Following art school manga Honey and Clover, author Chica Umino used some of her research to launch Manga Taishō and Kodansha Manga Award winning March Comes In Like a Lion - manga about strategy game shogi and living with cats that runs in Berserk anthology Young Animal. A unique promotional campaign for the newly released volume eight pairs Japanese novelists with voice actors who appeared in Honey and Clover. Get a look after the jump.
Japanese newspaper The Asahi Shimbun has announced the 2011 manga works nominated for its annual 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." It has been awarded annually since 1997. See the nominees after the jump.