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Winners of the 41st Kodansha Manga Awards

by tsubasalover
May 9, 2017 3:42 AM | 17 Comments
Publisher Kodansha announced on Tuesday the winners of its 41st annual manga awards in each of three categories. Winners are listed in bold alongside other nominated works.

Shounen
Shoukoku no Altair by Kotono Katou, publishing in Shounen Sirius
Kishuku Gakkou no Juliet by Yousuke Kaneda, publishing in Bessatsu Shounen Magazine
Enen no Shouboutai by Atsushi Ookubo, publishing in Weekly Shounen Magazine
Dagashi Kashi by Kotoyama publishing in Shounen Sunday

Shoujo
P to JK by Maki Miyoshi, publishing in Bessatsu Friend
Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare by Io Sakisaka, publishing in Bessatsu Margaret
Deguchi Zero by Haruh Seta, published in Nakayoshi
Harumatsu Bokura by Anashin, publishing in Dessert

General
The Fable by Katsuhisa Minami, publishing in Weekly Young Magazine
Grand Blue by Kenji Inoue and Kimitake Yoshioka, publishing in good! Afternoon
Demi-chan wa Kataritai by Petosu, published in Young Magazine the 3rd
Tokyo Tarareba Musume by Akiko Higashimura, published in Kiss
Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii by Fujita, publishing in comic POOL

The selection committee of the 41st 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: Comic Natalie Winners, Nominees

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Grand Blue deserves more recognition! Anime adaptation fucking when?! *knocking J.C. Staff's door*

May 12, 2017 9:31 AM by Impala

me too. it's been in
cure_potato said:
I really need to start with "Shoukoku no Altair".


me too. it's been stuck in my "to read" list for a while now

May 11, 2017 3:33 AM by DenzRui

Kishuku is very entertaining! Glad to see it here.

I wish Demi-chan kept getting translated tho, I liked the anime.

May 10, 2017 2:57 AM by MetaThPr4h

Jiharo said:
I thought it's also good to include the nominations because you listed those as well.
Ah, that's true, too. I've edited the post to add the link. Thanks.

May 10, 2017 2:55 AM by tsubasalover

tsubasalover said:
Jiharo said:
@tsubasalover the link is wrong, this is the correct link to the news: http://natalie.mu/comic/news/227148
The link you posted is for the nominations, not the winners. Notice that it was posted on April 3, 2017.


Oh right, my apologies. I thought it's also good to include the nominations because you listed those as well.

May 10, 2017 2:53 AM by Jiharo

Jiharo said:
@tsubasalover the link is wrong, this is the correct link to the news: http://natalie.mu/comic/news/227148
The link you posted is for the nominations, not the winners. Notice that it was posted on April 3, 2017.

May 10, 2017 2:49 AM by tsubasalover

AWW YES KISHUKU GAKKOU WON.

@tsubasalover the link is wrong, this is the correct link to the news: http://natalie.mu/comic/news/227148

May 10, 2017 2:47 AM by Jiharo

Ottoman/Turkish propaganda

May 9, 2017 7:54 AM by ichii_1

Yay for Grand blue which is the funniest manga in years, don't really care about the others except Shoukoku no Altair

May 9, 2017 7:43 AM by Digitalexile

Kishuku Gakkou no Juliet, really? That's legit surprising but okay. I guess it's alright though

May 9, 2017 7:36 AM by HaXXspetten

Really glad to see Shoukoku no Altair taking the top spot on the Shounen category. Can't wait for the anime to air this Summer either. I haven't heard of The Fable before but might check it out in the future.

May 9, 2017 7:24 AM by Stark700

P to JK over all the titles that could have won? When one of my favourite ongoing manga got nominated, too? I am up to date with all but Deguchi Zero but if I had to pick one from the nominations, I would have picked Harumatsu Bokura because of Towa.

It's strange how some really amazing shoujo manga never get nominated for the awards. I can list at least ten such ongoing manga from top of my head that are better than P to JK or even Omofuri.

Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai should have been nominated in the general category. Anyways, would have loved to see Tarareba Musume winning it from the nominees. Akiko-sensei's manga are always so fascinating.

Kishuku Gakkou no Juliet is the only shounen manga from the other list of nominees I am reading. It's actually very enjoyable. The biggest selling point of the manga is the romance between the two main characters. Not just because I prefer manga with definite romantic pair than harem settings, the manga is funny and at the same time has a lot of emotions in it. Persia and Inuzuka's struggle for being in love is quite endearing.

May 9, 2017 6:54 AM by shanimebib

OKUBO! IT"S TIME TO BRING BACK YOUR FANDOM!

the sales is not even breaking 50K.

it's soo freaking dissapointing!

as historical nerds, should try altair one day... but not today... sigh...

lol, i tough juliet was jump series, because their crossover with kaguya... well, nice they got more spotlight i guess...

also wotaku... such a cute series...

Grand Blue... AYYYYYYY

demi... yaaay... happy they get even more recognition...

waiting patiently for the fable...

May 9, 2017 4:57 AM by Kuma

Kishuku Gakkou no Juliet by Yousuke Kaneda, publishing in Bessatsu Shounen Magazine

Now still waiting on what's happening next in Persia birthdays party.

May 9, 2017 4:34 AM by NeoAnkara

I really need to start with "Shoukoku no Altair". It's been on my list for a while now.

May 9, 2017 4:32 AM by cure_potato

I'm only interested in Tokyo Tarareba Musume and i just saw that Helvetica Scans translated the first chapter.

May 9, 2017 3:59 AM by Johnnyd3rp

Demi-chan so good and popular? I liked her adaptation and Hikari, but she did not seem so special to me.

May 9, 2017 3:46 AM by RobertBobert