The Nihon SF Taikai (a.k.a the Japan Science Fiction Convention) had disclosed this year’s winners for the 52nd Seiun Awards.
The “Best Comic” award went to two different manga: Hozuki’s Coolheadedness by Natsumi Eguchi (which is available in America through Kodansha) and Kimi o Shinasenai tame no Storia by Toriko Gin (which has not been licensed).
They competed against Demon Slayer by Koyoharu Gotouge, The Promised Neverland by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu, School-Live! by Norimitsu Kaiho and Sadoru Chiba, and Hinamatsuri by Masao Ohtake.
Looking to the “Best Media” award, the winner was the live-action Ultraman Z. It competed against Deca-Dence, Kishibe Rohan wa Ugokanai, Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken! (live-action movie version), ID: INVADED, BNA: Brand New Animal, Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train, Eiga Precure Miracle Leap: Minna to Fushigi na 1-nichi, Drifting Dragons, and Maeda Kensetsu Fantasy Eigyobu.
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.