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Announcement of Winners for the Seventh International MANGA Award

February 5, 2014

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, 256 entries from 53 countries and regions were made.

2. The Executive Committee of this Award, chaired by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, has decided the winners of 15 works (PDF) Open a New Window including a Gold Award work and three Silver Award works. On 14 February, a ceremony will be held in Tokyo to grant Gold and Silver Awards to the works below.

3. Winners (PDF) Open a New Window

(1) Gold Award

  Title of Work : “Bokbig” (Applied in the Kingdom of Thailand)
  Artist : Prema Jatukanyaprateep (The Kingdom of Thailand)

(2) Silver Award

  Title of Work : “Paris” (Applied in USA)
  Artist : George Alexopoulos (USA)
  Title of Work : “Carrier” (Applied in China)
  Artists : NAVER (China)
  Title of Work : “Les Folies Bergère” (Applied in Belgium)
  Artist : Francis Porcel (Spain)
  Writ : Zidrou (Belgim)

[Reference 1]

The largest number of application was received from Thailand (47), followed by Taiwan (36), and Indonesia (21).

[Reference 2] Executive Committee

Chairman : Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan
Members : Ms. Saya Shiraishi, Emeritus Professor, University of Tokyo; Mr. Kotaro Sugiyama, Chief Creative Officer/Deputy President, Light Publicity Co., Ltd.; Mr. Satoshi Katayose, Director, Shogakukan Inc.; Mr. Hiroyasu Ando, President, Japan Foundation

[Reference 3] Jury

President : Ms. Machiko Satonaka (Manga artist)
Members : Mr. Leiji Matsumoto (Manga artist), Ms. Seika Nakayama (Manga artist), Mr. Koichi Yuri (former Manga magazine editor), Mr. Akira Hirota (former Manga magazine editor)

[Reference 4] Primary Selection Committee: The Association of MANGA Pubulishers

Members : Akita Publishing Co. Ltd., Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co., Kodansha Ltd., Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., Shonengahosha, Shinchosha, Hakusensha, Futabasha Publishers Ltd., Leed Publishing Co., Ltd.

[Reference 5] Trophies

Since the First International MANGA Award, the trophies have been designed by Mr. Taku Sato, a graphic designer.

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(* 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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