43rd Kodansha Manga Awards Winners

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Japanese publisher announced the winners of 43rd Annual Manga Awards in each of categories. The award currently divided in three categories: shonen, shojo and general. The children's category that exist since 2003 was merged into the shonen and shojo categories starting in 2015.

Best Shōnen Manga

The Quintessential Quintuplets (Gotōbun no Hanayome)
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Summary: One day, a poor high school second-year named Futaro Uesugi comes across a private tutoring gig with good pay. But his pupils are his classmates!! And they're quintuplets!! A-and they're all gorgeous girls, but they're also troublemakers who hate to study and are on the verge of flunking out! And his first task is simply gaining the sisters' trust?! Every day is a party! The curtain is rising on the Nakano quintuplets' quirky romantic comedy with five times the cute!! (Kodansha Comics)
Author: Negi Haruba
Magazine: Weekly Shounen Magazine

To Your Eternity (Fumetsu no Anata e)
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Summary: A new manga from the creator of the acclaimed A Silent Voice, featuring intimate, emotional drama and an epic story spanning time and space… A lonely boy wandering the Arctic regions of North America meets a wolf, and the two become fast friends, depending on each other to survive the harsh environment. But the boy has a history, and the wolf is more than meets the eye as well… To Your Eternity is a totally unique and moving manga about death, life, reincarnation, and the nature of love. (Kodansha Comics)
Author: Yoshitoki Ooima
Magazine: Weekly Shounen Magazine

Act-age by Tatsuya Matsuki and Shiro Usazaki, publishing in Weekly Shounen Jump
Midara na Ao-chan wa Benkyou ga Dekinai by Ren Kawahara, publishing in Shounen Magazine Edge

Best Shōjo Manga

Perfect World
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Summary: 26-year-old Tsugumi Kawana reunites with her first crush from high school, Itsuki Ayukawa, at a get-together between an architecture firm and the interior design company she works at. He sends her heart aflutter, until she realizes he's now disabled, and in a wheelchair. At first she feels she couldn't date a guy in a wheelchair, but then her feelings begin to change … (Kodansha Comics)
Author: Rie Aruga
Magazine: Kiss

Gozen 0-ji, Kiss shi ni Kite yo by Rin Mikimoto, publishing in Bessatsu Friend
Nagi no Oitoma by Misato Konari, publishing in Elegance Eve
Boku to Kimi no Taisetsu na Hanashi by Robico, publishing in Dessert

Best General Manga

What Did You Eat Yesterday? (Kinō Nani Tabeta?)
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Summary: A hard-working, middle-aged gay couple in Tokyo come to enjoy the finer moments of life through food. After long days at work, either in the law firm or the hair salon, Shiro and Kenji will always have down time together by the dinner table, where they can discuss their troubles, hash out their feelings, and enjoy delicately prepared home-cooked meals! (Vertical)
Author: Fumi Yoshinaga
Magazine: Morning

Shouwa Tennou Monogatari by Kazutoshi Handou, Junichi Noujou, and Issei Eifuku, publishing in Big Comic Original
Blue Period by Tsubasa Yamaguchi, published in Afternoon
Watashitachi wa Douka shiteiru by Natsumi Ando, publishing in Be-Love

Special Award

Kosaku Shima
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Author: Kenshi Hirokane
Magazine: Morning, Evening

Hajime no Ippo
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Author: George Morikawa
Magazine: Weekly Shōnen Magazine

Special Award given the two manga series to commemorating Kodansha's 110th anniversary.

Each winners awarded with the prize, include a certificate, bronze statuette, and 1 million yen (about US$9,100).

The selection committee of the 43rd Kodansha Manga Awards is composed of mangaka Ken Akamatsu (Love Hina), Tochi Ueyama (Cooking Papa), Oh! Great (Air Gear), Atsushi Kase (Chameleon), Yuuji Moritaka (Gurazeni), Waki Yamato (Haikara-san ga Tooru), and Akiko Higashimura (Kakukaku Shikajika).

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Source: Kodansha | ANN