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Nominees Announced for 2018 Manga Taisho Awards

2018 Manga Taisho nomineesThe Manga Taisho, one of the manga world’s most prestigious awards, is back. The annual event has just listed the 12 nominees for this year’s award—and for us, that means a list of manga worth checking out.

The nominees are as follows (Japanese followed by official English title when available):

Eigazuki Ponpo-san (Ponpo: The Cinephile)
Shogo Sugitani / Ningen Plamo

Eizou-ken ni wa Te o Dasu na!
Sumito Owara

Golden Gold
Seita Horie

Dungeon Meshi (Delicious in Dungeon)
Ryoko Kui

Tongari Boshi no Atelier (Atelier of Witch Hat)
Kamome Shirahama

Nagi no Oitoma
Misato Konari

Paru Itagaki

Fumetsu no Anata e (To Your Eternity)
Yoshitoki Oima

Made in Abyss
Akihito Tsukushi

Yakusoku no Neverland (The Promised Neverland)
Kaiu Shirai / Posuka Demizu

Runway de Waratte (Smile at the Runway)
Kotoba Inoya

Warera Contactee
Rui Morita

Some of these titles will be familiar to U.S.-based fans: some, like Made in Abyss, have been licensed, released in English and even adapted into anime. Others are relatively unknown—but with their Manga Taisho nominations, expect these titles to pick up a lot of press soon.

The Manga Taisho is limited to manga series with eight or fewer collected volumes. The top three will be announced “at the end of March or beginning of April.”

Source: Comic Natalie

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.