Publisher Shougakukan announced the winners of its 65th Manga Awards on Wednesday.
Serialized in Big Comic Spirits since January 2015, Ao Ashi
is a sports drama following a J-League Youth team. The series ranked 4th in votes for the 2017 Manga Taishou Award
. Volume 19 of the ongoing manga will be shipped on January 30.
Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen
(Kaguya-sama: Love is War
Adapted to a one-cours anime
in Winter 2019 and a live-action movie in September 2019, this romantic comedy has its second anime season
slated for Spring 2020. The manga's 17th volume went on sale on January 17.
Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san
's Maiko-san Chi no Makanai-san
is a slice-of-life series following the daily life of a 16-year-old girl, Kiyo. Unable to follow her dream of becoming a maiko (an apprentice to a geisha), Kiyo finds her place in cooking for the household instead. A heart-warming food-focused manga, the series had its 12th volume published in December.
Nagi no Oitoma
(Nagi's Long Vacation
Published in Elegance Eve
since June 2016, Nagi no Oitoma
has received considerable attention in the last year. Female readers voted it 3rd and 11th in "Kono Manga ga Sugoi!" rankings' 2019
polls, respectively; Kodansha nominated the manga for its 43rd Manga Awards
in May 2019; it won an Excellence Award at the 22nd Japan Media Arts Festival
in March 2019; and it ranked 10th in votes for the 2019 Manga Taishou Award
Nagi no Oitoma
follows 28-year-old Nagi who grows weary of her life focused on pleasing people around her, and—after a heart-breaking incident with her boyfriend—decides to reset her life with no one she knows in it. The series was adapted to a 10-episode live-action drama in Summer 2019 and published its 6th volume in September.
Neko, Hajimemashita: Nyantomo Ki ni naru Nyao
Source: Comic Natalie
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