The 7th International MANGA Award

February14,2014

Announcement of Winners for the Seventh International MANGA Award

The International MANGA Award was established in May 2007 to honor MANGA artists who have contributed to the promotion of MANGA overseas. This year 256 entries from 53 countries and regions were made.

The Executive Committee of this Award, chaired by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, has chosen 15 works as winners, including a Gold Award work and three Silver Award works.

On Friday, February 14, the ceremony was held in Tokyo to grant the Gold and Silver Awards to the works below:

Introduction is click the title.

Gold Award (the best work)

Name of Work

Bokbig

(Thailand)

Name of Artist Prema Jatukanyaprateep (Thailand)
Story line A comedy is based on a true story about the artist’s pet dog, Bokbig. One day, the father brought the dog home. Bokbig is a cheerful and funny dog and brings happiness to the family. Later, the family decided to buy a new dog, Bamboo, expecting it to be Bokbig’s friend. However, Bamboo turned out to be Bokbig’s rival rather than his friend.
Preview (9.4MB)

Silver Award

Name of Work

Paris

(U.S.A)

Name of Artist

George Alexopoulos (U.S.A)

Story line Katerina, a young American woman, takes a vacation to the Greek islands and hopes to take a break from her life. While there, she befriends a young man named Nikos-but the trouble is she barely speaks a word of Greek! The two grow close, communicating through gestures and broken language. But how will Katerina handle her new friendship, knowing it’s doomed to be over when she leave for home?
Preview (1.4MB)
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Name of Work

CARRIER

(China)

Name of Artist NAVAR (China)
Story line Diffusion of a virus changed the world completely. The population reduced dramatically and towns went to ruin. A few numbers of people adapted to the virus and became an entity different from human beings, CARRIER. A boy named Eddy and his guardian Mokus live in a neutral city, but they are going to conduct a search for a cruel torso murder case. Mokus,being himself a CARRIER, starts a search, using his ability.
Preview (0.5MB)
Name of Work

Les Folies Bergère

(Belgium)

Name of Artist Francis Porcel (Spain)
Name of Writer Zidrou (Belgium)
Story line (Synopusis in the artist's own words)
How could anyone have continued to believe in God after such butchery? What is the place of the artist, when confronted with an absurdity of this magnitude? In order to better understand, we must go down in the trenches. The smell; It's the smell that hits you first. The smell of corpses, putrefying, decaying. The French and the Germans abandoned to their fate, in a no-man's –land where nothing grows but barded wire.
Preview (2MB)

Bronze Award

Name of Work

PANDISM (VIRUS PANDA)

(Thailand)

Name of Artist Pittaya Werasakwong (Thailand)
Name of Work

User, Volume 1

(Malaysia)

Name of Artist ZINT (Malaysia)
Name of Work

Ten Sticks And One Rice

(Singapore)

Name of Artist

Koh Hong Teng (Singapore)
Oh Yong Hwee (Singapore)

Name of Work

City of Darkness

(China, Hong Kong)

Name of Artist

Andy Seto (China, Hong Kong)
Yuyi (China, Hong Kong)

Name of Work

LE DIRECTEUR CONTRE LA CRAUACHE

(Burkina Faso)

Name of Artist KONDI SAMBU Cyprien (Burkina Faso)
Name of Work

Something Between Us

(China)

Name of Artist ZHI YING (China)
Name of Work

Lead of the soul

(China)

Name of Artist chiya, ke han, yi sha (China)
Name of Work

Boonhome

(Thailand)

Name of Artist Ruangsak Duangpla (Thailand)
Name of Work

D day

(Thailand)

Name of Artist Art. Jeeno (Thailand)
Name of Work

La Peau de l'ours

(Belgium)

Name of Artist

Oriol (Spain), Zidrou (Belgium)

Name of Work

It's your world

(Belgium)

Name of Artist Junko Kawakami (Japan)
Executive Committee
Chairman :

Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan

Members:

Ms. Saya Shiraishi, Emeritus professor of Tokyo University
Mr. Kotaro Sugiyama,Chief Creative Officer/Deputy President, Light Publicity Co., Ltd
Mr. Satoshi Katayose, Director, Shogakukan Inc.
Mr. Hiroyasu Ando, President, Japan Foundation

Jury
President:

Ms. Machiko Satonaka (Manga artist)

Members:

Mr. Leiji Matsumoto (Manga artist),
Ms. Seika Nakayama (Manga artist),
Mr. Koichi Yuri (former Manga magazine editor),
Mr.Akira Hirota (former Manga magazine editor)

Primary Selection Committee: The Association of MANGA Pubulishers
Members:

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.

Trophies
Since the First International MANGA Award, the trophies have been designed by Mr. Taku Sato, a graphic designer.