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'Beastars' Wins Manga Taisho Award for 2018

by tsubasalover
Mar 22, 2018 2:43 AM | 15 Comments
The 2018 award list for the 11th edition of Manga Taisho, an 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 have fewer 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. 78 pts Beastars [drama, shounen, slice of life, psychological] by Paru Itagaki
*2. 68 pts Warera Contactee [Seinen] by Rui Morita
*3. 56 pts Nagi no Oitoma comedy, josei, romance, slice of life by Misato Konari
*4. 52 pts Dungeon Meshi [comedy, fantasy, seinen] by Ryoko Kui
*5. 47 pts Fumetsu no Anata e [drama, shounen, supernatural] by Yoshitoki Ooima
*6. 46 pts Runway de Waratte [drama, shounen] by Kotoba Inoya
*7. 42 pts Tongari Boushi no Atelier [fantasy, magic, seinen] by Kamome Shirahama
*8. 40 pts Made in Abyss [adventure, drama, fantasy, sci-Fi] by Akihito Tsukushi
*9. 38 pts Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na! [adventure, school life, seinen] by Sumito Oowara
10. 28 pts Eiga Daisuki Pompo-san [comedy, drama] by Ningen Plamo
11. 26 pts Yakusoku no Neverland [mystery, horror, sci-fi, shounen] by Posuka Demizu and Kaiu Shirai
12. 13 pts Golden Gold [supernatural, seinen] by Seita Horie

Source: Comic Natalie

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As a passionate fan of Beastars, I'm so overjoyed! I really hope this will motivate moderators to edit Beastars page on mal... Please..
To your immortality and Witch hat atelier made it too.. 2018 is such a great manga year.

Sep 12, 2018 10:21 AM by Starfall_Fae

YES!!!!!! I've been reading Beastars for a while now, and I'm so happy and proud that it won the famous Manga Taisho. This manga definitely is great. AMazing, actually. I'm also happy to see
Runway de Waratte, and Yakusoku no Neverland. Those two dramas are chillingly good.
But Beastars made me bounce up in down with excitement when I read.... Chapter 38, I think? The part where Haru denied to lose her life in humility, and stood up for herself. Just remembering that happen, I feel so good for her....
Fumetsu no Anata e is one of my favourites, too.
I'm rooting for all these manga!

Mar 28, 2018 7:27 AM by shigatsuno87bira

Would be cool if Beastars got an anime someday.

Mar 22, 2018 7:51 AM by wildhood

TPN is too low in that list, but good thing Beastars won.

Mar 22, 2018 6:32 AM by MichaelJackson

@shanimebib @koto Thank you. I've fixed it.

Mar 22, 2018 6:09 AM by tsubasalover

tsubasalover said:
@koto where did you find the information? I cannot find the Japanese source with the reading, so I just go with ohima because the kanji 暇 reads hima.


@koto is right. The title of the manga is Nagi no Oitoma. I have it in my ptr for a while. The English title is Nagi's Long Vacation.



Look up お暇 instead. You'll get Oitoma.

Mar 22, 2018 6:03 AM by shanimebib

One of my favorite manga won? Fuck yes motherfuckers, let's see if it gets a boost in sales. I hope it does.

Mar 22, 2018 5:53 AM by alpha_shadow

*6. 46 pts Runway de Waratte [drama, shounen] by Kotoba Inoya

It's already on my radar and now there is more incentive to start.

Mar 22, 2018 4:16 AM by NeoAnkara

whoah, beastars popularity really rising.... surprising coming from champion... they barely heard nowdays...

Mar 22, 2018 4:09 AM by Kuma

@koto where did you find the information? I cannot find the Japanese source with the reading, so I just go with ohima because the kanji 暇 reads hima.

Mar 22, 2018 3:41 AM by tsubasalover

*6. 46 pts Runway de Waratte [drama, shounen] by Kotoba Inoya

Happy that has some recognition,I hope it continues for a long time

Mar 22, 2018 3:39 AM by Chapifa_04

tsubasalover said:
*3. 56 pts Nagi no Ohima comedy, josei, romance, slice of life by Misato Konari

Shouldn't it be Nagi no Oitoma?

Mar 22, 2018 3:23 AM by koto

Beastars is surprisingly entertaining. Been reading it for the past few months.

Dungeon Meshi really needs an anime...this is just a matter of time now.

Mar 22, 2018 3:22 AM by Stark700

Ah,the manga everyone saying like a japanese Zootopia.

Hoping theres an anime of it someday,although its artstyle would be a challenge to adapt

Mar 22, 2018 3:16 AM by edge13

Getting to see... Atelier in the top list sure is a spot-on...

Mar 22, 2018 3:15 AM by -HippySnob-