"Silver Spoon" Manga Wins 2012's 'Cartoon Grand Prize'

Manga Taishō runners-up include "Giga Tokyo Toy Box" and "Nobunaga Concerto"

This year's Manga Taishō award results were announced yesterday at a ceremony in Tokyo and Hiromu Arakawa's Silver Spoon took the prize. 

 


The story follows Yuugo Hachiken, who loses confidence in his academic abilities amidst the competition and enrolls in an agriculture high school pretty much just to get away from his family. Hiromu Arakawa is most well known for Fullmetal Alchemist, which won a Shogakukan Manga Award in 2003. 

 

The selection committee read all 15 finalists and was tasked with ranking their top three. Points were awarded based on these decisions (3 for 1st, 2 for 2nd, and 1 for 3rd) and the full tally result is as follows:

 

76 Silver Spoon

61 Giga Tokyo Toy Box

57 Nobunaga Concerto

49 Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

46 25ji no Vacance

43 Drifters

41 Gurazeni

40 I Am a Hero

37 Getenrou

37 Takasugi-san Chi no O-bentou

32 Hibi Rock

28 Aku no Hana

27 Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

24 Hoozuki no Reitetsu

12 Tonari no Seki-kun

 

For more info about all the nominated works, check out our earlier post.

 

via Natalie

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