Announcement of Winners for the Eighth International MANGA AwardExecutive Committee/JuryThe Eighth International MANGA Award

The 8th International MANGA Award

The 8th International MANGA Award

February 6,2015

Announcement of Winners for the Eighth International MANGA Award

The International MANGA Award is hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to honor MANGA artists who have contributed to the promotion of MANGA overseas. There were317 entries from 46 countries and regions this year.

Following the first selection carried out with the assistance of the Association of MANGA Publishers, the Jury of the Award led by Ms. Machiko Satonaka (Manga artist) made strict and fair judgment. As a result of the judgment, the Executive Committee of the Award chose a total of 15 winners, including one Gold Award work and three Silver Award works.
The applicant from Mongolia won the Gold Award this year. He is the first-ever winner of the International Manga Award from Mongolia.

On February 12, a ceremony for the Eighth International MANGA Award were held in Tokyo to grant Gold and Silver Awards to the works below.

Introduction is click the title.

Gold Award (the best work)

Name of Work

Bumbardai

(Mongolia)

Name of Artist Mr. Nambaral Erdenebayar (Mongolia)
Story line A story about a connection of a mother and a son, and Mongolian traditional life connected to the mother nature. A 5-year-old boy called Bumbardai bravely leaves his house in a snowstorm to find feces for fuel for his sick mother, carrying his "arag"(basket) and "sawar"(rake) . But a challenging trip awaits him.
Preview (2.2MB)

Silver Award

Name of Work

Mr. Bear

(China)

Name of Artist

Ms. Luo mu (China)

Story line Xiao Zhang, a boy helping a family's flower shop, has been bullied by bad boys, and is always forced to pay money. But, one day, he was helped by A Sen, who accidentally passed them by. In return, when Xiao Zhang saw A Sen surrounded by the bad boys, he wears a bear costume in disguise and tries to rescue him.
Preview (2.2MB)
Name of Work

ATAN

(Malaysia)

Name of Artist Mr. Ben Wong (Malaysia)
Story line Special friendship with a buffalo "Atan" and the adorable twin girls "Aniqah" and "Anisah" next door is the best gift god has ever given to a boy called Hasbi. But things start to change when one day Hasbi brings Atan to school and because the buffalo was not allowed to enter the school area so was left alone near the river and went missing. After sometime, Aniqah also went missing while the twins visit the same place for "Fireflies" during the rainy season. Atan found safe but because of the long heavy rainy season, Hasbi family's rice fields were damaged and it directly affects the family income. So a painful decision has been made…
Preview (1.4MB)
Name of Work

Room

(Taiwan)

Name of Artist Ms. 61Chi (Taiwan)
Story line Life is all about entering or leaving from "boxes"; putting your belongings into a box, taking them out; entering the elevator, exiting; shuttling between residence and office; or changing carriage from one to another. In the end we will lie in a box as well and vanish gradually.
Preview (1.4MB)

Bronze Award

Name of Work

THE MOAAGA PRINCE

(Burkina-Faso)

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

Before the rainy evening

(China)

Name of Artist Buddy (China)     
Name of Work

Beyond the Cloud

(China)

Name of Artist

Xi jiu(China)

Name of Work

Syncopated Dreams

(France)

Name of Artist

Laurent Bonneau(France)
Mathilde Ramadier(France)

Name of Work

ONLY HUMAN

(Indonesia)

Name of Artist Mukhlis Nur(Indonesia) 
Name of Work

'13:05

(Jordan)

Name of Artist Amani Badran(Jordan)
Name of Work

Summer Shroud

(Russia)

Name of Artist Ilya Kuvshinov(Russia)
Name of Work

Another World, It Exists.

(Saudi Arabia)

Name of Artist SaKooo SHS(Saudi Arabia)
Name of Work

Pretty Deadly

(Spain,USA)

Name of Artist Emma Ríos (Spain)
Kelly Sue DeConnick (USA)
Name of Work

The Vice Squad

(Spain,Belgium)

Name of Artist

Jordi Lafebre(Spain)
Zidro(Belgium)

Name of Work

JUICE 1

(Thailand)

Name of Artist ART JEENO(Thailand)
Executive Committee
Chairman :

Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan

Members:

Mr. Satoshi KATAYOSE, Director, Shogakukan Inc.
Ms. Saya SHIRAISHI, Emeritus professor of Tokyo University
Mr. Kotaro SUGIYAMA,Chief Creative Officer/Deputy President, Light Publicity Co., Ltd
Mr. Frederik L. SCHODT, writer, interpreter, translator
Mr. Hiroyasu ANDO, President, Japan Foundation

Jury
President:

Ms. Machiko Satonaka (Manga artist)

Members:

Mr. Yoshimi KURATA (Manga artist),
Ms. Kimie SHIGA(Manga artist),
Mr. Akira HIROTA (Manga magazine editor),
Mr. Tsutomu FUJITA(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.
Houbunsha Co.,Ltd., Nihonbungeisha Co.,Ltd.

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

Executive Committee/Jury

[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
Mr. Frederik L. SCHODT, writer, interpreter, translator

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[Jury]

Click here for jury Profile(pdf) ▶

Members: Ms. Machiko SATONAKA (Manga artist)
Mr. Yoshimi KURATA (Manga artist)
Ms. Kimie SHIGA (Manga artist)
Mr.Akira HIROTA (Manga magazine editor)
Mr. Tsutomu FUJITA (Manga magazine editor)

The Eighth International MANGA Award

On March 27, The Eighth International MANGA Award Executive Committee (Chairman : Mr.Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs) was held and decided to hold the Eighth International MANGA Award.

[The Seventh International MANGA Award]

http://www.mofa.go.jp/policy/culture/exchange/pop/manga/

[The Award’s entry acceptance schedule]

(1) The application period: From Tuesday, April 15, to Saturday, May 31.
(2) The application should be sent to: Each of Japan’s diplomatic missions abroad (excluding permanent missions) or the post office box of the Eighth International MANGA Award

[The application sheet]

http://www.mofa.go.jp/p_pd/ca_opr/page22e_000345.html
The International MANGA Award was established in May 2007 upon the initiative of then-Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Taro Aso with the aim of awarding MANGA creators who contribute to the spread of MANGA culture overseas and international cultural exchange through MANGA. The award has been held every year since its establishment.
The best MANGA from among all of the submitted works will be awarded the Gold Award. The next three best MANGA shall receive the Silver Award. Recipients will be invited to Japan by the Japan Foundation to attend the award ceremony. During the stay in Japan, they will also exchange opinions with Japanese MANGA creators, make an excursion and visit publishing companies and other places.

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