The 18th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prizes, given out to notable manga, were announced yesterday. he grand prize went to March comes in like a lion by Chica Umino. The story is described thusly:
The story of the manga follows a solitary shōgi player named Rei and his relationships with a neighboring family. He becomes acquainted with Akari, and two young girls, Hinata and Momo, who also have have a large number of cats.
OH MY GOD CAN SOMEONE PLEASE PUBLISH THIS HERE.
New Birth Prize
Mitsuami no Kami-sama and other works by Machiko Kyō
Short Work Prize
Onnoji and other works by Yūki Shikawa
Manga Michi, Ai…Shirisomeshi Kei ni by Fujiko Fujio A
Space Brothers by Chūya Koyama
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