Japanese publisher Kodansha declared the 12 nominees in three categories for its 44th annual Manga Awards. Kodansha will announce the winner for each class on May 12.
Before checking the nominees, let’s know about Kodansha
Kodansha Ltd. is a Japanese privately-held publishing company. It has its headquarter in Bunkyō, Tokyo, Japan. The company the most significant Japanese publishing company, and it produces so many manga magazines. Some of them are, Nakayoshi, Afternoon, Evening, Weekly Shōnen Magazine and Weekly Bessatsu Magazine.
Kodansha Manga Award
The Kodansha Manga Award aka 講談社漫画賞 is an annual award for serialized manga published in the previous year. Japanese writer Kodansh usually sponsored it. It currently presented three categories: shōnen, shōjo, and general. These awards originated in 1977. At that time, it had only two classes, shōnen and shōjo. In past years, Kodansha gave out a “Best Children’s Manga” award too. But at the starting in 2015, Kodansha has integrated the nominees for two categories. Those are the Best Shōnen Manga and Best Shōjo Manga categories.
Now the Nominees:
Best Shōnen Manga
Smile Down the Runway (Runway de Waratte)
magazine: Weekly Shōnen Magazine (Kodansha)
Now, the Best Shōjo Manga
Kageki Shōjo!! (Theater Girls!!)
Magazine: Melody (Hakusensha)
Now, the last category of the Best General Manga
Skip to Loafer (Skip and Loafer)
Magazine: Afternoon (Kodansha)
All the nominees of the Kodansha Manga Award are addressed in the above. On the 43rd annual award, under the same categories, The winners were-
As the Best Shonan Manga award,
As the Best Shōjo Manga award,
As the Best General Manga award,