First International MANGA Award
June 29, 2007
- 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.
- 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.