Established in 1977, the Kodansha Manga Award is one of the most prestigious awards in the industry, along with the Manga Taisho and the Cultural Award dedicated to the manga god Osamu Tezuka. Exactly one month after the award ceremony, let's see which of the fifteen works are nominated for the three different categories of the award.

The In fact, the winners of the 47th edition will be announced on May 10, 2023 of the award in the categories of shonen, shojo and general manga. Noting that both Shonen and Shojo also included works that would have been included in the Best Manga For Kids category added in 2003 and only recently removed, here are the works in the running:

For the Shonen category:

  1. Akane Banashi by Yuki Senaga and Takamasa Moue
  2. Kaoru Hana wa Rin to Saku by Saka Mikami
  3. Gachiakuta by Kei Urana
  4. Shangri-La Frontier by Ryosuke Fuji and Katarina
  5. Megumi no Daigo: Kyukoku no Orange

For the shojo category:

  1. My Girlfriend's Child by Mamoru Aoi
  2. In the Clear Moonlit Night by Mika Yamamori
  3. Tamon's B-side by Yuki Shiwasu
  4. A token of affection from Suu Morishita

For the general manga category:

  1. Onna no Sono no Hoshi by Yama Wayama
  2. Misaki Takamatsu skip and loafers
  3. The Darwin Incident by Shun Umezawa
  4. Manshu Ahen Squad by Tsukasa Monma and Shikako
  5. Tsurumaikada Medalist
  6. Liaison: Kodomo no Kokoro Shinryosho by Yonchan and Yusaku Takemura

Notice how Shangri-La Frontier returns for the second year in a row among the candidate works in the Shonen category won by Taiki Kawakami's Vita da Slime in 2022, while Nina the Starry Bride and Police in a Pod won the Best Shojo and Best General Manga awards, respectively. Let us know in the comments if you recognize any of the entries and which one you would like to win.

Before we say goodbye, we leave you with the results of the 16th edition of Manga Taisho, another important award in the industry.

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