Manga - Awards


The Japanese manga industry grants a large number of awards, mostly sponsored by publishers, with the winning prize usually including publication of the winning stories in magazines released by the sponsoring publisher. Examples of these awards include:

  • the Akatsuka Award for humorous manga
  • the Dengeki Comic Grand Prix for one-shot manga
  • the Kodansha Manga Award (multiple genre awards)
  • the Seiun Award for best science fiction comic of the year
  • the Shogakukan Manga Award (multiple genres)
  • the Tezuka Award for best new serial manga
  • the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize (multiple genres)

The Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has awarded the International Manga Award annually since May 2007.

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