First International MANGA Award

June 29, 2007


  1. The International MANGA Award, which was established in May this year, received 146 entries from 26 countries and regions all over the world.  As a result of the recent screening, the winner of the first International MANGA Award was confirmed as follows: (For the introduction of the works and artists, see this site.)

    The International MANGA Award (best work)

    Name of Artist: Lee Chi Ching, (China (Hong Kong), 43), Name of Work: Sun Zi’s tactics

    “Shorei” Award (three excellent runners-up)

    Name of Artist: KAI (China (Hong Kong), 28), Name of Work: 1520

    Name of Artist: Benny Wong Thong Hou (Malaysia, 30), Name of Work: Le. Gardenie

    Name of Artist: Madeleine Rosca (Australia, 26), Name of Work: Hollow Fields


    (Note 1) The countries and regions of the artists in order of their number are:

    China (including Hong Kong) 24, U.K. 15, Germany 14, Malaysia 11, France 10, Taiwan 9, ROK and Spain 8 each, Vietnam 7, Philippines 6, U.S. and Indonesia 5 each, etc.

    (Note 2) Of the 146 entries, 19 works (12 countries) were selected for the final decision.

  2. On July 2 (Mon), an award presentation ceremony and a reception will be held at Iikura House.  The award winners will be presented with trophies designed by designer Taku Sato.  The Japan Foundation will invite the winners to Japan for a 10-day visit that includes the award presentation ceremony, meetings with Japanese MANGA artists, and visits to related organizations.