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.
Manga author Moto Hagio (They were Eleven, A-A') has been awarded the 2016 Asahi Prize for her many years of innovation and creative expression in the art of manga. Hit the jump to learn more.
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure author Hirohiko Araki took home the gold at the 45th Annual Best Dresser Awards in Tokyo on November 30, 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
Soon Japanese fans will be able to cast their online ballots for the "SUGOI JAPAN Award 2017", an industry award that seeks to recognize excellence in anime, manga, light novels, and entertaining novels. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, North American comics' equivalent of the Oscars, awarded this year's prizes on Friday during San Diego Comic Con. Taking the manga dominated Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia category was Showa, 1953–1989: A History of Japan, by Shigeru Mizuki (Drawn & Quarterly). More after the jump.
The 55th annual Japan SF Convention (nicknamed "Iseshimacon" this year) has announced its slate of winners for the 47th Seiun Awards, and two anime / manga properties took home awards this year. Hit the jump to learn more.
With the motto of "Ultra wo Coero." ("To Go Beyond Ultra"), Tsuburaya productions has introduced a new creative award named in honor Tetsuo Kinjo, the playwright / screenwriter primarily responsible for writing Ultra Q, Ultraman, and Ultra Seven. Hit the jump to learn more.
This week, the comic industry's Harvey Awards have announced their 2016 nominee ballot. Named for Mad Magazine's legendary Harvey Kurtzman, the awards are distinguished by being voted on exclusively by Comic-Book creators. In its Best American Edition of Foreign Material, category, Viz's release of One and Yusuke Murata's One-Punch Man and Drawn & Quarterly's release of Shigeru Mizuki's Showa 1953-1989: A History of Japan are featured.
The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, North American comics' equivalent of the Oscars, have announced their 2016 nominees. As in recent years, the awards, first given in 1988, have put most of their manga candidates in Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia category. More after the jump.
In 2014, one of Japan's largest newspapers, the Yomiuri Shimbun, organized Sugoi Japan, a program to promote Japanese popular media by compiling lists of the best examples. Following its 2015 inaugural year, which crowned Madoka Magica and Attack on Titan as the top anime and manga, respectively, it returned to pick the 2016 Cool Japan champions. See what was selected after the jump.
At the 39th annual Japan Academy Prize awards show held in Tokyo on March 04, 2016, Mamoru Hosoda's latest film, The Boy and the Beast, took home the prize for "Animation of the Year". Hit the jump to learn more.
Japanese newspaper The Asahi Shimbun has announced the finalists for the 20th Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize. Asahi Shimbun describes the award as "honoring the late Osamu Tezuka, an artist who left an indelible mark on the nation's manga culture." Selections are made by a comitee of booksellers based on works compiled into collections released in 2015. The winner will be published in the paper in late April.
Online voting has begun for the 2nd annual Sugoi Japan Awards, which seek to celebrate the works of anime, manga, light novels, and entertaining novels that Japan wishes to share with the rest of the world. Hit the jump to learn more.
While Attack on Titan was recognized for Best American Edition of Foreign Material in the 2014 Harvey Awards, a North American prize given for achievement in comic books, named for writer-artist Harvey Kurtzman and founded by Gary Groth, president of the publisher Fantagraphics, no manga was among its 2015 nominees. More after the jump.