Kodansha, a Japanese publisher, has announced the winners of the 34th Annual Kodansha Manga Awards.
Best Children’s Manga
Serialized in Monthly CoroCoro Comic (Shogakukan)
Best Shounen Manga
Ace of Diamond (Daiya no A)
Serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine (Kodansha)
Best Shoujo Manga
Serialized in Kiss (Kodansha)
Best General Manga
Story: Masaya Tsunamoto
Serialized in Morning (Kodansha)
The winners will be honored in a ceremony on June 21 at the Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward. Each winner will receive a certificate, a bronze statue, and 1 million yen (about US$10,000). Miwa Ueda (Peach Girl), Shūichi Shigeno (Initial D), Daisuke Terasawa (Mister Ajikko), Nobuyuki Fukumoto (Akagi), Yukari Fukumoto, Akemi Matsunae (Renai Naika 25 Ji) and George Morikawa (Hajime no Ippo) formed the seven-member judging committee. Meitantei Yumemizu Kiyoshirō Jiken Note, Q.E.D., Fairy Tail, Kiyoku Yawaku, Ah My Goddess, and Ashita no Joe’s Tetsuya Chiba won last year’s awards.