Chihayafuru got the highest score, 102-- here's how the rest of the nominees did.
94 - Uchuu Kyoudai – Chuuya Kodama – Two young boys decide to become astronauts together.
65 – Sangatsu no Lion – Honey and Clover's Chika Umino – A young shougi-playing boy befriends a neighbor who singlehandedly takes care of her two younger sisters.
47 – Shinya Shokudou – Yare Abo - I can't find much, but it's a foody manga and features curry, I think.
46 – Seishun Shounen Magazine 1978-1983 – Makoto Kobayashi
45 – Saint Oniisan – Hikaru Nakamura – Jesus and Buddha take a break from the heavens to become roomies in modern Japan. I wish it had done better in this contest!
43 – Tomehane! Suzuri Koukou Shodoubu – Katsutoshi Kawai – Tales of a high school calligraphy club.
36 – Mama wa Tenparist – Akiko Higashimura
25 – Toriko - Mitsutoshi Shimabukuro – A young man hunts down the rarest and most exotic food ingredients for the wealthy.
15 – Yondemasu yo, Azazel-san. - Kubo Yasuhisa – A detective and his helper discover plans for a demon rebellion.
Interesting stuff. Of the ones that I could find information on, which sound most interesting to you? I have to admit I find Chihayafuru's art to be really nice.