Best Manga Voting Begins February 5!
Crunchyroll, the anime (and manga) streaming service, has launched their second annual Anime Awards. New this year is a Best Manga category, which you will be able to vote in starting Monday, February 5. The six nominees (in alphabetical order) are:
- Delicious in Dungeon by Ryoko Kui (Yen Press)
- Descending Stories: Show Genroku Rakugo Shinju by Haruko Kumota (Kodansha Comics)
- Golden Kamuy by Satoru Noda (VIZ Media)
- In This Corner of the World by by Fumiyo Kouno (Seven Seas Entertainment)
- My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame (Pantheon Books)
- My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Nagata Kabi (Seven Seas Entertainment)
I was honored to be asked to be a judge for this award, along with Brigid Alverson, Deb Aoki, Valerie Complex, Katherine Dacey, Zack Davisson, Megan DeYarman, and Jason Thompson. While I didn’t necessary love every title on this list, I think it’s a great representation of the range of manga published in 2017. And who would have guessed Seven Seas would get the most nominations?
Boston comic store Comicopia posted this great picture of the nominees together.
— Comicopia (@comicopia) January 23, 2018