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Winners of 21st Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Announced

by tsubasalover
Apr 24, 2017 9:57 PM | 7 Comments

The winners of 21st Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize has been announced via Asahi Shimbun's Morning newspaper on Tuesday. The nominees were chosen from the works serialized in 2016. The presentation ceremony will be held on May 31 at Hamarikyuu Asahi Small Hall at Tsukiji Tokyo.

Grand Prize: Hana ni Somu (Fusako Kuramochi)
New Work Prize: Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu (Haruko Kumota)
Short Work Prize: Yomawari Neko (Kaoru Fukaya)
Special Prize: Osamu Akimoto (Finishing 40 Year Long Serialization of Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo)

Instituted in 1997, Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize is an annual manga prize awarded to mangaka or their works that follow the Osamu Tezuka manga approach.

Source: Asahi Shimbun, Comic Natalie

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I hope the Grand Prize winner will be licensed or picked up by some scanlator groups. It looks interesting.

Apr 25, 2017 11:10 PM by Johnnyd3rp

Matoro_Mahri said:
It always saddens me that these award winners are always nowhere to be found in English, or any other language for that matter.


I know that feel,until flip through raws sometimes.

tsubasalover said:
Special Prize: Osamu Akimoto (Finishing 40 Year Long Serialization of Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo)


Bravo.

Apr 25, 2017 9:19 PM by Nvra

It always saddens me that these award winners are always nowhere to be found in English, or any other language for that matter.

Apr 25, 2017 7:42 PM by Matoro_Mahri

Damn, how can a manga fly under MAL's radar for 6 years, then snatch a Tezuka Grand Prix out of nowhere ? Interested in reading that but can't find any translation of it.

Apr 25, 2017 5:45 PM by HapHazrD

Glad to see Rakugo in this list, loved the show, one of the few animes I gave 10/10

Apr 25, 2017 10:40 AM by Sukeroku

congratualtion for kochikami author... can't wait his new works... this guy rocks!

showa got even more awards...wondering how much the volume sale since i don't remember it...

gran prize series look interesting... 2 josei, 1 shounen, and 1 seinen... look josei rolling...

also dat neko tho... look 2deep4me...

Apr 24, 2017 10:50 PM by Kuma

Hana ni Somu looks pretty neat. I almost though Kochikame was gonna go on forever.

Apr 24, 2017 10:35 PM by Dessssy