The 5th International MANGA Award

January17,2012

Announcement of Winners for the Fifth International MANGA Award



On Tuesday, February 14, the International MANGA Award Executive Committee (Chairman: Koichiro Gemba, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan) selected 14 award winners, including one Gold Award winner and three Silver Award winners.The International MANGA Award was established in May 2007. This time it received 145 entries from 30 countries and regions all over the world (Note 1).


Introduction is click the title.

Gold Award (the best work)


Name of Work:

I Kill Giants

(U.S.A.)
Name of Artist:JM Ken Niimura(Spain)
Name of Author:Joe Kelly(U.S.A.) 

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Silver Award


Name of Work:

Make a wish! Da Xi

(Taiwan)
Name of Artist: Name of Artist:Cory(Taiwan)

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Name of Work:

The Man Who Follow His Own Voice

(Thailand)
Name of Artist:Tanis Werasakwong (Thailand)

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Name of Work:

When You Standing Your Tiptoes

(China)
Name of Artist:Pan Li-Ping(China)
Name of Author:Zu Le-ya(China)

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Bronze Award


Name of Work:

A Letter To Father

(Malaysia)
Name of Artist:CHONG CHIEW CHOY(Malaysia)

Name of Work:

Conversations Between Me and You

(Thailand)
Name of Artist:Tongkarn(Thailand)

Name of Work:

Dream Land

(Taiwan)
Name of Artist:WE WE(Taiwan)

Name of Work:

ICE CREAM BABY

(Malaysia)
Name of Artist:NEKO/CHANG LEE YING(Malaysia)

Name of Work:

NNN

(Canada)
Name of Artist:Dan Kim(Canada)

Name of Work:

Pelangi di Naungan Mentari
(Rainbow Under the Sun)

(Indonesia)
Name of Artist:Indra Wisnu Wardhana(Indonesia)
Name of Author:Dimas Adi Saputro(Indonesia)

Name of Work:

Summer in Vale・Boll bride

(China)
Name of Artist:Yang Xiao-ru(China)

Name of Work:

TOKYOLAND

(France)
Name of Artist:BENJAMIN REISS(France)

Name of Work:

Security Gard

(China)
Name of Artist:Han Zu-zheng(China)

Name of Work:

X-VENTURE:TERROR RAPTOR

(Malaysia)
Name of Artist:TAN ZIEN YUN(Malaysia)
Name of Author:SHERLOCK(Malaysia)

(((Note 1) The countries and of the artists in numerical order of entries are: Thailand (30), Malaysia (21), China (16), and so on.


A ceremony was held in February17 in Tokyo.


【The 5th International MANGA Award Executive Committee】

Executive Committee Chairman: Mr. Koichiro Gemba, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan
Committee Members:  Mr. Yasuhiro Ando, President , Japan Foundation; Mr. Yasuki Hamano, Professor, The University of Tokyo; Mr. Satoshi Katayose, Director, Shogakukan Inc.; Mr. Kotaro Sugiyama, Adviser, Dentsu Inc.; Ms. Saya Shiraishi, Professor, The University of Tokyo

【Jury】
Jury President: Ms. Machiko Satonaka (MANGA artist)
Members: Mr. Reiji Matsumoto (MANGA artist), Ms. Seika Nakayama (MANGA artist), Mr. Koichi Yuri (former MANGA magazine editor), Mr. Hiroyuki Yoshitome (former MANGA magazine editor)

【Primary Selection Committee】
Committee Members: Comic Jusshakai (Akita Publishing Co., Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co., Kodansha Ltd., Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., Shonen-gahosha Co., SHINCHOSHA Publishing Co., Hakusensha Inc., Futabasha Publishers Ltd., LEED Publishing Co.)

【Trophy】
Since the 1st International MANGA Award, the trophy has been designed by Taku Sato.