Eisner nominations: Mangamania!

The Eisner Award nominees have been announced, and there are some really phenomenal books and creators on the list. I’ll probably go into more detail on that later, but for now, here are the manga-centric nominations:

Best Continuing Series

  • Naoki Urasawa’s Monster, by Naoki Urasawa (Viz)
  • Best New Series

  • East Coast Rising, by Becky Cloonan (Tokyopop)
  • Best Anthology

  • Japan as Viewed by 17 Creators, edited by Frédéric Boilet (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)
  • Best Reality-Based Work

  • Project X Challengers: Cup Noodle, by Tadashi Katoh (Digital Manga)
  • Best Archival Collection/Project—Comic Books

  • Abandon the Old In Tokyo, by Yoshihiro Tatsumi (Drawn & Quarterly)
  • Ode to Kirihito, by Osamu Tezuka (Vertical)
  • Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Japan

  • After School Nightmare, by Setona Mizushiro (Go! Comi)
  • Antique Bakery, by Fumi Yoshinaga (Digital Manga)
  • Naoki Urasawa’s Monster, by Naoki Urasawa (Viz)
  • Old Boy, by Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi (Dark Horse Manga)
  • Walking Man, by Jiro Taniguchi (Fanfare/Ponent Mon)
  • Special Recognition

  • Ross Campbell, Abandoned (Tokyopop); Wet Moon 2 (Oni)
  • Svetlana Chmakova, Dramacon (Tokyopop)
  • (Edited because I couldn’t have made the link to the nominations tinier if I’d put it on a comma.)

    8 Responses to Eisner nominations: Mangamania!

    1. gynocrat says:

      Is the alpha list of nominations?

    2. davidpwelsh says:

      Oh, they’re all just nominations at this point. I just pulled out all the nods for manga publishers.

    3. Huff says:

      They always have some really random nominations every year; has anyone read Afterschool Nightmare? Anyways, solid assortment. Interesting to see Monster getting nominations for the best continuing series as well as best international series (I think Vagabond got a non-international nomination last year as well). Of course I have issues with some choices (where’s Drifting Classroom?!?) and I don’t see how they can get away with nominating the Walking Man when it came out years ago (especially with the amazing Times of Botchan out), but overall a good sampling. In particular it’s really nice to see Japan getting recognition.

    4. Huff says:

      And just to expand upon my nitpicking, snubbing Kampung Boy is a fucking disgrace. Seriously, I know its only the Eisners but come on, I can think of at least three catigories that it should have been a shoe-in for.

    5. davidpwelsh says:

      I’m crazy about Walking Man, but yeah, it did come out in English in 2004, 2006 re-release or no. I’d love to see Sexy Voice and Robo get nominated for an Eisner too, but…

      I’m actually pretty impressed with After School Nightmare. It’s a surprisingly complex, thought-provoking work.

    6. […] Precocious Curmudgeon, commenter Huff points out that Walking Man came out a couple of years ago and questions whether […]

    7. yaoipress says:

      After School Nightmare is a fantastic series. One of my favorites. I’m so happy to see it nominated. But…Antique Bakery?

    8. davidpwelsh says:

      “But…Antique Bakery?”

      Blasphemy! Or a matter of taste, but…

      No, it’s blasphemy!


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