtitles
Manga creator Naoki Urasawa (Yawara!, Master Keaton, 20th Century Boys, Pluto) launched a YouTube channel in April focusing on drawing. In his debut video he said that he started the channel to let inform people about his current work, his life as a manga artist, and to share drawing tips. The videos are posted with English closed caption subtitles.

His most recent video, posted on Tuesday, shows how to draw lines with a ruler, which he describes as a "basic" manga technique. The video includes a tutorial on how to draw the motion lines commonly seen in manga, as well as general advice on how to improve as an artist.

Source : Ann



His channel link
 
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