The Tenth Japan International MANGA Award Winner Announcement

December 27, 2016

  1. 1. The Japan International MANGA Award is given by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to MANGA artists who have contributed to the promotion of MANGA overseas. This year marks its 10th anniversary and we have received 296 entries from 55 countries and regions this year.

    2. Following the selection process carried out in cooperation with the Association of MANGA Publishers, and the Jury of the Award led by Ms. Machiko Satonaka (Manga artist), a total of 14 winners, including one Gold Award and three Silver Award winners were chosen (PDF)Open a New Window.

    3. On February 6, a ceremony for the tenth Japan International MANGA Award will be held in Tokyo with the participation of the Gold and Silver winners.

    4. Winners

    (1) Gold Award

    Title of Work : The Master of Arms
    Artist : Mr. Joël Parnotte & Mr. Xavier Dorison (France)
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    (2) Silver Award

    Title of Work : scavengers
    Artist : Mr. HAN Zuzheng (China)
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    Title of Work : THE HEART OF DARKNESS
    Artist : Ms. Laura Iorio , Mr. Roberto Ricci & Mr. Marco Cosimo D'amico (Italy)
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    Title of Work : Gateway to Underworld
    Artist : Ms. Can Tieu Hy (Vietnam)
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    【Reference 1:Japan International MANGA Award】

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs founded the Japan International MANGA Award in 2007 for the purpose of expanding international exchange and mutual understanding through world-famous MANGA culture.

    This award aims to honor MANGA artists who contribute to the development of MANGA culture in the worldOpen a New Window.

    【Reference 2:Application】

    There were 296 entries from 55 countries and regions this year. Countries and regions with most entries are Taiwan (1st: 41 entries), Thailand (2nd: 33 entries), China (3rd: 27 entries).

    【Reference 3:Members of the Jury of the Award】

    【chairperson】Ms. Machiko SATONAKA Manga artist Mr. Yoshimi KURATA, Manga artist
    Ms. Kimie SHIGA Manga artist
    Mr. Tsutomu FUJITA Publisher
    Mr. Kouichi YURI Publisher

    【Reference 4:Members of the Executive Committee of the Award】

    【chairman】Mr. Fumio KISHIDA Minister for Foreign Affairs
    Ms. Saya SHIRAISHI Professor emeritus, Tokyo University
    Mr. Kotaro SUGIYAMA President, LIGHTPUBLICITY Co. Ltd.,
    Mr. Frederik L. Schodt American translator, interpreter and writer
    Mr. Kiyoshi YOKOTA Executive Director, SHOGAKUKAN Co. Ltd.,
    Mr. Hiroyasu ANDO President, Japan Foundation

    【Reference 5:Trophy】

    Trophies of the Japan International MANGA Award have been designed by Mr. Taku SATO, a renowned graphic artist in Japan since the 1st International MANGA award.