Manga Taishō

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Manga Taishō
Awarded for Manga award
Country Japan
First awarded 2008
Currently held by Kaoru Mori, for A Bride's Story
Official website

The Manga Taishō (マンガ大賞?) is an annual Japanese manga award. The award is limited to series with eight or less collected volumes, in order to promote newer titles. The nominating committee, composed of staff members from bookstores, each initially vote for five series and the titles with the top ten number of votes become the official nominees of the year. Finally a second round of voting determines the winner, as well as second and third place.[1]

First iteration[edit]

In the inaugural edition of the award in 2008, twelve manga were nominated[1] and the winner was Gaku, by Shinichi Ishizuka.[2]

2nd iteration[edit]

In the second edition in 2009 there were ten manga nominated[3] and the winner was Chihayafuru, by Yuki Suetsugu.[4]

3rd iteration[edit]

In the third edition in 2010 there were ten manga nominated[5] and the winner was Thermae Romae, by Mari Yamazaki.[6]

4th iteration[edit]

In the fourth edition in 2011 there were thirteen manga nominated[7] and the winner was March Comes in Like a Lion, by Chika Umino.[8]

5th iteration[edit]

In the fifth edition in 2012 there were fifteen manga nominated.[9] The winner, Silver Spoon by Hiromu Arakawa, was announced on March 23, 2012.[10]

6th iteration[edit]

In the sixth edition in 2013 there were eleven manga nominated[11] and the winner was Umimachi Diary, by Akimi Yoshida.[12]

7th iteration[edit]

In the seventh edition in 2014 there were ten manga nominated.[13]


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