Announcement of Winners for the Sixth International MANGA Award

February 1, 2013

  1. The International MANGA Award was established in May 2007 to honor MANGA artists who have contributed to the promotion of MANGA overseas. This year 245 entries from 38 countries and regions were made.
  2. The Executive Committee of this Award, chaired by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, has chosen 15 works as winners, including a Gold Award work and three Silver Award works.
    On Friday, February 8, the ceremony will be held in Tokyo to grant the Gold and Silver Awards to the works below:
  3. Winners

    (1) Gold Award

    Title of Work:  "Listening to the Bell"
    Artist: Kosin Jeenseekong (Kingdom of Thailand)

    (2) Silver Award

    Title of Work: "Melon Seed School Vol. 3"
    Artist: Ittiwat Suriyamart (Kingdom of Thailand)

    Title of Work: "Floating Flower"
    Artist: Yao Wei (China)

    Title of Work: "5 minutes before airing"
    Artist: Muhammad Fathanatul Haq (Indonesia)
    Script: Ockto Baringbing (Indonesia)

[Reference 1]
The largest number of applications was received from Thailand (47), followed by Taiwan (36), Indonesia (21), and so on.

[Reference 2] Executive Committee
Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan

Mr. Hiroyasu Ando, President, Japan Foundation;
Mr. Satoshi Katayose, Director, Shogakukan Inc.;
Ms. Saya Shiraishi,
Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo;
Mr. Yasuki Hamano, Professor, Tokyo University of Technology;
Mr. Kotaro Sugiyama,
Chief Creative Officer/Deputy President, Light Publicity Co., Ltd

[Reference 3] Jury
Ms. Machiko Satonaka (Manga artist)
Mr. Leiji Matsumoto (Manga artist),
Ms. Seika Nakayama (Manga artist),
Mr. Koichi Yuri (former Manga magazine editor),
Mr. Hiroyuki Yoshitome (former Manga magazine editor)

[Reference 4] Primary Selection Committee: Comic 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 5] Trophies
Since the First International MANGA Award, the trophies have been designed by Mr. Taku Sato, a graphic designer.

[Reference 6]
The web site of the International MANGA Award: a New Window.

    • (* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)

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