Hajime Isayama started a manga in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine in 2009 that would become one of the most famous and popular of all time. Alongside a huge commercial success, The Attack of the Giants was a critical success, receiving awards and nominations at every stage of its life and beyond: the author recently won a new award.
Kodansha Publishing has announced that Hajime Isayama, the mangaka who was the mastermind behind The Attack of the Giants for 11 years, honored with the third Noma Publishing Culture Award. The award is given to people who have made a special contribution to the creativity in publishing.
The award went to Hajime Isayama due to the global impact of The Attack of the Giantswhich proved to be a bestseller, with over 100 million copies sold in both Japan and the rest of the world. In addition to Isayama, Shizuka Ijuin, the mangaka by Kikansha Sensei, and the duo Yoasobi, who are behind the soundtracks of Beastars, have also won Noma Awards. Another important signal for one of the most influential authors of the last few years and inevitably will spawn a new generation of mangaka that will be inspired by this very long project.