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Nominees Announced for 2019 Manga Taisho Awards

Nominees Announced for 2019 Manga Taisho AwardsAnother year, another Manga Taisho. This award, one of the most prestigious out there, is for up-and-coming manga titles with eight or fewer collected volumes. Each year, folks employed at bookstores around Japan get together (in spirit, at least) to select the nominees. This year, they’ve chosen the following 13 titles:

Peko Watanabe

Journal with witch (Ikoku Nikki)
Tomoko Yamashita

Astra Lost in Space (Kanata no Astra)
Kenta Shinohara

Kongoji-san wa Mendokusai
Minoru Toyoda

Golden Gold
Seita Horio

Sazan and Comet Girl (Sazan to Suisei no Shojo)
Yuriko Akase

Delicious in Dungeon (Dungeon Meshi)
Ryoko Kui

Nagi’s Long Vacation (Nagi no Oitoma)
Misato Konari

Tiny Little Life in the Woods (Hakumei to Mikochi)
Takuto Kashiki

Blue Period
Tsubasa Yamaguchi

Go with the Clouds, North by Northwest (Hokuhokusei ni Kumo to Ike)
Aki Irie

Do not say mystery (Mystery to Iu Nakare)
Rui Morita

The Balcony of Metamorphose (Metamorphose no Engawa)
Kaori Tsurutani

This first list was culled from 247 titles by 94 participants. In the next stage, these 13 titles will be further squeezed down to a top three, which 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.