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Winners of the 39th Kodansha Manga Awards Announced

by Sakana-san
May 12, 2015 7:59 AM | 52 Comments
Kodansha's official website listed the winners for the 39th Kodansha Manga Awards in each of the following categories:

Shounen
Nanatsu no Taizai by Nakaba Suzuki
Publishing since 2012 in Weekly Shounen Magazine

Yowamushi Pedal by Wataru Watanabe
Publishing since 2008 in Shounen Champion

Shoujo
Nigeru wa Haji daga Yaku ni Tatsu by Tsunami Umino
Publishing since 2012 in Kiss

General
Sidonia no Kishi by Tsutomu Nihei
Publishing since 2009 in Afternoon

Special Award
Cooking Papa by Tochi Ueyama
Publishing since 1984 in Morning


The Best Children's Manga award was combined with the Best Shounen and Shoujo Manga categories this year.

Source: Kodansha

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robis798 said:
>Nanatsu

lol

You seem jealous

May 19, 2015 12:41 PM by KuroYaksha

Yay Knights of Sidonia :3

May 18, 2015 1:35 AM by Veneficia

Yowamushi pedal ? Wow, i'm looking this manga at the moment, and i wouldn't think that it was possible for this manga to get this kind of reward.

May 17, 2015 4:10 AM by _Pingu_

Wow nanatsu no taizai :o

May 15, 2015 12:05 PM by blue-y

really glad about this.. we got some good names there..

May 15, 2015 4:12 AM by melodyofd_d

YAY! This is some happy news. :D Also, you guys signatures are blowing my mind extra hard today. <333

May 14, 2015 1:48 PM by deathbyglitter

Nanatsu no Taizai deserves that spot, I love that manga and the anime xD

May 14, 2015 1:18 PM by AbbieT3D2Y

sullynathan said:
Wait, so Kodansha awards manga that they publish? Seems weird if you ask me.



Not really.A lot of companies award thier employee in Japan and a lot of publishing companies award their novel/manga/magazines etc to encourage people.

May 14, 2015 7:59 AM by umashikaneko

Kudos to Nanatsu. You deserve it.

May 13, 2015 6:33 PM by RPG2000

Aeldrian said:
really!?!? those craps won but not hunter xhunter?


Noob...... You'll eventually learn.

May 13, 2015 4:30 PM by keragamming

Wait, so Kodansha awards manga that they publish? Seems weird if you ask me.


Aeldrian said:
really!?!? those craps won but not hunter xhunter?

Because Hunter x Hunter isn't good

May 13, 2015 4:21 PM by sullynathan

Nanatsu no Taizai ftw!

May 13, 2015 12:16 PM by soulless4now

Aeldrian said:
really!?!? those craps won but not hunter xhunter?

These awards are only given to the titles that are serialized in Kodansha's magazine.

May 13, 2015 9:10 AM by Z4k

Aeldrian said:
really!?!? those craps won but not hunter xhunter?


Why would Hunter x Hunter win? Togashi hasn't released a chapter in almost a year.

Also, none of those manga are 'craps.' They are good manga and deserve the awards.

May 13, 2015 8:26 AM by FullmetalCarrot

Congrats to Nanatsu and Yowamushi Pedal :D

May 13, 2015 8:19 AM by kyouche29

really!?!? those craps won but not hunter xhunter?

May 13, 2015 7:36 AM by Aeldrian

Yowamushi Pedal, yay!! I think it really deserves the award.

May 13, 2015 7:34 AM by KikiGabriella7

Taizai FTW!!

May 13, 2015 2:47 AM by Hikarusuke

congrats to nanatsu no taizai... i didn't expect that....

sidonia got the general spot and that was quite surprising... i thought people dislikes that kind of manga, but i suppose that i was wrong

May 12, 2015 11:30 PM by H-Notowidjojo

mayukachan said:
MihoWittmann said:
I guess I should check out the Sidonia manga. Wow, a manga that's been published for over 30 years? That's pretty impressive…

Watch the anime instead!

Doesn't it have the wonky 3DCG characters? Not so keen on that.

May 12, 2015 11:12 PM by MihoWittmann