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'Golden Kamuy' Wins Manga Taisho Award for 2016

by arsonal
Mar 28, 2016 11:48 PM | 22 Comments
The 2016 award list for the 9th 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. 91 pts Golden Kamuy [seinen, historical] by Satoru Noda
*2. 78 pts Dungeon Meshi [seinen, fantasy] by Ryoko Kui
*3. 68 pts Blue Giant [seinen, music] by Shinichi Ishizuka
*4. 55 pts Boku dake ga Inai Machi [seinen, supernatural] by Kei Sanbe
*5. 49 pts Hyakumanjou Labyrinth [seinen, sci-fi] by Takamichi
*6. 43 pts Nami yo Kiitekure [seinen, romance] by Hiroaki Samura
*7. 42 pts Koi wa Ameagari no You ni [seinen, romance] by Jun Mayuzuki
*8. 38 pts Machida-kun no Sekai [shoujo, school] by Yuki Andou
*9. 29 pts Tokyo Tarareba-Jou [josei, romance] by Akiko Higashimura
10. 28 pts Okazaki ni Sasagu [seinen, slice-of-life] by Saho Yamamoto
11. 25 pts Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou [shounen, comedy] by Epyao & Yuujirou Koyama

Source: Comic Natalie

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I love this award! Like every other year, I don't know the majority of the titles (<3). Also, love all the seinen tags and interesting premises.

I read last year's winner, Kakukaku Shikajika, and it definitely deserved it. I hope this year is equally interesting.

Mar 31, 2016 11:41 PM by Mirorin

KaoruMatsuoka said:
Considering all the past Manga Taisho winners have been very well-written imo, I have no problem with this choice.

Although, BokuMachi at #4 makes me question the reliability of these booksellers...C'mon, you can at least recognize forced feels, can't you?


Bokumachi was nominated in 2014, 2015 and 2016 didn't win it in any of those years but that alone is an accomplishment

Mar 30, 2016 3:06 PM by harkan

Considering all the past Manga Taisho winners have been very well-written imo, I have no problem with this choice.

Although, BokuMachi at #4 makes me question the reliability of these booksellers...C'mon, you can at least recognize forced feels, can't you?

Mar 30, 2016 12:45 PM by KaoruMatsuoka

I could've sworn that Ajin had won this award before. Which apparently it didn't. Must've been some other award...

Anyhow, looking for that information led me to picking up some of the past winners together with 2016's. Fun times ahead, fellas.

Mar 30, 2016 9:25 AM by Rachmaninow

All these series with so little chapters in English :'(

Will check out some.

Mar 29, 2016 4:12 PM by Mayuka

Sweet I added it to my plan to read list recently. Wasn't going to start it till it got more chapters though.

Mar 29, 2016 4:10 PM by nitrohawk

*7. 42 pts Koi wa Ameagari no You ni [seinen, romance] by Jun Mayuzuki

It's a really sweet manga, I'd definitely recommend it if you like romance stuff.

Mar 29, 2016 6:51 AM by dilation

Kuma said:
DateYutaka said:



its a more tham good manga and more than likely and late nighth anime fuck me that is irk some
i don't think this kind of shows has wide appealing, so i though it wouldn't work in normal airing time. correct me if i am wrong thou,this manga unaccessible yet outside japan.


its just come high in the taisho awards and if it does the same in the Mangasho then its that the highest nod a manga can get

ie like ocsers with movies in theus Taishp and a Mangasho nod or to be mentiod in the same line ad them two awward makes a manga as mainstream as can be even if sales say diffrent

Mar 29, 2016 6:39 AM by DateYutaka

DateYutaka said:
Kuma said:
konosuba and showa ganroku give me a little faith. the PV look great too.

i mean, hear the beat drops man!



its a more tham good manga and more than likely and late nighth anime fuck me that is irk some
i don't think this kind of shows has wide appealing, so i though it wouldn't work in normal airing time. correct me if i am wrong thou,this manga unaccessible yet outside japan.

Mar 29, 2016 6:30 AM by Kuma

Kuma said:
DateYutaka said:


its DEEN lol they have never been that good at full tv shows
konosuba and showa ganroku give me a little faith. the PV look great too.

i mean, hear the beat drops man!



its a more tham good manga and more than likely and late nighth anime fuck me that is irk some

Mar 29, 2016 6:21 AM by DateYutaka

DateYutaka said:
Kuma said:
11. 25 pts Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou [shounen, comedy] by Epyao & Yuujirou Koyama

deen, pls, don't fuck this up. you are the only way to make it accessible for us.


its DEEN lol they have never been that good at full tv shows
konosuba and showa ganroku give me a little faith. the PV look great too.

i mean, hear the beat drops man!

Mar 29, 2016 6:16 AM by Kuma

Kuma said:
11. 25 pts Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou [shounen, comedy] by Epyao & Yuujirou Koyama

deen, pls, don't fuck this up. you are the only way to make it accessible for us.


its DEEN lol they have never been that good at full tv shows

Mar 29, 2016 6:13 AM by DateYutaka

Raina- said:
I only know two from this list lmao


Golden Kamuy sounds interesting so I might check it out


You totally should. My favourite manga series in quite a while.

Mar 29, 2016 5:56 AM by treedude

Congrats to the winner. *sigh* It is time to start reading the manga.

Mar 29, 2016 5:34 AM by youthful

11. 25 pts Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou [shounen, comedy] by Epyao & Yuujirou Koyama

deen, pls, don't fuck this up. you are the only way to make it accessible for us.

Mar 29, 2016 5:27 AM by Kuma

all well worthy of there nod

Mar 29, 2016 4:46 AM by DateYutaka

Some great manga up there, congratz to all the winners.

Mar 29, 2016 4:44 AM by Ramkec

I only know two from this list lmao


Golden Kamuy sounds interesting so I might check it out

Mar 29, 2016 1:05 AM by Raina-

Tonkatsu DJ Agetarou [shounen, comedy] by Epyao & Yuujirou Koyama

Wasn't going to check out the anime buuut seeing this here, I might. Well, if it gets subbed, that is.

I feel like half of the titles up there were also in the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2016 rankings since I have them on my PTR. They seem to overlap a lot. Need to find some time to start reading them. I remember seeing BokuMachi nominated for the past two years too.

I swear it felt like not too long ago when I saw the 2015 thread...time goes by fast.

Mar 29, 2016 12:19 AM by tingy

Manga Taisho always lets you find those hidden gems doesn't it

Mar 29, 2016 12:06 AM by HaXXspetten