Wednesday, April 22, 2009

13th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize Winners Announced

The Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize, given to manga in Japan that best exemplify Osamu Tezuka's approach, has been awarded for this year, and history has been made. For the first time ever, there are two Grand Prize winners. They are Ōoku: The Inner Chamber by Fumi Yoshinaga and A Drifting Life by Yoshihiro Tatsumi. As previously reported here, Drawn & Quarterly has published an English version of A Drifting Life and you can read a preview of it, capturing a scene where the author meets Osamu Tezuka, thanks to Words Without Borders.

Read the rest of Tezuka Cultural Prize winners and nominees thanks to Anime News Network.