May 24, 2006

Ed Chavez at MangaCast is taking the bull by the horns and starting a manga awards program:

“Sure Kodansha, Shogakukan and others can have their own fun dishing out awards left and right but that’s all the way across the ocean. And the Eisners don’t have a manga award. So why not hand one out of our own at the biggest comic and manga con in the US?!”

Chavez is looking for nominations in the following categories:

  • Best Publisher
  • Best Manga Series
  • Best Short
  • Best Global Manga
  • Special Award (for the most important thing that happened to manga in the last year

Deadline for nominations is May 26.

(Found via MangaBlog, but reposted here because Chavez is right. It sounds like a cool idea.)