The 4th International MANGA Award

January 12, 2011

  1. The winners of the 4th International MANGA Award have been selected by the Jury.
    The International MANGA Award was established in May 2007. This time it received 189 entries from 39 countries and regions all over the world (Note 1). A ceremony will be held in February or March.

  2. The winners

    The International MANGA Award Gold Award (the best work)

    Name of Work: Si loin et si proche... (Published in Belgium)  
    Name of Artist: Xiao Bai  
    Story:  XiAO TiAN, a university student living her dormitory life in Beijing, meets her son coming from the future. They share their views on friendship, love, their future, etc.

    Silver Award (three excellent runners-up) 

    Name of Work: Face cachée (Published in France)
    Name of Artist: Olivier Martin (France), Sylvain Runberg (France)
    Story:  Another side of businessmen’s life in Japan including the scenes of work, family, and romance.

    Name of Work: La Isla sin Sonrisa (Published in Spain)
    Name of Artist: Enrique Fernández (Spain)
    Story:  A silent geologist depressed by the sorrow of losing his family relaxes his emotional tension by encountering a high spirited girl in an isolated island.

    Name of Work: “The story begins with …” (Published in Thailand)
    Name of Artist: VERACHAI  DUANGPLA (Thailand)
    Story:  Short stories concerning instructive episodes and social satires of Thailand through the eyes of a Thai boy.

(Note 1) The countries and of the artists in numerical order of entries are: Thailand /Brazil (28 each), Belgium / Spain (14 each), Kazakhstan (11), and others.

(Note 2) Six works won the Bronze Awards(see attached sheet 1(PDF)).

(Reference 1) The 4th International MANGA Award Executive Committee
Executive Committee Chairman: Mr. Seiji Maehara, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan
Committee Members: 
Mr. Kazuo Ogura, President of the Japan Foundation;
Mr. Yasuki Hamano, Professor, The University of Tokyo; 
Mr. Kotaro Sugiyama, Senior Vice President, Dentsu Inc.;
Mr. Osamu Kamei, Director, Shogakukan Inc.; 
Ms. Saya Shiraishi, Professor, The University of Tokyo

(Reference 2) Jury
Jury President: Ms. Machiko Satonaka (MANGA artist)
Members: Mr. Monkey Punch (MANGA artist), Mr. Takao Yaguchi (MANGA artist), Mr. Yoriaki Yakubo (former MANGA magazine editor), Mr. Hiroyuki Yoshitome (former MANGA magazine editor)

(Reference 3) Primary Selection Committee
 Committee Members: Jusshakai (Akita Publishing Co., Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co., Kodansha Ltd., Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., Shonen-gahosha Co., SHINCHOSHA Publishing Co., Hakusensha Inc., Futabasha Publishers Ltd., LEED Publishing Co.)

(Reference 4) Trophy
Since the 1st International MANGA Award, the trophy has been designed by Mr. Taku Sato.


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