10th Annual International Manga Award Winners Announced

The Japan International MANGA Awards have been announced. This award is given annually by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Manga artists who have contributed to the promotion of the craft overseas. 2016 marked the tenth anniversary of this honorable award, and this year 296 entries from 55 countries and regions were received.

After a careful selection process carried out by the Association of Manga publishers and the International Manga Award Jury led by Ms. Machiko Satonaka, a total of fourteen winners were announced, including one Gold Award and three Silver Awards. 

The official ceremony for the 10th Annual Japan International MANGA Award will be held in Tokyo on February 6th with the participation of the Gold and Silver winners. Check below to see the full list of winners announced:


The Master of Arms (Belgium)

Writer: Xavier Dorison (France)

Artist: Joël Parnotte (France)


Scavengers (China)

Writer/Artist: Han Zuzheng (China)


The Heart of Darkness (Belgium)

Writer: Marco Cosimo D'amico (Italy)

Artist: Laura Iorio, Roberto Ricci (Italy)


Gateway to the Underwold (Vietnam)

Writer/Artist: Can Tieu Hy (Vietnam)






King of Vampires Thailand Wipaporn Rutchote (Thailand) Mangkorn Soraphon (Thailand)
Evil Discus Thailand Wiroj Ruengsiri (Thailand)  Wiroj Ruengsiri (Thailand) 
Secrets of the Ninja America Sean Michael Wilson (United Kingdom) Akiko Shimojima (Japan)


China Guo Qiang (China) Zhao Ze (China)
Raruurien  Indonesia Ann Maulina (Indonesia)  
Tebori  France Robledo (Spain) Toledano (Spain)
Summer Temple Festival I Taiwan Zuo Hsuan (Taiwan) Zuo Hsuan (Taiwan)
Tussles Against Spectres Korea Youngoh Kim (Korea) Youngoh Kim (Korea)
Dream About Japan Poland Patrycja Kicyla (Poland) Patrycja Kicyla (Poland)
Woelan  Indonesia Dimaz Sadewa (Indonesia) Dimaz Sadewa (Indonesia)

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