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Gold

Cover Funeral director

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Funeral director

©Gaea Books,Co.,Ltd.

Artist:韋蘺若明(Taiwan)

Silver

  • Cover A graphic novel adaptation by Ruan Guang-Min of selected stories from THE ILLUSIONIST ON THE SKYWALK AND OTHER STORIES by Wu Ming-Yi

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    A graphic novel adaptation by Ruan Guang-Min of selected stories from THE ILLUSIONIST ON THE SKYWALK AND OTHER STORIES by Wu Ming-Yi

    ©Thinkingdom Media Group Ltd.

    Artist:阮光民(Taiwan)
    Story Writer:呉明益(Taiwan)

  • Cover THE MUSE

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    THE MUSE

    ©2017 ZIDROU - ORIOL - DARGAUD BENELUX(DARGAUD-LOMBARD S.A.)

    Artist:ORIOL(Spain)
    Story Writer:ZIDROU(Belgium)

  • Cover NANHAO AND SHANGFENG

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    NANHAO AND SHANGFENG

    ©HANGZHOU MOSSPACA TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD

    Artist:布朗尼(China)

Bronze

  • INTRANSEXTELLAR

    ©2019 Jimi Macías. Bang Ediciones.

    Artist:Jimi Macías(Spain)

  • The Umbrella

    ©Beijing Gookee Information Technology Co., Ltd

    Artist:魏瑩(China)
    Story Writer:郑柳沁(China)

  • Fujie and Mikito

    ©Yuri Andrey, Marcelo Costa, Editora Mino

    Artist:Marcelo Costa(Brazil)
    Story Writer:Yuri Andrey(Brazil)

  • Nina in the underworld: rat is cat to rat

    ©Pedro Sotto

    Artist:Pedro Sotto(Brazil)

  • Gatherer of the Birds

    ©Creative Commons 4.0 BY-NC-SA

    Artist:Nataliia Rerekina(Ukraine)
    Story Writer:Gilbert Brissen(Ukraine)

  • MURENA 10

    ©2018 DUFAUX - THEO - DELABY - DARGAUD BENELUX (DARGAUD-LOMBARD S.A.)

    Artist:THEO(Italy)
    Story Writer:JEAN DUFAUX(Belguim)

  • EPSILON

    ©Igor Baranko

    Artist:YGGO(Thailand)

  • STRANGE TALES OF WALLED CITY

    ©REX KOO

    Artist:REX KOO(Hong Kong)

  • Falling in Love

    ©HANGZHOU MOSSPACA TECHNOLOGY CO.,LTD

    Artist:吉川流(China)

  • BLOSSOM

    ©Gaea Books,Co.,Ltd.

    Artist:D.S.(Taiwan)

  • JUICE 3 ARRIVALS

    ©SALMON BOOKS

    Artist:Art Jeeno(Thailand)

The 14th Japan International MANGA Award Ceremony

  • Speech by Mr. SUZUKI HayatoSpeech by Mr. SUZUKI Hayato, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Award Winners and GuestsAward Winners and Guests
  • Ms. SATONAKA MachikoReview by Ms. SATONAKA Machiko, Chairperson of the Selection Committee

On February 25, the 14th Japan International MANGA Award Ceremony was held at the Hamamatsucho Convention Hall on an online format.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan launched the Japan International MANGA Award in 2007 with the aim of honoring Manga artists who have contributed to the promotion of Manga overseas as well as promoting international cultural exchange through Manga. Among the record-high 383 entries from 61 countries and regions, 15 works were selected this year, including one for Gold Award (Taiwan) and three for Silver Awards (Taiwan, Belgium, and China).

At the Award Ceremony, Mr. SUZUKI Hayato, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, presented certificates of commendation, and Ms. SATONAKA Machiko, Chairperson of the Selection Committee, presented trophies to the Gold Award and Silver Award winners who attended online from abroad. Parliamentary vice-minister SUZUKI stated that Japan would continue to promote the manga culture as it brings lights, vitality and healing to people who are suffering from difficult situation such as the COVID-19 pandemic. At the review session held after the ceremony, Chairperson SATONAKA encouraged award winners to continue their Manga creation even during hardships such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Chairperson SATONAKA told that she believes inspirational experience from reading Manga does help people to get through difficult time and she wished that award winners also believe in such power of Manga.

The Award Ceremony was attended by the Executive Committee members, Ms. SHIRAISHI Saya (online), Mr. SUGIYAMA Kotaro, Mr. Frederik L. Schodt (online), and Mr. YOKOTA Kiyoshi, and the Selection Committee members, Mr. AKAMATSU Ken, Ms. NAGANO Noriko, Mr. FUJITA Tsutomu and Mr. YOSHITOME Hiroyuki.

The Executive Committee of the Award

Chairman
Mr.MOTEGI Toshimitsu, Minister for Foreign Affairs
Members
  • Ms.SHIRAISHI Saya, Professor emeritus, Tokyo University
  • Mr.SUGIYAMA Kotaro, President, LIGHTPUBLICITY Co.Ltd.
  • Mr.Frederik L. SCHODT, American translator, interpreter and writer
  • Mr.YOKOTA Kiyoshi, Auditor, SHOGAKUKAN Co.Ltd.
  • Mr.UMEMOTO Kazuyoshi, President, Japan Foundation

The Selection Committee of the Award

Chairperson
Ms.SATONAKA Machiko, Manga artist
Members
  • Mr.AKAMATSU Ken, Manga artist
  • Ms.NAGANO Noriko , Manga artist
  • Mr.FUJITA Tsutomu, former Publisher
  • Mr.YOSHITOME Hiroyuki, former Publisher