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Winners of the 40th Kodansha Manga Awards

by arsonal
May 17, 2016 12:00 AM | 15 Comments
Publisher Kodansha announced on Monday the winners of its 40th annual manga awards in each of three categories. Winners are listed in bold alongside other nominated works.

Shounen
Days by Tsuyoshi Yasuda, publishing in Weekly Shounen Magazine
Boku no Hero Academia by Kouhei Horikoshi, publishing in Weekly Shounen Jump
Noragami by Adachitoka, publishing in Monthly Shounen Magazine
Owari no Seraph by Takaya Kagami and Yamato Yamamoto, publishing in Jump SQ

Shoujo
Watashi ga Motete Dousunda by Junko, publishing in Bessatsu Friend
Hatsukoi Monster by Akira Hiyoshimaru, publishing in ARIA
Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai by Makino, publishing in Bessatsu Friend
Nijiiro Days by Minami Mizuno, publishing in Bessatsu Margaret
Suki tte Ii na yo. by Kanae Hazuki, publishing in Dessert

General
Kou no Dori by Yuu Suzunoki, publishing in Morning
Ajin by Gamon Sakurai, publishing in good! Afternoon
Boku dake ga Inai Machi by Kei Sanbe, published in Young Ace
Golden Kamuy by Satoru Noda, publishing in Young Jump
Tokyo Tarareba-Jou by Akiko Higashimura, publishing in Kiss

The selection committee of the 40th Kodansha Manga Awards is composed of mangaka Ken Akamatsu (Love Hina), Tochi Ueyama (Cooking Papa), Oh! Great (Air Gear), Atsushi Kase (Chameleon), Miyuki Kobayashi (Kitchen no Ohimesama), Yuuji Moritaka (Gurazeni), and Kazumi Yamashita (Fushigi na Shounen).

Source: Kodansha

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Nice to see days winning . I just want summer to come already to watch it. I read the first 2 chapters of the manga , I'll continue it soon hopefully . Also, nice to see noragami on the list.

May 17, 2016 11:45 AM by DragonSlayer_19

I keep telling people not to sleep on that Days series, its gonna blow up after the anime big time.

May 17, 2016 10:43 AM by Ramkec

A list of manga I need to start reading.....

Well of course it'd work out that way. Two of the three winners are in the works of an anime adaptation. I was thinking of starting Days because it's getting an anime adaptation and it received an award but I'd probably get too lazy and just watch the anime, LOL.

May 17, 2016 9:48 AM by 5shin

AbsoluteBloom said:
strider98 said:
Really nice to see bnha winning, that should answer some of the haters in MAL here. I have to pick up Golden kamuy though.


It didn't win. Days won in it's category.

I meant winning the second place, but no rankings are there I realized now.

May 17, 2016 9:00 AM by Frostbytes

strider98 said:
Really nice to see bnha winning, that should answer some of the haters in MAL here. I have to pick up Golden kamuy though.


It didn't win. Days won in it's category.

May 17, 2016 8:57 AM by Nakurawari

lol I just noticed Golden Kamuy being up there....kinda surprised, didn't expect it to win an award.

May 17, 2016 8:18 AM by Snappynator

Really nice to see bnha there, that should answer some of the haters in MAL here. I have to pick up Golden kamuy though.

May 17, 2016 6:30 AM by Frostbytes

Really happy to see Golden Kamuy in the general section of the awards, well deserved.

I look forward to seeing the Days anime adaptation this Summer. Nice to see it winning the Shounen category.

May 17, 2016 2:50 AM by Stark700

Very happy for Watashi ga Motete Dousunda!

May 17, 2016 2:02 AM by phoenixalia

Seriously, Watashi ga Motete Dousunda? Maybe it's just me, but I find the concept of this manga a bit... strange.

May 17, 2016 1:32 AM by Anny

Didn't BnHA win an award when it first started?

Looking forward for the adaptation of Days.

May 17, 2016 12:27 AM by tsudecimo

arsonal said:
sevenPocky said:
I'm so happy for BnHA (even 2nd place)!

There are no rankings for non-winners. Other nominated works are listed alphabetically.
Now I'm really happy for it! Thank you for the clarification.

May 17, 2016 12:12 AM by sevenPocky

sevenPocky said:
I'm so happy for BnHA (even 2nd place)!

There are no rankings for non-winners. Other nominated works are listed alphabetically.

May 17, 2016 12:10 AM by arsonal

So nice to see BnHA doing so well, I really have to pick up the manga once the anime is done.

May 17, 2016 12:10 AM by Snappynator

I'm so happy for BnHA (even 2nd place)! Didn't expect Nijiiro Days, but I'm glad it made its way here. I haven't read Days, though I hope it gets licensed in English soon. Heard a lot of good things about it.

May 17, 2016 12:09 AM by sevenPocky