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'Otoyomegatari' Wins Manga Taisho Award for 2014

by tsubasalover
Mar 27, 2014 5:10 AM | 57 Comments
The 2014 award list for the 7th edition of Manga Taisho, the annual Japanese Manga Award, has been announced. The award is decided by a panel of bookstore clerks who select the best title from manga series which are relatively new (have published less than 8 volumes) and have released at least one volume in the last year. The first voting round decides the nominees and the second decides the final ranking.

*1. 94 pts Otoyomegatari
*2. 82 pts Boku dake ga Inai Machi
*3. 66 pts Sayonara Tama-chan
*4. 59 pts Nanatsu no Taizai
*5. 54 pts Hikidashi ni Terrarium
*6. 46 pts Juuhan Shuttai!
*7. 43 pts One Punch-Man
*8. 32 pts Ajin
*9. 31 pts Ashizuri Suizokukan
10. *9 pts Sakamoto desu ga?

Source: Comic Natalie

Previous related news: Manga Taisho 2013 Award List

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Definitely deserved :)
congrats!

Mar 29, 2014 1:58 AM by Vanessa

Wooo the story seems interesting. Plan to watch list.

Mar 28, 2014 10:55 PM by Ghost001

Gonna check out #1 eventually. Sounds good from the synopsis.

Mar 28, 2014 10:52 PM by soulless4now

Lacertoss said:
skidzs said:
historical? i'll try it.


Historical doesen't even begin to describe it. It is so well researched that it managed to impress me. I'm finishing a master's degree on Central Asian History, by the way.
She did her homework REALLY well.


I know right? This series is oozing in details and care in artwork, settings and characters. It's what I call a masterpiece.

Mar 28, 2014 8:31 PM by wakka9ca

Oh my goodness, finally Otoyomegatari won! Very well-deserved!
I don't recognize many of the other titles up there except One-Punch Man, I'd like to give these all a shot.

Mar 28, 2014 8:19 PM by SleepyBear

skidzs said:
historical? i'll try it.


Historical doesen't even begin to describe it. It is so well researched that it managed to impress me. I'm finishing a master's degree on Central Asian History, by the way.
She did her homework REALLY well.

Mar 28, 2014 2:40 PM by Lacertoss

Otoyomegatari

i must read it

Mar 28, 2014 11:09 AM by Mr_Gutts

Meruru_Arls said:
I didn't read it, but I'm glad. I hope they adapt all the novels.

What novels? If you refer to Otoyomegatari, it's not a part of the Monogatari franchise, but a completely unrelated manga by a different author.

Mar 28, 2014 10:20 AM by metamorphius

tsubasalover said:
The 2014 award list for the 7th edition of Manga Taisho, the annual Japanese Manga Award, has been announced. The award is decided by a panel of bookstore clerks who select the best title from manga series which are relatively new (have published less than 8 volumes) and have released at least one volume in the last year. The first voting round decides the nominees and the second decides the final ranking.

*1. 94 pts Otoyomegatari
*2. 82 pts Boku dake ga Inai Machi
*3. 66 pts Sayonara Tama-chan
*4. 59 pts Nanatsu no Taizai
*5. 54 pts Hikidashi ni Terrarium
*6. 46 pts Juuhan Shuttai!
*7. 43 pts One Punch-Man
*8. 32 pts Ajin
*9. 31 pts Ashizuri Suizokukan
10. *9 pts Sakamoto desu ga?

Source: Comic Natalie

Previous related news: Manga Taisho 2013 Award List


i thought otoyomegatari is a new vol of monogatari series got me fooled
lol one punch man no questions about that its funny as hell

Mar 28, 2014 9:59 AM by CrossRyuu

I didn't read it, but I'm glad. I hope they adapt all the novels.

Mar 28, 2014 9:25 AM by Meruru_Arls

That -megatari, I almost mistook it for the -monogatari suffix, ...lol...but yeah, I'll try that when I have time next week, seems interesting.

Hoho, Seven Deadly Sins, Sakamoto and One Punch Man got in...Nice entries this time, and most of them are under-appreciated. They really need some love indeed.

Mar 28, 2014 9:16 AM by Jaeger07

Wow, a whole bunch of really interesting mangas to read. D:

Mar 28, 2014 8:59 AM by LaOveja

historical? i'll try it.

Mar 28, 2014 7:33 AM by skidzs

Yay!! ^^ Otoyomegatari definitely deserves 1st place. I love all of Kaoru Mori's works. Her art and characters are amazing!

Mar 28, 2014 6:04 AM by IncendianFire

I still haven't read any of those Manga in that list.
The only Manga that I know from that list are Otoyomegatari, Nanatsu no Taizai, One Punch-Man, Ajin, and Sakamoto desu ga?
I added Boku dake ga Inai Machi and Sayonara Tama-chan (I can feel the author's pain).
Otoyomegatari needs an Anime adaption already, with the same art of course!!!

Mar 28, 2014 12:25 AM by Tengai

One Punch-Man is 7th?! Are you kidding me?! One of the best in years to come out! Oh well! I don't know about any other manga in the list so don't know what to complain about :/

I won't go as far as saying that every man out there should aspire to become like Saitama and every woman out there should aspire to become his woman. Enough said! You don't know what you are missing if you aren't reading this manga!

Mar 27, 2014 8:52 PM by shanimebib

mayukachan said:


Stark700 said:
VioLink said:
Please give One punch man a anime.


THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS
^^


god****. it needs an anime.
but it also need great animation. otherwise it will fail really hard...

when you read the manga, you will notice entire chapters only animating one single fight or one single scene without anyone saying a single word

Mar 27, 2014 6:07 PM by Urek

Of the ten listed, I'm reading three, so some of the titles I recognized. Definitely need to try reading Otoyomegatari. It's rather funny the big gap of points between ninth and tenth place.

Mar 27, 2014 5:21 PM by mangastar

Good to see my favorite manga ever getting the praise it deserves.
It's really well researched, written and drawn.

Mar 27, 2014 3:11 PM by Lacertoss

That list is a sausagefest of manga. I liked last year's picks better with Ore Monogatari!! on top.

Mar 27, 2014 2:37 PM by shinkeikaku