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Winners of the 48th Kodansha Manga Awards

by Snow
May 15, 9:00 AM | 13 Comments
Publisher Kodansha announced on Wednesday the winners of its 48th annual manga awards in each of three categories. Winners are listed in bold alongside other nominated works.

Shounen
Kaoru Hana wa Rin to Saku by Saka Mikami (Magazine Pocket)
Gachiakuta by Kei Urana (Weekly Shounen Magazine)
Sousou no Frieren by Kanehito Yamada and Tsukasa Abe (Shounen Sunday)
Tank Chair by Manabu Yashiro
Yomi no Tsugai by Hiromu Arakawa (Shounen Gangan)

Shoujo
Uruwashi no Yoi no Tsuki by Mika Yamamori (Dessert)
Kimi no Yokogao wo Miteita by Rumi Ichinohe (Bessatsu Friend)
Hotaru no Yomeiri by Oreco Tachibana (MangaONE)
Yubisaki to Renren by Suu Morishita (Dessert)

General
"Oshi no Ko" by Aka Akasaka and Mengo Yokoyari (Young Jump)
Darwin Jihen by Shun Umezawa (Afternoon)
Chiikawa: Nanka Chiisakute Kawaii Yatsu by Nagano
Nagatan to Ao to: Ichika no Ryourichou by Yuki Isoya (Kiss)
Boukyou Tarou by Yoshihiro Yamada (Morning)
Medalist by Tsurumaikada (Afternoon)

The selection committee of the 48th Kodansha Manga Awards is composed of mangaka Natsumi Ando (Watashitachi wa Douka shiteiru), Tsunami Umino (Nigeru wa Haji daga Yaku ni Tatsu), Etsushi Ogawa (Chuuka Ichiban!), Kouji Kumeta (Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei), Kaoru Hayamine (Machi no Tom & Sawyer), Norifusa Mita (Investor Z), and Makoto Yukimura (Vinland Saga).

Source: Comic Natalie

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13 Comments Recent Comments

so happy to see Kaoru Hana get a lot of love

in the other hand i will never understand why people love a basic boring generic fantasy like Sousou no Frieren

May 18, 10:16 AM by tragedydesu

@RobertBobert cool here's hoping it gets an adaptation then. Nvm it already it lmao.

May 16, 11:09 AM by Zedlin

@Zedlin Judging by the citations and inclusion in various manga competitions, this is a fairly popular sports shonen at the moment. The other thing is, I also know quite a little about it directly.

May 16, 10:58 AM by RobertBobert

First time hearing of Medalist, interesting

May 16, 9:57 AM by Zedlin

there is still people on denial that frieren is not a shonen to them

May 16, 1:36 AM by deg

Ara, congrats to Kaoru Hana wa Rin no Saku, it's such a sweet and wholesome manga. I guess I should re-read it once again ^.^

May 15, 5:17 PM by Rinrinka

Medalist absolutely deserved this win. Great manga, super excited for the anime in January--they got Juuki Hanada on board for series Comp and he pretty consistently puts out high quality adaptations.

May 15, 5:16 PM by thereIwasnt

Congratulations to the winners. I heard many good things about Medalist.

Heh, I wonder how would Sousou no Frieren fans, who have been claiming that said series is not a shounen series, react to this info about Sousou no Frieren winning the Shounen award. ;D

May 15, 3:26 PM by Adnash

Congrats Frieren. Waiting for the anime adaptation of 'The Fragrant Flower Blooms with Dignity'.

May 15, 12:00 PM by PPL_CaLL_Me_DUDE

Sousou no Frieren the goat won again . Noice!!!

May 15, 11:54 AM by Yubisoft

Glad to see Kaoru hana wa rin to saku win.

May 15, 10:32 AM by MegamiRem

Congrats to the winners!

May 15, 10:26 AM by Memore

If last year almost all the works had an anime/announced adaptation, then this time there are only 4 of them out of 15 titles. I wonder if "Kimi no Yokogao wo Miteita" has a chance of getting an anime adaptation in the near future, considering that its synopsis sounds like a typical plot of a popular teen dorama and the winners in other categories have already received an anime.

May 15, 9:37 AM by RobertBobert

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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