In recognition of the manga author's phenomenal, worldwide success and also his contributions to the "ONE PIECE Kumamoto Reconstruction Project", the prefecture of Kumamoto has awarded the Kumamoto Prefecture Citizen's Honor Prize to One Piece creator and Kumamoto resident, Eiichiro Oda. Hit the jump to learn more.
On March 26, 2018, the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) awarded the 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing to Eiko Kadano, the author of such works as Kiki's Delivery Service and Grandpa's Soup. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2018, an international film festival sponsored by the Japan Video Association and co-hosted by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government that seeks to recognize excellence in Japanese animation, has announced the winners for its "Anime of the Year" awards. Hit the jump to learn more.
The winners have been announced for the 3rd annual "CGWORLD AWARDS", an industry award sponsored by the Monthly CGWORLD magazine that recognizes excellence in computer graphics artistry, and little-studio-that-could YAOYOROZU (Kemono Friends) took home the Grand Prize. Hit the jump to learn more.
ASIFA-Hollywood has anounced the nominations for its 45th Annual Annie Awards, recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. Fumiyo Kouno's manga In This Corner of the World, directed by Sunao Katabuchi and produced by GENCO and Japanese animation studio MAPPA, along with Ghost in the Shell: SAC mastermind Kenji Kamiyama's Napping Princess were nominated for Best Animated Feature-Independent. Mary and The Witch’s Flower tooks a pair of noms. More after the jump.
This weekend, at the 19th edition of the Machi ★ Asobi cultural festival, anime magazine Newtype announced the winners of their 2016-2017 Anime Awards, for works broadcast or screened between October 2016 and September 2017. More after the jump.
Notes on Monstropedia, a 6 minute short animation by Academy Award nominated director Koji Yamamura, is competing for the Best Short Animation Award at the 2017 Raindance Film Festival in London. Hit the jump to learn more.
Comic-Con International has announced nominations for the American comic industry's prestigous Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards 2017. The nominees were chosen by a panel of expert judges. See what manga got the nod after the jump.
The winners have been announced for the 21st Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize awards, an industry award that is sponsored by the Asahi Shimbun and that is named in honor of one of manga's most prolific and influential creators. Hit the jump to learn more.
The final Top 5 results have been announced for the SUGOI JAPAN Award 2017 competition - an industry award that seeks to recognize excellence in manga, anime, light novels, and entertaining novels - and Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- won big this year by taking the top spots in both the anime and light novel categories. Hit the jump to learn more.
In order to recognize the group efforts of grown-up comics created via a division of labor, Saito Production is sponsoring a new manga industry award called the "Takao Saito Award", which is named after the creator of Golgo 13, one of the longest-running manga still in serialization. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Manga Taisho awards, an award also known as the "Cartoon grand prize" that celebrates excellence in the manga industry, has announced its 2017 nominees. Hit the jump to learn more.
The 5 nominees have been announced for the catergory of "Animation of the Year" for the Japan Academy Film Prize, a prestigious industry award that celebrates excellence in Japanese films. Hit the jump to learn more.