The Manga Taisho, one of the manga world’s most prestigious awards, is back. The annual event has just listed the 12 nominees for this year’s award—and for us, that means a list of manga worth checking out.
The nominees are as follows (Japanese followed by official English title when available):
Eigazuki Ponpo-san (Ponpo: The Cinephile)
Shogo Sugitani / Ningen Plamo
Eizou-ken ni wa Te o Dasu na!
Dungeon Meshi (Delicious in Dungeon)
Tongari Boshi no Atelier (Atelier of Witch Hat)
Nagi no Oitoma
Fumetsu no Anata e (To Your Eternity)
Made in Abyss
Yakusoku no Neverland (The Promised Neverland)
Kaiu Shirai / Posuka Demizu
Runway de Waratte (Smile at the Runway)
Some of these titles will be familiar to U.S.-based fans: some, like Made in Abyss, have been licensed, released in English and even adapted into anime. Others are relatively unknown—but with their Manga Taisho nominations, expect these titles to pick up a lot of press soon.
The Manga Taisho is limited to manga series with eight or fewer collected volumes. The top three will be announced “at the end of March or beginning of April.”
Source: Comic Natalie