The Harvey Awards have put forward their nominees for 2021. Five different titles are vying for the Best Manga category:
Asadora! by Naoki Urasawa
Boys Run the Riot by Keito Gaku
Chainsaw Man by Tatsuki Fujimoto
Remina by Junji Ito
Spy x Family by Tatsuya Endo
Boys Run the Riot is published by Kodansha. The others are all published by VIZ Media.
The other categories are Book of the Year, Digital Book of the Year, Best Children or Young Adult Book, Best Adaptation from Comic Book/Graphic Novel, and Best International Book. No manga were nominated in these categories.
It will still be a bit before we get the results. Those will be disclosed during this year’s virtual New York Comic Con in October.
Which of these would you vote for to win? Or would you vote for a manga that’s not on this list?
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.