Junji Ito and Akiko Higashimura Take Home Eisner Awards

Frankenstein and Tokyo Tarareba Girls among this year's award-winning titles

 

The 2019 Will Eisner Comic Book Awards were presented last night during San Diego Comic Con, and manga fans will be happy to hear some favorite titles were recognized!

 

Tokyo Tarareba Girls, penned by Princess Jellyfish creator Akiko Higashimura, took home the award for "Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia." The josei series about a trio of thirtysomething women first ran from 2014-2017, and is now available localized from Kodansha.

 

 

Bringing home the award for "Best Adaptation from Another Medium" was Junji Ito's spin on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, translated into English by Jocelyne Allen for VIZ Media. Originally released between 1994 and 1998, it now makes up the bulk of Frankenstein: Junji Ito Story Collection.


Last year's manga winners included the U.S. edition of My Brother's Husband, the 35th anniversary re-release of AKIRA, and the induction of Rumiko Takahashi into the Awards' Hall of Fame.

 

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

 

 

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