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Winners of the 45th Kodansha Manga Awards

by Aidan
May 13, 3:18 PM | 10 Comments
Publisher Kodansha announced on Thursday the winners of its 45th annual manga awards in each of three categories. Winners are listed in bold alongside other nominated works.

Blue Lock by Yuusuke Nomura and Muneyuki Kaneshiro, publishing in Weekly Shounen Magazine
Enen no Shouboutai by Atsushi Ookubo, publishing in Weekly Shounen Magazine
Sousou no Frieren by Tsukasa Abe and Kanehito Yamada, publishing in Shounen Sunday
Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken by Taiki Kawakami and Fuse, publishing in Shounen Sirius

Hananoi-kun to Koi no Yamai by Megumi Morino, publishing in Dessert
Honey Lemon Soda by Mayu Murata, publishing in Ribon Magazine
Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai by Makino, publishing in Bessatsu Friend
Yubisaki to Renren by Suu Morishita, publishing in Dessert

Aono-kun ni Sawaritai kara Shinitai by Umi Shiina, publishing in Afternoon
Ase to Sekken by Kintetsu Yamada, publishing in Morning
Futari Solo Camp by Yuudai Debata, publishing in Evening
Hakozume: Koban Joshi no Gyakushuu by Miko Yasu, publishing in Morning
Yuria-sensei no Akai Ito by Kiwa Irie, publishing in Be-Love

The selection committee of the 45th Kodansha Manga Awards is composed of mangaka Tsunami Umino (Nigeru wa Haji daga Yaku ni Tatsu), Etsushi Ogawa (Chuuka Ichiban!), Kouji Kumeta (Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei), Akiko Higashimura (Kuragehime), Norifusa Mita (Investor Z), Waki Yamato (Haikara-san ga Tooru), and Makoto Yukimura (Vinland Saga).

Source: Comic Natalie 1, 2

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Hananoi-kun won award! You deserve it sensei, thank you for making a manga that describe really well the pain of someone who experience the same things as the male lead and how he changes!!

Jun 2, 2:14 PM by Alice0006

blue lock niceeee

hopefully it gets a good adaptation someday

May 15, 12:02 PM by SkyFullOfStars

Seeing a lot of Blue Lock lately. Hopefully, there’s going to be a worthy adaption of it in animated form soon!

May 14, 1:33 AM by _MushiRock11_


May 13, 11:41 PM by axquilt

Wow, I didn't realize A Sign of Affection was that popular. I need to read more of that one, the first chapter was really good and the main couple is cute.

May 13, 11:21 PM by Fario-P

iva- said:
Crow_Black said:
@iva- i think you're really going to like to see this news.
aaaaaAAAA Blue Lock! I need the anime adaptation already T_T

Maybe this could increase the chances of it having an adaptation. :)

Now if only they made snowboarding and hockey anime now thats something i think you'll be really interested in since it could really help bring a new side of sports anime not seen as of yet going from basketball,boxing,volleyball and soccer to the icy cool extreme side of snow sports. :)

May 13, 10:55 PM by Crow_Black

Crow_Black said:
@iva- i think you're really going to like to see this news.
aaaaaAAAA Blue Lock! I need the anime adaptation already T_T

May 13, 10:21 PM by brooding

@iva- i think you're really going to like to see this news.

May 13, 10:19 PM by Crow_Black

Sad that Sousou no Frieren didn't win, but Blue Lock is a pretty good series so congrats to mangaka.

Also this is like Frieren's 3rd award nomination? (correct me if I'm wrong)
Where Frieren hype? Where Frieren anime?

Also Ase to Sekken got nominated for something? A mature romance manga?? That's a huge W.

May 13, 4:32 PM by Judevin

Blue Lock anime when? i might read that manga too since i usually see awesome drawings of the manga panels about it

May 13, 3:30 PM by deg