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Winners of 22nd Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Announced

by sevenPocky
Apr 24, 2018 2:04 PM | 11 Comments

The winners of the 22nd Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize have been announced. Ten nominees were chosen from volumes published last year with votes and recommendations from bookstore staff, manga officials, and a selection committee with last year's Special Prize recipient Osamu Akimoto (Kochira Katsushikaku Kameari Kouenmae Hashutsujo) as a newly appointed member. The presentation ceremony will be held on June 7 at Hamarikyuu Asahi Small Hall at Tsukiji, Tokyo.

Grand Prize: Golden Kamuy (Satoru Noda)
New Work Prize: Beastars (Paru Itagaki)
Short Work Prize: Oya-san to Boku (Tarou Yabe)
Special Prize: Tetsuya Chiba (For the publication of Hinemosu no Tari Nikki, a full-color short story manga that was published in Shogakukan's Big Comics and his first work in 18 years)

Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu's Yakusoku no Neverland tied with Golden Kamuy for first place on the first selection through points but was beat by recommendations.

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 Digital, Comic Natalie

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Not surprised. I'll have to take time to check the other winners as well.

Apr 26, 2018 12:06 PM by Stripes

joe_g7 said:
Congrats to Golden Kamuy for winning!
Yeeeeess! It totally deserved it! Thos makes me so happy. &ope for a possible new season!

Apr 26, 2018 11:31 AM by GoddessofMayhem

Hopefully Golden Kamuy will get another season.

I'm also glad to see Beastars getting recognition. I've been surprisingly enjoying it.

Apr 26, 2018 8:01 AM by Stark700

Happy and sad to see Promised Neverland get so close to first place C':

Apr 24, 2018 11:21 PM by JuicyTomato

Pretty impressed to see that Beastars won like 3 awards this year already and got second place in the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! 2018.

Might give it a try.

Apr 24, 2018 9:07 PM by DatRandomDude

even beastars sales wasn't soo good, but win lot of awards... champion should survive... it's sad to see one of used to be biggest magazine now barely alive...

congratulation for golden kamuy... deserved tbh...

Apr 24, 2018 5:31 PM by Kuma

The first three episodes of the Golden Kamuy anime were so much fun, if it keeps the level I can definitely see why the manga got the award.

Apr 24, 2018 4:16 PM by MetaThPr4h

First Manga Taishou and now this. Golden Kamuy is winning quite a lot of awards!

Apr 24, 2018 4:05 PM by GoldenDevilGamer

Congrats to Golden Kamuy for winning!

Apr 24, 2018 3:52 PM by joe_g7

Golden Kamuy definitely deserved it! I haven't read these others but I'll make sure to check them out if they're right up there with Golden Kamuy in quality.

Apr 24, 2018 3:27 PM by SlimyTentacles

Glad for Golden Kamuy, well deserved.

Apr 24, 2018 2:08 PM by Hatsuyuki

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